Another rare "Bike Nazi" post. (Apparently I'm content to not blather on quite so much. I said it and I stand by it... no point in re-wording and re-posting. I would like to do some better organizing by topic, etc.)
Today - May 23, 2021 - is a good day to post, because I hit 2000 miles for the year. Yeah, big deal. There are probably 100 other guys and gals IN BOISE who have done the same and more. 2021 is the 36th consecutive year I've ridden at least 2000 miles; that might put me in more rarefied company.
It's conceivable that I could hit 200,000 miles on February 22, 2022. That might be worth a little extra effort...? 200K on 2/22/22. Has a nice ring to it.
One other thing that's worth reporting on - my Schwalbe Marathon Plus rear tire - size 700/32. It recently occurred to me - hey! I haven't put a new tire on the back, in quite some time. I checked... I installed that tire on April 9th OF LAST YEAR! It now has 4600+ miles on it... looks like it could go for another 1000... and I have not had a single flat tire! Amazing and remarkable! They're spendy - currently going for 50 bucks! - but that might be a price worth paying, for such a trouble-free tire. My previous favorite was the Vittoria Randonneur, at half the price. But each one seemed to go fewer miles than the one before it. $25 for a 2000-mile tire, or $50 for a 5000-mile, zero-flat tire. No brainer! I've got one more on the hook... hopefully it will serve just as well, and in the meantime I can watch for a sale.
Ride safe, my friends. And take some comfort in the knowledge that you are on what is STILL the most efficient people-mover ever built. (The HUMAN-powered bicycle - that's what I'm talkin' about.)