My Ride Stats For The 2013 Riding Season
I don’t typically like to track how much I ride. It takes all the fun out of riding and turns it into a goal driven function.
That being said, it’s kind of interesting to see how much my riding has improved. Because I had taken part of the National Bike Challenge for the past two years, I’ve been using the service, Endomondo to record my riding. The cool thing about Endomondo is that it keeps my records to compare my current riding with how I did on previous years.
It looks like I rode more this year than last. The only difference is that I’ve done more ‘sport’ riding than before, while my commuting distance is about the same. The term ‘sport’ riding isn’t exactly accurate, and if you read this blog, you know it doesn’t really apply to me. Unfortunately, Endomondo has only two categories for cycling and ‘commuting’ is the other. If I did a ride that didn’t involve a destination or replacing a car ride, I would have to classify it as ‘sport’. This is something that could easily be fixed by adding a third category: ‘pleasure’ or ‘fun’.
Although I ride all year long, my heavy riding season only spans from April through September. During this time, which happen to have longer days, I ramp up my riding and bicycle commuting. This season I managed to bike ‘commute’ over 1,130 miles and ‘sport’ ride for another 410. According to the Endomondo stats – based on my body type – I was able to burn over 90,000 calories and save 937 pounds of C02.
These stats may not seem too high for some folks, but for me, it’s an accomplishment that makes me proud. I hope to continue to improve my riding stats and increase my distance every year (Not that I really care. Right?).