12 November 2008


In early August this year, I installed a cycling computer on my commute bike. I've been commuting regularly for the last decade or so, though I've never kept track of mileage. I've never really bothered tracking mileage in any capacity -- I've never really cared much, plus, I'm lazy. Though, there's something about watching the numbers add up that is sort of addictive -- like winning at a game -- you just want to keep playing to see how high you can run the score up.

Over the past 3 months, I've logged 2000 kilometers (1200 miles) going back and forth to work. I'm quite shocked how fast it adds up. In this time, I've also done three 200k Permanents, a 600k brevet as well as numerous MTB rides and Sunday rides with pal, Geof. Probably somewhere in the range of 3500+ kilometers total -- or about 2000 miles.

So I'm embarking on an early new years resolution: I plan to track the number of miles I ride in a year. The goal isn't to see if I can set a personal record, but just to figure out how many miles I am riding -- or better yet, how many miles I'm not driving. Stay tuned.


Treadly and Me said...

Yeah, my story was much the same until I bought a cheapie bike computer last year and since then I've been a little bit obsessed with distance covered (ahem, speed less so...) It certainly adds a bit more interest.

Are you going to track your miles online? (e.g. at bikejournal.com?)

dean furbish said...

Keep me posted on your numbers. It should be interesting!

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