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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring ride on the FRT



Went for a nice trip down the Fox River Trail to the North to Crystal Lake. Got a nice 21 miles in an hour and fifty minutes. As you can see by the picture of the temp, Spring has finally arrived. Woohoo!

Monday, March 31, 2014

March Miles

2014 BIKING MILEAGE & STATS
MONTH TOTAL
MILES
TOTAL
TRIPS
AVERAGE
MILES
PER
RIDE
LONGEST
RIDE
SHORTEST
RIDE
MARCH 158.0 14 11.29 20.3 8.1

March was another month slowed by winter sicknesses and doldrums. I only really logged miles for half the month. What a winter. Bleh. Total miles year to date is 460.5. I am starting to do more walking/jogging as well as biking. I am sure this might take a few miles away from biking at times when I am forced to make a choice between one or the other for a days exercise.

Friday, February 28, 2014

February Miles

While I had a great start to the year with 170 miles in January, I only managed to bike half of the month of February. This was due to a nice bout of Bronchitis that inhibited miles starting on the 19th. I figger I lost about 100 miles of exercise cuzza that. I will probably hop back on the bike starting next week or once the cough finally gives up the ghost. Whichever comes first. Here's what I managed in Feb anyways:
 
2014 BIKING MILEAGE & STATS
MONTH TOTAL
MILES
TOTAL
TRIPS
AVERAGE
MILES
PER
RIDE
LONGEST
RIDE
SHORTEST
RIDE
FEBRUARY 132.2 11 12.02 15.2 10.0

This gives me a total of 302.5 miles at the end of February. Was hoping to have over 400 miles by the end of February. Oh well. Maybe next year. If I can average about 200 miles a month during the off peak months of the year, I could have a nice smooth 2000 to 2500 miles by the end of the year.  What kind of miles are YOU intending to get this year? Drop a comment and lemme know! :^)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

2011 biking mileage and stats

I was surprised at the mileage I put on in 2011 when I calculated this up.

2011 BIKING MILEAGE & STATS
MONTH TOTAL
MILES
TOTAL
TRIPS
AVERAGE
MILES
PER
RIDE
LONGEST
RIDE
SHORTEST
RIDE
JANUARY 0 0 0 0 0
FEBRUARY 0 0 0 0 0
MARCH 88.4 7 12.63 30.0 2.2
APRIL 246.4 10 24.64 41.5 10.1
MAY 205.2 10 20.52 65.5 4.5
JUNE 575.8 22 26.17 81.2 3.0
JULY 495.5 18 27.53 84.2 2.8
AUGUST 388.8 17 22.87 80.0 2.4
SEPTEMBER 198.3 4 49.58 72.1 27.9
OCTOBER 61.1 4 15.28 20.1 10.1
NOVEMBER 20.0 4 5.0 5.0 5.0
DECEMBER 5.0 1 5.0 5.0 5.0
TOTAL 2284.5 107 21.35 84.2 2.2

Average miles per month was 190.38 miles.And would have been much higher if I had gotten any mileage in the winter. I didn't buy rollers for inside biking until 2012. Average number of trips per month was 8.92.

2012 mileage and stats.

I decided to calculate the miles from 2012 to see how they stack up to the charted 2013 miles I have in the other post.
2012 BIKING MILEAGE & STATS
MONTH TOTAL
MILES
TOTAL
TRIPS
AVERAGE
MILES
PER
RIDE
LONGEST
RIDE
SHORTEST
RIDE
JANUARY 110.2 12 9.18 10.0 2.1
FEBRUARY 80 8 10.0 10.0 10.0
MARCH 63.5 5 12.7 23.8 9.5
APRIL 32.8 3 10.93 11.0 10.9
MAY 197.17 12 16.43 36.0 5.2
JUNE 348.4 12 29.03 40.6 13.0
JULY 117.5 5 23.50 39.2 10.0
AUGUST 155.9 4 38.98 47.6 30.0
SEPTEMBER 201.3 5 40.26 110.4 15.4
OCTOBER 26.2 3 8.73 10.1 6.0
NOVEMBER 50.0 3 16.67 20.0 10.0
DECEMBER 55.0 4 13.75 20.0 5.0
TOTAL 1437.97 76 19.18 110.4 2.1

Average miles per month was 119.83 miles. Average trips per month was 6.33.

January Biking

This January was probably one of the most prosperous winter months I have recorded. After Christmas, I felt it was time to get burnin off all that junk food and holiday glut.  And aside from a slight period of being sick and a minor sprained ankle, I managed to string together quite a few back to back biking days.
2014 BIKING MILEAGE & STATS
MONTH TOTAL
MILES
TOTAL
TRIPS
AVERAGE
MILES
PER
RIDE
LONGEST
RIDE
SHORTEST
RIDE
JANUARY 170.3 14 12.16 16.0 10.0

 I was one ride away from equaling the busiest month I had in all of 2013 in number of rides per month. The longest ride of the month is/was a laugh. But hey! That's better'n nothin! Maybe in February I can push a 20 or 30 miler here or there. It's tough to get motivated to bike longer distances when the scenery doesn't change AT ALL! Heh. I would provide pictures of the scenery I encountered in January. But I am thinking you have seen a painted room before. So I will save you the bandwidth on that one. Happy biking! :D





Sunday, January 12, 2014

Red Gate Bridge

As promised, here is more pictures of where I went and what I did while biking in 2013. These pictures are from 17 July, 2013:

 This bridge is a nice addition to the chain of bridges on the Fox River.
 The pedestrian/biking bridge underneath the automobile version connects the Fox River Trail(FRT) on the far bank with nature trails and a local subdivision with no sidewalks.

Just some proof that I was there.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 BIKING MILEAGE AND STATS

Here is the stats I came up with for my biking in 2013:
2013 BIKING MILEAGE & STATS
MONTH TOTAL
MILES
TOTAL
TRIPS
AVERAGE
MILES
PER
RIDE
LONGEST
RIDE
SHORTEST
RIDE
JANUARY 17.2 3 5.73 10.0 2.0
FEBRUARY 10 2 5.0 5.0 5.0
MARCH 60.0 12 5.0 5.0 5.0
APRIL 96.3 6 16.05 25.8 10.0
MAY 126.8 9 14.09 45.3 10.0
JUNE 205.3 12 17.11 30.9 10.0
JULY 301.4 15 20.09 50.3 10.0
AUGUST 234.1 14 16.72 40.1 10.2
SEPTEMBER 251.1 11 22.83 50.0 10.1
OCTOBER 77.0 6 12.83 21.2 5.0
NOVEMBER 65.2 6 10.87 18.2 7.0
DECEMBER 61.0 6 10.17 10.5 10.0
TOTAL 1505.4 102 13.04 50.3 2.0

Average miles per month were 125.45 and average rides per month was 8.5 rides.
Note: February and April were sparse riding months due to surgeries.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mileage for 2013

Woohoo! Yesterday I put on my last 10 miles for the year to end up with over 1500 miles for the year!
 Finished at 1505.4 to be exact. I have been tracking my miles for a few years at the League Of Illinois Bicyclists  My handle on the mileage log is GITerdone and am finishing 73rd out of 138 for the year on that Log. Think I will work on a break down of info and post it here next. Happy New year to all!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Route 31 and Fox River Trail intersection in Algonquin.

December is almost over. Which means the year is almost over, of course. And I still need another 5.5 miles to reach 1500 miles for the year. Guess I have my work cut out for me over the next few days. Heheh. One more workout on the bike rollers and I have got it.
       Meanwhile, here's another random picture from biking this year:






These pictures are from the intersection of the Fox River Trail and Route 31 in Algonquin, Illinois. They have been working on this area constructing a bypass of downtown for a while now. Most of the trail in the next two miles North of here has been riddled with barricades and obstacles for most of the 2013 riding season. Everything across the street that you can see is gone and paved over now. Am wondering how they will have the bike trail cross this widened mess they have put in. A bike/pedestrian bridge like they did at Rakow Rd. in LITH/Crystal Lake? Or maybe be a tunnel? Either would be acceptable. But I bet it will be neither. And they will wait for some kind of accident or fatality before the authorities plan for such a thing.