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post #11 of 18 Old 03-05-2008, 11:45 PM
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Great idea, Jazzy!!!

Let's see...
a) 2 hours/week for about 6 years = 624 + shows = around 750 hours for the first 6 years of my riding career..
b) 10 hours/week for 8 years = 4160 + shows = roughly 4500 hours
c) this summer was riding for 8 hours per day at least for 5 days per week for 4 months, plus training for 2 months on either side = approx 750 hours

Umm, so a very rough estimate: 6000 hours... that doesn't seem like much, cosidering I've been riding for 15+ years... I'll have to go over my numbers again when I'm more awake...

29,234 hours

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 02:47 AM
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ok so when i was around 10 or 11 i rode for about 156 hours all up. between 11 and 14 i rode for about 4 hours per week so thats 832 and between 14 and 16 i rode/ride for about 7 hours per week so thats 728. all up 1716 hours! i wasn't expecting that!

30950 hours so far!!

i hope i added up right?! maths was/probably will never be my best subject. actually its my worst.lol
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 07:54 AM
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Im going to say 750 hours I only counted half a year (winters not much riding) 5 hours a week for 25 weeks. And only gave myself 6 years so its a pretty low estimate. I'm not counting teenage riding time since I dont remember.

total= 31700
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post #14 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 02:19 PM
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4,380 days of riding since I first started to ride...so 8,760 hours??

For some reason it sounds very low, but I know I did the math right.

= 40,460
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post #15 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 02:28 PM
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^^ that's something i didn't do M2G. I thought that number was rather low and when i looked over it again today, i messed up royally

So i recalculated and will add the difference from what i previous had to what i am around.

I'm around 768 hours i think. That's a lot better than the 189.

So now the total is at 41,039
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post #16 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 03:17 PM
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I rode for two hours a week from age 11-14 so thats 336 hours and then I quit riding and then in November I rode for about 12 hours a week for four weeks so thats 384 hours and now I ride about 2-4 hours a day so I'll say about 3 hours a day four 4 days a week and I've been doing that for three months so thats another 144 so I have a total of 528.

TOTAL = 41567
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post #17 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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already we have a whole bunch of experience between us

this is fun

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post #18 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 05:30 PM
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i agree
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