Today marks the end of August. School’s back in session. The day’s are getting shorter. My morning commute is increasingly chilly. And in anticipation of winter projects, I’ve been puttering around in my garage, taking stock of my gear, and surfing the web searching for bits and pieces, inspiration and guidance.
I was talking recently with a local rider who is making concrete plans to take an epic ride on Labor Day weekend so she can cross a certain distance off her bicycling bucket list. That has got me thinking about milestones. I remember when I first began riding a few summers ago, I was so excited about hitting a certain (looking back, quite pitiful) distance that I made it my email password for the next few months.
In January, I posted my New Year’s Revolutions. I’m pleased to say that, come mid-October, barring anything unforeseen, I will have completed my second century and my third charity ride. I’m not going to get a second tour in this year, and the verdict is still out on the mileage goal. I hit 2400 miles on a ride home from campus last week 2500 miles on the ride into campus this morning, leaving me with just under 1100 1000 to go before year’s end. It’s going to be close.
So what about you? Have you reached any milestones this season? What were they?