I need more cowbell.
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
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I'm way behind my goal for the year, but I had a six week + layoff somewhere back there when my knee acted up. What this is teaching me is that while the goal is cool to have and pursue on some level, it's also absolutely arbitrary and meaningless on another. I have fifty rides in already -- many of them are short little rides I squeeze in here and there, so the overall mileage is "only" about 500 miles so far, but you know what? I've had fun 50 times already this year. So I guess my knee problem has helped me see the relative importance of goals and milestones -- still love 'em when I get to 'em, but what's even MORE important (to me) is making sure I'm out there having fun. And I am.
And I also try to remember that even 500 miles, to a non-cyclist, is absolutely unbelievable anyway! So I still have bragging rights with most of my friends...
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione
Proud member of the original Club Tombay