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Tracking kilometers with Strava

Analysing 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 photo was taken during a ride through the forest near Hilversum. The nearby trees really give you a sense of speed (and reason to stay focussed on steering straight...)
This photo was taken during a ride through the forest near Hilversum. The nearby trees really give you a sense of speed (and reason to stay focussed on steering straight...)
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 :-)
First gran fondo was cycling around the Dutch
First gran fondo was cycling around the Dutch "Markermeer", a 208.5KM ride.
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 Netherlands. Red indicates frequently driven routes.
Heatmap of my bike rides in The Netherlands. Red indicates frequently driven routes.
After some long haul rides I disassembled the bike to get home.
After some long haul rides I disassembled the bike to get home.

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