Veni vidi vici

Well, Madeira is mine. I got up and went out about 7 a.m. to go ride my bike. I was going to do the longest of the 10 routes I had (about 15 miles) and then finish up with an 8 mile route on Monday to finish it off. But as I got started, I realized that without too much work I could combine the two and finish them off. My ride this morning ended up being 20.03 miles, and it took me just over 2 hours.

I wrote a pretty cool little program using Google Maps to illustrate my bike riding routes, which you can see here. The routes that I did this morning were #7 and #8 (Dark Green and Light Blue)

The final totals for Madeira:

  • 120 streets
  • 9 rides, varying from 4.46 to 20.03 miles
  • 68.2 miles
  • 6 hours, 37 minutes and 44 seconds (an average of 10.29 mph)

So…. as Carolyn asked this morning…. now what? Some thoughts I had were

  • Attempt to ride every street in Madeira faster. This would entail just trying them again (since in theory the more I ride the stronger / faster I become)
  • Create fewer, longer routes. This would also cut down my time, since in the routes that I have there’s a lot of backtracking, due to having to keep coming back to my house at the end of each route
  • I took a copy of a map I have, and drew a circle of 2 miles around my house. So I thought I might try to ride on every street in that circle, then expand it to 3 miles, etc.
  • Work on preparing for a race / duathlon / triathlon and/or riding to and/or from work.

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Comments (3) left to “Veni vidi vici”

  1. Carolyn wrote:

    You are a biking cool dude. I like how you set goals that you like in order to help you do things that you don’t really like so much. For example how you wrote that map program to give you your different bike route goals. I hope you keep it up!

  2. dieinahugefire wrote:

    i’d like to do something similar around these here parts. feel like mapping some routes for braden and i? :)

    don’t you get annoyed being on busy roads and stuff, though? i always feel like i’m being annoying when i bike right on the road, b/c i know how i feel when i’m the person in the car behind someone on a bike. but most sidewalks are so crappy!!

  3. jeff wrote:

    dan,
    my current biking total stands at 6417.3 miles since sept 2002. about half of that is between hyde park and UC, 2500 miles is in Columbia, MO and another 1000 is in San Angelo Tx. about all I have got out of it is a couple of buff calf muscles. send me an email

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