After my knee problems of two years ago, I have been fighting to get back on my bicycle and back in shape. Last year I sat out much of the first half of the year, and then slowly built myself back up to where I could do some miles each day.
This year I set a goal of ten miles per day, or 3650 miles per year. That’s well under my totals from a few years ago, when I was riding 6000+ miles per year. But I thought it was worth a shot…and so I started riding.
Well, yesterday I went over 3650 miles for the year. Despite flying over 100,000 miles on United, and fitting this in between backpacking trips and running a business, I managed to get out and ride more than I expected….and I still have two months to go. Who knows? I should get over 4,000….
Wow - that's a lot of miles, in particular considering your other endeavours.
I've been a cyclist for about 10 years. This year I did the most riding ever (didn't keep count), but unfortunately I started having some neck/shoulder pains...in part due to the position on the bike, as well as a desk job. The good news is that this set-back meant I needed to do something as I've been cutting back on cycling...and that's where hiking comes in. So I'm moving from focused on cycling to broadening my horizons.
Awesome, that great that you track your miles, "that which gets measured gets improved." A quote that I may be misquoting not sure where I heard it felt applicable though. That is great that you're still getting out on the saddle frequently even with a business. Makes me want to get to it today no excuses not to now. Keep up the good work Happy trails Matt
My commute total on the year's last workday [yay!] is 208 cycling days of a possible 227, a total only made possible by our historic drought, as I don't (intentionally) ride in the rain. It would have been 209 except--wait for it--it's raining.
Snowpack today is over 100% of average! Fingers and toes crossed for more of same through April. I'll gladly trade my May hiking at 9k feet for a normal winter.
And that's my Christmas wish for my fellow backpackers.
Almost all of it is on the road, and most of it is in the Napa Valley -- but I also ride up in the Sierra from time to time, and when I travel in Europe. To get those kinds of miles, I don't get to take long periods of time off!
Good mileage for 2015. I didn't cycle much as my wife sprained her ankle and I had to do more in the morning than usual from Sept to Dec. For April to August I figure I did 2500 miles. Guess it is telling as my latest Vredestein Fortezza tires have lasted for 2015 and 2016 and they usually are good for up to 4000 miles. I usually replace them once a year when I get my first flat.
Listen to the trees in the wind