Friday, January 02, 2009

2008 wrap up

Last January I posted a summary of my 2007 mileage. For my 2008 summary, I'm basically going to copy that exact same post. But this year, I'm not making a graph. Apologies to graph fans.

Miles per bike, from greatest to least: Net Change
Kuwahara 2008: 2785 2007: 0 (not owned) +2785
Raleigh Triumph 2008: 1015 2007: 143 +872
Trek Fixie: 97 2007: 0 (not owned) +97
Raleigh Robin Hood 2008: 87 2007: 66 +21
Schwinn Suburban 2008: 62 2007: 151 -89
Schwinn Premis: 0 2007: 2010 -2010
Jamis Satellite: 0 2007: 960 -960
Raleigh Eclipse: 0 2007: 317 -317
Sun EZ-Tad Trike: 0 2007: 159 -159
Miyata Shredder: 0 2007: 30 -30
Total: 4046 2007: 3836 +210

Number of rides per bike, from greatest to least: Net Change
Kuwahara: 117 2007: 0 (not owned) +117
Raleigh Triumph: 63 2007: 9 +54
Trek Fixie: 8 2007: 0 (not owned) +8
Schwinn Suburban: 5 2007: 7 -2
Raleigh Robin Hood: 2 2007: 4 -2
Schwinn Premis: 0 2007: 85 -85
Jamis Satellite: 0 2007: 35 -35
Raleigh Eclipse: 0 2007: 16 -16
Sun EZ-Tad Trike: 0 2007: 6 -6
Miyata Shredder: 0 2007: 1 -1
Total: 195 2007: 163 +32

There are some pretty seismic shifts here. The variety of bikes I rode really went down dramatically, with two newly acquired bikes (the Kuwahara and the Trek) really jumping over several others. And the number of bikes that didn't get a single mile went up as well. That's a somewhat disheartening shift.

I also broke my riding down by the types of ride I did. Those were fairly predictable results, at least in the commuting department:
Commute: 3584 2007: 3263 +321
Hiawatha: 291 2007: 420 -129
3 Speed Tour: 85 2007: 0 +85
Camping: 56 2007: 0 +56
Family ride: 20 2007: 30 -10
Errands: 10 2007: 10 0
Ironman: 0 2007: 104 -104
Exploring: 0 2007: 9 -9
Total: 4046 2007: 3836 +210

I also broke this down by number of rides:
Commute: 173 2007: 142 +31
Hiawatha: 12 2007: 15 -3
Family ride: 5 2007: 3 +2
Errands: 2 2007: 1 +1
Camping: 1 2007: 0 +1
3 Speed Tour: 1 2007: 0 +1
Ironman: 0 2007: 1 -1
Exploring: 0 2007: 1 -1
Total: 194 2007: 163 +31

I had hoped to increase the number of family oriented rides this year. And while I did have a nominal increase (5 vs. 3) it's not much in the grand scheme. I suppose I could count the 3 Speed Tour as a family ride, since I did it with the lovely wife. That would increase the mileage, but the number of rides is virtually unchanged. I have two ways of looking at this. One is that biking, for me, is normally a solitary pursuit. Should I feel guilty about having an activity that I enjoy doing by myself or with other adults outside the family? No, that's part of being a well rounded adult. But the flip side is that I have a desire to share my love of cycling with the family. I don't realistically think any of them will become bike commuters or any of the other "extreme" types of cyclists. But I would be pleased if they enjoy the activity. And they do. The girls biked on their own much more in 2008 than they ever did in 2007, so that's progress of a different sort. I'm going to have to ponder this more.

The last statistic I had last year is my month over month mileage. This one's pretty self explanatory:
January: 309 2007: 309 0
February: 239 2007: 282 -43
March: 331 2007: 308 +23
April: 445 2007: 379 +66
May: 219 2007: 332 -113
June: 412 2007: 265 +147
July: 473 2007: 472 +1
August: 402 2007: 389 +13
September: 422 2007: 395 +27
October: 471 2007: 386 +85
November: 229 2007: 176 +53
December: 94 2007: 143 -49

8 comments:

KM said...

Those are some serious mileage statistics. I was wondering -- on the bike you rode yesterday, exactly how many miles did those pedals have on them? How about the brake pads? ;-)

Pete said...

Because I bought those brake pads when I got the bike, I could tell you the mileage on the pads. The pedals were from another bike, so I can't pin those down. But this will inspire me to begin tracking my mileage on a component by component basis. Just wait for next year's summary!

Yon Saucy Wench said...

I skewed the family rides by being sick during peak biking season (July - Sept.). I'll try not to do that again this year.

midway cyclist said...

That's a lot of miles! I'm up 300 miles over last year, but still just under 3k for 2008. Your data analysis puts mine to shame - i have the data - next year maybe i'll make the site build graphs too.

I don't track them specifically, but i know that my groups rides were up this year, and i like that trend. My girls didn't ride as much this year, but i'm trying hard not to push them before they're interested on their own. It's hard to do :-)

rigtenzin said...

You are a detail-oriented guy. Do you fold your underwear too?

Pete said...

Sure I fold them. What do you do, stuff them in the drawer in wads? I mean, it's not like I'm ironing them.

Tim McGuire said...

I don't get it, what is the drawer for?

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