In January I set a goal of 5,000 miles for the year. Last year I hit 5,364 but spent a lot of time on the bike to do it. Also, I was going 13-14 days in a row without a day off and by the time winter had rolled around, I was tired. I figured trying to beat that would be too much two years in a row and I wanted to work in at least one day off a week – but I didn’t want to short-change myself either so I settled on the even 5,000 with the caveat that it was quite okay to fall short of the goal if I had fun and increased my average speed…
Well, after my ride on the training wheels today I’ve only got 56 miles to go to pass up last year’s total mileage and I managed to stick to my one, even two days off a week. With my work, this is nothing short of amazing as I see it.
In the last three seasons, since I started tracking my mileage, I’ve managed to ride the equivalent of just over halfway around the world and burned off the equivalent of almost 1,260 burgers off of my gut – translated that’s 678,970 calories or roughly 193 pounds. 32 pounds more than I currently weigh.
And just in time for Thanksgiving!
To all of my American cyber-friends, have a safe and wonderful (and long) Thanksgiving Weekend.