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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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In addition to commutes and grand fondos I also recorded short trips to the grocery store. Like this one on the
In addition to commutes and grand fondos I also recorded short trips to the grocery store. Like this one on the "Beer Bike".
On few occasions I crossed international borders. This photo was taken in Germany next to an Autobahn.
On few occasions I crossed international borders. This photo was taken in Germany next to an Autobahn.
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.
One of my nightly rides went through the McDrive - bikes are welcome, apparently :-)
One of my nightly rides went through the McDrive - bikes are welcome, apparently :-)
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.
Heatmap of my bike rides in the Amsterdam area.
Heatmap of my bike rides in the Amsterdam area.

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