Okay, I admit to having somewhat mixed feelings about posting this bit.
Even as to where I should post it. Here or the Coot forum.
The reason is, it is labor day weekend. Also a time when I think of my B-day, which lands on it once in awhile. I turn 51 next Wednesday.
This year, it is a bit different because, as I cycled over the winter, in the rather nippy temps, doing laps around my home town, I set a goal that I'd do a century this season. Later, it was that I'd do a century to celebrate my B-day.
As is, I changed my goal without ever doing the century, to a desire to hit 1000 miles in a month. I only want to count, "work out miles,""dedicated ride," miles...not I'm toodling around my home town 4-5 miles a night..so I'll throw them in too.
As is, this goal seems to be getting to be more and more realistic. I'm going 6-on, 2-off, and in the last 24 days, I've went 204, 225, and 240. Which means that if, I were to get slightly batty, I could jump on it and try to put in 331 miles in the next 6 days and I'd have my 1,000 in a month. Shoot, I could ride a century, a 200k, and then take it easy over the next four days by riding 26 miles each day.
Or, then again, maybe, this old man will just kind of push the weekly average a bit and roll home with a bit over 900 miles in a month....and maybe that 1,000 mile month will happen in the next week or two....
I'd also like to say thanx to Randy at the LBS for some recent work and advice, both greatly appreciated and work very well done.