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One year of cycling

Heatmapping an entire year of bike rides using Garmin and Strava

Dec. 31, 2016 -

One year ago I started recording all my bike rides, including commutes, short grocery trips and long Gran Fondos. I equipped my bicycles with Garmin Edge computers that recorded location (GPS), speed, cadence and my heart rate. I covered more than 7683 kilometers during 320 hours of riding. It's time to review all the data and share some photos I took along the ride!

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This pedal was new when I started, this is how thousands of kilometers cycling look like on a pedal.
This pedal was new when I started, this is how thousands of kilometers cycling look like on a pedal.
For longer rides (>8 hours) the bike computer required additional power. I installed small USB power bank in my seat bag.
For longer rides (>8 hours) the bike computer required additional power. I installed small USB power bank in my seat bag.
It was really cold during this ride in December. My drink bottles, gloves and shoes where frozen!
It was really cold during this ride in December. My drink bottles, gloves and shoes where frozen!
First gran fondo was cycling around the Dutch
First gran fondo was cycling around the Dutch "Markermeer", a 208.5KM ride.
During autumn the days became shorter and many rides where done during dusk or dawn. It's nice to see the sun come up or go down.
During autumn the days became shorter and many rides where done during dusk or dawn. It's nice to see the sun come up or go down.
Heatmap of my bike rides in the Amsterdam area.
Heatmap of my bike rides in the Amsterdam area.

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