Three-Wow-Sand Miles

Warning: horn tooting imminent

Well I missed that by a mile — or 1,500 of them — didn’t I? Not even two weeks into the sixth month of the year and last night I rolled past my goal of 3,000 bicycling miles for 2008.

Officially the new goal is to be at 5280 miles (because I’m one of those that gets a geektickle out of doing stuff like “biking 5,280 feet 5280 times”) by New Years Eve, but I can’t say I’m not looking beyond it already at summitting the 6,000-mile peak.

Random rough-hewn stat: Of the distance I’ve already pedaled, at my truck’s 20 mile per gallon average that translates basically to 150 gallons of gas not used. The temptation is there to multiply that by today’s prices but I’ll just go with a random per-gallon price average of $3.78.

Total amount saved: $567.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."