I don't mind using the balboa path for a couple loops to get in miles. A lot of my rides start in the east valley and include Sepulveda and/or Valley Vista, dropping down on Hayvenhurst to the park, getting in some miles and cruising home on the orange line path.
I'm also 32. And a solo cyclist. And i've done almost 2k miles as well. I need to find a local group, because my friends don't seem interested in cycling, other than taking a beach cruiser for a stroll.
What a coincidence, crossed 2000 miles (since December) today . I actually took a longer ride home so I could get over the threshold (I'm now at 2018 miles + 55,822 feet climbed)
Im jealous. Living in Ohio makes it near impossible to ride in the winter months. I did 446 miles this month ( May 2012) but between kids, work and weather I cannot get out for longer rides.
Congrats on the 2k ! I wont hit that until September at the rate im going.
Joining/riding with a club was one of the best things I did to raise the enjoyment of my cycling. I put in 700 miles this past month with the club alone. I was very unmotivated before that.
I can't wait for the heat to get that high!!! I was freezing my raisins in 14deg celcius(57f) this morning. Way too cold! I'm a 22+ kind of guy. I love sweating in the 30+ weather!
Im 50 and hit my first 2000 miles today. Rode my first 50 miles in 3 hours last week end. i started riding in August 2011 after under going a significant lower back surgery the end of March last year. Put 1200 miles on my old MTB and the next 800 on my CAAD 8. I love it and Im completely motivated as Ive lost 75 lbs (used to be 297) and went from a size 44 waist to a 34-36. I actually cant wait for my MD to see me in July for my annual physical. I have 0 bp issues now also.
Im kind of a riding mercenary as I prefer to ride solo. It really clears my mind and gets my head screwed on right.
I feel like riding has saved my life in a way...
Good to hear from fellow cyclist that reached this landmark.
Don't believe everything you think.