Saturday, December 31, 2011

Strong Finish

Got in a 20-plus mile ride today (December 31) ... in shorts! (If I had a do-over, I'd choose long pants. It was in the upper 30s and I knew I was pushin' it.)

For the month - 496 miles. For the year - 6606 miles. My second-best-ever year for cumulative miles, and my 9th year with more than 6000.

If only success were measured solely by bike-miles, huh?

A year ago, as I contemplated the topic of new years' resolutions, I "publically" resolved "to be a transportation cyclist in 2011." I guess I did allright... I showed up at work 228 times in '11, all of 'em on the bike.

In 2012? Um, I'll try to be a transportation cyclist. And... 150K miles* is just over 6000 miles distant. I'll shoot for that.

(Cumulative miles, since I started "transportation cycling" and keeping track, in 1986)

If you're reading this, I hope you got in some quality saddle time this year... and that you do even better next year! Be safe. May the wind be at your back. May the goatheads be scarce.


Clancy said...

Congrats. Racking up the miles nicely. I never have kept track of my miles and never will come close to yours. But all that matters, is that you, other transportational cyclist and me make the choice to ride for fun and utility.

db said...

Wow, impressive. Good riding to all in the new year.