missed my goal in 2018!

We had a busy year! I’m using that as an excuse for why I fell short of my cycling goal. We built a new house and had a lot of fun doing it but it was distracting. To compound matters we had a short autumn. The cold arrived very early which prevented us from enjoying those typical great fall cycling days. Yes… I’m a wimp. When the winter winds start to howl, I’m curled up inside with a hot toddy!

2018 Goal –  2,000 km
Cycled  – 1,485.47 km

There’s always next year. Stay tuned for another year of spinning the wheels in 2019…

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Drum roll please….

My final tally for 2013 is 3000 km. Winter weather is settling in with sub zero temps becoming the norm. Time to put away the bikes and take out the Christmas decorations.

I’ve decided to take it easy for the rest of the year and start training at my local Crossfit gym starting on January 1st. That will give me three good months of conditioning before next cycling season gets in to full swing. See ya’ next year…

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Every ride is a new personal best

My previous best total mileage in 1 year was 2,055 km (2012). Today I’m at 2,221 km and the fall is blessing up with some gorgeous cycling weather. If the sun and nice temps hold up we should reach or even surpass our new goal of 2,500.

It’s a great feeling to realize, after each bike ride, that the odometer is registering a new personal best. We’re certainly going to have our work cut out for us next year is we want to keep achieving more.

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mileage back on track

We’re back on track to reach our cycling goal (despite the dreadful weather!). 500 km on the odometer with another 1500 km to go. Provided that the summer brings us A) fine weather and B) no illness or injury we should reach 2000 km easily. That being said July, August and September are the big months. We will have to average 100 km per week for the next 12 weeks to stay on target. 

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coffee, carbs and clicks…

Sometimes a little “hair of the dog that bit you” is just what is called for. After a 100 km ride yesterday it was tempting to indulge in some well deserved R&R today. Instead we got back on the bikes and headed uptown to the Queen Square Farmer’s Market for breakfast. The light fog was a welcome relief from yesterday’s scorcher. We enjoyed some Java Moose coffee and wood fired pizza. We also enjoyed chatting with some old friends, colleagues and acquaintances. It was just what the doctor ordered…coffee, carbs and a few kilometers to loosen up those sore muscles.

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