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Suburban Assault 2015 Recap – Where The Hell Have I Been?

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First let me say, Happy New Year. I hope your 2016 is full of good health, happiness and many good rides.

2016

When your year has been as busy as mine, all you have to do is blink and then it’s all over. Here is a quick recap of some of the highlights. As I’ve posted already, there were some big bike events for me this year, this included going to Cyclists in Suits, taking part in a trail cleanup day, my city was awarded a Bronze Bike Friendly Community Status and we hosted our annual Bike To Work Day Recharge Station. That was all before the summer.

In addition to helping out with Bike To Work Day, my son and I volunteered to help out at one of the stations at the Mesquite charity ride. It was nice to give back, after being supported on many Richardson Wild Rides.

Rest Your Bike

During the summer, we took our first family vacation in 5 years – a much needed break. This time, we went to New Orleans – close enough to drive, but far enough to feel like we went somewhere.

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Once we were back much of my free time was spent actually riding and bike commuting. I even managed to get some challenging grocery rides in.

Heavy Load

All summer long, we were able to teach a few Adult Learn To Ride classes. Those are always rewarding.

Image ©Gene Moore

Image © Gene Moore

This fall, I taught a couple of Traffic Skills 101 classes in my own city. It was nice to keep that local. My advocacy group, BikeDFW, hosted a table at the Texas Bike and Beer Expo.

Texas Bike And Beer Expo 2015

This year’s Black Friday Ride got rained out. I’m still looking for a makeup date. We did have a great time at the Richardson Christmas Parade.

BFR - Richardson Christmas Parade Ride - 2015

It looks like I rode more this year, than I have in previous years. I reached a new goal of 2,400 miles (riding and walking).

2015 Ride Stats

Finally, to cap off my year, my wife talked me into getting a new SUV. Let me introduce you to my Kona Ute, Melba Davis.

SUV

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My Ride Stats For The 2013 Riding Season

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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?).

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October 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm