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    1,000 Miles 70,000 Ft Elevation

    June 1st, First time on a bike
    September 10th, hit 1K Miles and 70K Gain

    Im curious what most of you ride. In a 1K slice of your year, whats an average Ft. Elevation gain for you. Im sure it varies, but what do most of you climb in 1K Miles???

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    My last 1K miles got me 102K ft of elevation. Year to date I have 1800miles with a total of 147K ft of elevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arai_speed View Post
    My last 1K miles got me 102K ft of elevation. Year to date I have 1800miles with a total of 147K ft of elevation.

    That in itself is nearly 2% average grade; assuming you usually end up at the start, that means as long as the road isn't pointed down, you're averaging a 4% grade. Now, 4% isn't all that much, but as an average of 'not down...' that qualifies as pretty darn lumpy.

    Where do you live, and why don't you have the good sense to take one of the flat routes every once in a while?
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    When I hit 1,000 miles for the year I was at about 25,000 feet of elevation. Hurrah for my home town virtually being on a pancake. Now that I've moved back down for school I'm averaging the same amount of climbing in one ride that I used to in a whole week.
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    This is just for August from Strava:
    Distance 851.1mi
    Time 73hr 15m
    Elevation Gain 114,070ft

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    I can't remember exactly but I do know this much, to anyone that is reading this:

    My avg elevation gain over 1k miles is 10k more than yours.
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    From Strava (though it's not the entire year since I didn't get a Garmin until late March):

    Distance 5,118 miles
    Elev Gain: 205,758
    Time: 277 hours, 26 minutes, 54 seconds
    Rides: 124

    My biggest months usually have around 900 - 1100 miles and about 38K - 42K feet of climbing. Most of my climbing is on 500-1200 foot climbs with lots of rollers inbetween.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danl1 View Post
    That in itself is nearly 2% average grade; assuming you usually end up at the start, that means as long as the road isn't pointed down, you're averaging a 4% grade. Now, 4% isn't all that much, but as an average of 'not down...' that qualifies as pretty darn lumpy.

    Where do you live, and why don't you have the good sense to take one of the flat routes every once in a while?
    Ha, I wish I had good sense. I live in Southern California, along the foothills of LA. Most of my rides do start and end at the same location (home) and as such, I have no option to skip the climb back home :-)

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    I live in Florida. There is no elevation here.

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    I was looking at Brian Toone's YTD data on Strava:

    Distance : 14,776.0mi
    Elev Gain: 1,870,817ft <--- holy cow!

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    The last 1,000 miles work out to about 65,000 feet of climbing here in Missouri. Not too many long climbs, but there are a lot of rollers.

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    I can't really compare to the lot of you, but here are my numbers from Strava. I'm working on getting to that big 1k before year's end!

    Distance 782.5mi
    Time 57hr 34m
    Elev Gain 22,907ft

    Not a whole lot of vert, that's for sure. I live near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and that's where most of my riding takes place. The biggest climbs are all getting up out of the valley, but they're all 200-300 feet. There's not many big mountains up in NE Ohio!

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    I rode 800 miles with 62,000ft of elevation in the month of July. That was a lot for me.
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    how much does headwind count here?

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