I’m not to 30 yet, only 28 days, but I’ll get there tomorrow easy enough. My fitness is awesome, I came out of winter ahead of where I was last year and mileage is building easily, so when I wrote “Meh” in the Title I did it to convey the simple message that the fitness, six years into my cycling experiment, is not the important part. When one eats as I do and rides as much (and as fast, or “vigorously”) as I do, being fit is kind of unavoidable.
Yesterday I took the good bike out for a spin with my wife and friends, almost 18 miles in a little more than an hour, for a recovery ride after Tuesday’s 38 mile club ride and warmup. Wednesdays typically end up being a solo ride or a spin with my wife, so it was an awesome treat when my buddy Mike called and asked to tag along. After I spoke with him, I called Phill and invited him too. That made an even four.
We chose a route with a lot of back roads and subdivisions so we could spend the most time side-by-side. The only time the laughing ebbed was when we were sprinting for City Limits signs. Sprinting is probably not something you should do on a recovery ride, but I really didn’t care, it was all about the fun.
Yesterday was one of those days that made me pause to think about how “lucky” I was to be “inspired” to buy a bike six years ago. I never could have guessed my life would be so much fun, though unlike investments, prior history is an indicator of future performance – in terms of addiction recovery.
Just a thought.