First year cycling

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AllezGaz
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First year cycling

Postby AllezGaz » Thu Nov 08, 2012 20:34 pm

Racked up 2200 miles....do I graduate from beginners?? :wink:

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Re: First year cycling

Postby ForumNewbie » Thu Nov 08, 2012 21:08 pm

That's a good total for the first year. I would say that makes you a regular cyclist rather than a beginner.

Took me a good few years to get to 2,000 in a year. This year I'm on target for 3,000, but that's been my target for the last few years. I think I'm gonna make it this year at last as I'm over 2,800 to date. :) As for average speed, I'd probably still be classed as a beginner. :(

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AllezGaz
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Re: First year cycling

Postby AllezGaz » Thu Nov 08, 2012 21:19 pm

Regular cyclist sounds good to me. Better get me some sportives booked, only managed one in spring this year :D

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Re: First year cycling

Postby elderone » Thu Nov 08, 2012 21:50 pm

sounds lot of miles to me.id say your an intermediate now..congrats on the promotion..
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Re: First year cycling

Postby Ricey83 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 22:12 pm

Well done in the 2200 miles anyway pal

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Re: First year cycling

Postby Simon Masterson » Thu Nov 08, 2012 22:32 pm

In a year? That's a couple of months' commuting mileage for many people! :wink:

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Re: First year cycling

Postby ForumNewbie » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:06 pm

Simon Masterson wrote:In a year? That's a couple of months' commuting mileage for many people! :wink:

Hmmm, maybe for some people but I'm guessing not that many, as it would be 50 miles a day commuting nearly every working day for 2 months. A bit too much for us mere mortals, never mind beginners.

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Re: First year cycling

Postby AllezGaz » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:36 pm

I'm purely a recreational cyclist. Joined a club recently and looking to do some TTs and sportives next year. No fun in commuting for me and not practical, so all miles done to fit around family time and work, which ain't easy so I'm happy with 2k+ :D

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Re: First year cycling

Postby mallorcajeff » Sat Nov 10, 2012 20:47 pm

good work well done. If you commute you can add it up fast, i commute now and again but its not far. I managed 8975 miles in my first year and this year (my second) just managed to crack the 10k so far this year. I have better weather admittedly. Good work your no longer a beginner.


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