Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy 2006

Date: Jan. 3
Mileage: 16
Ride type: Commute
January mileage: 16
Year to date: 16

So here it is, the obligatory "year end wrap up" post. I managed to get in just over 1800 miles in 2005. And I'm having a hard time with that number. On one level, I'm happy about it because I set my original mileage goal for the year at 1000 and I passed that easily. But at the same time, when I read about other folks who have ridden 8,000 miles it doesn't sound like much. Oh well. I am satisfied because I know that I didn't ride over 100 miles in all of January or February combined last year. I started commuting full time in March, but as I look back at my log I realize that the majority of my commutes between March and May involved LRT, most involved LRT both ways. So the bulk of the miles I put on last year were from mid-May forward. Obviously I was a bigger weenie than I remember.

This year I'm going to try the "header thing" with miles to date, etc. The idea was blatently stolen from Jill and you'll get no apology from me. I changed her format slightly. Since most of my rides begin in the morning and end in the evening (commuting) having a "temperature upon departure" category would be confusing at best. I'm adopting this format to make it easier for me to track my year to date progress. My battered notebook isn't the greatest thing for totalling up all the numbers.

I hope everybody had a nice 2005 and is going to ride more in 2006 than they did last year. Except you, Ray. You're already making the rest of us look bad.

1 comment:

Lunatic Biker said...

Thanks for the mention. I like your header mileage dealy. 1800 miles is great. I work with guys who have bikes up in the rafters of their garages. Now, they need to ride more.