As a cyclist – or a certain type of cyclist anyway – I like to keep track of my riding stats.
It’s something I’ve done for many years, originally with a basic bike computer, then with the addition of a spreadsheet and latterly with my GPS. The advent of Strava has raised things to a whole new level.
I don’t consider this to be strange. One Mole I know happened to track all sorts of things relating to their riding if I remember rightly, including number of cakes (and what they were), cups of coffee vs tea, punctures, rides in the rain and so on. People get quite engrossed in this sort of thing.
On Strava I now track individual component mileage where it makes sense to do so. So I can tell you how many miles a chain or cassette has done, or how many miles my road tyres have covered. For the record, the figure currently sits at 3472.1 miles on my Continental GP 4 seasons.
This week I’ve reached multiple milestones. I’ve racked up just over 2000 miles for the year (both on and off road), notched a total north of 3000 miles on my Five, passed the 7500 mile mark on my road bike and 700 miles on my Trek District 1 ‘town bike’, all since I joined Strava in April 2011.