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One Mile at a Time…


30,296 Miles

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More than 470 pounds worth of calories burned (1,654,890 cal)

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Rain, shine and even some snow.

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More cold than I’d like to think about at this moment.

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1,724 hours.

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I went from a solo, geeky, inappropriately dressed noob….

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To an older, ridiculously skinny Chris Froome upper body double (Dude, if I had his legs, I wouldn’t be writing this blog)…

 

To a no bullshit cyclist…

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I’ve made some awesome friends along the way…
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And fell even deeper in love with my best friend.
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I am fitter and healthier than I thought would be possible for an aging fella in his mid-forties.
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Better still, I’m happy.

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I’ve climbed to heights I once thought impossible…
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All one mile at a time.

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This is why I choose to be a cyclist and I never worry about making mistakes or looking a little geeky…. Cycling is always about the journey.  Shortcut the journey and you miss all of the good times and noodle salad on the way to the destination.

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6 Comments

  1. Chatter says:

    I loved this!! So awesome!

  2. MJ Ray says:

    Ah, but do you ride like Froome, which teammate Geraint Thomas describes as like someone surprised to discover a bike beneath him?

  3. bribikes says:

    This is fantastic, Jim! It makes me want to get on a bike and pedal away into the sunset 🙂

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