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Mosey Monday & Base Miles

by on June 25, 2012

Here it is the beginning of another week, a Mosey Monday ride, and the routine begins again for another week.  When the alarm goes off at 4:45 am, the body reacts automatically and begins the process for heading out the door for a bike ride.  There is no thought of sleeping more, even though the night was long and sleepless.  Most of the choices have already been made, so the kit (a fancy cycling term for the clothes we wear) is laid out.  The bike is determined by the day of the week.  The morning routine is set up so there are no choices and only the mental checklist.  Am I wearing all my clothes?  Shoes and helmet on?  Lights and Garmin switched on?  Let’s go.

It is this kind of routine that allows the base miles to continue to accumulate.  Day after day, week after week, it is this routine that keeps the miles accumulating and the strength and fitness to continue.

It was an ordinary morning ride.  The fixie performed well.  I did climb the hill in Round Bay on the fixie and crested the hill before the other riders.  Beyond that, there was little effort, good conversation, no drama, just the routine and 21.7 miles.

This Ride: 21.7 miles
Month: 374.9 miles
2012: 2849.9 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 16,703.6 miles

(Astute observers will note that these numbers are lower than Friday’s numbers.  No, I’m not going back in time … I found an error in my spreadsheet)

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