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    Good job! Miles for 2013 and other biking accomplishments? (Cheers PHXCHEM!)

    2013 was turning out to be a banner year for me on the bike... I was on track for over 7000 miles and over 300 rides for the year. Several races and some respectable finishes, too. I was riding high! :-)

    Well, what goes up must come down and it did for me on Black Friday while riding the Quad Bypass. Over 3 hours in and racking up the PR's, I was on track for a good time. I ended up breaking my leg on the simplest right turn when my front wheel washed out and caused me to crash near the Sunrise TH in the MCDowells. Just like that, my year totals on the bike were done. Sadly, a good portion of 2014 will be used to recover. All in all, a bummer, but things could have been worse.

    My goals for 2014 is simply to recover and complete PT/rehab to the best of my ability, all the while dialing in my nutrition so I do not balloon while off the bike and use this off the bike time to ultimately become stronger on the bike. Short and sweet.

    Enough about me, let's hear from all of you, some of who I know and some of who I do not. And PHXCHEM... You gave me negative rep for this thread last year. Let's hear about your year... hopefully a better ending than mine! No hard feelings, man. :-)

    Cheers guys/gals! Let's rock it in 2014!!

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    Richie,

    Bummed about your leg, but you will be back stronger! My stats for this year, as of today:

    Riding:

    1,856 miles (probably not going to hit my 2k goal)
    123,865 ft of climbing
    116 rides

    Running:
    174 miles
    8,681 ft of climbing
    43 runs

    I will break 10k ft. for running, an probably get another 50-80 miles of riding in before January 1st.

    Proudest riding moment this year?

    Crossing the Whiskey 50 finish line at exactly 6h after 2 rounds of vomiting, then taking the beer hand up at the river crossing, then vomiting again in a trash can on the court house lawn. Followed by partying at the concert, and closing down Whiskey Row.


    No negative rep from me, brother!

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    Impressive stats guys, I'm at 1158 miles, all dirt but don't know the climbing total. This year did include a trip to Gooseberry Mesa for the first time which was an eye opener!

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    Pretty impressive stats, too bad they weren't even better.

    I rode about 1000 miles less than last year since slowing down my rides for my bad knees to stay healthy. I'll take what I got this year though, I may even break 2K miles by the 31st:

    Year-to-Date Rides (some mix of dirt and pavement):

    Distance 1,857.4 mi
    Time 256h 42m
    Elev Gain 152,523 ft
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    This is the first year that I've actually recorded all of my rides. I'm still amazed at how it kept me motivated to get out and ride every week. My goal was 100 mi. And 10k of climbing for each month. I was able to meet that every month and then some. I tried to keep on the dirt for the majority and did it all SS.
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    LAST 4 WEEKS
    Avg Rides / Week 2
    Avg Distance / Week 37 mi
    Avg Time / Week 4h 54m
    YEAR-TO-DATE
    Distance 1,792.3 mi
    Time 244h 16m
    Elev Gain 194,052 ft
    Rides 143
    ALL-TIME
    Distance 1,792.3 mi
    Rides 143
    Biggest Ride 68.9 mi
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    The year isn't over. I'm not participating until after 1/1/14
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    Quote Originally Posted by woahey View Post
    The year isn't over. I'm not participating until after 1/1/14
    That's' the spirit. Ride strong for these next 3 weeks! I wish I could ride with you! :-)
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    Damn right! I'm still adding to those totals
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    I was looking at my stats today. This year is the first year I have tracked completely and i'm no racer and have little time, but enjoy getting out for a ride when I can.

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    597.5 miles
    63h 38m
    59,843 ft gained
    68 rides

    Hopefully the next couple weeks provide more numbers. I'm excited for next year and pushing the limits.
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    It's been a great year for me thus far beating my last years totals. This year I've completed several REALLY long day races (Gila 100, Santa Fe BFL, PPP80) which have caused me to find a whole new level of suffering. I've also worked harder this year at improving speed by mixing in shorter, more intense rides.
    Year-to-Date
    Distance 6,020.7 mi (mix of road and mtb)
    Time 543h 50m
    Elev Gain 455,338 ft (love to hit 500k by year end!)
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    Rich... Tough way to end after a really stellar year for you.

    As for me. No specific mileage goals, but it has been strong year for me. Riding wise on the mtn bike I did the Whiskey 25 and finished reasonable well. On the Road bike cranked out some long rides with a couple over 50 miles. On the running stand point I was able to run a 10k 5 days straight.

    Miles / Elevation / Rides (As of 12/8/13 with more to come)
    Total Bike = 2329.1 mi / 158,227 ft / 114 rides
    Mtn = 979.5 mi / 92,263 ft / 56 rides
    Road = 1349.6 mi / 65964 ft / 58 rides
    Running = 146.8 mi / 5,125 ft / 29 runs
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    Tough to hear about the broken leg, I hope it heals well and quickly!

    I spent (wasted) the first half of my year, and several before that, on a 75+ rounds of golf. Then I got refocused on mountain biking after a multi-year layoff.

    Since July - 780 miles on the mt. bike, including the Tour of the White Mountains 35. I just picked up Jerry R's solo Dawn to Dusk ticket. I'm in way over my head, but planning for 4-5 laps on my single speed.

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    While I did miss recording a few rides, I'm looking at bit over 2k by the end of the year, the majority on the rigid singlespeed on dirt. Put in a few hundred road miles at the beginning of the year but haven't touched the rb since April.
    Starting to ride more CX so I am sure the road miles will increase for next year.

    Avg Rides / Week 3
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    Avg Time / Week 4h 56m
    Year-to-Date
    Distance 1,953.2 mi
    Time 191h 35m
    Elev Gain 143,629 ft
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    Numerically speaking I don't compete with you junkies:

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    But more important to me than those figures, I came back this year from a nasty incident and time off the bike late last year/early this year. I have enjoyed myself immensely this year on the bike, and with several of the people on this forum including you Richie!

    Guys like Chad, Jeff, John, and Ray have got me to venture out on some longer rides like AES PicketPost. I've enjoyed riding the Whiskey 50 the past couple of years, but these AES type rides are really more my style - just an incredible experience all around.

    My goal this year was to get back on the bike, to be riding strong, and enjoy enjoy enjoy.

    On my third set of MTB wheels this year, new electronic shifting road bike, many saddles later, new cleats, too many road tubes tires and a few MTB tires later... Mission accomplished.
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    Don't know how many miles I put in but my regular 2-3 rides per week routine was interrupted by a bout of valley fever. Took me off the bike for 4 months. Gained 15 lbs and lost quite a bit of heart/lung fitness. Wasn't sure I would have the motivation to get back on the bike when things cleared, especially at my age. Reading the threads from some of you on MTBR really helped. Been back on the bike a couple months now and feeling stronger every ride.

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    I am not even gonna try to compete...since I don't ride road.

    Richie, you will be back - this experience will give mental toughness - much needed for those long races. I would spend this time reading up on proper dieting, mountain bike skills, trails to ride, etc. etc.

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    Boom - I will post up my numbers once we get closer to the end of the year. A fairly major home remodel project gone mad has interrupted my riding schedule, but I am on pace to hit my goals for the year (Pale in comparison to some of you guys on here). Do you have a link to last years thread? I think I posted this years goals were on there, and I can't exactly remember what they were...

    Anyhow, my MAJOR accomplishment for this year was entering, competing in and having a very respectable finish in a race this year! Hope to do many more next year. Also, a recent MAJOR bike upgrade project has been completed, so I now have a sled that can keep up with my goals! Stats coming soon...

    Edit: I found last year's post and I met some of my goals, but not all of them... There is still some time left in the year for me to complete them
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    YTD

    4436.81 (Projected 4700) Gonna be shy of my 5000 goal.

    1977 of them commuting miles.

    65% days to work commuted

    2 bikepacking trips (way under goal)

    Gained like 15lbs. Not good now I'm even fatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris View Post
    Numerically speaking I don't compete with you junkies:

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    But more important to me than those figures, I came back this year from a nasty incident and time off the bike late last year/early this year. I have enjoyed myself immensely this year on the bike, and with several of the people on this forum including you Richie!

    Guys like Chad, Jeff, John, and Ray have got me to venture out on some longer rides like AES PicketPost. I've enjoyed riding the Whiskey 50 the past couple of years, but these AES type rides are really more my style - just an incredible experience all around.

    My goal this year was to get back on the bike, to be riding strong, and enjoy enjoy enjoy.

    On my third set of MTB wheels this year, new electronic shifting road bike, many saddles later, new cleats, too many road tubes tires and a few MTB tires later... Mission accomplished.
    Judging by this last weekend, you are back. I saw some strong riding from you. You just need to dive into more of John's epics. They are always "interesting".



    I don't keep stats or do strava or even know how to operate a heart rate monitor. I don't give a flying fig about how many miles I've done or what my PR is or who I'm faster than (no one). I'll leave "training" to those who are younger and/or more motivated. However, 2013 was a year of some pretty huge personal accomplishments.

    - The Gila 100 marked my longest/hardest day on a bike (18 hours), until the 300. I highly recommend this for someone who really wants to test themselves. It is a pretty amazing bit of AZT between Picketpost and Tiger mine - and quite challenging.

    - Finishing the AZT300 with my wife was the biggest bike thing I've ever done. It was a mental/physical/marital test that I am still surprised to have passed. I still think about the various parts of that and marvel that we actually did that.

    - Then there are the many other bikepacking and just epic rides that I've done with the coolest people. Finishing after dark, without lights. Slaying tire demons. Creative solutions to unexpected mechanicals. All the crap that can happen when you "go long" just helped me to flesh out my tool kit and made me more confident in handling whatever comes next. I look forward to many more rides with awesome folks in the next year.

    On the list for next year is Coco 250, the Kaibab bikepacking trip, and MAYBE the Picketpost Pulverizer. Although that one scares me a good bit - especially after seeing Ray when he finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb View Post
    Judging by this last weekend, you are back. I saw some strong riding from you. You just need to dive into more of John's epics. They are always "interesting".


    - The Gila 100 marked my longest/hardest day on a bike (18 hours), until the 300. I highly recommend this for someone who really wants to test themselves. It is a pretty amazing bit of AZT between Picketpost and Tiger mine - and quite challenging.

    On the list for next year is Coco 250, the Kaibab bikepacking trip, and MAYBE the Picketpost Pulverizer. Although that one scares me a good bit - especially after seeing Ray when he finished.
    Thank you!

    Q: Ok wait. You've done the Gila 100 but the Pulverizer scares you? I'd think if you've done the Gila, that it's at least as tough as the Pulverizer? No?
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    Thank you!

    Q: Ok wait. You've done the Gila 100 but the Pulverizer scares you? I'd think if you've done the Gila, that it's at least as tough as the Pulverizer? No?
    I think the Pulverizer is a smidge tougher since you're faced with a real ***** of a climb when you legs have already been reduced to lifeless appendages. The last 27 miles of the Gila100 are no party, but maybe not as brutal.

    Bottom line, they both nearly made me cry like a little girl.
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    I feel wholly inadequate with my numbers but they are my numbers damnit! Raising a toddler sure sucks time out of my life but I get out when I can when the wife gives me a hall pass.

    YEAR-TO-DATE
    Distance 808.8 mi
    Time 101h 0m
    Elev Gain 64,951 ft
    Rides 40

    I have to say though that this year has been a huge year for me! I've doubled my millage from last year and I'm 8x the millage from the year before that. I've had some awesome introductions to bikepacking thanks to John which also caused me to break my longest distance rides at the time as well. I've met so many new friends during all of these journeys this year and I hope I keep meeting more. You guys all rock! I also finally did my first AES ride (the PPP 50) and finished DFL and managed to break another personal distance AND climbing record but completely happy I managed to finish. It is very sobering and humbling to see someone like Ray finish the PPP 80 25 minutes before I finished the 50. I swear you guys are robots! I just did another AES ride just yesterday (the defunct AES BCT course) with John and happy to have finished that one as well. I'm starting to get this weird addictive feeling to the suffering that goes on with these endurance rides. I start to becoming numb to the pain and just keep pushing and try to finish. Thanks John for taking me on all of these crazy rides this year!! You have singlehandedly witnessed me breaking several personal records this year that I never would have imagined breaking nor even attempting. Can't wait to see what next adventure you cook up.

    Maybe... just maybe... I may be stupid enough to attempt the Coco250 in 2014 and the AZT300 in 2015.

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    Thank you!

    Q: Ok wait. You've done the Gila 100 but the Pulverizer scares you? I'd think if you've done the Gila, that it's at least as tough as the Pulverizer? No?
    It left a scar.

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    For me it has been doing what I can for the MEDL proposal. I guess I'm over pushing my limits these days, I get out when I can with the soul purpose to have fun. I guess I had a lot of fun this past year so yeah........I guess having lots of fun is up on that list too.

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    Ok, I'll play. YTD according to Garmin Connect:

    Count: 179 cycling events
    Distance: 2,869.86 mi
    Time: 231:46:16 h:m:s
    Elevation Gain: 73,921 ft
    Avg Speed: 12.4 mph
    Avg HR: 120 bpm
    Avg Bike Cadence: 72 rpm
    Calories: 80,608 C

    I think I was on track for at least 3500 miles, maybe more. But we decided to buy new house, sell old house. All of that, having to take care of two yards, fixing stuff, painting, etc. set me back in late summer and fall. The good news, however, new house is only 3 blocks from 32 St. trailhead of PMP. So cool to hit PMP from home.

    Oh yeah, healing vibes Boomvader. Get well soon.

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    I'll check back in 3 weeks, still some 'splorin' to do.

    I track my rides, not so much for the numbers, more just for the track. It makes it easier when splicing routes together to use an actual .gpx instead of hand-drawing a route. With that said the two numbers I do look at are distance & climbing. For me a nice goal is 3k/300k, I will more than likely reach both this weekend at the McDowell AES event.

    Aside from those two stats, what I'll reflect upon from 2013 were the rides that truly pushed my limits, the ones where we rode off into the unknown, the ones falling asleep under the Milky Way and the ones that I met new riders & shared with 'the same ol crew'.

    Somehow I dragged my carcass across the finish line on the AZT300, pushing myself over that last day way beyond what I probably should have. A real highlight of that ride was being at the finish to watch Jeff & Nancy complete their journey, so gritty/gutsy/inspirational to witness the stoke first-hand.

    I encourage anyone who is looking for bigger mile rides to look into the AES series. It'll open your eyes to the endless possibilities of where your bike can take you.

    FYI, I already have more route ideas than time available for 2014, stay tuned....
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    With that said the two numbers I do look at are distance & climbing. For me a nice goal is 3k/300k, I will more than likely reach both this weekend at the McDowell AES event.
    John, congrats on hitting your goal!

    We look roughly at similar, the two stats I actually do follow from my own riding is hours and climb. I watch hours not distance, since I do mix some road riding in, road miles come much faster than MTB, so I don't pay attention to distance, but rather saddle time.

    And word to the wise out there, it's tough to compare climb to other people since different GPS units record it differently, and some people use smoothing algorithms which reduce your tracked climb.
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    Thanks Randy, totally agree on the distance/climbing take. Distance is a good indicator for me since it's all mtb miles with the only road being connector bits. As for climbing data, it sure does vary significantly between GPS units, so I just use that data to compare against my past years. Elevation stats are one of those things that you just know based on how your legs feel after a ride!!
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    Personally I don't care about time on the bike so much as miles. I separate road miles from mtn miles, but time on the bike is funny thing. If I do a 22 mile rides and it takes 3hrs that is different from the same 22 mile ride at 2.5 hours. Of course some 22 mile rides are much easier than others and there is not good way to compare the two. Most of my rides are time limited rather than miles limited as well. I only have so much time to ride in given week and I want maximize that. If I ride faster I can get in more miles in the same time on certain rides.

    Anyway we each have our individual perspectives on riding and what constitutes a good year be it miles, hours, elevation, or completing certain rides.
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    Our friends over at Strava have tried to solve the issue of counting effort since there's always the questions of quality training time vs quantity. They came up with that thing called "suffer score" which basically combines quantity and quality into a number. Problem is that you have to be a paying member to get that data. If you had it, you could simply add up all your suffer scores for the year as a good "effort" metric. Since it's based on time in your heart rate zones, it doesn't care if it's road miles or mtb miles. It's just measuring you...the engine.
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    Arturo turned me onto this site: Veloviewer It too gives out a 'score' and it is based off of your Strava rides. It is an easier way to compare your year-to-year results in a more visual context. You pick the filter, distance, elevation, time, etc.

    I've been logging my rides since Oct. 2010 and my overall VV score is 82.56, for 2013 it is 72.40. What does that mean? IDK, but it says the higher the number the closer to BAMF status you are. Take it for what it's worth, but it is free!! Personally, I just like the way the data is displayed overlaying the years on top of one another.
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    That's an awesome site... there is actually another site that I used to sync all my rides since I had about 2 years on garmin connect before switching to strava. Then I used veloviewer to grab all of that so I could see the last 4 years...very cool!
    From VV: "Your VeloViewer score is a way to compare yourself against your peers. It is the average segment position score from your top 25% (max 100) of non-downhill segments"
    So, a constant increase in this says you're getting faster relative to other riders!
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    Yeah? Did the suffer score include hitting and extracting cholla balls out of my hand. I think not. Until they have a portable electroencephalography that can correlate you brain waves to the suffering you experience, I declare suffer score painfully useless.



    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    Our friends over at Strava have tried to solve the issue of counting effort since there's always the questions of quality training time vs quantity. They came up with that thing called "suffer score" which basically combines quantity and quality into a number. Problem is that you have to be a paying member to get that data. If you had it, you could simply add up all your suffer scores for the year as a good "effort" metric. Since it's based on time in your heart rate zones, it doesn't care if it's road miles or mtb miles. It's just measuring you...the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    Our friends over at Strava have tried to solve the issue of counting effort since there's always the questions of quality training time vs quantity. They came up with that thing called "suffer score" which basically combines quantity and quality into a number. Problem is that you have to be a paying member to get that data. If you had it, you could simply add up all your suffer scores for the year as a good "effort" metric. Since it's based on time in your heart rate zones, it doesn't care if it's road miles or mtb miles. It's just measuring you...the engine.
    I think the Suffer Score is similar to TRIMP which my software calculates - I don't find it to be a good measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    That's an awesome site... there is actually another site that I used to sync all my rides since I had about 2 years on garmin connect before switching to strava. Then I used veloviewer to grab all of that so I could see the last 4 years...very cool!
    From VV: "Your VeloViewer score is a way to compare yourself against your peers. It is the average segment position score from your top 25% (max 100) of non-downhill segments"
    So, a constant increase in this says you're getting faster relative to other riders!
    My VV Scores

    2010: 62.98
    2011: 83.73
    2012: 88.67
    2013: 88.71

    Guess I've hit a plateau.
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    Suffers score in Strava is the time you spend in each heart rate zone multiplied by a weighting factor then added up. Obviously it depends on the accuracy of the hr zones you give it and whether you are even recording hr data. Although I agree it can't account for mental or other physical suffering, saying its inaccurate before trying it is silly. Or at least doing enough due diligence to understand how it's calculated and how it compares to other effort metrics before discounting its merit.
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    Vv for me.
    2009: 78.99
    2010: 83.73
    2011: 91.16
    2012: 96.28
    2013: 97:46
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    my Vv Numbers.

    2012: 80.06
    2013: 89.25

    Interesting in a geeky sort of way as I even get Vv scores on the road bike vs the mtn bike, but what does it all mean? Not much really IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    Suffers score in Strava is the time you spend in each heart rate zone multiplied by a weighting factor then added up. Obviously it depends on the accuracy of the hr zones you give it and whether you are even recording hr data. Although I agree it can't account for mental or other physical suffering, saying its inaccurate before trying it is silly. Or at least doing enough due diligence to understand how it's calculated and how it compares to other effort metrics before discounting its merit.
    Someone missed the sarcasm.... EEG? Come on. I feel cheeky today.

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    I still have 3 weeks but damn, you guys are on it. I need to step it up next year to feel adequate in this room.

    Count:
    129 Activities
    Distance:
    1,318.53 mi
    Time:
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    Elevation Gain:
    81,916 ft
    Avg Speed:
    11.1 mph
    Avg HR:
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    Calories:
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    Avg Distance:
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    Max Distance:
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    Someone missed the sarcasm.... EEG? Come on. I feel cheeky today.
    Ha! I got it, but am admittedly a bit hypersensitive to statements that people make that are truly their opinion (which is cool) vs statements backed up w a little data. Worse yet, I make a living helping companies figure out how to measure stuff... That suffer score is actually pretty neat assuming the weighting coeff's are accurate and applicable to most people. Is it perfect? Hell no, but its like measuring the length of a twinkle... Everyone will get a different answer but as long as the variation in Twinkies is more than the measurement system, it's good enough.
    Jeebus, it's like I'm writing a damn dissertation or something. Ok, f-- all that stuff. Just go ride.
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    I'm ok with my YTD stats but I'm not ok with some of the segment stats Strava spits out the few times I look at them. Here's an example of Strava pretty much telling me I can't even keep up with the ladies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    .... Ok, f-- all that stuff. Just go ride.
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    Well my year is done early thanks to the planned ACL revision last week, but my year was actually done the first week of November when I OTB-ed on the canal riding home from work and made my shoulder a "useless appendage" for about 4 weeks. Nonetheless, I still managed to squeeze out some miles this year, after an arthritic start to the year in January which took all but off the bike completely, a high tibial osteotomy in May to relieve the arthritis, and the ACL revision last week. I had some really good riding months from August through October on my new cross bike, mostly commuting to work on the canals. The osteotomy was a great success, as I can now stand for five minutes without crying like a little girl. After the ACL heals, I should be riding canals by the end of February, and hitting the mountain sometime in March. I think breaking back into the AES series for the Aspen Asphyxiation is a realistic goal. I should be feeling real strong through June and July.

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    Distance 1,167.4 mi
    Time 99h 55m
    Elev Gain 41,112 ft
    Rides 103

    Only 340 of those miles were mountain miles. So heartbreaking....really. I did managed the other 827 miles on the canals between August and October. At least I broke 1,000 miles! Nothing to do but keep your head up and pedal when your legs are above water. I'm looking forward to next year, getting strong again, spending some long days on the bike, and riding with the ol' riding buddies. Injury is never welcome, but if anything, it makes my desire to ride even stronger. Keep your head up Rich! I'm sure you'll heal up good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dag Nabbit View Post
    Well my year is done early thanks to the planned ACL revision last week, but my year was actually done the first week of November when I OTB-ed on the canal riding home from work and made my shoulder a "useless appendage" for about 4 weeks. Nonetheless, I still managed to squeeze out some miles this year, after an arthritic start to the year in January which took all but off the bike completely, a high tibial osteotomy in May to relieve the arthritis, and the ACL revision last week. I had some really good riding months from August through October on my new cross bike, mostly commuting to work on the canals. The osteotomy was a great success, as I can now stand for five minutes without crying like a little girl. After the ACL heals, I should be riding canals by the end of February, and hitting the mountain sometime in March. I think breaking back into the AES series for the Aspen Asphyxiation is a realistic goal. I should be feeling real strong through June and July.

    2013
    Distance 1,167.4 mi
    Time 99h 55m
    Elev Gain 41,112 ft
    Rides 103

    Only 340 of those miles were mountain miles. So heartbreaking....really. I did managed the other 827 miles on the canals between August and October. At least I broke 1,000 miles! Nothing to do but keep your head up and pedal when your legs are above water. I'm looking forward to next year, getting strong again, spending some long days on the bike, and riding with the ol' riding buddies. Injury is never welcome, but if anything, it makes my desire to ride even stronger. Keep your head up Rich! I'm sure you'll heal up good.
    Great job, Seron! You went through a lot this year. I didn't even know about the OTB and shoulder. Damn. Are you on crutches now?

    Hopefully, we both will be ready for the AA next year! Cheers, man! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomvader View Post
    Great job, Seron! You went through a lot this year. I didn't even know about the OTB and shoulder. Damn. Are you on crutches now?

    Hopefully, we both will be ready for the AA next year! Cheers, man! :-)
    I'm on crutches for six weeks. Just started last Wednesday. Recovery is similar to the osteotomy, maybe a week or two faster. Yeah, you could say it was a busted year for me. Knee issues all year, a brief case of vasovagal syncope (wicked lightheadedness) which my GP had me thinking was a heart issue - not - and my SS got stolen at work. But since I hate being a whiny *****, I must say that now the leg will be fixed up good for the next decade, I got a nice cross bike which flies on the canals, and I realized that the canal right by my house goes right by work too. 10 miles of practically no streets! Now that's a lucky commute. So yeah, the year sucked, my photo album for 2013 is anorexic but it's over. 2013 is about in the rearview. I'm more than ready for a strong and healthy 2014. Life demands the charms found while atop a bike. It's not the same otherwise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dag Nabbit View Post
    I'm on crutches for six weeks. Just started last Wednesday. Recovery is similar to the osteotomy, maybe a week or two faster. Yeah, you could say it was a busted year for me. Knee issues all year, a brief case of vasovagal syncope (wicked lightheadedness) which my GP had me thinking was a heart issue - not - and my SS got stolen at work. But since I hate being a whiny *****, I must say that now the leg will be fixed up good for the next decade, I got a nice cross bike which flies on the canals, and I realized that the canal right by my house goes right by work too. 10 miles of practically no streets! Now that's a lucky commute. So yeah, the year sucked, my photo album for 2013 is anorexic but it's over. 2013 is about in the rearview. I'm more than ready for a strong and healthy 2014. Life demands the charms found while atop a bike. It's not the same otherwise!
    You should do a blog or something...
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    2013 was a special year for me. It was the year I decided to take the plunge into endurance racing. Thanks to many of the forum members answering all my questions. I set out in August to prepare for my first AES event and purchased my first GPS. As a result, I only have data from August on. 36 rides. 815 miles. 107 hours. 99,548 ft climbing. Guess I still have a few more weeks to break 100,000 ft of climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dag Nabbit View Post
    I'm on crutches for six weeks. Just started last Wednesday. Recovery is similar to the osteotomy, maybe a week or two faster. Yeah, you could say it was a busted year for me. Knee issues all year, a brief case of vasovagal syncope (wicked lightheadedness) which my GP had me thinking was a heart issue - not - and my SS got stolen at work. But since I hate being a whiny *****, I must say that now the leg will be fixed up good for the next decade, I got a nice cross bike which flies on the canals, and I realized that the canal right by my house goes right by work too. 10 miles of practically no streets! Now that's a lucky commute. So yeah, the year sucked, my photo album for 2013 is anorexic but it's over. 2013 is about in the rearview. I'm more than ready for a strong and healthy 2014. Life demands the charms found while atop a bike. It's not the same otherwise!
    Seron, I'm going to have a few drinks for you tonight, to kick off a better 2014!
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