I do group rides once or twice a week. They range from 25-40 miles and they are OK. Every day, including those weekend rides, I am on my bike pretty much all day. To the market, to the park, into the city, evening rides to the coffee shop. It’s very seldom less than 25 miles a day and those miles add up very quickly. Much quicker than I though.
Every once in a while I take my speed-o-meter mileage off my “commuter bike” and add them to my log. I don’t do this daily so my miles on one day may read a hundred miles or more. This is an accumulation of many days. I reset the gadget to zero, ride a few days and repeat. On the club rides, I’ll use my Garmin, which automatically posts that ride’s miles. Today I looked at the total and was shocked to see the number 3307. Three thousand three hundred and seven miles. That seems like a lot until I look at the miles on my car. In June, I had the oil changed and the miles are prominently displayed on the little sticker on the wind shield. A look at my odometer tells me that I have driven my car 183 miles since June 17th. Ironically, almost all of those miles are riding to the start of a group bike ride. Go figure.
2 thoughts on “The Miles Add Up Very Fast. (3307 Miles On The Bike)”
Awesome! You’re well ahead of me… The low car miles is even better!
It’s great to keep some statistics like this.
For my year-long experiment, I’ve been collecting my ride statistics using my CatEye speedo (occasionally I use Strava for some of the longer trips) and then recording them in a spreadsheet on my computer. I’m amazed at how they’ve added up to around 3500kms for eleven months. This is just everyday riding to get from ‘a’ to ‘b’. It’s a good feeling!