Introduction

This section includes a series of spreadsheets on the details of my rides outlined by day and month. Also included are spreadsheets for my volunteer work and travel plans.

2017 Yearly Totals


Despite not reaching any of my primary goals, 2017 has been an outstanding year of cycling.

I had three big months with cycling over 900 miles each (April, May, & August), along with several 700-800 mile months (March, June, & July), and somehow I've managed a rather respectable average of 65 miles per ride for the year. We had great weather during the 2017 with lots of warm dry days. Only in November when we had several weeks of non-stop rain did I begin to slow down.







Looking back...
So my total number of days on the bike decreased (120 days in 2017 vs. 164 days in 2016). However, the number of long days ("Solitaires") in the saddle almost doubled at 41 days and 3,474 miles.

Also the number of rides of 100 miles or more increased from 11 to 13 (see: "100 Mile Club"). If you'd like to see more detail of the two years compared side by side, I've got that in; "2017 vs. 2016".

It's mid-December now and at this point I've more or less decided to take the remainder of the month off. I didn't cycle during December of 2016 and I loved it! I think having a month away from the bike helps motivate me for the following year. (Just a hunch, but it feels right...)


And if that's not enough...
I'm sure I spend more time fiddling with spreadsheets and compiling useless numbers than what many would regard as practical, but if you're hankerin' fer more... I've got the details of every ride, from every month, for the entire year - just for you to ponder.


A breakdown of my 2017 goals:
I find the total number of days I cycled this year to be surprisingly low - it didn't seem that way? I thought I'd reach 8,000 miles too. And I was pretty close to 15 centuries. A good year overall; but unusual numbers.


I want to do better in 2018.

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