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    2017 Cycling Statistics

    With the year coming to a close today, let's post our stats! I love keeping detailed data on many metrics and enjoy seeing what others have done as well.

    The year as a whole was an excellent one for cycling but it did end with a disappointing December when I only had six rides and my lowest mileage for the month since I got back into road cycling in 2011. The cold wasn't the main reason but rather that many roads are either still snow-covered completely or icy on the sides.

    The biggest highlight was being able to do 15 special rides away from home that were mountainous and to do three of these in a totally new area: the Smoky Mountains in TN. These rides helped to bring me to a record amount of feet climbed for a year. I did three rides with feet per mile of over 100.

    I also broke my record for mileage on a solo ride with my first completion of the 4NaaP ride in NH.

    On the downside, I only had two solo rides in which I averaged over 20MPH. This is down considerably from the past two years. I'm still analyzing exactly what this means. My fastest average of 20.79 was my fifth fastest all-time.

    My weight continues to slowly go lower. My average weight for 2016 was 157.9 and in 2017 that went to 155.1 pounds. This has helped me continue to hone my climbing ability. Hills, up and down, are the best part of cycling.

    Without further ado, here are the stats:
    Total Rides: 134
    Total Miles: 6322.76 (second highest all-time)
    Total Time: 346.40 hours
    Overall Average Speed: 18.25MPH
    Average Length of Ride: 47.18 miles
    Highest Average Speed of a Ride: 20.79MPH (on a 39.62 mile ride)
    Total Elevation Gain: 321,683 feet (record)
    Max Feet per Mile on a Ride: 112.90 on a 73.09 mile ride in TN (record)
    Average Feet per Mile: 50.88 (record)
    Longest Ride: 91.71 miles (record)
    Max Speed: 54.16MPH (third highest all-time)
    Average Temperature per Ride: 61.86F
    Lowest Temperature: 22F
    Rain Rides: 6
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    More than 15,000km (9350 miles) in 2017.
    Lot of nice rides.
    Lot of home trainer last winter.
    Lot of rides in the rain (mainly in the winter)

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    5002 miles over 590 rides versus 3824 miles in 2016. I didn't start out with a 5K goal, but after realizing how close I was I pursued it. It turned the end of December into a long slog, which is how I'll remember this year.

    I don't mind the cold -- even 8įF, also a record for me -- I mind tacking junk miles onto my commute and also suiting up and riding 10+ miles during lunch.

    For those familiar with either the NYC area or GFNY route, check out all the riders on 9W at noon on December 23.

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    Way down from last year (over 8000 miles). I retired from racing in June (and the hard local group rides), so I only ended up with 5128.4 miles.
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    4527 miles.

    Got very little riding during May, June and July due to redoing our kitchen.
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    just finished the final ride of 2017...34F, misting, so conditions weren't very conducive for anything very long. stayed out an hour and call it a year.

    thanks to being retired, was able to ride on 337 days this year...

    657 hrs

    9178 miles
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    My 2017 ridewithgps stats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    just finished the final ride of 2017...34F, misting, so conditions weren't very conducive for anything very long. stayed out an hour and call it a year.

    thanks to being retired, was able to ride on 337 days this year...

    657 hrs

    9178 miles
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    Getting a year older i realize its not just about raw statistics but bucket list rides great experiences and discovering new places. that said i set out the year to ride 7000 miles and climb more than i did the year before, i only made 6440 miles due to weather and injuries but i did climb 468,000 feet.

    I had a blast this year rediscovering old routes such as Devil's Kitchen, Peekamoose and Storm King highway and newly discovered some great roads in Putnam County NY.

    Further away from home I had a blast in Girona, The French Pyrenees and the French Alps climbing Tourmalet, Els Angels , Rocacorba and Col de la Morte.

    And for anyone that is looking for a great experience can't recommend the Vaujany Grand Fondo highly enough. I did it through Campo Bicicleta who are amazing.

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    6,100.74 miles total, all outdoors on the road.

    That's the only metric I track. Although I could probably easily figure out how many rides it took to get to that total, but...who cares?

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    2017 Cycling Statistics-7f46a868-d184-46d7-9e2a-1ef963cc71cf.jpgAverage year for me, lotta MTB rides early and late,lotta road in summer months.
    Was looking for 4500 but didnít get there, but overall iím Happy with the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    6,100.74 miles total, all outdoors on the road.

    That's the only metric I track. Although I could probably easily figure out how many rides it took to get to that total, but...who cares?
    kudos bob. those indoor rides are not cycling. they're akin to taking a spinning class and something else.

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    A little less than last year because my coach has me taking more time resting than I do on my own starting in Sept. This includes trainer mileage and time. Did my first Zwift Century and it was under 5 hours. No epic climbs this year really but did do one double century on gravel.

    8887 Miles
    299 Rides
    248,356 feet of ascent
    522 hours on the bike
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    460km
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Time View Post
    460km
    vertical gain
    Seriously? That's like 1.5 million feet of climbing if i did my math right!!!
    Moderation is boring - do epic s##t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Time View Post
    460km
    vertical gain
    1,509,186 feet?
    how is that even possible?

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    Your math seems to be right.
    - I'm living in an area where I can ride almost every day.
    - every ride has 1200 to 1800 meters elevation gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Time View Post
    Your math seems to be right.
    - I'm living in an area where I can ride almost every day.
    - every ride has 1200 to 1800 meters elevation gain.
    I'm from Missouri, i'd have to see strava activity. otherwise i can't believe. the numbers may be possible but they're too far from any reality i've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Time View Post
    Your math seems to be right.
    - I'm living in an area where I can ride almost every day.
    - every ride has 1200 to 1800 meters elevation gain.
    Very impressive! I've seen people get close to and just past 1 million feet and thought that was amazing, this is just crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    I'm from Missouri, i'd have to see strava activity. otherwise i can't believe. the numbers may be possible but they're too far from any reality i've seen.
    Show me state + if it aint on Strava it didn't happen! LOL
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    8,218 miles. Best year ever, and a little over 800 miles ahead of last year, which was my previous best year.

    Climbing... pffft I live in central Louisiana, where on one of my routes the biggest climb is the overpass over I-49.

    Yes, retirement does have its benefits. 2017 was my second full calendar year of retirement.

    A happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous new year to all!

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    My Strava stats came to 6,005 miles and 258,955 feet climbing.
    Almost failed to hit 6k, after losing a bunch of riding days during the holidays with a nasty cold.

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    2017 Cycling Statistics-downl.jpg
    My first year primarily cycling instead of running.
    Got a buckle at Leadville.
    Won a state championship.
    Discovered Zwift, and read a lot of cycling books.
    I won't do more this year, probably just train smarter.
    I like to ride fast.

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    I started the year on the DL (Back surgery in Dec) and never got on track. The weather was cold enough I did not get in a single ride in December. I could through out multiple 'reasons' but the truth is I just did not have it in me. I was even cognizant enough to know how disappointing I was with myself.

    59 Rides
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    98K feet of climbing

    Here is to 2018 being a better year.

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    Off year

    Only got in 5,055 miles this year, total of 263 hours or so. Travel and weather took out 129 days. Regardless, a bit low although I did hit the annual goal which has been 5,000 miles for the last 30 years or so. Maybe in 2018 I will get in more. Quality is decent as average speed has not declined and at 65 years, you start to keep a closer on on those matters. Realised I need to start charting on a comparable basis month by month totals and average to see how last year compares to say 10 or 20 years ago.
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