Don’t bite off more than you can chew!

It’s human nature to break things up in to manageable chunks. When we set out early this spring our cycling goal of 2,000 km seemed such a long distance off. Although we got off to a slow start, we’ve been biting off big chunks recently. The goal is in sight. To put in perspective…I’ve eaten three fourths of the orange…just a small segment left!

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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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First ride of the season & earworms

Got out for our first ride on this beautiful Easter weekend. We logged 21 km which is just over 1% of our 2,000 km goal for the year. To put it another way… we only have to bike that same distance another 99 times to have surpassed our goal. As we were biking along, the song “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” popped in to my head and annoyingly stayed there for the rest of the ride. I heard recently on the radio that the phenomena has a name, it’s called an earworm. According to the story the best way to get rid of an earworm is to do a word puzzle. Let’s first see if writing a blog post can cure me…

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2013 starting from scratch again

The sun is shining, the snow is melting and visions of bicycle rides are starting to take shape. I’ve wiped the slate clean on the old cyber odometer. Starting from zero is exciting (and a little sad). Our first ride of the season is usually on St Patrick’s day which is 45 days away. We’re already itching to get out so it might even be earlier this year.

Time to take my bike in for a tune up. There’s always a rush in the spring and the bike shops are usually backed-up so it can take several days. There’s nothing more frustating than a beautiful spring day and no bike. I’ve always wanted a spare for just such occasions…maybe this year I’ll spring for second bike…hmmm…

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