Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday Morning Update (If Only I Tracked Just the Trips Home!)

I expected the early pie charts to favor the commute, but if it continues to be this much of an advantage, my three months of a shorter commute to end this year just won't be enough for the bike riding to catch up!

If my trips to get to work weren't included, this chart would be slightly in favor of the bike riding: 479 minutes vs. 443 minutes. And it likely would remain in favor of the bike riding for the entire year, so it wouldn't be a challenge.

Happily, this is my last work day of the week and it's going to be a four-day weekend. Unhappily, it may snow/ice tonight to make for a difficult ride tomorrow. I'm going on a "healthy wellness ride" at work today for about an hour, but then will drive it home.

So when I get home today, it'll be about nine hours biking/fourteen hours commuting. And over a four-day weekend, I'll probably be able to get five hours of biking in. So next week it'll likely be back to a 50/50 split.

I think this is how the effort will go for the year. The car commuting will pile up during the week, and I'll valiantly try to catch up and ride more on the weekends. The days are getting longer, and the sun is rising earlier each day so I'll be able to get out earlier each Saturday. But there will be some weekends where I won't be able to ride for 2+ hours to help in this effort. I know in May I'm going to a graduation, and in June I'm going to a wedding.

But then again, in April I might ride a century ride, which will take at least 6 and probably 7 hours, so that'll make up for a Saturday or two as well.

And I can't forget that I'm still less than two weeks into the new year, and this is a year-long effort.

Let's Go, Bike!
Let's Go, Bike!

1 comment:

  1. What if you get a hovercraft for your birthday?