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.