How far do you have to go to consider your ride a proper ride. Is popping down to the LBS 10 km away far enough and if you fly there is avg speed counted. I think have to go at least 30km to take avg speed.
Also when do you reset computer?
If you stop during a ride how long is the stop before you consider it a new ride when you set off. Or is it all one ride until get home no matter how long you stop.
example: rode with Galwer Wheelers then went to the Xmas BBq and rode home was 96km when got home. Would you class that as to rides and reset?
Hope you understand what im getting at.
Just curious what others do
If you are on your bike and moving what are you doing then?
saving the enviroment?
getting some exercise (even if only a small amount)?
sounds like riding to me.
while the bragging rights to a 2km trip to the shops is small if everybody could leave the car at home for a 2 Km trip Adelaide would be a different place.
Ask any person who has not ridden a bike for years to hop on one and just RIDE for a 2km trip...ask that same person how their legs feel when they return. I suppose to a person who rides 30km a day would think that a 2km ride isnt really a true ride but to jo schmo next door it would be..
I think Jules' description is pretty good.
It depends a bit on the intention of the thing, I think. Some evenings I'll go for a ride that's only about 15k's, but because I'm doing it purely because I want to spend time on the bike, I consider that a ride.
If I'm going to uni, or the LBS (or anywhere else) the riding is incidental to the activity I'm doing, so I'm not so sure it counts.
The question is, if the riding is incidental to the FUIC, does it count?
When you start putting in distances like these blokes...
and the alltime legend.. 75065 MILES in a year (thats 120478Km!)