That’s Really Super, Supergirl

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:

Map of the streets of the San Fernando Valley I've been on with my bike. Unique (not New York) streets are marked with a light purple outline.

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:

…and that’s two-thirds down.

With almost six and a half miles to spare!

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.

6000 Miles – February 6-18

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!

Also: if this video amuses you, why not check out the rest of the series?