I set myself the goal of riding 5200km in 2012, that’s 100km a week for anyone who thinks it an unusual number. Most of my rides are recorded on my Garmin Edge 705, although sometimes I forget to turn it on, or more rarely, can’t find it and ride to work without it.

I also had the problem this month that the Edge became gradually more unreliable at turning on and finally got into a state where I couldn’t turn it on either through the buttons or by plugging it into the USB cable – some digging around found a way of connecting to USB while pushing the joystick up – then I erased all the history. So far it seems to be operating as well as ever.

Tracked on http://mycyclinglog.com

Progress: 56%

  • 2889.85 km at 17.89 km/h
  • A distance of 2310.15 km remains.
  • At current average speed, 129.2 hours of ride time required.
  • An average daily distance of 18.78 km required.
  • You should have completed a distance of 3457.14 km by today.

From Garmin for the month:

Aug 2012
Count 18 Activities
Distance 274.50 km
Time 15:14:57 h:m:s
Elevation Gain 3,110 m
Avg Speed 18.0 km/h
Avg HR
Avg Run Cadence
Avg Bike Cadence
Calories 12,884 C

From Garmin for the year:

Count 186 Activities
Distance 2,838.99 km
Time 161:30:29 h:m:s
Elevation Gain 30,084 m
Avg Speed 17.6 km/h
Avg HR
Avg Run Cadence
Avg Bike Cadence
Calories 122,440 C

Still falling further behind, not helped by a ten day holiday with no cycling. 568km behind, although a late surge of activity in the last two days may have helped and I’ve now got a couple of targets to force me to ride more, rather than just an optimistic “I should ride more” intention.