Hey, leave some road out there for the rest of us! I've only just cracked 1300km, but this spring was unusually wet--May was horrible. (And, tho it'll probably turn out that I'm not all that much older than some here, I am, uh, 58 now.)This year alone on my road bike I've done:
Distance: 5,022.69 km ...
I do not consider commuting to be depressing. I wish I lived in Nagano, I wish I had a few hills other than Yasukuni-zaka and Shibuya on my commutes and I wish I could reach my heart rates on a hill rather than by rushing to work in dense traffic, but most of us live in or around Tokyo and try to make the best of it.Personally think it's depressing to add up mileage living in Tokyo. Time on the bike is the most important anyways, especially time in heart rate zones. People are always turned on by the big numbers. Think about it, what if you spent a majority of your time hill climbing, of course you'll have less distance but your time on the bike would be lots of quality fitness hours.
Sorry, I have nothing else to show off with.Now that you all think I'm a dick, as you were with your big numbers.
Can I add that I also swim a lot?...
Keep racking up the big numbers, whenever and wherever!
Totally floored by this. I presume an 18-km one way commute is nothing to you. That's about the distance I plan on riding to work come late summer till just before winter. Shit! and I thought that was far . Gotta convince myself I can do it, if not daily at least 3 times a week.funnily enough most of my riding is commuting, but when you commute 70km from Yokohama to Tokyo everyday come rain or shine and use it for race training the numbers add up.
I took a break for about 20yrs (1988 - 2009) with no serious riding. Now I'm riding 3-4 days a week and loving it again. I may even break out my old rides from storage in the LA desert. That is, when I can get my 10-in-10 goal completed.lylen,
....But if its got to the point where you really hate it.... put it away and have a complete break from it.....and the passion will return eventually!
I think the main problem with this thread is that we all failed to properly goggle over this mileage...Total distance 2007: 20,691.52 km
Total distance 2008: 22,266.51km
Total distance 2009: 18,136.87km
This year only 4,500km so far...
Aye, don't you hate people who throw around numbers?Now that you all think I'm a dick, as you were with your big numbers.