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    So, outta curiosity???

    I am curious how much you all ride. As the end of the year approaches, itís a good time to reflect. At the beginning of the year I had set a goal to ride 1800 miles. I know by some this is a mere pittance but I had thought that 150 miles a month would be a great place to start. As it turns out I will fall short of this goal. Even without the injury that had me sidelined for the better part of June and July, I might not have made it. As it sits right now I am at 1349.99. Although I only have a mountain bike, I have logged some road miles during this year, but a majority have been trail rides.

    Looking back at the data it seems that I have averaged about 11 rides a month with each ride averaging about 11 miles.

    So, do you set riding goals? Have you attained them? If you ride both mountain and road, whatís the mix?

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    About 7,000 miles this year, 6 days a week, I've been slackin. 70/30 split between road/mtb. Goals? Ride a lot.

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    I only started riding a few months ago, so I didn't have many goals except to get out and do it...wish I did. I was thinking in the coming year, maybe setting a goal of 5000 miles for the year.

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    Damn, you guys must have a lot of free time. I rode a lot this year (for me and all mtn biking) and I've only ridden about 920 miles, but still hoping to break 1000 for the year.

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    I'm hoping for 1500 miles. I'm currently at 1200, so I have long ways to go.

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    1600 miles after nearly a 10 year hiatus. Lost 20 pounds and got my "bike legs" back.

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    I was off the stupid bike more than on due to injuries, so even if I had a goal it would not have been met.

    I just ride when I have time and I am up to it. I'm not a type-A goal-driven kinda dude, I suppose.
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    Haven't updated the garmin in a few weeks, should be over 2200 miles maybe a bit more. all offroad
    Riding.....

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    4,248.61 miles, far short of my 10,000 mile goal. 80 percent road miles. I know, I suck.

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    In a normal year about 100 miles a week. This year was FAR from normal. I'm back up to about 50 miles a week. Adding more every week.
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    I was at a point a few years ago, where I wasn't sure I could ride anymore. Now, if I can get out 1-2 days a week, I'm doin something right.

    Miles are just numbers, & STRAVA segments don't interest me. I respect those who have goals, and those who achieve them.

    Just go ride your bike!!
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    All off road miles(fire road) from July 862 would be ~2100 miles/year.

    In summer I actually ride less due to the heat, I should be able to do 2500 miles/year

    I use an app on my phone called Endomondo | Community based on free GPS tracking of sports

    great tool to track miles, works flawless and is free(for now)
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    No idea about miles, just did my 60th ride last night. With a wife, two kids and a full time job I'm good with that. 2/3rds of the rides had some element of night riding.
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    Approximately 140 rides, about 1500 miles (all dirt), and 200+/- hours to date since Jan 1st. Maybe another 3 or 4 rides (based on incoming wet weather, work, some skiing days, and holiday beach time over Xmas) before the year is out. If I wasn't a skier/boarder, I'd have another 30-40 days but I like diversity in my activities!

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    I also have no idea what the total mileage is. I mark when I ride and a maybe one or two-word description on my calendar.

    I'm just under 150 rides so far. We got a two-foot dump earlier than usual and that knocked me out before I was expecting. During the season I ride about 5-6 times a week on average. All singletrack for the most part.
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    I rode about 200km per week when I was road cycling (April to October) approx 1400km/yr

    Since I started Mtb I ride year round but less mileage, Maybe an average 50 to 75 km per week

    I'd like to ride more but work interferes plus I practice yoga daily and do weights a couple hours per week
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    I got back to MTB'ing in September. From zero miles before I got my "new" bike to 8-10 mile daily, each with about 50% mountain trail. Had to take about 3 weeks off because I hurt myself pretty bad falling OTB on the trails.

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    I set a goal of 300 miles/month or 3,600 for the year. I'll likely miss that goal by a couple hundred miles.

    I ride more days than not, but try to stay on the trail and off the road, so it's hard to push the real big numbers.

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    When I got my Garmin on Sept 8th 2011, I set out to climb a half million feet of elevation gain. I nursed an injury all winter, got sick a few times, and slogged out a bunch of flat road during the winter. Didn't think I'd make it, but it was great to do it.
    Count: 334 Activities
    Distance: 5,342.70 mi
    Time: 602:14:12 h:m:s
    Elevation Gain: 500,623 ft
    Calories: 380,789 C

    that was from sept to sept. Calendar year is 4,971.3mi / 445,007ft. heavily mountain, I hate my road bike. It really helps that I'm in college, lots of free time. That ends in a few weeks! I was hoping to lose some weight, but I'm still about 200lbs. Beer is tasty.

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    How much do I want to ride? 15 miles a day. How much do I ride? Maybe 2x a week at 8 miles a clip. Maybe. Having a home in need of repairs and renovations going on eats up all my time. Can't wait to get SOME time to ride.

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    I have always just focused on skills. Like I finally climbed that.... Type of deal. But I am thinking next year this is a fun thing and I will set a goal. Congrats to everyone.

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    From 12/26/11 through 11/11/12, 180 hours on the road, including commuting, track and cyclocross, 80 hours on the mountain bike, and also some running and "other," mostly physical therapy and a little weights.

    I don't track my miles.

    I'd planned a 450 hour season, but I wasn't very systematic about my planning and had a difficult class in the winter that dragged my riding time way down, to mostly just commuting. During the summer I worked a "real job" that was too far to commute too, and made it difficult to get a lot of volume in during the week, although I did manage some and I learned an approach to planning that I hope will help me ride a bit more again, and follow a schedule better, next year.

    In 2011, I rode about 440 hours, but not in a terribly disciplined way. I'm actually a little faster this year, despite riding less. I think that's the track nights.

    My overarching goal is really just to have fun riding my bike. I'm a competitive person and like pushing myself, so I enjoy racing. This season's goal was mainly to avoid backsliding too much. It hasn't been the hardest year of my degree - I've been able to remove some distractions that were effecting me in previous years - but it's been the most time consuming, and my SO moved to a new city, torpedoing a bunch of my riding days if I have my priorities in the right order.

    Next season, I dunno. I'm doing some major stuff in my real life and don't know where I'll be located by summer. I'm going to try to do a disciplined base period in the winter so that wherever I am, and whatever discipline I'm racing, I can mix it up. Also because if I put things on my calendar, I run and ride more than if I don't.
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    Whopping 2300 dirt miles give and take a few hundreds, just a bit shy of a 7000 miles goal

    Non-bike related injury took me out mid season it not too bad now.

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    Wow! Thanks guys! That's what I was curious about. I mainly ride to have a good time and keep me sane, the analytical part of me makes me keep track though. Thanks for the input! I will keep my goal of this year and hopefully achieve it in 2013. I also plan on obtaining a road bike and putting miles in there for fitness.

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    I have a 24 on 48 off work schedule so I get out on one of my off days for a 20 mile ride. With extra days thrown in every now and then I get in 2500+ mtb miles on average for a year.
    It's such a fine line between idiocy and genius.

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