With Hurricane Sandy already dropping drizzle/light rain on the area I doubt I will see anymore long ride the rest of the month so I figure why not get this wrapped up today.
October 11: 121.11 miles, 7:23:02, 6428 feet of climbing
October 13: 101.18 miles, 6:39:38, 5205 feet of climbing
October 16: 103.27 miles, 6:40:40, 6225 feet of climbing
October 20: 121.27 miles, 6:48:04, 6566 feet of climbing
October 24: 127.07 miles, 8:09:35, 7821 feet of climbing
October 27: 101.56 miles, 6:28:33, 5386 feet of climbing
October 28: 114.76 miles, 7:28:03, 5870 feet of clmibing
The ride yesterday took me up and over 1500 miles for October, thankfully, and that now makes 15 consecutive months that I've ridden at least 1500 miles. Still trying to see if I can't pull off my first month without a day off the bike. I've had upwards of 45-50 days in a row on the bike but I can't seem to get out on the bike everyday for an entire calendar month.
I'm currently sitting at 939,247 feet of climbing for the year and going to see if I can't pull off 200 miles of climbing this year. With the expected Thanksgiving week off the bike I only need around 2432 feet of climbing per day to do it and with the area around being 50-55 feet per mile and my 60 day average pretty much never falling below 50 miles per day I think I should be able to pull it off. Going have to try to climb to the Internationla Space Station next year. Yeah, could be an interesting challenge. Talk about a lot of climbing. Unfortunately I didn't think of the idea until a couple of weeks ago, the day after Felix Baumgartner made the stratospheric jump. I had just tallied up my climbing for the year and saw it came over 890K and thought why not try for 1M feet of climbing...than rather quickly the idea of the 200 mile high club came up and the very next day the idea of the ISS ride came up. When did they bump up the ISS to 263 miles. Last I knew it was still around 225 miles up.