Last year I decided to set a goal of 5,000 miles for the year of 2018. This required a minimum of 417 miles every month and was significantly higher than the 385 miles/month I had accomplished in 2017. Still, having set plenty of new personal cycling records the last 5 months of the year I was fairly confident I could accomplish my goal.
Today, October 25th, my ride home completed 5,000.7 miles ridden since January first of 2018. 297 days into the year with 67 days remaining. That means I am 921 miles ahead of where I need to be. I’ve ridden 6,014 miles in the past 12 months (with October still unfinished), down from my peak in September of 6,238 miles in 12 months. Last year I rode a then record setting 605 miles in October, and both November and December cleared 500 miles. I’m not sure I care to repeat that as the cold weather has started early this year and I have other projects that need attention. If I did pull close to 500 miles for the next two months, I could clear 6,000 miles for the year which is an average of 500 miles/month. Not sure about that, but I do see another number. In the last two years I have cycled 9,626 miles. I should, without too much effort, be able to push that to 10,000 miles before years end. My 3 year total is 13,132 miles, and my 5 year total is 15,312 miles.