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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    I passed the 300 mile mark for the year on my MTB last night, now at 307.



    A season highlight for me so far was a 25+ mile ride I did on this past Saturday. I'd been wanting to do a 20 or so mile ride for the last few years, but I just never made it happen. We set out early Sat to accomplish that goal, and ended up with 25+. I was lucky enough to have a friend leading the ride who kept us at a good pace, not too fast to burn out early, but not too slow with an overabundance of breaks either. It felt great to finally meet my goal. Maybe I'll shoot for a 30 miler next...

    Another highlight has been getting my kids out several times so far, including leading 2 kids/family rides for our NEMBA chapter.. My 9 year old has moved up to an extra small framed 26" wheeled bike, and my 7 year old will be on a 24" or 26" bike before too long to. It brings me great pleasure to see them having such fun on bikes, especially in the woods!
    Nice job getting your kids out on the trails like that!! And, 25 miles is an impressive mt. bike ride. Was it single track? climbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcski View Post
    Nice job getting your kids out on the trails like that!! And, 25 miles is an impressive mt. bike ride. Was it single track? climbing?
    Yes, it was almost all single track, and there was about as much climbing as one can find mountain biking in CT. I don't take much stock in GPS elevation gain figures, but mine said 1811 feet of elevation gain.

    http://app.strava.com/activities/168034482

    I was actually a little worried about the amount of climbing we did early on... It was really making me rethink my decision to go 1x9 a few weeks back. My current climbing gear is 32:32 which made some of the more drawn out climbs interesting.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcski View Post
    Nice job getting your kids out on the trails like that!! And, 25 miles is an impressive mt. bike ride.
    Agreed! Nicely done on both counts!!! Judging by the Strava map, it looks like there is some decent climbing for the first 15 or so miles.

    Kudos buddy!

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    Nice ride Brian! If you plan on doing any more 20 milers this fall let me know, I have also been wanting to do this on the MTB for the past couple of seasons.

    Most of my time this season has been spent on the road bike and I am really starting to get into it. I actually like big long climbs On the road bike, who would of thunk. Last weekend I did a 57 Mike ride with 4200 feet of climbing from Westfield Ma out to ski sundown and back. I never realized how long and steep Ratlum road is. My original plan was to ride around the Rez but road work and back to back flat tires on 181 had me rethink that route which is how I ended up at SD.

    http://www.strava.com/activities/168...ysis/5327/5871

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackLoafRiver View Post
    Agreed! Nicely done on both counts!!! Judging by the Strava map, it looks like there is some decent climbing for the first 15 or so miles.

    Kudos buddy!
    We rode from the same parking lot you did when you were there earlier in the year, so you did some of the same climbs. Good stuff!
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Nice ride Brian! If you plan on doing any more 20 milers this fall let me know, I have also been wanting to do this on the MTB for the past couple of seasons.
    Not sure if I'll get a chance to make another long ride this year, but I'll keep you in mind.
    Brian

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    nice June and July for riding so the miles are up this year. A week of bike vacations in each month helped too

    2011 Road miles__________ 2012 Road Miles_______ 2013 Road Miles______ 2014 Road Miles
    February 24 miles_________ February 24 miles______February 0 miles______ February 24 miles
    March 129 miles __________ March 248 miles_______ March 142 miles ______ March 28 miles
    April 360 miles____________ April 386 miles________ April 366 miles _______ April 411 miles
    ay 582 miles____________ May 457 miles ________ May 479 miles__________ May 578 miles
    June 668 miles___________ June 416 miles ________ June 593 miles _______ June 876 miles
    July 923 miles___________ July 673 miles _________ July 671 miles ________ July 794 miles
    August 472 miles_________ August 612 miles ______ August 903 miles
    Sept 572 miles___________ Sept 644 miles________ Sept 723 miles
    October 239 miles________ October 242 miles______ October 361 miles
    November 139 miles______ November 117 miles ____November 102 miles
    December 0 miles________ December 0 Miles ______ December 38 miles
    2011 total 4108 miles_____ 2012 total 3819 miles___ 2013 total 4378 miles___ 2014 total 2711 miles so far

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    Jesus. I'm still under 1000. Granted, there's a lot of singletrack in there but...still.

  9. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by BackLoafRiver View Post
    Jesus. I'm still under 1000. Granted, there's a lot of singletrack in there but...still.
    I know what you mean- but it's all relative. My mileage looks low compared to a couple of my retired friends who are already over 5000 miles for the year. The only way I'll have that much is maybe when I retire and ride across the country.

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    March 22, 2014 - August 3, 2014

    Mountain Bike (XC trails) - 94.25 miles
    Paved Rail Trails on hybrid bike - 128.55 miles
    Down Hill Mountain biking (lift serviced) - 41.3 miles
    2012/2013 - Season

    Jiminy Peak - 11/18/2012
    Jay Peak - 12/15/2012, 3/3/13, 4/27

    Mount Snow - 12/17/2012, 1/5/2013, 1/26, 2/13, 3/10, 3/24, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
    Otis Ridge - 12/29/2012, 1/1/2013, 1/12, 1/27, 2/9, 2/16, 2/24, 3/16


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