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Thursday, December 27, 2012
My 150k day
Way back last January, I thought there was a decent chance that I'd arrive at a milestone before the end of the year - 150,000 bicycle miles. I was about 6100 miles short at the time, and for the last few years I've been averaging around 6k miles per year.
At the beginning of December, I was 329 miles short. And this afternoon, I tore through the tape! Woo-hooooo! 150,003 miles and counting.
I hit 100,000 miles on September 1, 2004. If you're interested, you can read about that auspicious occasion HERE (PDF document).
It took 27 years. The first year ('86), I rode 2195 miles. In the 26 ensuing years, I've ridden 4000+ miles every year; 20 of those years I've ridden 5000+ miles; 10 of those years I've ridden 6000+ miles.
When I hit the 100k mark, 200k seemed like a long ways off, and an unlikely milestone. Not so much any more. Heck - I might make it before 2020, if I can stay healthy and the creek don't rise.
In the morning, I rode to work over a light snow covering, but the day actually turned out lovely!