2012 bike commuting summary


The chart below shows my bicycle commuting log for the past few years. While there are two more opportunities to ride to/from work yet in this calendar year, the long-term weather forecast is not promising.  Very pleased to have reached the 40% threshold for bicycle commutes during 2012 and to have topped my previous annual record.
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As can be seen, October is the most likely month for bicycle commuting with 36 round trips since I started keeping a tally, followed by September and July tied with 32 round trips, May with 29, and August with 27.
The commuting count in August of this year was curtailed by my two-week vacation in California and Oregon, as well as the unexpected death of my stepfather. I also lost a week in November after minor surgery. The asterisks in April-July of 2009 indicate when I could not ride due to a back injury.
Thus far, I have not decided on my goals for 2013, though it would be nice to  attain 100 bicycle commutes in a calendar year, though I am not so sure Mother Nature or Old Man Winter will be as cooperative as they were in 2012. We’ll just have to see.
Happy holidays to all and I hope everyone has a joyous new year in 2013.
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3 Responses to 2012 bike commuting summary

  1. Kurt Wallace says:

    Bravo, Rick – that’s pretty impressive!

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  2. Well done, and some nice stats!
    If you don’t mind me saying so, you might find a monthly average rather than the cumulative value more useful for comparison.

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