2013 BICYCLE RIDING SUMMARY! 3

Go figure, I rode my bike a bunch in 2013. This post is inherently conceited, and there’s not really anyway around that when writing a blog post talking about how much bicycle riding one did in a calendar year.

Anyway.

COMMUTING!

One number that is interesting to me and, PERHAPS, interesting to other people: miles commuted, and miles commuted’s best friend – dollars saved. This is interesting because bicycle riding and racing is an expensive hobby, and I try to “offset” this expense by riding to work and continuing our adventure as a one-car household. If I wasn’t riding to work, we’d have to have a second car, and that would cost valuable dollars. Also I hate cars.

In all honesty, my primary motivation for bike commuting is not to save money. It’s just an added benefit, and one that I can use in finance negotiations with Amanda to argue for #carbonwheels (hahaha j/k #aluminumwheelsforever).

5482 miles commuted. I rode my bike to/from work 145 times, and rode to or from work (one direction) 33 times. This is also why my Strava page is boring as hell.

I calculate my milage at $.55/mile, and along with tolls, I “saved” (saved is in quotes because it’s not like money fell out of my butt every time I completed a bike commute) $3,152. Which actually more than offset my bicycle riding/racing expenses for 2013!

So, if you are trying to motivate yourself to ride to work, consider this fact.

GENERAL BIKE RIDING!

I rode my bicycle over 10,000 miles (550 hours) for the first time ever (10,093 miles, actually). This was something I was actually trying to do (sort of), because we have a base 10 counting system so 10,000 miles is somehow important in my brain.

Also I probably won’t get a chance to ride this much once there is a small human living in my house, requiring attention and additional financial resources.

THAT’S REALLY IT.

Yeah, that’s about it. Hooray.

3 thoughts on “2013 BICYCLE RIDING SUMMARY!

  1. Reply Steven Jan 2, 2014 12:42 pm

    Amazing post! Would read again!

    Base ten counting is the jam!

  2. Reply Cippo Jan 2, 2014 1:44 pm

    Gee… you must have a great spreadsheet that tracks all things cycling. Maybe you should post it so that others can use it and be as cool as you.

  3. Reply Cippo Jan 2, 2014 6:12 pm

    8600 total miles, 5000 commute miles, $960 saved on gas.

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