2020 Biking Statistics

Completed the first ride of the 2020 season on 8-March-2020. I bought a new Trek Domane SL-5 OCLV carbon fiber bicycle in February. My beloved Bianchi San Lorenzo developed a crack in the frame and I had to junk it. *tear in eye* I've completed all the steps of grief and loss and arrived at acceptance. It's nice to be thinking about riding again. Now we are experiencing the COVID-19 crisis and biking seems like a good way to get outside but not have to worry about being around other people that might be infected. I just have to avoid the crowded bike paths on nice days. Stay at home and be safe. This has also been a time of social unrest as first, there were demonstrations against the State of Minnesota's stay at home rules, and more importantly, violent demonstrations against the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer. Watching the video of George's murder is as difficult thing to watch as I've ever seen. Black Lives Matter. Racism is systemic. July was a mixture of really hot weather and stretches of really nice biking weather. August was also a mixture of hot and beautiful weather but the beautiful days were incredible. September presented an entire month of fabulous biking weather. I reached my goal of 5000 miles in a single biking season. Retirement sure helps one find more time for riding!

Week Miles Total Avg.
+ week1, 7-Mar: 24 24 24 Ride to State Fair Grounds, Temps near 60, very sunny and very windy
+ week2, 14-Mar: 40 64 32 Ride to Minnehaha Falls, still cool Spring weather
+ week3, 21-Mar: 75 139 44 Ride to North St. Paul, sunny and warmer
+ week4, 28-Mar: 100 239 59 Ride around Lake Johanna, cool
+ week5, 4-Apr: 131 370 74 Ride to Inver Grove Heights, windy and cool
+ week6, 11-Apr: 96 466 77 Ride to Oak Park Heights, seasonably nice, snow this week
+ week7, 18-Apr: 160 626 89 Ride to Highland Hills, sunny but windy, nice riding
+ week8, 25-Apr: 163 789 98 Ride to Old Cedar Ave Bridge, and Bloomington Ferry, beautiful day
+ week9, 2-May: 164 953 105 Ride to Coon Rapids Dam and Elm Creek Park, gorgeous windy day
+ week10, 9-May: 152 1105 110 Ride to Vadnais Heights
+ week11, 16-May: 186 1291 117 Ride to Maple Plain to visit Terri - great riding day
+ week12, 23-May: 180 1471 122 Ride to 7 miles east of North St. Paul - nice day
+ week13, 30-May: 199 1670 128 Tried to ride around Lake Minnetonka but bridge out 1/2 way around
+ week14, 6-Jun: 158 1828 130 Ride to Wayzata - getting hotter
+ week15, 13-Jun: 152 1980 132 Ride along Mississippi most of the way to Hastings - nice day
+ week16, 20-Jun: 171 2151 134 Ride to Stillwater and across the Lift Bridge - cloudy
+ week17, 27-Jun: 158 2309 135 Ride to North St. Paul - hot, hot, hot, and humid
+ week18, 4-Jul: 174 2483 137 Hot humid week, but one nice day to ride to the 6 miles of near wilderness bike trail in Baker Park
+ week19, 11-Jul: 163 2646 139 Nicer weather week, ride around Bush Lake
+ week20, 18-Jul: 185 2831 141 Good weather all week, ride to Pine Point Park
+ week21, 25-Jul: 175 3006 143 Good weather all week, ride up Mississippi River to Otsego
+ week22, 1-Aug: 163 3169 144 Ride to Pine Point Park on a nice cool day
+ week23, 8-Aug: 159 3328 144 Ride to Shakopee on a humid cludy day
+ week24, 15-Aug: 200 3528 147 Ride beyond Hammel to almost Lake Independence - great day
+ week25, 22-Aug: 161 3689 147 Ride to South St. Paul - hot
+ week26, 29-Aug: 204 3893 149 Ride to Ostego again - beautiful day
+ week27, 5-Sep: 164 4057 150 Ride most of the way to Hastings (getting cooler)
+ week28, 12-Sep: 178 4235 151 Ride to Pine Bend Bluffs in Inver Grove Heights
+ week29, 19-Sep: 178 4413 152 Ride to Downtown Rosemount
+ week30, 26-Sep: 164 4577 152 Ride to North St. Paul, cool and cloudy
+ week31, 3-Oct: 189 4766 153 Ride to Hamel on a cool, calm day
+ week32, 10-Oct: 189 4929 154 Ride to Elm Creek Park on a nice cool day
+ week33, 17-Oct: 51 4980 150 Where did this winter blast of snow and cold air come from?
+ week34, 24-Oct: 26 5006 147 More wintery weather and a trip up to the North Shore
+ week35, 31-Oct: 156 5162 147 Nicer weather - ride to Coon Rapids Dam
+ week36, 7-Nov: 32 5194 144 Another round of wintery weather
+ week37, 14-Nov: 51 5245 141 Slightly warmer, so another ride to the Coon Rapids Dam


Miles per bicycle
Trek 12201156
Trek Domane SL-54089

Last updated on 17-March-2021