Of the year, that is!
If the weather forecast for tomorrow is correct, and from all indications, it will be….today was my last bike ride of the year. As bike commutes go, it was just another day. Kind of cold, kind of gray, not a lot of traffic, not a lot that stood out.
I did, however, take the time to calculate my mileage for the year. The grand total is 5, 342 miles. That’s a record for me. Last year was my previous high total at 4,855 miles. The breakdown is as follows:
- Tandem – 1,100 miles
- Road Bike – 2,926 miles
- Surly Commuter – 398 miles
- Marin MTB (old commuter) – 918
By using my Giant road bike for a commuter much of the year, it has finally passed the tandem in mileage. Both bikes showed up at the same time, and until this year, the tandem had accumulated a few more miles than my single. Not this year, however. As of today, the tandem has a total of 7,676 miles on it and the Giant now has 9,268. This time last year, the tandem had 6,576 miles and the single had been ridden 6,343 miles. Maybe next year, we can catch the tandem back up to the Giant! It would be pretty cool to roll both bikes over the 10k mark next year but that might be a stretch for us on the long bike!