Today I reached 3,000 miles, so I still have a good shot at my first 5,000-mile season.
Between 1988 and 2003 I didn't own a bike. When I bought a mountain bike in 2003, I certainly didn't think of myself as a cyclist. Things changed in 2004 and I became a compulsive statistics keeper. Here's the breakdown since then:
2009: 4,800 miles
2008: 3,787 miles
2007: 4,410 miles
2006: 3,161 miles
2005: 3,050 miles
2004: 1,454 miles
In 2008 I was on pace for a personal record when a broken collarbone set me back. Hopefully there are no nasty surprises awaiting me this year.