Originally Posted by skiffrun
1. stay alive, unless or until the other is the better option,
2. have fun.
I've done pretty well keeping to those goals:
SR earlier this year.
Yesterday, riding solo thru intermittent sprinkle and rain showers and one SERIOUS downpour with very close lightning from about 20-miles-to-go thru about 15-miles-to-go, sometimes cutting through half-an-inch to an inch (or maybe more) of rain-water puddling-on or using the road as a riverbed, the smiling and laughing about all the rain started with about 50-miles-to-go ... so, yeah, I had fun! ... AND I notched my R-36-continuous streak.
For those that are unfamiliar, here is the link to the RUSA website description of the R-12 award
RUSA (currently) only recognizes R-12, and multiple R-12 awards; there is no "continuous-streak" award (yet).
But, in certain parts of the country, we just keep riding and counting.
Anyway, R-36 goal attained.
Goals for later in the year?
P-24 in December.
(The P-12 is similar to the R-12 award, but only RUSA def'n populaires and permanent-populaires (100-199 kms) count.)
I SERIOUSLY doubt I'll be doing the Taste of Carolina 1200 in October, so that is not even a secret goal.
But I might have a secret / not-so-secret goal (click-here for a not-so-subtle hint