Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Year to date mileage

We recently switched insurance companies, due to a vast quantity of incompetence shown by our local insurance agent. When filling out the paperwork for the new company, the Mrs. asked me how many miles I drive per year. I knew that when I bought my truck in March of 2004 it had 190,000 miles on it and that I was at about 198,000 so I guessed at 4,000 per year. After that, I remembered that many of those miles were from moving last summer, so I figured I had overestimated a bit, but didn't think much of it.

Sunday I went to help a friend haul some sheetrock and had to gas up on the way. I checked my mileage log (yes, I'm a dork) and found that I had put on approximately 2,200 miles since January. Then when I got home I checked my bike mileage log (yes, a big dork) and saw that I'd put on about 850 bike miles since March.

The ratio between the two makes me happy for some reason.


Emeroz said...

Pretty low miles...I bought my car with 80,000 miles 2 years ago...now I have 160,000.

Pete said...

Yep, pretty low. My previous truck I owned for 8 years and I only put 15,000 miles on it. I don't drive a lot.

Our van gets more miles, just due to road trips and the fact that Nancy used to have a longer commute. But we've only put 94,000 on it since we bought it 7 years ago.