How far did you go? Or my motivation for a 60 km Boxing Day bike ride
The other day I checked my year to date distances with Strava.
I saw that I’d ridden 3942 km this year and 3675 km last year. I had a goal of riding 5000 km this year and despite doing two weeks of riding in South Carolina and Arizona during the winter, didn’t make it. Damn that canceled Manitoulin Island week of riding!
But I was anxious not to miss the 4000 km mark and so started planning a 60 km Boxing Day ride.
Then last night I remembered that Strava doesn’t count my commutes because I don’t use the Garmin on the multi-use pathway. The commutes get added, when I remember, manually to Garmin. So I checked my Garmin year in review. YAY! I’ve ridden 4,317 km. Now I’m feeling a bit better.
So it’s short the commutes but the Strava toolbox still has some nice info.
This year, I logged
It means an average of
10.33 rides per month
Or, if you prefer, it equals
2.43 rides per week
More precisely, it is exactly
0.35 rides per day
In terms of distance, I totalized
They can be converted in
But please note that the kilometer
is the only official distance unit for cycling!
It is roughly like riding from
(which is exactly 3940 kilometers as the crow flies)
This is exactly the
of earth’s circumference
My average distance this year is
31.8 kms per ride
It translates into an average of
328.5 kms per month
And obviously it means
77.3 kms per week
Basically, you can say I’m riding
11.2 kms each day
My total riding time this year is
This is the
3.48% of my life
excluding an average sleep time of 8 hours
My average speed this year is
It can be converted in
Again, you should start to learn
how the metric system works.
Talking about elevation,
this year I climbed exactly
175.5 meters per ride
Or, from another perspective, an average of
1813.5 meters per month
Yeah, it means that I climbed
426.7 meters per week
All the above is just to say
that I climbed a total of
Approximately, it’s like climbing
Olympus Monsx1 times
In fact, it is 21230m high from the surface of Mars
and it’s the highest peak in the Solar System
At about 12000m I would have passed
the tropopause and entered the
This is the highest atmospheric layer
that can be accessed by jet-powered aircrafts
About Strava Toolbox
Strava is one of the greatest invention of mankind. If you are an athlete and especially a cyclist, it can definitely change the way you train. It does not matter if you ride on the road or if you prefer muddy trails: by recording and analyzing all your GPS data and adding a touch of competition, Strava motivates you to train more and ride faster. Like any good online service, Strava provides a set of API to access its huge dataset and create awesome websites and apps, growing the pleasure of being a Strava-connected rider. This is what this Strava Toolset does: it connects to your riding data and provides additional reports and stats that are not offered on the original website. Enjoy it, and feel free to keep me posted about any issue, comment or new features request!