Biking to Work – May 2014

trek12Today’s the last day of May which was Bike to Work Month.  I biked in 15 of the 20 days I worked, for a biking percentage of 75%, beating my 60% goal and setting a new PR!  That comes to about 190 miles not driven.  The Ms also biked in 14 times saving another 75 or so miles of driving.  The days are consistently long and beautiful.  Aside from out commuting trips we’ve also gone on at least four long rides (long for us at 15-30 miles) and we are certainly starting to notice the physical benefits.

There have also been about 4 punctured tubes, all patched up for re-use.  In addition we’ve spend about $100 to get a rack, seat bag, and panniers for the wife’s commute.  The backpack I used to use has been causing her just as much back pain as it caused me.  Plus the new system will help with keeping the sweat to a minimum, which is good as her office has no showers.

Goal for June: bike 16 of 19 days of work, or 84%.

Edit – we’ve been using a GPS tracker for since about March 2014 to get an auto insurance discount.  As a bonus it is a great way to also track our monthly mileage very closely – I’m going back for the months to document our total driving mileage.  In May we drove only about 520 total miles.


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