Days 15 and 16

After writing down my transportation totals during the week, I am stunned to see how many miles I can travel in a month.  Most of it has to do with single long trips, but the main reason is that flying in a plane eats up a lot of distance and in a short time.  (not surprising, obviously). 

Having to travel for work this week, to 3 different cities, caused a lot of distance to be eaten up. 

  • Walk – 3 km
  • Bicycle – 27.5 km
  • Car – 35 km
  • Plane – 1350 km
  • Motorcycle – 36 km

Totals for the month so far

  • Public transit – 298.5 km (4.7%)
  • Walk – 28.5 km (0.4%)
  • Bicycle – 89 km (1.4%)
  • Car – 653 km (10.2%)
  • Plane – 5,230 km (82.0%)
  • Moto – 78.5 km (1.2%)


Human Powered Transport – Day 2 – FAIL Aug 2/13

It appears to me that I am going to fail in this challenge.  But then again, I also realize that I was totally naive.  Naive because, obviously, per same amount of time (which is fixed in a day), one can easily travel much much much farther in a machine powered vehicle than via human powered.  I have to take a plane later this month for work, so there is no way that I am going to beat machine powered transport. 

I drove again to work because I needed to get to the edge of the city later on to visit a farmer’s market (now here I’m not sure if my priorities are mixed up). 

So, resetting of goals.  Since I won’t be able to beat machine powered transport, the new goal will have to be one of maximizing human powered transportation.  So, here are the Aug 2nd’s results…

Walking 8.4 km

Driving 64.4 km

Human Powered Transport Month – Day 1 – FAIL

This morning, I got out of bed too late and had to rush to the office, so I left the bike behind and took the car.  What a sad sack I am.  Human Powered Transport month is off to a bad start.  I did have to run to Canadian Tire so at least I could do that from work. 

Then went for a walk with the missus and biked around a bit, so not a total waste.  Here are my distances and mode of transport

Car – 22.1 km

Walk – 2 km

Bicycle – 3 km

Total for month

Machine Powered Transport – 22.1 km

Human Powered Transport – 5 km