First rides on Grape Ape!
Wandrer added a new feature to their maps: Streets that you’ve ridden but no one else has are called “super unique” and are shown with a highlight around them. Here’s my map of the San Fernando Valley with the super uniques highlighted:
Odd thing I noticed: North and West sections of The valley are way more likely to have unique streets. I wonder if you could use this to extrapolate areas with concentrated numbers of Strava users (since that’s where the biking data comes from).
And if you’re wondering what the title is about:
This one features:
- and MATH!
Month three of 6000 Miles in 2023 has begun. Join me, won’t you?
It’s month three, and I am still way behind (as expected)! I expect my numbers to get better in a week when Daylight Saving Time starts and I’ll have more sunlight. In the meantime, enjoy two minutes of ramble!
I started the “ride every street of the San Fernando Valley” project years ago. It was easy to pick up new streets at first- there are a lot, you know- but I burned through all the closest streets when I had the most time to ride. Now I have to ride ten miles just to get started.
Today’s ride was about 40 miles. About sixteen and a half of those were new miles. It pushed me past the two-thirds mark and put me in second place for most new Valley miles. It’s not very likely that I’ll get the “Most miles in a month” award again, since anyone new to riding in the Valley can get 40 miles just going up and down the Orange Line bike path.
The quest to ride 6000 miles in 2023 continues! This video features versions of:
- a cat with sunglasses!
- an old woman in a fairytale!
- a disturbing medical facility!
- a terrible driver!
- a terrible cyclist!
- a failure of jingoism!
- Not Liam Neeson!
…and slightly more!
Short post to test if this WordPress-to-Mastodon thing works.
I have a plan: ride 6,000 miles this year. that’s 600 miles a month, around 16 and a half miles a day. Totally doable… except it’s not shaking out that way quite yet. I have less than 300 miles so far, putting my average daily ride just over six and a half miles. Summer’s going to have some long ride days!
But at least I’ve added 20ish miles to my coverage of the San Fernando Valley!
Apparently declaring “this time I’m REALLY starting over” is an excellent way to get derailed. Rain, work, illness… whatever. So I’m declaring NOTHING other than that I’ll post rides here if I do them and something interesting happens.
Maybe I just need one of these so I’m not too fagged out after a ride.