Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

A year’s mileage

Posted by Matt | February 13, 2007 | Leave a comment

So, just over a year ago I posted about my mileage at the start of the year with a view to seeing how many miles I was going to do through 2006.

I thought confidently at the time that I would be able to rack up a pretty good off-road figure but alas it was not to be as the table below shows. In these situations it’s always good to have a number of plausible excuses to make for my terrible performance, for example that I had discovered salvation was only possible from the teachings of Jesus Christ which meant I couldn’t ride on Sundays but that (in particular) would be nonsense.

Instead, I have poor excuses – laziness, indolence, a young family, a house move, redundancy and a major website build (more later) have all contributed. But the good news is I have a new bike on the horizon, in fact coupled with the as yet unridden On-one I have two new bikes on the horizon which must surely motivate me.

Anyway, here’s the stats:

A comparison of bike mileage during 2006
Bike Start 2006 End 2006 Total
All figures in miles
Marin Rift Zone 2954 3438 484
On-one Inbred 0 26 26

So in total, that’s 510 miles for the year versus 938 for 2005. That’s only 10 miles a week or to put it another way an average of 1 hour’s riding a week for the whole of 2006.

Oh dear!


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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