In Memory of One Cool Cat
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
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Haggy, last year, I knew the answer to this and many other questions. I clocked all my mileage and even did a personal time trial every week. It was sort of interesting, but like you mentioned in another post, it's easy to get hung up on numbers and forget to enjoy the ride. I also ended up with some back problems after a summer of pushing my times and distances to new personal highs.
So this year, when my computer battery died, I decided to take it as a sign. I don't know how fast I'm going or how far I'm going. On the other hand, I'm actually looking around more and focussing on the flipping computer less.
Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.