MMT has finally got around to reviewing his effort in 2018 and generally seeking to tidy up his blog.
Overall, 2018 was interesting year in the life of MMT. MMT continued to be amazed by the development of his first daughter, the Ginger Ninja.
Towards the end of 2018, Team MMT commenced a very exciting project. The Team Manager, Mrs MMT, became pregnant with team’s second daughter. At the time of writing, May 2019, that project is at the 33 week mark and progressing well.
MMT’s efforts through out the year where fairly even, except for the last 3 months, where a 4 week holiday in Spain and the UK, clipped the end of October and start of November. MMT finished December in style with a 1200km effort, mostly on the back of a Festive 500 effort. MMT managed to attend 2 people’s rides, the Cadel Evans in January and the MS Cycle April. MMT didn’t really ride much with RCC. The Southside ride seemed to become a 40Km/h smashfest suitable for younger or lighter riders.
MMT’s beloved AFL football team, Richmond Tigers won the minor premiership, but ran out of gas against an impressive Collingwood in the Preliminary Final. Going home at half time is a very bitter memory. The alternative of sitting next to the Collingwood Cheer Squad at the city end was not an option. Damn you Mason Cox!!!
So onto cycling, here’s bunch of pretty charts to present. The first one shows MMTs yearly worm. The dip at October and November reflects Team MMT’s northern hemisphere holiday. The sharp kick at the end is the Festive 500. The overall total of 8,269 kilometres was the first time MMT has managed more than 8,000 kilometres in a calendar
The second, has the same data set, except its month by month. This graph shows how MMT’s efforts seesawed between months of 800+ km and 600+km for the first 9 months of the years.
The final graph shows my ride activity month on month. MMT averaged nearly 30 rides a month, through a mix of commuting, early morning circuits and longer weekend rides.
So in summary the numbers for 2018 look like this:
So in an average month MMT, does 29 rides, for 689km, which takes about 29 hours and burns 16,428 calories. His overall average speed was 23.15 km/h. MMT wonders what he could achieve if he were 10kg lighter.
Until next blog, ride safe
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