I consider myself quite lucky to be able to ride as much as I do. I imagine I would have to be retired to ride any more. If not retired, definitely divorced, because my wife certainly wouldn’t put up with me devoting that much time to cycling. I also wouldn’t blame her – I’d have to kick my own @$$.
Considering I’m not ready to retire and I have no desire to be divorced, I’ll just call what I have, good enough.
Before last week, my best non-DALMAC one week total mileage was 280. I beat it by just ten miles but when you’re me, being able to put in 15-1/2 hours of any week into cycling is pretty rare… and good!
I managed 70 miles on the Fourth and 81 on Saturday… throw in a 33 mile Monday, a few easy days and another 54 on Sunday. Add them all up and it’s 290.
I love big mileage weeks. It’s not some hokey notion that 290 miles is cooler than 150 or 200 but because if I’m putting in near 300 miles in a week, I’m spending a lot of fun time with my wife and friends – and that’s all good.
Cycling is the fitness and weight loss equivalent of good times and noodle salad.