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Biking Tally for 2010

Monday, January 03, 2011

So I'm a device nerd. I have had a version of the Garmin Forerunner since they first came out.

I find it motivating to see how far I've gone, and get an estimate of how many calories I have burned. I ordered the 405CX on New Year's Eve, and I'm looking forward to seeing whether the heartrate-based calculations are more accurate.

I don't always wear the Garmin when I'm riding my bike - sometimes I forget or it's not charged - and sometimes due to where I live it can't get a GPS signal and it doesn't pick up the GPS until well into the ride e.g. this morning it only got 1.9km of a 12.5km ride. (For those of you considering the Garmin, it will eventually pick up the GPS signal if you wait/stand still, but sometimes I'm too lazy - or late - to wait.)

Anyway, I just looked at my stats for last year and they were:

Commuting: 4,425 km
Fun: 838 km
Total: 5,263 km

Since that underestimates given that I don't use the watch all of the time, and my goal was 5,000 for the year, that's pretty good!

In 2009 I did 3,713 km and in 2008 2,114 km, so I like the trend, a lot.

This year I'd like to bump up the "fun" km to at least 1,000. The commuting will stay about the same. If I biked every single day to work, excluding holidays and vacation time, it would be 5,500, so I'm at 80%, which is pretty good considering that there are some days that aren't bikeable due to weather and I travel a fair bit for work.

Bring on 2011!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUSTBUCKET1 1/5/2011 7:00PM

    Fantastic!!! You are a true road warrior!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 1/4/2011 3:03AM

You're amazing! Definitely way to go!
I sure do love my Garmin too...

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SVELTSTER 1/3/2011 11:56PM

    Amazing stats--so impressed with your commitment to riding. emoticon Bike more miles in 2011!

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KA_JUN 1/3/2011 11:02PM

    Awesome job and great attitude! Sky's the limit in 2011! emoticon

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    WOOO HOO!!! That's freaking AWESOME!!!

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    Impressive and fun to read about. Especially the upward trend over the years. Keep up the great work!

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