I turned 1000 miles on the new bike today at the end of a 53 miler. I purchased it on 8/29/07 and began riding it on 8/30, about 6.5 weeks ago. Other than a brief jaunt around the cul-de-sac a couple of weeks ago, the ol' Marin Novato has been rather neglected. I probably rode it about 300 miles or so in August before buying the roadie.
My body is thanking me for the effort (continually sore leg muscles). And I'm loving it! I thoroughly enjoy the biking community here too.
Most of my riding is solo and may be anywhere from 15 to 64 (personal best thus far) miles a day. I try to get out 5 days a week and generally aim for 40-50 miles a day. Weather and work schedules have been very cooperative thus far. I know the light work schedule will only last so long... so am taking advantage of most every opportunity to get out and ride.
My immediate challenge is to figure out how to ride in the fall/winter without looking like the Michelin man and spending a fortune on clothes. But as long as the weather stays like this (mid-70s), I can ride with biking shorts and a ss shirt.
Anything below the low 50's is too cold for me. So I need to start thinking about the winter clothes issues pretty soon. I've found some interesting threads about that on the bike forum... so am pondering my options.