Where I am in southern NJ, you'd have to work at it to get in 20K feet per month. Averaging about 100 miles a week I probably get at best 10K a month unless I get in the car and go somewhere hillyIf you live in Florida, or on Long Island... sure. If you live in Vermont, Colorado, Montana... no. It is all relative.
That should wrap up the hook, line and sinker award on this troll.Let's get some math involved!
First assumption is that your first goal is to boost your climbing numbers.
6% grade is pretty much the limit for federal highways so that's a good start for a good definition of a hill. 0.06 * 5280' = 316.8'/mi. Next assumption is that you're going door-to-door for your rides and what goes up must come down. So coming back will be all downhill so you'll average 158.4'/mi. Then we'll assume 15mph overall. That's a lot of assumptions but you have to start somewhere...
(20,000'/mo) / (158.4'/mi) = 126.3 mi/mo => 8.42 hr/mo => ~2 hr/wk
But that's basically hill repeats which isn't exactly fun. If you mix 50/50 flats and hills then you'll roughly double your expected monthly numbers.
~ 250 mi/mo => 17 hr/mo => 4 hr/wk
Those numbers would keep going up if you have a higher ratio of flats to climbs.
So, in summary, like everyone else said, it's not necessarily bragging rights territory, but it's not a number to be embarrassed by either. But that's only if climbing numbers are your only goal. If you have other priorities like time on a trainer, competing in (flat) races, taking leisurely rides with your kids, commuting to work, etc. then you may have less time/effort available to devote to climbing in which case I'd say it's a pretty significant achievement for a low(er) priority goal.
Maybe. I like to try and give the OP the benefit of the doubt when I can. And who knows how many lurkers have a legitimate question but only see snarky answers? So I tried to reinterpret the numbers into something that might be easier to grasp. And it was a fun little exercise for myself.That should wrap up the hook, line and sinker award on this troll.
given the OPs track record though.Maybe. I like to try and give the OP the benefit of the doubt when I can. And who knows how many lurkers have a legitimate question but only see snarky answers? So I tried to reinterpret the numbers into something that might be easier to grasp. And it was a fun little exercise for myself.