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Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #25 on: 14 September, 2018, 08:02:34 am »
Hopefully her wheel revolutions outnumber her pedal revolutions by at least a factor of 3.

Here's a useless diversion. Assuming she's not riding fixed, I started off with a wheel diameter of 2m. A good single purpose gear would be between 63-73", or somewhat less than 2m. So, a straight 1:1.  Downhill, you probably pedal little, while uphill an average gear of -  what - 45"? so a little less than 2:1. On average, I thought 2 - 3 x sounded about right.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #26 on: 14 September, 2018, 08:28:59 am »
Ratio of chainring to cassette teeth for most folk on 700C on the flat is between 2:1 and 3:1 but usually at the high end. Lower climbing gears drop that. Add in that HK has done quite a few miles on a Moulton (about 2/3 the rollout of 700C), lots on a roadified MTB and a fair number on a Brompton and include racing for several years (big gears) and freewheeling downhill (which is her preference) and they all push the ratio up.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #27 on: 24 October, 2019, 01:14:46 pm »
Having reach 300,000miles back in march, while touring in france i finally submited my paperwork last week.
Got a e.mail this morning confirming my entry in to the 300,000miles club. :thumbsup:

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #28 on: 24 October, 2019, 01:27:24 pm »
confirming my entry in to the 300,000miles club.
Well done.  You've done that in a very short time.  I remember you as a youngster starting to ride with Portsmouth CTC in something like 1985.

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #29 on: 24 October, 2019, 01:52:42 pm »
Congrats Postie ! :thumbsup:

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #30 on: 24 October, 2019, 02:22:52 pm »
I started riding with Portsmouth ctc in 1990 and started recording my mileage in 1991, i won a ctc diary at the annual dinner . Derek hayday and ccp Davis encouraged me to continue recording my mileage.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #31 on: 24 October, 2019, 02:30:10 pm »
Congratulations
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

hellymedic

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Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #32 on: 24 October, 2019, 02:34:18 pm »
confirming my entry in to the 300,000miles club.
Well done.  You've done that in a very short time.  I remember you as a youngster starting to ride with Portsmouth CTC in something like 1985.

Who can forget Audax Junior Champion 'Whitebelly' gracing the cover of Arrivée?

Well done!

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #33 on: 25 October, 2019, 11:13:42 am »
It worth noting now, the current man in charge is happy to receive claims for new and updates from current members via e.mail. sending letters via post is still ok!!!

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Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #34 on: 25 October, 2019, 01:49:44 pm »
Well done postie.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

pdm

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Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #35 on: 26 October, 2019, 10:30:10 am »
Well done postie!
Especially for having the recorded proof too!
I've been riding a bicycle for over 50 years now but have only been recording rides for the last 15 or so; these recent years including 80,001 commuting miles on top of leisure rides and some audax.... I doubt I'll make it to 300,000 recorded before dropping off the mortal coil!  :)

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #36 on: 26 October, 2019, 07:51:59 pm »
I started riding with Portsmouth ctc in 1990 and started recording my mileage in 1991, i won a ctc diary at the annual dinner . Derek hayday and ccp Davis encouraged me to continue recording my mileage.

 :thumbsup:
You must be one of the youngest members.

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #37 on: 26 October, 2019, 08:02:19 pm »
I am the youngest by 5 years, harry lodge is the next youngest at 51.
Harry joined at 36!

For anyone who doesn't know , harry was a pro cyclist for many years.

rob

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #38 on: 26 October, 2019, 08:14:28 pm »
Well done, mate.

I expect it will take me another 5 years at the current rate.

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #39 on: 26 October, 2019, 08:20:12 pm »
Yes. A pro will do 20-28k or so a year, so a decade as a pro, plus a few extra years would do it.
It sure helps when all you have to do for a living is ride.

Doing half that with a full time job is something. I was really pleased when I cracked 10k the first time.

I did ask Jack Eason about the 300,000 mile club. He was never interested in it but reckoned he'd "Easily done double that, at least 700,000." He was riding about 22k a year then. Being retired with a boat on the Thames, living in Waltham Cross and having an Audax habit help the miles too.


felstedrider

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #40 on: 04 September, 2023, 09:29:11 am »
I passed 300,000 on Saturday afternoon at the age of 50 and 7 months.  A bit behind postie who was prolific at a much younger age (and one month younger than me it turns out).

I found diaries from 1989 up to 1999 and spreadsheets from 2003 onwards.  I know what totals I did in the intervening years but I’m not sure it’s good enough to become an official member.  I’ll drop them a line and see what happens.

I’ve been blessed enough to never have been really ill or had long-standing injuries.  I’ve also managed to continue riding through lots of life events.  I figure I can make half a million before I’m 70.

felstedrider

Re: 300,000 Mile Cycling Club
« Reply #41 on: 07 November, 2023, 08:31:21 pm »
My claim has been accepted.  Should be added to the official list at the end of the year.