I’ve cycled over 15,000 miles

I just took a look at my bike computer and noticed “TOTAL ODO” read 1,081. It only goes up to 9,999.

Which means I’ve logged more than 11,081 miles on my bike. Not counting two other bikes I’ve owned and not tracked as closely, it’s reasonable that I’ve done about 15,000 miles in the saddle in two years.

That’s 283 trips around I-465, 55 trips up and down the height of Indiana, 5 trips across the United States, or a little over halfway around the earth. All while burning about 655,000 calories. That’s also 56,250 pounds, or over 28 tons, of air pollution not emitted.

I’ve saved about $28,923. I do not know where it’s gone, though. Presumably it’s allowed me to keep my rates affordable for projects I like and not work 15 hours a day.

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