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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:31 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:06 pm
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Location: Roamin' in the gloamin'
............ 2019’s Strava stats.

1131 miles done in 64 rides. Total elevation 57211 ft

Down on 2018, but not by as much as expected considering how much time fatherhood takes up. ( 1318 miles, 74 rides, 89275 ft)

Gravel bike definitely a good purchase, 40% of mileage done on it. Certainly accounts for big drop in elevation gain, as most gravel rides done from home on local routes. Out for faster rides as well, only did 200 fewer miles, but was out for 40 hours less.

This year hoping to get out into bigger mountains again, but also looking at some kind of trailer or cargo bike to get out with the wee man once the weather improves.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:51 am 
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Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 9641
Location: New Forest, UK
Bike trailers are brilliant, my kids absolutely loved ours. I tried a child seat and hated it. You need very low gears as it's a lot to haul uphill though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:17 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 9225
Location: Scotland
hamster wrote:
Bike trailers are brilliant, my kids absolutely loved ours. I tried a child seat and hated it. You need very low gears as it's a lot to haul uphill though.


He's already got the low gears to haul himself uphill, so no changes needed there :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:15 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:01 pm
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Location: NE England
950m in 94 rides & 33000' - lots of shorter rides as I'm lucky to have some decent offroad routes I can use to get to work. Unfortunately I could only ride the first 3 months of the year & had an ankle op. Possibly ankle replacement towards end of this year but hoping to get more miles done.

Just got a bike trailer from Ikea from their Bargain Corner - reduced to £40 from from £190. It'll not get much use (probably more in hand-barrow mode) but couldn't resist at the price!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:39 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
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Location: Scotland
"Best" year so far for me in terms of distance, having an indoor trainer definately helps me get some exercise in during the long dark winters :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:57 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:12 pm
Posts: 849
Location: Renfrew , UK
916 miles in 70 hours over 122 rides.
A big drop from my usual between 2014-2017 of around 2500 miles
I thought 2018 was poor at 1093 miles
I have completely stopped using the turbo trainer which accounted for a fair few miles.
Its a poor start to 2020 as I've been off work and in bed with a heavy cold since the 2nd


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