Bike Month Week 1

For the first week of bike month, I was able to commute every day of the week, totaling about 35mi. Weight 178.2, BF 12.3% (I was apparently dehydrated when I stepped on the scale). Not a huge amount, but I do have a short commute. I compiled a video showing one of my route options (the one with some dirt).

Week 1 Bike Month from TheGPSGeek on Vimeo.

Here’s my main commuter: It’s a 2000 Diamondback Topanga Comp.

Commuter Bike

National Bike Month Stats

Here’s my stats for National Bike Month:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 179.4lb
10.9%
2 3.45mi 3 8.00mi 4 8.00mi (est) 5 8.00mi (est) 6 8.00mi (est) 7
8 178.2lb
12.3%
9 10 11 12 13 14
15 178.8lb 9.8% 16 8.00mi 17 8.00mi 18 8.00mi 19 20 21 9.16mi
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 177.2lb 10.1% 30 31

National Bike Month Weigh-in

I’m a few days late to post this, but trust me, I did weigh-in on Sunday. As part of National Bike Month, I am committing to ride my bike to work daily (weather permitting). As the month goes on and I ride daily, I am going to track my weight and body fat % to see how things change with the increased activity level. I will also post the amount of gas I did not use assuming I did not drive my car (a 2007 Honda Fit that gets roughly 29mpg in my daily driving). This is going to vary somewhat from reality, since the route I may take by bike can differ substantially from the route I take driving. An efficient auto route does not necessarily equate to an efficient bike route and vice versa. Also, riding a bike is fun and I have fun alternate routes for bike commutes.

May Is National Bike to Work Month!

Sorry for the long interval between posts, readers. Grad school is hitting me hot & heavy. My thesis proposal got accepted (after half my data was collected already) and now it’s time to move on. Lots of computer work has been done this semester, and this summer will bring lots of processing and number crunching in order to meet a hopeful Fall 2011 graduation deadline. I had wanted to finish by the time I was 30. At this rate, I might be able to make it before I hit 31.