With wet weather and business trips, the miles are coming a little slower in November. Still, It’s worth noting my hitting 1,800 miles1 on the bike in 2013 earlier today.
This is a record month for me!
- Exceeded my record of 226 miles in a single month
- Exceeded last year’s record of 632 miles by the end of July
- Discovered a new ride
- Went for a long Sunday ride
- Biked during lunch for fun and exercise
- Discovered a cool little waterfall in the middle of town
|Distance||Time / Bike|
|345 miles||Biked in July 20131|
|647 miles||Biked in 20132|
|482 miles||Biked on Sage3|
And the smileage keeps increasing. How is your biking going?
After work, I took the long way home. Just before home, my bike computer clicked past 330 miles for the month. Mileage achievement unlocked!
Last month’s riding left me short 104 miles compared with last year. I was hoping to catch up this month.
That’s before I realized that last July we had a biking Sunriver vacation, resulting in a July 2012 biking mileage of 226 miles!
Wow. To catch up, I’d need to ride 330 miles this month.
My bike computer after today’s 31.6 mile ride (above) shows I’ve gone 177 miles so far this month, so it’s possible. I just wonder if it’s probable… 1
At least I’m not likely to lose ground this month.
- After all, I think today’s ride was too far, at least with my city bike and my body. ↩
- 165 miles — old bike, this year, including this month
- 75 miles — new bike, old cycle computer, this month only
- 62 miles — new bike, new cycle computer, this month only
Total for this year is 302 miles, 104 miles less than I had biked by this time last year. Unfortunately, I don’t know how much of the old bike mileage was from June. Through the end of April, I’d biked 95 miles. And I know I biked 137 miles on my new bike, all in June. That may be as good as it gets. The good news is, I have biked every day to work since getting my new bike, discounting the couple of days I traveled to Folsom for work.
Yesterday, Jamison wanted to go for a bike ride. Before we left, I took a picture of my bike’s odometer. I needn’t have bothered. It has the same number it did at the end of November. That means I didn’t bike in December or January. Pitiful!
December: 0 miles
2012: 933 miles1
January: 0 miles
I didn’t get my 1,000 miles for last year, but it’s a new year.
It’s time to get on the bike.
I had a wimpy month on the bike!
We finally got rain, a little before the middle of the month, and it’s stuck with us. Although I have rain gear in the closet, I lost the waterproof cover for my pannier earlier in the year. Although I don’t mind getting a little wet, my laptop must stay dry during the commute.
I’d make more excuses, but that would bore even me.
It’s time to jump back on the bike and get 89 miles before the end of the year. That shouldn’t be too hard.
How much did you bike in October?
|Average speed||13.3 miles per hour|
|Maximum speed||23.5 miles per hour|
It was another beautiful month on the bike!
Other than one ride to school board after work (8.6 miles to home) and a trip to the Evergreen campus (5.9 miles to home) the rest of my riding was commuting about 7 miles to work, round trip. If my math is correct, that’s 14 days on the bike this month. Not bad considering I travelled for business a couple of days and was sick a few days.
Now that the days are shorter, the sun is lower when I’m riding. I’ve been using my blinkies again to be more visible. The ride home after the board meeting was in the dark, peaceful and quiet. I don’t think a car passed me the whole way home.
So far, still no rain. My rain gear is sitting lonely and unused in the closet. Unfortunately, I lost the waterproof cover for my pannier. I still haven’t decided whether I will try to make a cover or buy a better pannier.
How did your September biking go?
|Average speed||13.4 miles per hour|
|Maximum speed||26.4 miles per hour|