How many miles do you have on your ebike?

christob

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I've got 7 days to try and accumulate 314 miles; to achieve that requires a seriously higher-than-normal daily average for me, so it isn't likely to happen in 7 days -- maybe in the next 12-14 days...
(Unfortunately, I got sick at Mother's Day and that resulted in missing 14 consecutive days of potential biking! Without that lapse, I'd easily have hit this {arbitrary} milestone...!)

But if I could hit that mark by June 6, that would mean 5,000 total miles on the current bike right on the 1-year anniversary of delivery of that bike.
My first bike, same exact model, saw 3 months / 852 miles of riding, but then it died abruptly and they sent a new replacement (current bike.)
So between the two bikes, I'm at 5,528 miles today, since March 2, 2018.
 

bikerjohn

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Having a blast on my ebike! It has been a fast 34 work commutes so far this year. Rides on the CCX ebike have averaged 19.26 mph, making windchill a significant factor. I am wearing a windbreaker even in 60-70 degree temperatures.

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Reseg

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Stromer ST2
15,814 miles as of today. All commuting and carrying a load (clothes, tools, gear).

I bought it the end of 2015. Here are the stats by year, starting with 2016. My commute has gotten shorter and I work from home more. Anyone who isn't into nerdy data, sorry, please ignore haha.


2016:
8,211.5 miles (19.6 mi per commute)
298,114' climbing (36.3' per mile)
209 commuting days
22.1 ave mph

2017:
5,386.2 miles (20.3 mi per commute)
181,906' climbing (33.8' per mile)
132 commuting days
22.5 ave mph

2018:
1,047.5 miles (14.8 mi per commute)
55,302' climbing (52.8' per mile)
35 commuting days
22.2 ave mph

2019 so far:
855.6 miles (8.3 mi per commute)
38,862' climbing (45.4' per mile)
51 commuting days
23.5 ave mph
 

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Cowlitz

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The other day, the number 1066 showed on my odometer. This slowed me down because I had to remember (It came fairly quickly) what that number represented. I was pondering history and lagged behind my friend. History can take a toll on speed.

Are there any dates I should remember between 1066 and 1492?
 

David Berry

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Are there any dates I should remember between 1066 and 1492?
Cowlitz …
You have a brilliant way of setting distance goals; far more interesting than ticking off hundreds and thousands!

1453 : Fall of Constantinople and end of Byzantine Empire; end of Middle Ages (notionally between fall of Western Roman Empire and fall of Eastern Roman Empire). Arguably more significant than the adventures of William and Christopher combined.
… David
 
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Cowlitz

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Thank you. I better do some "reading up" on that. That date was not drubbed in our heads back in school, but neither was 1066 so there is hope.
 

mrgold35

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Still going strong with my two 2016 Radrovers I switch off for work commuting 4X-5X per week all year. I have a little over 3500 miles per ebike for +7000 miles total in 2 1/2 years of ownership. My return on my $3000 investment for two ebikes has saved me around 20,000 miles I've would have put on my car along with gas savings at 17-19 mpg avg, less maintenance, tires lasting longer, and having to take my lunch everyday. Health benefits are worth more than that.
 

christob

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My return on my $3000 investment for two ebikes has saved me around 20,000 miles I've would have put on my car along with gas savings at 17-19 mpg avg, less maintenance, tires lasting longer, and having to take my lunch everyday. Health benefits are worth more than that.
Nice!
I have in my master ride-tracking spreadsheet, a formula to count office commute rides and display the cumulative gallons of gasoline saved by not driving my car to work.
I have a pretty short commute at 10mi direct round trip. But worse for calculating "savings" -- I already drive a Prius, so the formula reflects an average mpg of 43 -- it will take me far longer to save up significant "gas cash" return on investment! My 162 bike commutes to date (~1,700 miles) have saved me "only" about 39 gallons, or about $100 at today's prices!
IF I were to include ALL my biked miles as essentially eliminating car miles -- (I don't think of my leisure bike rides like this, however) -- then that would equate to about 114 gallons -- sigh; still only $300.

ALMOST makes me wish I still drove my zippy, guzzling V6 Accord from 17 years ago, just so the MPG "savings calculation" would feel bigger ;)
 

DDBB

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I see it has "powerful tektro hydraulic disc brakes"... Can you save money on this bike by getting weak tektro hydraulic disc brakes? :)
 

steve mercier

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The other day, the number 1066 showed on my odometer. This slowed me down because I had to remember (It came fairly quickly) what that number represented. I was pondering history and lagged behind my friend. History can take a toll on speed.

Are there any dates I should remember between 1066 and 1492?
Who could forget the Black plague , Genghis Khan, Henry the VIII , ahh those were the good old days.
 

bikerjohn

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Hey Bikerjohn am I right to think you are satisfied overall with your bike choice so far?
Oh yeah! As far as ebikes go, the CCX is fabulous.

If I could I wish for something different, it would be to have a battery as powerful as the one on the CCX put in a lighter more compact pack, but the technology isn't it to that level yet.

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