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Old January 6th, 2018, 07:30 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by ese002 View Post
It's a good thing I didn't try to predict 2016. 2016 was unexpected in many ways. Alas, few of them were good. Anyway, on the totals:

Walking Totals (not sure why I bothered to record these. Almost made to
=========== the end of the year without)
2 Activities
2.16 miles
45:52 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 16 ft
Avg Speed: 2.8 mph

Hiking Totals
49 Activities
274.85 miles
114:04:44 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 51,679 ft
Avg Speed: 2.4 mph
Avg HR: 91 bpm
Calories: 23,659 C
Max Distance: 11.14 mi
Max Avg Speed: 3.7 mph

Cycling Totals
17 Activities
171.02 miles
15:01:07 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 1,959 ft
Avg Speed: 11.4 mph
Avg HR: 109 bpm
Calories: 6,126 C
Max Distance: 18.14 mi
Max Avg Speed: 13.9 mph

Skating Totals
273 Activities
5,306.80 miles
493:27:52 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 149,785 ft
Avg Speed: 10.8 mph
Avg HR: 118 bpm
Calories: 201,037 C
Max Distance: 39.81 mi (Canada Road. No A2A 2016)
Max Avg Speed: 17.2 mph (Northshore Inline Marathon)

Total Totals
342 Activities
5,764.98 mi
624:13:38 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 203,614 ft
Avg Speed: 9.2 mph
Avg HR: 113 bpm
Calories: 231,360 C
Max Distance: 39.81 mi
Max Avg Speed: 17.2 mph
Hiking Totals
20 Activities
152.98 miles
Elevation Gain: 30,984 ft
Avg Speed: 2.3 mph
Avg HR: 90 bpm
Calories: 12,028 C
Max Distance: 13.16 miles

Cycling Totals
47 Activities
537.20 miles
Elevation Gain: 8,415 ft
Avg Speed: 11.8 mph
Avg HR: 106 bpm
Calories: 13,862 C
Max Distance: 27.30 miles

Skating Totals
332 Activities
5,231.09 miles
Elevation Gain: 132,585 ft
Avg Speed: 11.4 mph
Avg HR: 118 bpm
Calories: 187,419 C
Max Distance: 50.75 miles

Scooter Totals
59 Activities
142.57 miles

Total Totals
458 Activities
6,063.84 miles
Elevation Gain: 174,297 ft
Avg Speed: 10.3 mph
Avg HR: 114 bpm
Calories: 222,892 C
Max Distance: 50.75 miles

2017 was complicated and busy. I started the year unemployed and struggling to find dry roads to skate while enduring the wettest winter in 20 years. I ended the year fully employed and skating 11 miles to work each way adding up the miles (and time) in a major way.
In between, I botched the start of Barbary Coast and skipped Rolliní on the River to see the total eclipse of the Sun. I got rained on for the second consecutive Northshore Inline Marathon. I might have placed if not for Garmin troubles and letting them distract me from the race going on around me. I took a pass on A2A on account of skills issues and ended up missing out a hurricane. Iím kind of glad. Saguaro Sunrise was fun but very rough. Altogether, racing in 2017 was memorable but not particularly inspiring.

Finding good virtual travel mapping for the year past was tricky. Skate miles came in 5231. Thatís more than Anchorage to Key West but not quite Prudhoe Bay to Key West. I settled on Prudhoe Bay to Jensen Beach. It is still coast to coast. Arctic Ocean to Atlantic.!1m0!3e0

If skate miles bent the coast to coast meme, total miles just plain broke it. 6,063.84 miles exceeds any optimal driving route with end points in the USA by a good margin. But itís still kind of cool to have virtually skated, biked and hiked from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Kinchil Ė Celestun, a little Mexican town on the YucatŠn Peninsula facing the South side of Gulf of Mexico. A little obscure but it still tundra to tropics.!1m0!3e0!4e1

Compared to 2016, I actually skated fewer miles and cycled more. Many things changed but the standouts are jobs and weather. 2016 was a drought year. Early 2017 was very very wet. I did numerous workout rides, something Iíve hardly ever done since putting on skates in 1997 and I did it because it was persistently too wet to skate. I was mostly employed in 2017 vs mostly not in 2016. I biked rather than skated to work on days when I needed the extra carrying capacity.

This will not extend much into 2018. Iím going to cut back on my self-powered commutes. I like to do it but the 21 mile round trip just takes too long and since I tend to work long hours it doesnít leave much time for anything else. I aim to go from a nominal 3-4 skate commutes + 1 bike commute to a steady two skate commutes per week. I will probably only bike when it rains. Totals wonít hit 6000. Skate miles may struggle to reach 4000. And that is fine. The may be more productive and interesting miles.

Iím already signed up Northshore, A2A, and Rolliní on the River. I will probably repeat Saguaro Sunrise. Iím strongly considering Apostle Islands and may even do Battle of Bear Creak. I hate travelling for less than a marathon distance but the April date has a lot of appeal.

Or who knows? Maybe 2018 will be completely different.
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