Cycling miles....5,000 for the year

balzaccom

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I began this year with a goal: to ride my bicycle at least 5,000 miles over the course of the year. This was quite a challenge, given the number of miles I traveled on airplanes (135,000+ through today) and the fact that I was not only running my own business, but also teaching two classes at the local college.

But success is mine! This week I rode a number of days when the temps dropped down into the high 30's and watched with glee/relief as the odometer on the bike rolled

over 5,000 miles for the year...and it's now over 62,000 miles since I bought my Bianchi Giro about thirteen years ago.

Now if the weather would just warm up, I'd love to get on the bike and go for a ride...
 
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Jackson

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Nice work! I don't think I've ever put in more than 2000 in a year.

And I feel ya on the riding in the cold. I remember a few years ago, my friends and I decided to go for a ride on Christmas. It was 15 degrees out with a -5 degree wind chill. There was ice all over the roads and snow blowing in our faces. I made a point of never riding in temperatures below freezing after that.
 

TannerT

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That's one hairy, audacious goal. And the sweet taste of success is yours! And that inspires me for 2016! I'll have to make a running goal thread to document my progress. Now what exactly do I want to do.....:D
 

balzaccom

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Yeah--It's actually across the country twice. But three years ago I messed up my knee, and have been slowly working it back into shape. This si the first year I really felt I could ride the way I wanted to.

Hope to see you all out on the road--or on the trails!
 

Artemus

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Whoa! 5K miles. You sure that wasn't a moto-cycle instead of a bi-cycle? (Arlo Guthrie soundtrack kicks in). Impressive.
 

Artemus

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And 135K in the air... What the heck? I thought I was doing good as a half a million miler. What is your travel need? I mostly retired from being a road warrior. Partially because I don't fit in the seats anymore. :help: I didn't change size - THEY changed the seats.
 
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