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Tracking kilometers with Strava

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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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 :-)
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.
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".
Heatmap of my bike rides in the Amsterdam area.
Heatmap of my bike rides in the Amsterdam area.
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.

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