Q1: Why do you bike?
A1: So I can add to my Web Site, also it's fun!
Q2: How many miles have you traveled on your bike tours?
A2: I've covered about 31,679.00 miles as follows.
Q3: What is your longest bike ride?
A3: In 1988 I biked from Durango, Colorado to Southeast Alaska. I then worked in a cannery before taking ferries and biking back to Seattle, Washington. On that ride I biked 4,153.9 miles.
Q4: How many total miles have you logged?
A4: Before 1996 I only tracked my touring cycling miles, at that time I was probably cycling close to 6,000 miles per year. In 1996 I logged my touring miles and summer miles (May through September). In 1997 I logged my miles from May through December. Starting in 1998 I track my miles all year around. The following is the total miles I have logged.
1172.1 miles - 1987 - Albuquerque to Durango + Albuquerque to San Diego
4235.3 miles - 1988 - Durango to Alaska
1932.5 miles - 1989 - Europe
548 miles - 1990 - Estes Park, Co to Albuquerque
2055.5 miles - 1991 - Albuquerque to St. Augustine, Florida
607.8 miles - 1991-92 - New Zealand/ Australia
4310.6 miles - 1996 - May thorough September - including ride from Deadhorse, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska
6208.47 miles - 1997 - May to December - including South America
3587 miles - 1998 - All miles
6318 miles - 1999 - All miles
3692.05 miles - 2000 - All miles
2605.85 miles - 2001 - All miles
4457.71 miles - 2002 - All miles
3710.27 miles - 2003 - All miles
4443.3 miles - 2004 - All miles
5576.38 miles - 2005 - All miles
6604.04 miles - 2006 - All miles
6347.61 miles - 2007 - All miles
5242.04 miles - 2008 - All miles
5743.5 miles - 2009 - All miles
5023.2 miles - 2010 - All miles
6289.3 miles - 2011 - All miles
7600.7 miles - 2012 - All miles
5255.17 miles - 2013 - All Miles
6223.09 miles - 2014 - All mlies
6660.84 miles - 2015 - All mlies
**7077.77 miles - 2016 - All mlies
**7700.77 miles - 2017 - All mlies
7094.85 miles - 2018 - All mlies
138,262.93 - Total miles (222,512.62 KM) recorded, definitely not all the miles I have biked!
Made it to 100,000 Miles on June 2, 2013
Made it to 200,000 KM on March 8, 2017
** I removed the bike odometer to make number with a lot of 7s. Actual miles for these years are slightly higher.
Q5: How Many states have you bicycled.
A5: At least the following 26 states. and Washintoin DC and Puerto Rico
(Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming) (Washington DC)
Q6: How Many countries have you bicycled.
A6: At least the following 38 countries. (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Zimbabwe)