To my great shame, I am not a winter biker. I’m always impressed by the photos and stories of Bostonians who bike all year long, even in the midst of record-setting snowfall! In my defense, I once had a nasty fall when I went over a patch of ice, landing on the base of my spine. I’m also cheap, and haven’t gotten around to investing in winter gear and clothing.
All of this is a long way of saying that I took a long break from bike commuting before getting back on my bike in April. The last week of April turned out to be the first time in 2015 when I rode my bike every day. But I’m hoping to make up for lost time.
May has been an excellent month for bike commuting with lots of pleasant days, and few days that are too wet or too hot. I biked 26 out of 31 days. I’m still hoping one day to do 30 or 31 days of biking, but alas this wasn’t the month (June is looking good so far).
Here are my stats:
Total miles: 216.72
Average miles per day: 8.34
Most miles in a single day: 14.5
Fewest miles in a single day (when actually biking): 1.33
Most consecutive days bicycling: 12
Most consecutive days failing to bike: 2
Cities biked in: 3 (Boston, Brookline, Cambridge)
If you’re a bike commuter, let me know how your May went in the comments.