2014 cycling goal achieved!

I set a goal to ride 1,000 miles this year. I got a strong start in late winter, lost early spring to travel, and then made steady progress all summer and into fall. I had a minor setback when I broke my road bike in July, but I own enough bikes that losing one or even two is not the end of the world.

About a month ago I started riding to work a few times a week, and even though it’s only 7 miles round trip it adds up. Today it added up to a round 1,000 miles.

I planned to hit my thousandth mile of the year on some long weekend ride in lovely fall weather, on my beautiful red Tamland. Instead I hit it on my ride to work, on a boring stretch of road, on my fixed gear commuter with a bad pedal bearing.

Hey, I really can’t complain. I set a goal and did the work to achieve it. It’s been a good year.

And here’s a chart of my two distance goals, for the chart lovers.

— Steve

Posted on 08 October 2014