Monday, October 29, 2012

October Ends with a Whoosh

As I write this Hurricane Sandy is about to amp up in the DC area. So far the winds have been nothing to extreme but in an hour or so that's going to change in a big way.

What better way to spend my last moments on earth than to run the numbers for October.

Blueberry bread during the Great Pumpkin Ride
I rolled 638.5 miles in the month (assuming I am not riding tomorrow.)  15 rides were commutes, 4 were weekend rides.  I rode 309 miles in 10 rides on Big Nellie, my Tour Easy recumbent.  Big Nellie has taken most of 2013 off so it was nice to get out on the big hoss. Seven of these rides were commutes. The Sequoia rumbled for 329.5 miles including 8 commutes and a 72.5 mile excursion on the Great Pumpkin Ride, my longest ride of the month.

I knocked out 4 coffeeneuring rides during the month hitting Buzz, Grape and Bean, the Hollin Hall Pastry Shop, and Red Truck Bakery. Red Truck was by far my favorite.

My year to date numbers are 6,045.5 miles with 129 bike commutes.  My long ride was 111 mile during the all day extravaganza known as the Hoppy 100.

Now it's time to sit back and ponder the wonders of climate change.


  1. 600+ miles?! Wow! I looked and my mileage for October is 382 miles - which is also my highest-ever mileage in a single month. Keep pedaling! Do you usually ride through the winter?

  2. Yeah, but 2/3rds of my riding is just getting to and from work. I ended the month with all kinds of leg problems that are being cured by Sandy.

  3. Congrats on your months mileage....I've just reached my own years target but now intend to ride a bit less up to year end.....


  4. Whooo hoo! Those are some big miles, J. You have some strong legs.

    1. And a sore butt. BTW I rode to work today so add 30 miles to the total.