I read an article in the local newspaper about an Illinois man who rode 89 hours on an indoor bike. Here's a link to another story about him.
I used to ride indoors, but it's so darned boring, I can't see how I endured even a minute. Much less how this guy managed to stick with it for 89 hours.
I had a friend who rode his rollers for 100 miles on New Year's Eve. I don't remember his reasoning. Was he short of his annual goal by 100 miles or did he need another century? Either way, it wasn't like him to be obsessive about things.
With these crazy examples in mind, I've decided to not track my bicycle mileage any differently than in past years. Thanks for your suggestions, by the way. Some of you told me to ignore the mileage and others admitted to being fixated on the numbers. I'm going to go with what feels best for me, that is, I'll just ride.
I'm picking bicycling events to put on the calendar. I want to do the Minnesota Ironman. For those of you who aren't familiar with this ride, it's just a spring-time century, not a triathlon. I also will ride the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. I'll apply for the Chequemegon Fat Tire, but that's never a sure bet. I missed it last year because they didn't draw my entry in the lottery, or that's what they claim. I need one or two others on my calendar. I know Jim and Kevin plan the Bad Aftershave Tour, but they haven't set a date for it.
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