Thirty seven degrees outside and it looked like it wanted to rain, but I was undeterred. I wanted to get in 10 miles on the first day of the new year. Today’s ride gives me 87 miles for the week and 10 for the start of the year. It was good! I even saw a hawk. The light was spectacular. Check out those trees! It’s as if they were dipped in white paint. The contrasts of the green grass and steel gray clouds, baby blue sky and the sun bleached trees. What a visual feast!
Do you have any ridesolutions? I wanted to hit 3,500 miles in 2016. I was on track to do that without too much trouble until June. I pulled a muscle in my left leg and I was sidelined for about two weeks. I hated it and it put me behind. Most of July I was pampering my leg and working on a project for my father’s birthday. I had one of those amazing rides on my road bike and pushed too hard too early. In the summer I tend to ride more, but rest assured my commuting miles take me from Fall to Spring with a minimum of 12 miles a day. I don’t want it to be a job. I want my ridesolutions to be milestones for my year of riding. Even if I ride one more mile over 2016, that’s good by me.
Here are my stats:
If I have a goal for 2017, it’s 3,388. I hope to be injury free and above all safe and seen. We probably all want that. I also don’t really utilize Strava as much as I should. Meaning that I don’t know everything it can do. I see the routes of others and yet I don’t know how to copy them or use them for my own riding. I need to get better about using the features of Strava or I need to go back to MapMyRide. In any case, here’s to another year in the saddle, enjoying the world on two wheels!
My other big goal for the year is this blog.
Get out there are ride!
What are your ridesolutions for 2017?