When I ride, I usually record my ride on my Garmin GPS device and upload the data to Garmin Connect. I decided tonight to review the data I have recorded. I was a little surprised to see how little I have ridden over the last 20 months.
The monthly totals are as below
I’ve just been doing some looking at my cycling records over the last 20 or so months. There are a small number of rides missing off this record, but it gives an idea of how much cycling I have or have not done.
In approximately 20 months I have done 429 rides. Commuting to and from work has been counted as 2 rides. That works out at approximately 21.5 rides per month. It varies from only 4 rides in Feb 2011 (as I got my GPS at the end of that month), 6 in May 2011 of which 5 were in the USA through to 40 rides in March 2012.
In March 2012, I rode 727 miles. This was mainly going the long way round to work and averaging 18 miles per ride. Conversely in November 2011, I only rode 117.77 miles. This was mainly because I was working away from home and not able to cycle each day.
According to the data from my GPS, in the 20 months I have climbed a total of 120,918 feet. This is the equivalent of cycling from sea level to the summit of Mount Everest 4.16 times. And I did it without needing oxygen., mind you I did come close on several occasions.
The weekly totals since coming back from the USA are
|week commencing||Count||Distance||Time||Elevation Gain||Avg Distance||Calories|
I am surprised to see that only once since I came back from the USA in May have I managed 10 rides in a week. This means that only once have I ridden to / from work every week day. That is a shocking statistic. Sadly this week will not beat that as I was off work yesterday, so can only ride to/ from work on 8 occasions this week. The maximum weekly total I have ridden in a week is 130 miles. I have only done 100 miles in a week on 5 occasions. That is a rather pathetic effort and one I aim to put right. I am going to be unable to commute to/ from work for a period of around 3 weeks in November, but despite this, I intend to average at least 100 miles per week between now and Christmas. I reckon its 11 weeks until I break up for Christmas. I intend to complete 1100 miles in that time (including today). So now its 1069.86 miles left to do. I will need to put some longer commutes in to make sure I reach the target despite the time off commuting when working away.