The Cyclometer Starts Now

Well, it started yesterday in fact. Yes, I installed a cyclometer on my bike yesterday. Not because I’m training or anything, but really because I kept wondering how far it was, how long it took, how fast I went, etc. from point A to point B (never got around to mentioning that I bought a bicycle, did I? Ah well…). If nothing else, the total odometer reading is a useful thing to schedule recurring maintenance by.

At any rate, this is just a note-to-self that the odometer (and other cumulative statistical goodness) started from zero on September 19, 2004.

It’s right at 6.0 miles after a round trip to The Kennedy School for dinner last night, but the number will only go up 🙂 .

3 thoughts on “The Cyclometer Starts Now

  1. *Sigh* This is how useless a cyclist I have been. As of today, July 25, 2007 — 1,038 days after the post above — the odometer stands at 211.6. That’s about a fifth of a mile per day. What’s perhaps even more revealing is that almost half of those miles have been accrued in the last few weeks, since I dragged the bike back up from the basement. What’s my excuse for 2005, 2006 and half of ’07? I have none. I dare say that my quitting smoking this April has contributed to my continuing to ride, though. Funny what oxygen does for one.

  2. However, as of today, August 27th, 2007, the odometer is at 345.1, which is worth something. Not an awesome number, by any means — it’s mostly made up of 3 mile commutes to work, and short errands around the neighborhood — but 135 miles/month beats nothing. Had I driven them in my very-much-less-than-green car, it might have been $30 worth of gas, but it’s silly to use money as a metric. I’d have exercised less, seen far less of the neighborhoods I pass through, been a less happy person, and polluted each and every inch of the way.

  3. c-dawg, I hate to be sleazy by posting with unwarranted familiarity on unrelated topics (or at all) as if I’m haunting your blog, but I couldn’t think of anyone else who would have an opinion on this:

    the first time I saw them, I did a double-take. Helvetica? really?!

    why doesn’t it make sense? (it doesn’t.)

    nice job on the bicycling, by the way, and on the smoking stoppage. hope the commute is a relatively bike-friendly one.

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