Biking Recap for July 2013

This is a record month for me!

Mileage Summary

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?


  1. 407 – 62 
  2. 407 + 240 
  3. 407 + 75 

Sunday Afternoon Ride

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.


  1. After all, I think today’s ride was too far, at least with my city bike and my body. 

Biking Recap for June 2013

With getting a new bike, and breaking and replacing my cycle computer, tracking my distance biked this year and this month got a more complex. Fortunately, the milestone mileages make for easy math.

  • 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.

Biking Recap for February Through April 2013

It’s May. Or should I say, it’s National Bike Month. Thanks to nicer weather, my bike is getting a little more use. I’m looking forward to more good weather.

So far this year, I’ve biked 95 miles.1 It’s about half of what I’d ridden by this time last year.

Will you ride this month?

172-786 – 72,691

Biking Recap for December 2012, for 2012, and for January 2013

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.

172,691 – 71,758

Biking Recap for October 2012

I had a wimpy month on the bike!

October: 47 miles1
2012: 911 miles2

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?

Distance 47.23 miles
Average speed 13.3 miles per hour
Maximum speed 23.5 miles per hour
ATM 3:32:22 H:M:S

  1. 72,669 – 72,622 
  2. 72,669 – 71,758 

Biking Recap September 2012

It was another beautiful month on the bike!

September: 105 miles1
2012: 864 miles2

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?

Distance 104.90 miles
Average speed 13.4 miles per hour
Maximum speed 26.4 miles per hour
ATM 7:48:14 H:M:S

  1. 72,622 – 72,517 
  2. 72,622 – 71,758