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Old 12-21-14, 07:25 PM
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183 Miles

My mileage goal at the beginning of the year was 5,000 miles. On March 20 I was involved in a car accident and lost nearly 3 months of prime riding time. Today I added up my miles and discovered that I was 183 miles short of 4,000 miles which while not my original goal is more than I posted last year. So, I if the weather permits I am going to try for 4,000 miles this year.

FYI - This should not be too difficult because I have off from Christmas Eve through the end of the years and after tomorrow (riding to work) I should only need about 150 miles.
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Old 12-21-14, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Planemaker View Post
On March 20 I was involved in a car accident and lost nearly 3 months of prime riding time. Today I added up my miles and discovered that I was 183 miles short of 4,000 miles which while not my original goal is more than I posted last year. So, I if the weather permits I am going to try for 4,000 miles this year.
OUCH! Sorry to hear about the accident. The 183 sounds doable. Good luck, good riding, and may tail winds frequent your routes.
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Old 12-21-14, 07:37 PM
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Its remarkable that you are so close to 4K after your accident and the time away from cycling, that will be nice to accomplish. Don't push things too hard, re-injuring yourself woould not be a good way to close the year. The time off will give you a good amount of time for 183 miles, or one epic triple metric would do the trick. See if Vic and Rick could fly out for that one, should be a hoot.

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Old 12-21-14, 08:19 PM
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It's great to hear you bounced back so effectively! 183 miles sounds do-able, so long as weather permits. Hats off to you!

ps And happy holidays!
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Old 12-22-14, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Its remarkable that you are so close to 4K after your accident and the time away from cycling, that will be nice to accomplish. Don't push things too hard, re-injuring yourself woould not be a good way to close the year. The time off will give you a good amount of time for 183 miles, or one epic triple metric would do the trick. See if Vic and Rick could fly out for that one, should be a hoot.

Bill
Ditto. The fact that you got back on the horse is a major accomplishment. Stick an asterisk next to your mileage and try again next year. Or wait....What if you began a new year from the date you returned to riding. While a year is a nice organic measurement of time, as log as you're not starting on a solstice or equinox why tie yourself to such an arbitrary date as Jan 1st?
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