In January of 2006, I read an article about traveling around the world, after which I wondered how long it would take me to ride a distance equal to the earth's circumference (24,901 miles). I set riding this distance as a private goal. I didn't tell anyone. Why? I'm not completely sure. Perhaps it was because I didn't want to be "driven" to reach the goal. Perhaps it was because I didn't know how long it would take, or if I would ever reach it. In any event, I kept the goal to myself. Last Friday I sat down and totaled my miles for the last six weeks (I haven't been real consistent in keeping a running total up to date). With that afternoon's ride I had reached 25, 012 miles. It took 10 months longer than I thought it would (I was hoping to average 5,000 miles a year over the five years). I know that mileage is much less than some folks on this forum rack up, but for me it's a milestone. Now I've three questions bouncing around in my head. First, should I reward myself with a wheel upgrade or perhaps N+1 (I've been looking at folding bikes lately)? Second, will my wife believe me that it was a real goal and support any kind of reward? Third, what do I want to set as my next goal?