Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Bikes: Trek 520, Lightfoot Ranger, Trek 4500
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> What would a typical week, month, or year look like for you in terms of the type of cycling you do?
Every five years or so, I've taken a many months long tour. For example, 1992 across USA, 1997 across Canada, 2001 around Australia and 2007 across Russia and 2013... Just before the 2001 trip, I sold my car. On return in 2002, I decided to not get one "right away" since Spring was coming and I wanted to continue riding rather than getting back in a car... In the six years since then, I just haven't gotten around to buying a car, so...
Every year when not on major tour, I'll average two or three one-week cycling touring vacations. Between May and end of October, I'll be on a club ride most Saturdays. Between November and April, I'll do my own longer touring ride about twice a month. I'll also do my own rides about half the Sundays during the year.
I don't own a car, so normally every work day I'll cycle back and forth to work. I'll also ride my bike for groceries and other errands.
Typically this adds up to 8000-10000 miles per year on years I'm not on a long tour.
It would be easier to ask how often do I typically rent a car and drive :-)...that would be approximately one weekend every six weeks...to run errands or make visits that wouldn't be as practical on the bike.