2010 was a good year for bike miles. I had 5087 miles. Let’s look back at the last few years.
I bought a bike and started riding in April of 2008. At the time it seemed like I made slow progress in being able to ride, but I quickly shot up to 626 miles in one month (August). It tapered off after that. I finished up that year with 2238.6 miles. The average monthly was 186.6.
In 2009 I brought my average monthly mileage to 321.7. I had a total of 3860 miles. I didn’t have any incredibly good months, but I only had one really bad month, December, with only 91.6 miles.
In 2010 I was more consistent. My worst month, February, wasn’t really that bad at 297.3 miles. I also set a new monthly record in June of 665.6 miles. I barely made my 5000 mile goal for the year by getting 5087.2 miles, averaging 423.9 per month.
Now that I live closer to work, I’m a bit worried my mileage will drop. I’m also spending more time on other activities related to the triathlon. I’ve left my goal for the year at 5000 miles. Commuting alone will only get me about 2000 miles for the year. I need to squeeze in longer ride and/or take the long way to work.
I think I’m off to a good start. I put in a 43-mile ride on the first day of the year. I may (or may not) get in a ride today.