2019 Cycling Stats

In the past I’ve posted a shot of my biking stats for the year. In keeping with tradition, here’s my cycling stats for 2019:

But with my surgery, most of those stats are really 2019 but missing the last five or six weeks of the year. I can’t help but think I’d have hit at least 8,000 miles and 500,000 feet of climbing if I’d kept riding between November 21 and December 31.

Besides which, this year is what I’m most proud of is one statistic:

111.2 miles / 26 hrs / 8,000 feet Continue Reading >>

2016 Bike Statistics

Here’s a nifty infographic/dashboard-style summary of my biking activity for the last year, as documented on Strava.

It was a good year for recreational riding. I really hoped to get to 8,000 miles, but although pneumonia intervened (ha! Look at that entire row representing most of December that’s practically blank!), I’m pretty happy with my total riding. I got to do Mt. Haleakala, RAMROD and P2P, plus 7 Hills of Kirkland Century, Flying Wheels Summer Century (memorable thanks to finishing the last half as a singlespeed), and some great rides with Dad, including Mt. St. Helens (two words: chip seal) and Orcas Island/Mt. Constitution. What a great year!

I have Ian to thank for all of those hundreds of hours I spent away riding. Without his consistent and sacrificial support, my graph wouldn’t have nearly so many data points. I’m so grateful that, even though he thinks I’m nuts, he still actively supports my riding.

Next year I’m guessing will look very different as we reach a new equilibrium with my working full-time downtown. No training for RAMROD, no mini-rides commuting to preschool, no Wednesday night hills. It’s going to be all steady commuting with hopefully longer Saturday rides thrown in — maybe, depending. Time to break out the lights and panniers and put that commuting helmet back on. It’s going to be interesting.

Meanwhile, here are some photo highlights.
Top of Mt Haleakala, Feb 2016

Ready to ride to preschool!

Singlespeed for Flying Wheels

Katie & Joe RAMROD 2016

Mt. St. Helens

Top of Mt. Constitution

Why I Feel Safe Cycling While Pregnant (or ever)

Day’s Verse:
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

I’m guessing that many of you, after reading my last post, are wondering, “Is it really safe for Katie to be biking these days?” Because I’m sure this has occurred to more than a few people, I’d like to take a moment to discuss my choice to keep riding. (Okay, now that I’ve finished, it’s much more than one moment. Check under the fold for the whole post.)

First of all: I hear your concerns. I would never choose to do any activity that I thought could result in harm to The Boy. Here’s why I feel comfortable riding my bike while pregnant. Note: This doesn’t address potential health risk from over-exercise. This is about crashes and those types of risks.