This has been an interesting year so far. Over 2200 miles so far. And now we are riding for exercise as CoVid-19 has severely impacted our riding schedule. This spring our rides have been without destination and all maintaining “social Distance.
We’ve ridden a lot. here is a heat map of our ride patterns in the Tucson area.
The red lines are a part of the Tucson Loop that we use most often to set up our rides. THe light blue line at the bottom center mark our Green Valley ride.
Got a Trek Verve+ EBike this past week. I can still get my heart rate up when I ride, but it is nice on long upgrades and hills. Rode Tucson’s A Mountain loop on first ride. I am still rotating between this new bike and my Domane road bike.
2018 – 2019 was a different biking year for me. A combination of weather and loss of my
regular riding partners had a great impact on my riding miles. Nevertheless, we rode 2200 miles since October
1st. Here is a heatmap of that adventure. It has been good.
It has been an eventful year with lots of rides and lots of miles. In 2018, I have had 84 rides totaling 2060 miles,including 15 weeks over 100 miles, down from 22 last year. Heat and wind managed to change riding protocol this spring.. Since October 1st, I have totaled 2983 miles. The bike group here at Voyager makes this possible. Here is a heat map of the rides.
I have added a map of the Tucson Loop. It help show now much we depend on the loop for our Voyager rides.
Got 224 miles in this December. It is a lot more enjoyable to ride with friends than to ride alone. All but one ride this year on roads. MOst roads tar and chip. I am ready to get back to Tucson. Here is heatmap of this years rides
Over the 12 month period from October 2016 to September 2017, I rode 4587 miles. Since October 1st for this year, I have ridden 890 miles toward a goal for 12 months of 4800 miles. On Saturday, November 18, I rode the 76 mile route of the El Tour de Tucson. The map shows the route.
Just finished my last ride for this winter in Tucson. Total miles ridden this winter approximately 3250, 2350 miles since Jan 1. Includes 22 weeks achieving 100+ miles. It has been a great winter of riding in one of the great bicycling cities in the country, with some of the greatest riding friends I have known. Now it is off to Bay View in hopes of continuing the run through the summer. This heatmap , created by STRAVA shows the extent of our riding this winter.
One of the defining features of Tucson Bicycling is The Loop, a multi-use paved path that encompasses the metro area. This map shows a 63 mile portion of the 100+ improved miles of path and parks surrounding the metro area.
Over the 12 month period from September 2015 to August 2016, I rode 4776 miles. Since October 1st for this year, I have ridden 900 miles toward a goal for 12 months of 4800 miles. Today I rode the 76 mile route of the El Tour de Tucson. The map shows the route. The interesting thing is how the route hugs the base of the mountains. They help define the Tucson metro area.
I enjoy road bicycling. I ride in Tucson and around Little Traverse Bay, MI. I ride a Trek Domane 4.3 in Tucson and in Norther Michigan. My goal is 100 miles per week. Since May of 2014, I have logged over 14,000 miles on the Domane bike. I track my rides on Connect.Garmin.com, Runkeeper.com, Mapmy ride.com, Strava.com and RidewithGPS.com.
I am a co-coordinator of the Voyager RV Resort Biking group in Tucson, AZ. Our Voyager Biker Group has programmed rides on Wednesday and Thursday, and I ride with meetup groups other days.