The End of August

I took a week off the bike in August and still put in comparable mileage to June & July.

I spent a lot of time on the Pocket Rocket in preparation for the upcoming National Triathlon Championship race in Portland (less than three weeks away). I was skeptical whether this bike would be race worthy, but I laid those doubts to rest in the time trial last Tuesday when I was only three seconds slower on the Pocket Rocket than I was on my Litespeed time trial bike the previous month. In fairness, the weather conditions were better on the day I rode the Pocket Rocket, but it was still in the same ballpark. Since I can pack it into a suitcase and check it on the plane it will save around $250 getting a big wheeled bike to Oregon and back for the race.

Also of note, 2008 just surpassed my previous yearly mileage record from 2005… and it’s only Labor day.

August 2008

Bike Distance # Rides Avg per Ride
Bianchi 43.5 Mile 7 6.21429 Mile
Big Red 37.1 Mile 3 12.3667 Mile
El Fuego 23.02 Mile 2 11.51 Mile
Pocket Rocket 270.97 Mile 8 33.8713 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird 340.42 Mile 6 56.7367 Mile
Total 715.01 Mile 26 27.5004 Mile

January – August 2008

Bike Distance # Rides Avg per Ride
Bianchi 473.73 Mile 73 6.48945 Mile
Big Red 220.82 Mile 16 13.8013 Mile
Dahon 158.13 Mile 28 5.6475 Mile
El Fuego 23.02 Mile 2 11.51 Mile
Litespeed 334.465 Mile 13 25.7281 Mile
Pocket Rocket 637.13 Mile 28 22.7546 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird 2757.94 Mile 77 35.8174 Mile
Total 4605.23 Mile 237 19.4314 Mile

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