I recently tracked my cycling mileage for the first time in a couple of years as part of the Sacramento Region May is Bike Month Program. Coincidentally, while closing down my Bike Journal account the other day (after not using it for a couple of years), I happened to take a look at my old mileage totals just for kicks; what I found was quite a surprise. If you asked me how my current utilitarian mileage stacks up against my old fitness/recreation mileage, I would have bet anything that I was logging more miles when I was a riding strictly for sport. Not so. To my astonishment, last month I logged nearly 50% more miles than my highest mileage month logged on Bike Journal. As it turns out, a whole bunch of short utilitarian trips can quickly add up to be more miles than a smaller number of longer recreational trips. That’s a pretty cool unintended consequence of reducing one’s car use.