Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Miles better

Posted by Matt | December 30, 2005 | 2 comments so far

So just how far did I ride in 2005?

At the beginning o the year I thought I would try and keep track of my annual mileage for the sake of future comparison. It turns out to be far less than I had originally hoped.

A comparison of bike mileage during 2005*
Bike Start 2005 End 2005 Total
* All figures in miles.
** That’s 99 miles since the entire running gear was changed to Shimano LX.
Marin Rift Zone 2208 2954 754
Marin Muirwoods 99** 283 184

So, the overall results came out at a disappointing total of 938 miles which was considerably less than I had hoped. As I mentioned in an earlier post it is theoretcially possible without too much effort to achieve some 2100 miles. In effect this means I have only ridden for six months this year.

This is surprising because when I have cycled, particularly the commute to work, I’ve tried hard and achieved a good pace. It just goes to show the value of actually keeping track of what you do because I feel I have been kidding myself over the amount of exercise I have been doing.

Here’s hoping for a more consistent (and fitter) 2006.


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.

There are 2 comments on ‘Miles better’

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  1. TheAddisonsBlog says:

    To do list for 2006

    In the fine tradition of good intentions and empty promises that people make at this time of year in the post Christmas, over-indulged hiatus running up to New Year I have taken the bold step of actually putting into ‘print’…

  2. Related: A year's mileage | Mutterings, Stuff & nonsense | Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

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