Nearly three years in a row

Two years ago I was stopped less than 90 miles shy of 10,000 bicycling miles for the year. Having to quit with a week to go because of a life threatening illness really sucked. Of course, living is worth 88 miles.

Last year, I blew the doors off with over 11,000 miles in the saddle. Revenge was sweet. I crossed the 10,000 mark around Thanksgiving. I rode in eight new states (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon). And I crossed the continental divide for the first time.

Today, I crossed the 10,000 mile threshold again. Along the way, I picked off five new states (Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada). I rode over Monarch Pass, above 11,000 feet.

From Colorado to California, I climbed well over 150,000 feet. Somebody stop me before I do such a foolish thing ever again.

Now it’s time to get well and have some fun. Colonoscopies are fun, aren’t they?

4 thoughts on “Nearly three years in a row

  1. Congratulations! I was feeling pretty good about getting 1000 miles in in the 4 months I get to ride. Can’t imagine 10x that!!! As we say in Michigan, GOOD ON YA!! 🙂

  2. Well done sir on the 10K mark. I refurbed nearly 10 bikes this year so maybe next year I will have to see if I can ride more and wrench less.

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