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My Bicycling History

Cycling has been a consistent strand in my physical activities for the last fifty years, the one that has served me the longest.

Averaging about 3,000 miles a year for the past twenty years, I cycle when the thermometer hits 60 (maybe 55, lately) degrees or better, rarely over 85 degrees, and even more rarely when it is raining, qualifying me as a fair weather rider.

Most of my mileage is the 15-25 mile range, usually just for exercise and sight-seeing, with my favorite 15-25 mile rides (or variations of) being:
- Red Mill Rd - (South Westerlo -) Greenville - Greenville Center - CR 67 and home
- out to Durham/Cooksburgh (often stopping to see Bill Whitbeck)
- East Durham - Sunside - Round Top - Cairo - CR 41 and home, with Stone Bridge Rd Ext  as an extra (a stop at Hartmann's used to be a tasty incentive)

A half-hour, time-is-short, need-to-do-something loop that continually comes to the rescue is"
- the 8 miler: 67 - 67A - 145 - Stone Bridge Rd Ext - and back (with the rustic, serene former Partridge Farm as a backdrop)

The big events are the longer rides and the hills we brag about climbing. And I thank my bicycling friends for sharing the joys of the road over the years.





Monthly Mileage - 1981-2021





Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Tot

1981

0

16

18

38

77

199

222

365

60

0

0

0

995

1982

0

0

151

138

271

202

403

309

144

92

20

25

1762

1983

19

112

186

164

157

277

286

213

92

30

0

0

1536

1984

0

0

22

54

53

107

66

129

25

0

0

0

456

1985

0

37

128

89

112

48

183

48

52

66

23

0

786

1986

0

0

87

67

134

88

80

121

66

45

0

0

688

1987

0

0

70

48

83

95

248

264

159

44

91

8

1110

1988

0

0

9

44

46

222

285

372

139

57

82

0

1256

1989

0

0

22

107

37

180

478

217

213

86

15

0

1355

1990

0

0

73

157

173

248

466

407

236

200

68

0

2028

1991

0

0

0

95

77

243

373

288

215

114

0

0

1408

1992

0

0

0

30

138

219

332

330

173

55

0

0

1277

1993

0

0

0

101

159

143

412

402

203

130

15

0

1565

1994

0

0

0

35

224

202

535

350

191

55

11

0

1603

1995

0

0

0

91

172

190

356

226

84

49

0

0

1168

1996

0

0

0

34

132

113

387

387

160

116

0

0

1329

1997

0

0

22

131

71

248

461

367

127

58

0

0

1458

1998

0

0

48

103

197

116

457

348

183

85

0

0

1566

1999

0

0

0

37

212

253

420

308

300

109

53

0

1692

2000

0

0

30

171

155

266

445

407

231

210

21

0

1936

2001

0

0

0

165

317

433

160

556

309

116

35

0

2091

2002

0

0

48

188

233

256

471

373

324

74

34

0

2001

2003

0

0

72

184

193

225

501

373

182

25

15

0

1770

2004

0

0

60

202

327

503

886

339

323

88

0

0

2528

2005

0

0

22

273

320

367

400

388

327

106

62

0

2264

2006

28

15

95

311

301

425

540

602

303

102

90

8

2820

2007

0

0

30

126

325

385

413

508

344

203

8

0

2432

2008

0

0

0

304

301

407

600

500

413

216

33

0

2774

2009

0

0

80

191

236

347

656

501

428

168

93

0

2700

2010

0

0

69

235

348

303

639

528

393

236

89

0

2832

2011

0

10

14

301

409

484

614

502

371

331

330

35

3401

2012

29

26

326

362

531

451

600

610

216

315

105

25

3596

2013

0

8

8

322

399

546

713

500

513

366

126

8

3509

2014

0

2

9

364

542

578

800

528

624

444

220

8

4119

2015

0

0

13

347

215

589

683

693

555

458

300

176

4029

2016

8

48

336

271

12

265

594

570

551

332

200

0

3187

2017

8

68

52

355

261

419

533

424

149

490

64

0

2823

2018

0

63

23

137

207

411

597

557

387

218

16

0

2614

2019

0

30

55

81

143

246

380

367

345

199

11

0

1857

2020

7

11

66

127

310

389

561

530

521

368

131

0

3023

2021

0

0

223

377

416