Well, stick a fork in it, so to speak. 2021 is over and so, too, is my bike riding for the year. After adding 768 miles in December, I finished with 10,333 miles. Bodacious.
Here’s a breakdown by month and bike. My biggest mileage month was September at 1,051 miles My shortest month was February at 547. I averaged 28.3 miles per day. I didn’t do a tour; my longest ride of the year was about 79 miles during a day ride on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
I split the year among three bikes, with my Bike Friday New World Tourist being used only incidentally.
Included in the total are 368 miles that I rode indoors on my Tour Easy recumbent in the basement. It’s set up on a resistance trainer. I impute the distance based on effort and time, assuming I’m riding 10 and 11 miles per hour.
I was consistent and persistent this year. I only twice took more than two days in a row off. In February I spent four days after an ice storm working on my tour journals. In May I spent three days checking out apartments and such for my daughter’s move to law school in Connecticut.
I ended the year with 155,189 miles on the odometers of my four bikes.
I’m on a pretty good roll since I retired in 2017, averaging a little over 10,588 miles per year.
On to 2022. As usual, I have no plans but I am hoping to do a tour. Or two.
4 thoughts on “A Year on My Bikes – 2021”
Amazing! I want to be you when I retire.
Ah but if only I could go hiking.