Cycling: February 2015 vs. February 2014

February was the coldest month in Toronto's recorded history, but trust me when I tell you last February wasn't much warmer and seemed to include more snow and ice. And the analytics tell me I managed to bike a great deal more this year. Here is how my cycling in February 2015 compared to February 2014.

February 2015: 217.29 km

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February 2014: 28.47 km

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I'm chalking up this vast improvement to an improved mindset. Quite simply, temperatures I deemed too cold to bike in back in 2014 felt a great deal warmer this year. And the more winter biking you do, the more confidence and ability you gain.

My goal for 2015 remains a personal best 5,000 km. I'm currently at 609.63 km with the worst two cycling months behind me.


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markosaar

Whopping 70 KM for me. I just ride Bike Share Toronto/Bixi to work virtually every day, even in the -30 or so winds. It's so close, and less trouble than walking.

March 1, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

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@markosaar

99% of Torontonians rode 0 km in February.

March 1, 2015 @ 3:28 PM

markosaar

I don't really consider a simple commute like that "riding" though.

Last year I was biking the 11 KM every day along the lake to work though. That was awesome, and I miss it.

Between work, a class I'm taking, & wedding planning, I don't think I'm going to be able to fix up either of my vandalised bikes for at least another 8 weeks.

March 2, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

this guest

Awesome totals Mike considering this weather.

March 2, 2015 @ 1:23 PM

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