End-of-the-Year Totals 2015

For the month of December, I biked 104.39 miles in 19 days. I also ran 8 times for 22.99 miles.

For 2015, I biked 1313.36 miles over 212 days. On average, I biked 16.8 days a month. The months when I rode the most days were January, October, and August, with 23 days each. The month I rode the most miles was August, with 169.48 miles.

I didn’t do many organized rides this year. I rode the Vasa Ride, the Tour de Cookie, the Tour de DCPL, and the Great Pumpkin Ride. I didn’t do any of rides that I had set out in my goals.

I ran 198.05 miles in 78 days this year, which included five 5K races: the Mother’s Day 5K, the Pride 5K, the PGRC Women’s Distance Festival, the Great Pumpkin Run, and the Trot for Hunger.

I’ve been more socially active off the bike than on. I continue to commute on the bike, and I continue to run because I enjoy it. I’ve signed up for Freezing Saddles again this year, just for the hell of it.

I haven’t been blogging much, more for lack of desire than lack of content. My average life span for a blog (of which this one is my fourth, by the way) is about 5 years, so I think this one has run its course. I’ll check in again when the spirit moves me, but I’ll be mostly around elsewhere.

Best wishes to you all in 2016. Peace.

End-of-the-Year Totals for 2014

For the month of December, I biked 88.66 miles in 19 days. I also ran 8.2 miles. I ran 55.3 miles in 26 days this year, which still boggles my mind.

For 2014, I biked 1855.88 miles over 217 days. On average, I biked 18 days a month. The month when I rode the most days was April with 23 days. The month I rode the most miles was July, with 230.47 miles.

(For the record, I previously miscalculated the number of days in certain months because SportTracks counts number of rides instead of number of days. I’ve made corrections to the relevant posts.)

Aside from the rides listed in my last post, I also rode the Errandonnee and the tail end of Soupaneuring rides, a pastry ride, the Vasa Ride, the Ocean to Bay Ride, my first (hopefully not my last) Tour de DCPL, a hot dog century, and the 13 Colonies Ride.

My riding kind of shifted this year. I moved away from randonneuring and more towards commuting and social rides. Part of this was because of having limited time due to finishing up classes for my certificate, and part of this was the realization that I’m just not dedicated enough to spending the time becoming physically fit for brevets. I enjoy riding and taking my time.* Pretty lame, but there it is.

This winter, I’m participating in Freezing Saddles for the first time this year, just for fun. I’m going to be riding through the winter anyway, so why not share some camaraderie with fellow crazy folks? I’m also going to continue to run once or twice a week for as long as I can.

I hope you all have a great year in 2015. See you on the road.

*and eating

End-of-the-Year Totals 2013

For the month of December, I biked 267.8 miles.

For 2013, I biked 2472.6 miles. I log in more miles every year. See 2012 and 2011.

I biked 255 days out of the year. On average, I biked 21.25 days a month. The months when I rode the most days were April (for the 30 Days of Biking challenge) and July, with 25 days. These were mostly commuting miles. The month I rode the most miles was October, when I biked from Pittsburgh to DC, with 420.4 miles.

Aside from the previous rides listed, I also rode an Errandonnee, Coffeeneuring rides, and am finishing up the Soupaneuring rides. I did not complete the Brewvet, but I did ride the Hoppy 100. The only other fully supported ride I did last year was the Delaware Ocean to Bay ride, which I did not blog about this year.

Who knows what will happen next year? I imagine there will be new rides and exploring territory new to me. I may do some of the familiar rides again, or I may not, depending on how I feel.

I am grateful for the Bike DC community, who continue to be supportive and great folks to ride with, and fortunate to live in an area where bicycling is thriving and continuing to be recognized as transportation as well as recreation. I hope to keep riding as much as I can in 2014.

Have a great year, everyone.

End-of-the-Year Totals 2012

For the month of December, I biked 152.5 miles.

For 2012, I biked 2153.8 miles. This blows away last year’s total of 1466.7!

I biked 242 days out of the year. On average, I biked 20 days a month. The most I rode was in March, with 24 days and 272.4 miles logged.

This year, I rode two English centuries, one metric century, and two 200K brevets. I rode several shorter organized rides and a shop ride. I mostly commuted, either to a Metro station or to work.

I had some physical setbacks. I experienced extreme dehydration. I developed carpal tunnel. I’ve strained a nerve in my left hip. I’ve bounced back and kept on riding.

I’m starting to learn my way around the city. I’m learning more about riding as I go, and meeting good people in the process. I’m looking forward to another great year of biking.

Have a wonderful new year– I’ll see you on the other side.

End-of-the-Year Totals 2011

For the month of December, I biked 32.9 miles. It’s not a lot compared to other months this year, but it’s the most I’ve ever done in December. I don’t think I’ve ever biked in December in my life, so it’s a start! We’ve been having an incredibly mild winter here so far, so it makes it easier. I do want to see if I can withstand colder temperatures, though, so that’s my challenge in the month ahead.

I finished the year having logged 1466.7 miles. For next year, I’ll keep track of mileage, but I’m not going to set a goal for it. I’m going to try to be more concerned about the quality of rides than just distance alone. More work on intervals and hills, more focused group rides, and of course some relaxed and fun jaunts as well.

It’s been an educational year for riding for me, and I want to thank you all for reading my blog, and lending support and encouragement along the way. Here’s to a great 2012!