Updated December 31 (YTD 6608.17)

01.01.2008 – Having exceeded last year’s goal of 2,007 miles by almost 1,100 and finished with 3,102.5 miles, my goal for 2008 is to traverse via two-wheeled transportation a total of 3,000 miles during the present calendar year, and to document each trip no matter how short or long via online mapping services and listing them below. New for 2008: I will be differentiating between commuting miles — those to work, appointments or errands — and recreational mileage.

UPDATED ( June 9 ): Having attained my initial annual mileage goal of 3,000 so freakin’ ahead of schedule I’ve recalibrated and am now aiming to finish the remainder of this first half of the year and all of the second half with 5,280 miles.

UPDATED ( October 8 ): Indeed, I’ve now gone 5,280 feet 5,280 times. And in thus eclipsing the goal I recalibrated in June, instead of shooting for a specific number I’m just going to keep on going from here on out with my sights set on surpassing 6,000 miles for the year.

UPDATED ( November 21 ): Crossed the 6,000-mile threshold.

Commuting Recreational

Jan. 01
IAAL•MAF New Year’s Ride
11.15 miles (YTD 11.15/11.15)

Jan. 02
Work Commute
25.51 miles (YTD 25.51/36.66)

Jan. 02
Hollywood Burrito Project
11.22 miles (YTD 22.37/47.88)

Jan. 03
Work Commute
26.99 miles (YTD 52.50/74.87)

Jan. 08
Work Commute
25.04 miles (YTD 77.54/99.91)

Jan. 08
IAAL•MAF Mo’ Better Burger Ride
11.21 miles (YTD 33.58/111.12)

Jan. 11
Midnight Ridazz “Pillow Fight” Ride
18.89 miles (52.47/130.01)

Jan. 13
Backdoor Cafe & Haircut Ride
9.92 miles (62.39/139.93)

Jan. 14
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.69 miles (YTD 105.23/167.62)

Jan. 15
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.89 miles (YTD 135.12/197.51)

Jan. 16
Roundtrip Work Commute
25.04 miles (YTD 160.16/222.55)

Jan. 16
Hollywood Burrito Project
16.37 miles (YTD 78.76/238.92)

Jan. 17
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.55 miles (YTD 187.71/266.47)

Jan. 18
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.65 miles ( YTD 215.36/294.12)

Jan. 20
Downtown Bike Ride
9.02 (YTD 87.78/303.14)

Jan. 21
One-Way Work Commute (aka The Death Of The Phoenix)
13.83 miles (YTD 229.19/316.97)

Jan. 23
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.97 miles (YTD 260.16/347.94)

Jan. 29
Roundtip Work Commute
32.90 miles (YTD 293.06/380.84)

Jan. 30
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.97 miles (YTD 321.03/408.81)

Jan. 31
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.55 miles (YTD 348.58/436.36)

JANUARY MILEAGE: 436.36

Feb. 05
Roundtrip Work Commute + LADOT BAC Meeting
34.46 miles (YTD 383.04/470.82)

Feb. 06
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.07 miles (YTD 410.11/497.89)

Feb. 07
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.20 miles (YTD 438.31/526.09)

Feb. 08
Midnight Ridazz Sadie Hawkins Ride
12.23 miles (YTD 100.01/538.32)

Feb. 10
IAAL•MAF Watts Happening II Scout Ride
19.61 miles (YTD 119.62/557.93)

Feb. 10
Vista Theater Matinee Ride
3.20 miles (YTD 122.82/561.13)

Feb. 11
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.66 miles (YTD 465.97/588.79)

Feb. 12
Roundtrip Work Commute + Hollywood
29.96 miles (YTD 495.93/ 618.75)

Feb. 13
Roundtrip Work Commute
26.04 miles (YTD 521.97/644.79)

Feb. 13
Hollywood Burrito Ride
14.85 miles (YTD 137.67/659.64)

Feb. 15
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.80 miles (YTD 549.77/687.44)

Feb. 16
IAAL•MAF Watts Happening Ride II
29.97 miles (YTD 167.64/717.41)

Feb. 17
Hollywood Farmer’s Market Ride
8.52 miles (YTD 176.16/725.93)

Feb. 21
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.75 miles (YTD 577.52/753.68)

Feb. 22
Roundtrip Bike Commute
29.84 miles (YTD 607.36 /783.52)

Feb. 23
Roundtrip to Sherman Oaks Batting Cages With Eric Richardson
40.74 miles (YTD 216.90/824.26)

Feb. 29
Roundtrip Work Commute + Convention Center
30.41 miles (YTD 637.77 /854.67)

FEBRUARY MILEAGE: 418.31

March 2
Acura L.A. Bike Tour Ride
36.24 miles ( YTD 253.14/890.91)

March 3
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.11 miles (YTD 665.88/919.02)

March 4
Roundtrip Work Commute (aka The Councilman Jack Weiss FraidyCat Ride)
30.86 miles (YTD 696.74/949.88)

March 5
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.61 miles (YTD 724.35/977.49)

March 10
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.62 miles (YTD 751.97/1005.11)

March 11
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.45 miles (YTD 779.42/1032.56)

March 12
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.52 miles (YTD 806.94/1060.08)

March 13
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.55 miles (YTD 834.49/1087.63)

March 14
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.45 miles (YTD 861.94/1115.08)

March 14
Midnight Ridazz: The Mother Of All Rides
22.72 miles (YTD 275.86/1137.80)

March 17
Roundtrip Work Commute + BWC meeting
31.59 miles (YTD 893.53/1169.39)

March 18
Roundtrip Word Commute
27.86 miles (YTD 921.39/1197.25)

March 19
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.66 miles (YTD 950.05/1225.91)

March 20
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.71 miles (YTD 978.76/1254.62)

March 21
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.14 miles (YTD 1009.90/1285.76)

March 24
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.59 miles (YTD 1038.49/1314.35)

March 25
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.51 miles (YTD 1067.00/1342.86)

March 26
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.31 miles (YTD 1096.31/1372.17)

March 27
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.67 miles (YTD 1124.98/1400.84)

March 28
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.69 miles (YTD 1153.67/1429.53)

March 29
Diamond Foam & Fabric Errand
12.48 miles (YTD 1166.15/1442.01)

March 30
Silver Lake To Montrose to Eagle Rock to Highland Park King Taco Ride
32.35 miles (YTD 308.21/1474.36)

March 31
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.39 miles (YTD 1197.54/1505.75)

MARCH MILEAGE: 651.08

April 1
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.41 miles (YTD 1227.95/1536.16)

April 7
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.61 miles (YTD 1258.56/1566.77)

April 8

Roundtrip Work Commute
30.41 miles (YTD 1288.97/1597.18)

April 9
Roundtrip Work Commute + Hollywood Burrito Project
41.87 miles (YTD 1330.84/1639.05)

April 10
Roundtrip Bike Commute
28.49 miles (YTD 1359.33/1667.54)

April 11
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.05 miles (YTD 1388.38/1696.05)

April 11
Midnight Ridazz — The Glo Ride
20.29 miles (YTD 328.50/1716.88)

April 14
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.72 miles (YTD 1417.10/1745.60)

April 15
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.97 miles (YTD 1447.07/1775.57)

April 16
Roundtrip Work Commute
25.96 miles (YTD 1473.03/1801.53)

April 16
Hollywood Burrito Project
10.04 miles miles (YTD 338.54/1811.57) )

April 17
Roundtrip Work Commute (shortened due to Bus Race ride on the MTA’s No. 439 line downtown)
15.09 miles (YTD 1488.12/1826.66)

April 17
Post Bus Race Ride Home
3.56 miles (YTD 342.10/1830.22)

April 18
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.36 miles (YTD 1518.48/1860.58)

April 21
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.10 miles (YTD 1548.58/1890.68)

April 23
Roundtrip Work Commute + River Ride
45.32 miles (YTD 1593.90/1936.00)

April 24
Roundtrip Work Commute to Downtown
29.61 miles (YTD 1623.51/1965.61)

April 24
IAAL•MAF Thursday Ride
11.49 miles (YTD 353.59/1977.10)

April 25
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.57 miles (YTD 1654.08/2007.67)

April 28
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.41 miles (YTD 1683.49/2037.08 )

April 29
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.46 miles (YTD 1711.95/2065.54)

April 30
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.38 miles (YTD 1740.33/2093.92)

APRIL MILEAGE: 588.17

May 1
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.59 miles (YTD 1768.92/2122.51)

May 2
One-Way Work Commute + Marina Del Rey
19.70 miles ( 1788.62/2142.21)

May 2
RIDE-Arc + Ride Home
24.70 miles miles ( 378.29/2166.91)

May 5
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.79 miles (YTD 1818.41/2196.70)

May 6
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.15 miles (YTD 1847.56/2225.85)

May 7
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.57 miles (YTD 1876.13/2254.42)

May 8
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.60 miles (YTD 1904.73/2283.02)

May 9
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.93 miles (YTD 1932.66/2310.95)

May 12
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.25 miles (YTD 1960.91/2339.20)

May 13
Roundtrip Work Commute
33.91 miles (YTD 1994.82/2373.11)

May 14
Roundtrip Work Commute + Hollywood
32.13 miles (YTD 2026.95/2405.24)

May 14
Hollywood Burrito Project
12.53 miles (YTD 390.82/2417.77)

May 15
Roundtrip Work Commute
36.11 miles (YTD 2063.06/2453.88)

May 16
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.92 miles (YTD 2090.98/2481.80)

May 19
Roundtrip Work Commute

28.46 miles (YTD 2119.44/2510.26)

May 20
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.42 miles (YTD 2147.86/2538.68)

May 21
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.82 miles (YTD 2178.68/2569.50)

May 22
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.92 miles (YTD 2209.60/2600.42)

May 23
Roundtrip Work Commute + Dodger Stadium
34.13 miles (YTD 2243.73/2634.55)

May 25
Ventura River Ride
15.38 miles (YTD 406.20/2649.93)

May 28
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.48 miles (YTD 2272.21/2678.41)

May 29
44th Birthday Ride
70.10 miles (YTD 476.30/2748.51)

May 30
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.87 miles (YTD 2300.07/2776.37)

MAY MILEAGE: 682.45

June 2
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.86 miles (YTD 2327.93/2804.23)

June 3
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.25 miles (YTD 2356.18/2832.48)

June 4
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.53 miles (YTD 2386.71/2863.01)

June 5
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.76 miles (YTD 2416.47/2892.77)

June 6
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.29 miles (YTD 2444.76/2921.06)

June 6
RIDE-Arc Escape From Los Angeles 2 Ride
25.00 miles (YTD 501.3/2946.06)

June 7
L.A. River Ride Route Marking Ride
24.76 miles (YTD 526.06/2970.82)

June 9
Roundtrip Work Commmute
29.89 miles (YTD 2474.65/3000.71)

June 9
Griffith Park Festival of Lights Meeting

9.23 miles (YTD 535.29/3009.94)

June 10
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.80 miles (YTD 2504.45/3039.74)

June 11
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.95 miles (YTD 2532.40/3067.69)

June 12
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.23 miles (YTD 2560.63/3095.92)

June 13
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.10 miles (YTD 2588.73/3124.02)

June 15
Snail Blossom Harvest Ride
13.34 miles (YTD ( 548.63/3137.36)

June 16
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.00 miles (YTD 2616.73/3165.36)

June 17
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.23 miles (YTD 2644.96/3193.59)

June 18
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.20 miles (YTD 2673.16/3221.79)

June 19
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.06 miles (YTD 2701.22/3249.85)

June 20
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.46 miles (YTD 2729.68/3278.31)

June 23
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.59 miles (YTD 2758.27/3306.90)

June 24
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.02 miles (YTD 2786.29/3334.92)

June 25
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.47 miles (YTD 2814.76/3363.39)

June 26
Roundtip Work Commute
28.64 miles (YTD 2843.40/3392.03)

June 27
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.79 miles (YTD 2871.19/3419.82)

June 30
Roundtrip Work Commute (plus three times around
the Silver Lake reservoir to give me juuuuust enough
to break May’s mileage record of 682.45)

40.80 miles (YTD 2911.99/3460.62)

JUNE MILEAGE: 684.25

July 1
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.58 miles (YTD 2940.57/3489.20)

July 2
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.92 miles (YTD 2968.49/3517.12)

July 3
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.25 miles (YTD 2996.74/3545.37 )

July 4
Washington Boulevard By George Independence Day Ride
63.84 miles (YTD 612.47/3609.21)

July 7
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.97 miles (YTD 3026.71/3639.18)

July 8
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.47 miles (YTD 3055.18/3667.65)

July 9
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.73 miles (YTD 3083.91/3696.38)

July 10
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.92 miles (YTD 3113.83/3726.30)

July 21
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.23 miles (YTD 3142.06/3754.53)

July 23
Roundtrip Work Commute
23.18 miles (YTD 3165.24/3777.71)

July 23
Positively 4th Street Ride
11.64 miles (YTD 624.11/3789.35)

July 24
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.57 miles (YTD 3193.81/3817.92)

July 25
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.86 miles (YTD 3221.67/3845.78)

July 28
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.83 miles (YTD 3251.50/3875.61)

July 29
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.94 miles (YTD 3280.44/3904.55)

July 30
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.80 miles (YTD 3310.24/3934.35)

July 31
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.43 miles (YTD 3339.67/3963.78)

JULY MILEAGE: 503.16

August 1
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.47 miles (YTD 3367.14/3991.25)

August 1
RIDE-Arc Pasadena Ride
40.58 miles (YTD 664.69/4031.83)

August 4
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.37 miles (YTD 3394.51/4059.20)

August 5
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.30 miles (YTD 3423.81/4088.50)

August 6
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.60 miles (YTD 3451.41/4116.10)

August 7
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.27 miles (YTD 3480.68/4145.37)

August 8
Roundtip Work Commute
27.79 miles (YTD 3508.47/4173.16)

August 11
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.79 miles (YTD 3538.26/4202.95)

August 12
Roundtrip Word Commute
27.60 miles (YTD 3565.86/4230.55)

August 13
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.79 miles (YTD 3595.65/4260.34)

August 14
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.27 miles (YTD 3624.92/4289.61)

August 15
Roundtrip Work Commute
27.70 miles (YTD 3652.62/4317.31)

August 18
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.63 miles (YTD 3681.25/4345.94)

August 19
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.26 miles (YTD 3710.51/4375.20)

August 20
One-way Work Commute
13.77 miles (YTD 3724.28/4388.97)

August 21
One-Way Work Commute + IAAL•MAF “Scoot & Shoot” Ride
36.64 miles (YTD 3760.92/4425.61)

August 22
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.82 miles (YTD 3792.74/4457.43)

August 25
One-Way Work Commute
14.49 miles (YTD 3807.23/4471.92)

August 26
One-Way Work Commute
16.46 miles (YTD 3823.69/4488.38)

August 27
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.87 miles (YTD 3855.56/4520.25)

August 28
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.33 miles (YTD 3886.89/4551.58)

August 29
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.35 miles (YTD 3918.24/4582.93)

AUGUST MILEAGE: 619.15

September 3
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.65 miles (YTD 3948.89/4613.58)

September 4
Roundtrip Work Commute
44.47 miles (YTD 3993.36/4658.05)

September 5
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.48 miles (YTD 4025.84/4690.53)

September 8
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.78 miles (YTD 4056.62/4721.31)

September 9
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.81 miles (YTD 4085.43/4750.12)

September 10
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.38 miles (YTD 4116.81/4781.50)

September 11
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.24 miles (YTD 4148.05/4812.74)

September 12
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.07 miles (YTD 4179.12/4843.81)

September 15
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.37 miles (YTD 4210.49/4875.18)

September 16
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.76 miles (YTD 4242.25/4906.94)

September 17
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.17 miles (YTD 4272.42/4937.11)

September 18
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.83 miles (YTD 4303.25/4967.94)

September 19
Roundtrip Work Commute
33.28 miles (YTD 4336.53/5001.22)

September 22
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.66 miles (YTD 4368.19/5032.88)

September 23
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.09 miles (YTD 4400.28/5064.97)

September 29
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.22 miles (YTD 4429.50/5094.19)

September 30
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.92 miles (YTD 4462.42/5127.11)

SEPTEMBER MILEAGE: 543.58

October 2
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.17 miles (YTD 4491.59/5156.28)

October 3
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.18 miles (YTD 4522.77/5187.46

October 6
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.54 miles (YTD 4554.31/5219.00)

October 7
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.89 miles (YTD 4587.20/5251.89)

October 8
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.09 miles (YTD 4618.29/5282.98)

October 9
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.10 miles (YTD 4649.39/5314.08)

October 10
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.37 miles (YTD 4680.76/5345.45)

October 10
Midnight Ridazz Discordian Ride
16.04 miles (YTD 680.73/5361.49)

October 13
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.88 miles (YTD 4709.64/5390.37)

October 14
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.91 miles (YTD 4738.55/5419.28)

October 15
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.42 miles (YTD 4769.97/5450.70)

October 16
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.94 miles (YTD 4800.91/5481.64)

October 17
Roundtrip Work Commute
37.80 miles (YTD 4838.71/5519.44)

October 20
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.38 miles (YTD 4870.09/5550.82)

October 21
Roundtrip Work Commute
28.92 miles (YTD 4899.01/5579.74)

October 22
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.72 miles (YTD 4928.73/5609.46)

October 23
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.87 miles (YTD 4960.60/5641.33)

October 24
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.24 miles (YTD 4991.84/5672.57)

October 25
Tour de Ballona Ride
7.50 miles (YTD 688.23/5680.07)

October 26
Griffith Riverside Tennis Courts
7.47 miles (YTD 695.70/5687.54)

October 27
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.14 miles (YTD 5022.98/5718.68)

October 28
Roundtrip Work Commute
33.83 miles (YTD 5056.81/5752.51)

October 29
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.49 miles (YTD 5088.30/5784.00)

October 30
Roundtrip Work Commute
29.61 miles (YTD 5117.91/5813.61)

October 31
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.36 miles (YTD 5149.27/5844.97)

OCTOBER MILEAGE: 717.86

November 13
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.25 miles (YTD 5180.52/5876.22)

November 14
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.70 miles (YTD 5212.22/5907.92)

November 19
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.15 miles (YTD 5244.37/5940.07)

November 20
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.64 miles (YTD 5276.01/5971.71)

November 21
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.62 miles (YTD 5307.63/6003.33)

November 24
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.89 miles (YTD 5339.52/6035.22)

November 25
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.62 miles (YTD 5371.14/6066.84)

November 30
My Big Fat Megaloop Ride
26.07 miles (YTD 721.77/6092.91)

NOVEMBER MILEAGE: 247.97

December 1
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.58 miles (YTD 5402.72/6124.49)

December 2
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.37 miles (YTD 5434.09/6155.86)

December 3
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.27 miles (YTD 5465.36/6187.13)

December 4
Car-Free To Newport Beach: Home to Union Station & Santa Ana to Newport Beach
16.54 miles (YTD 5481.90/6203.67)

December 6
Car-Free Home From Newport Beach: Newport Beach to Santa Ana & Union Station to Home
23.20 miles (YTD 5505.10/6226.87)

December 8
Roundtrip Work Commute

31.55 miles (YTD 5536.65/6258.42)

December 9
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.02 miles (YTD 5567.67/6289.44)

December 10
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.11 miles (YTD 5597.78/6319.55)

December 11
Roundtrip Work Commute
30.32 miles (YTD 5628.10/6349.87)

December 12
Midnight Ridazz Toy Ride
21.10 miles (YTD 742.87/6370.97)

December 18
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.18 miles (YTD 5659.28/6402.15)

December 19
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.94 miles (YTD 5692.22/6435.09)

December 20
La Grand Crew Beer Ride 2008
28.65 miles (YTD 771.52/6463.74)

December 23
Roundtrip Work Commute
31.33 miles (YTD 5723.55/6495.07)

December 29
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.14 miles (YTD 5755.69/6527.21)

December 30
Roundtrip Work Commute
32.00 miles (YTD 5787.69/6559.21)

December 31
Roundtrip Work Commute
48.96 miles (YTD 5836.65/6608.17)

DECEMBER MILEAGE: 541.33

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