On Yer Bike

on August 18, 2011 in Outdoor Activities

Well after 25 years I’ve decided to buy myself a bike to save some money on petrol.

The original idea was just to get to work and back, but after the usual strange conversations at work, the question was asked, how far would it be to ride from home to Australia.

The answer it turns out (minus the underwater bits and making the route interesting) is about 12,800 miles.

So, just for the hell of it, I’m going to be keeping a log of my mileage and seeing how long it takes me to cover that distance!!

A rough calculation (based on 6 mph, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week) comes out at about a year, after 17 days, I’m averaging 5.7 miles a day so more like 6 years!!!

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(PS, the date I’ve given this post to maintain a timeline is the day I got my bike so I can add a few additional observations of my first few days)

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