Today on my way to my office I passed the 1000 km mark on my bike computer. Yay!
I got the computer as a birthday present, but only installed it in mid June, i.e. quite exactly half a year ago. I'm too tired now to get out DateTime and do proper calculations, so:
I cycled an average of 5.55 km per day
My average speed was 14.12 km/h. This is quite low, but as about half to two-thirds of my trips are bringing kids to/from kindergarden/soccer training/etc, it is acceptable. (Samo is doing about 10 km/h now, and 7 km/h half a year ago (he's 5 years old). Josh is doing about 15 km/h)
From seperately collected data my average speed when cycling alone is about 25 km/h. (This is in heavy city traffic, fighting against cars and pedestrians...)
I bought my bike in spring 2000, so it's now 4.5 years old. Assuming the last half year was representativ of my cycling behaviour, that means my bike and I have travelled about 9.000 km. Quite a long distance.
The bike begins to show it's age though:
The front middle gear ring has a dent somewhere which makes the chain (en?) spring off from time to time.
A bearing in the right pedal is broken, resulting in the pedal getting stuck from time to time and annoying noises.
The mudgards are broken and only stay because of the large amount of mud clinging to them
The coupling for the bike trailer is missing a crucial part, so i have to fix the trailer with a strong rubber band
Looks like its time to either bring the bike in for a service, or find some time and a nice place to repair it myself...