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What an October!

by on October 31, 2013

The milestones piled up in October for me.

  • Accomplished the around the world miles since 1/1/2010. (24,902 miles)
  • Longest ride event (617 k or 384 miles)
  • Highest 30 day mileage (1,152 miles)
  • Highest monthly mileage (1,007 miles)
  • The Kona bike passed 20,000 miles

I’m amazed at all of these mostly because riding 8 miles or 30 minutes was a supreme effort in 2009 & 2010.  Persistence has paid off.

This morning’s ride was like most morning rides.  It was dark.  We went fast for a while.  I slowed down and rode with a couple others who didn’t really want to push the speed.  When we finished riding, it was still dark.  The trail was scattered with wet leaves, still damp from yesterday’s rain.  It has been a week of temperature changes.  Monday the low was about 35° F.  This morning it was 55.  I’ve had to consult my clothing chart every single day.  This morning I rode with bare arms.

Clearly we are moving into the most challenging time of the year to continue riding.  November has not tended to be bad.  I look at it as a month of adjusting to the cooling temperatures and preparing for the months of December, January, & February, when riding consistently is so much more of an effort because of snow, ice, cold, and darkness.  We will see how it goes this year.

This ride 21.7 miles
Malaria Campaign: 3,322 miles
Funds Pledged: $1,746.46
Contributed in support: $4,150.10

Total = $5,896.56

From → Cycling

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