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Do you have a mileage goal to reach before RAGBRAI?

Do you have a mileage goal to reach before RAGBRAI?  Mine is 5000 miles.  What’s yours?

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jwsknk, February 2, 2012 at 10:04 am

Bumblebees, heck, new tires, tubes a tune-up and maybe a quick fit just to make sure and your ready to go. And are you bringing the shoes? I want to see cleats on them.

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Blumblebees, February 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

jwsknk said: Bumblebees, heck, new tires, tubes a tune-up and maybe a quick fit just to make sure and your ready to go. And are you bringing the shoes? I want to see cleats on them.

LOL it would make quite a statment if I were to wear them eh?

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Mark Hotle, February 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

1,500 prior to last years & I was fine …

5,000 … are you joking?  4,200 was my ENTIRE year in 2011

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trknight, February 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I don’t have a specific mileage goal but want to be fit enough to do a  one day 130 mile ride w/ 15,000′ of climbing the weekend before RAGBRAI.  I think if I can do that, I’ll be ready for RAGBRAI.  I’m guessing I’ll have a fair amount of cross training and a couple thousand or more in by then.

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CyclingRoberto, February 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

marhot said: 1,500 prior to last years & I was fine …

5,000 … are you joking?  4,200 was my ENTIRE year in 2011

Nope!  Had 4500 last year pre-RAGBRAI and ended the year with 8500+.

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SFC JKL 2, February 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

As much as possible.  First I’ll have to get there.  I leave for Ft Lewis June 1 and probably won’t get to ride anymore before then.  My legs were fine last year, but my butt could definitely tell I hadn’t been on a bike for a long time.

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busymike, February 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

did around 800 before RAGBRAI last year. aiming for 2,000 this year. I’ve actually taken some time off work in April and I’ll be doing my own tour (450 miles in 6 days). So I’m first training for that april ride, then training for RAGBRAI, which should be flatter.

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coloradoshortbus, February 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I usually try for about 100 miles.  Being from Colorado is an advantage, due to the thinner air.  My VOX goes up by 10-15% in Iowa.  It’s like biking with an oxygen bottle.

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3 Pedal, February 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm

coloradoshortbus said: I usually try for about 100 miles.  Being from Colorado is an advantage, due to the thinner air.  My VOX goes up by 10-15% in Iowa.  It’s like biking with an oxygen bottle.

I do love the oxygen rich air in Iowa.  I wish there was a way to train for the humidity.

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CyclingRoberto, February 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Logged my 800th mile for the year so far today.  :)

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Ken, February 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Hi Roberto,

By my calc, there have been only 34 days this year.  That means an average of 23.5 mi per day.  Do you do anything else?

Ken

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mikesglobebike, February 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I plan to do 2000 miles before RAGBRAI. I did 1500 miles last year.

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mikesglobebike, February 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Thats all outdoors.

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Sandaltan ., February 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

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Sandaltan ., February 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm

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RIDE RIGHT

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