Today, one of our students put me onto this website, My Cycling Log. I had been keeping track of my miles in a spreadsheet since I got back on the bike in April, but this site offers some additional features:
- It computes the reduction in CO2 emissions that result from me riding instead of driving.
- It computes my savings on gas, based on my car’s actual gas mileage and gas prices.
- The log is publicly accessible, which might bring me more of an accountability motive to keep making the choice to ride instead of drive.
May I add that today was a gorgeous day to be commuting by bike? Anyway, I hope that this will help me in my efforts to train for the upcoming MS ride in July. (BTW, thanks to those who have contributed to the MS Society in my name.) I had thought about a 40-mile ride tomorrow out to Oakland Univ. for the annual International Ground Vehicle Competition, but there’s a 60% chance of strong thunderstorms, plus my memory of doing it last year is that the last 3-5 miles are simply grueling, and I may not yet be ready for that kind of workout yet.