Yesterday I biked the 6000th kilometer going up and down to work, 42 km a day. According to some calculations I avoided the creation 1223 kg of CO2, I burned 407 mj of energy (that is 11 kilos of fat or 24 kilos of carbohydrates). I didn’t use 465 liters of car fuel, for the economists among us that is €651.
Except for the obvious health and environmental considerations I bike because it is good fun and it makes me feel closer to nature, the seasons and unwillingly: the road. I bike all year round summer, winter, -16ºC and snow, I know for sure that my wife thinks I’m crazy, but I have the sneaky suspicion that our dog thinks so too.