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    Numbers (for those who cares)

    So guys, I was looking for a specific thread to share this and see your numbers, my commuters fellows and didn't find one..so here I go:

    2009 is about to end and will be the end of my first year commuting with my bicycle. I started it a little late (March) and these are my numbers so far: (counting this morning commute)

    Commuting Miles: 970 mi (will be happy doing 1000 this year)
    Commuting Trips Total: 132, 94 to work, 38 to home (will be happy doing 150 this year)
    High mileage month: March, 187 miles
    Low mileage month: September, 34 miles
    Average miles per month (so far): 108 miles

    I re-checked my numbers and found this:
    Normal commuting trip to work is 7 mi
    Short commuting trip to work is 6.5 mi (for when I wake up late)
    Commuting trip to home is 6 mi

    To my surprise my first month commuting was the one with more miles....but then I realized that I was living 2 miles farther from work during that month, so is not the best reference. September was a mix of business trips and a vacation week.

    At the beginning I was just doing one way trips (to work)...when I was more stable and decided to do both trips I had a couple of months with a lot of business trips, during a period I decided to have free Mondays and usually free second trip Fridays...so, so far I'm proud of this and I'm looking forward to have bigger numbers in 2010!!!

    What about you? (new commuters or not who cares about numbers) how 2009 treated you?

    Regards!
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    Just cause I can one up ya...and I have a Garmin.
    Total miles year to date 5997
    Highest Month 549 July
    Lowest month 178 Jan
    Distance one way 14.85
    In to my 3rd year of commuting
    Gotta love the New Mexico weather
    Now someone chime in and show what real wuss I am
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    I`ve wondered about my anual mileage for a while but never had a way to track it. This summer and fall I put computers on the three bikes that get any real riding, so I`ll know next year. I was kind of figuring about 3500 miles per year, but now that I see some real numbers on my odometers I think my 3500 guestimate was very optomistic. Maybe 2500- I`ll know for sure next December.
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranman
    Just cause I can one up ya...and I have a Garmin.
    Total miles year to date 5997
    Highest Month 549 July
    Lowest month 178 Jan
    Distance one way 14.85
    In to my 3rd year of commuting
    Gotta love the New Mexico weather
    Now someone chime in and show what real wuss I am
    There may be a few out there than can top 5997 ytd but nobody can claim that you are a wuss!

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    here is a rough estimate of my commute:

    220-240 days of commuting, 7 miles one way

    roughly 3080-3360 miles in a year.

    only time i don't bike is when the weather is real cold (-30F with windchill)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranman
    Just cause I can one up ya...and I have a Garmin.
    Total miles year to date 5997
    Highest Month 549 July
    Lowest month 178 Jan
    Distance one way 14.85
    In to my 3rd year of commuting
    Gotta love the New Mexico weather
    Now someone chime in and show what real wuss I am
    Those are good numbers Ranman! but don't cheat, your trip doubled mine!

    If I want I can move again in April next year....I'll try to find a place that add some miles

    I'd love to see someone around 7500mi just for commuting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    I'd love to see someone around 7500mi just for commuting..
    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...d.php?t=194551
    Recalculating....

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    wow those are some serious numbers!

    now my 1000 mi look like this: 1000 mi

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    Good work guys. I don't use cycle computers so based on average weekly mileage, plus estimates about the rest I'll probably have close to 2000 miles by the end of the year. This includes commuting, road/MUP rides and mountain biking.
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    Commuting Miles: 4659 mi (7500 km)
    Commuting Days: 156 ( out of a possible 203, so 76%) Ironically I drive more in the summer ‘cause I go mountain biking after work
    Shortest Commute: 40 km round trip ( doesn’t include the 5k of walking because of a flat, I had no tire, no pump, not even any money for a pay phone…..sad)
    Longest Commute: 82 km round trip
    This is my 16th year of commuting
    Total riding miles for the year so far: 6792 miles so commuting is a huge portion of my riding
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk
    This is my 16th year of commuting
    Bravo!!

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    I started at Easter:
    Cycle days 81
    April 9
    May 14
    June 17
    July 19
    August 9
    September 3
    October 4
    November 6
    December
    January
    February
    March
    April
    Miles 1676.7

    I have a commute of just under 11 miles in Berkshire UK.
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    September was low due to LEJOG ride.

    Good luck to all you commuters.

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    My numbers pale in comparison to many of the above posts but 2009 was my first year commuting so my increase over 2008 was huge! Seeing what others is doing will help me set goals for next year and keep the motivation up.

    I look at both miles ridden and miles not driven as they are different for my commute.

    Ride days - 25
    Miles ridden 1,250
    Miles not driven 750

    At a minimum I hope to double that next year.

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    sorry double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by rshughes
    Ride days - 25
    Miles ridden 1,250
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    counting you do both trips...that gives me a ~25 mi commute...am I correct?....that is a nice one...If you commit to it...you will double it easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    counting you do both trips...that gives me a ~25 mi commute...am I correct?....that is a nice one...If you commit to it...you will double it easily.

    Yes, 25 miles each way is correct. I suspect that you are right - a little commitment on my part and I should easily double my 2009 mileage in 2010. Fortunately, there are two major construction projects near my office that are both completely hosing traffic and nothing provides me motivation more than sitting in my car an hour plus to drive 15 miles.

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    Since I started my new job it is only a 1.2 mile commute one-way. I also only have a four day work week. So my commuting numbers are low. Luckily I don't use cars so I still put on at least 5k a year, which is more than when I used to drive. I'm not completely sure on how many miles. I don't have a computer for all eight bikes.

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    rough estimates: 9 miles each day x 6 days per week x 47 weeks = 2538 miles. haven't driven to work since the shop opened 20 months ago. coldest day was -35F or so windchill. about time to get snowy and horrible again, stupid iowa weather.
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    I'm a teacher, so I go by the school year and not the calendar year.... I get about 1800 miles from mid August to early June. 12 miles round trip. I don't really keep track of summer miles, But I don't work, so I ride quite a bit for those 10 weeks.
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    I have only done around 1000 miles this year with the shoulder surgery and getting hit by a car again.

    My commute is about 1.9 miles each way.

    Hoping to do more over the next year if I still have this same job.

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    2021 Miles as of this morning. Been riding since mid march. 6.5 each was is my short commute, 12.5 each way when I take the senic route...Still got a month to go!

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    I did about 4k commuter miles last year. I don't have a computer, so it was a PIA tracking it all. I don't include mountain biking or road rides- just errands, to and from work. Hit around 75% of possible ride days, most of my misses came when I go visit friends/family. 14-20 round tripish.

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    I only have 40 weeks worth of data so far, but its
    899 miles commuting (trips to and from work and errands run from there)
    375 miles of dog walking (border collie)
    164 miles pulling a dog trailer to agility training for the dog (20 lbs trailer and 35 lbs dog)
    70 miles errands straight from the house (mostly to Lowes...)
    505 miles of mountain biking.

    overall 1132 miles not travelled by car, just over 2k miles total

    That's fairly consistent riding given that I only have 5 mile round trip commute (when the weather is nice I can actually ride home for lunch and back). Unfortunately, the data clearly indicates that I am more of a commuter then a mountain biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfk
    Unfortunately, the data clearly indicates that I am more of a commuter then a mountain biker.
    When I found mtbr, I didn`t have a drop of roadie blood in me and I hated even to jump on the fire roads to connect two sections of single track. Then my tires started getting skinnier every year and I started to actually prefer fire roads and even hop onto the pavement sometimes. Now I must confess I`m pretty much darksided and my mtb saw maybe 300 miles over the summer. It happened so fast! Well, at least my road bike and my commuter are no strangers to dirt.
    Recalculating....

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    Commuting Miles: 5592 (trying to top 6000 for the year)
    Commuting Trips Total: A bunch, too lazy to count, I try to commute 3-4 days/week
    High mileage month: September, 750 miles
    Low mileage month: January, 280 miles
    Average miles per month (so far): 505 miles

    My commute is 40 miles round-trip with lot's of hills. I commute year-round, on a cyclocross bike. Winter commuting here in the Seattle area is really not that bad if you have good rain gear. Summer commuting here is the best. Good luck to all!

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    When my computer crashed, my ride log was one of the few things I had not backed up recently. I estimate I will have ~4000km of commuting by the end of the year.
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    another one...

    what about flats? I thought about this on my way home yesterday.

    On my humble 2009, 1K miles (which now I'm fighting to accomplish)...

    Flats = 0.

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