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My cumulative mileage in 2020

Old 01-11-20, 02:13 PM
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My cumulative mileage in 2020

So far, Iíve ridden 36.4 miles in 2020. All of it today. It was a scorcher of a day in Connecticut, so I was forced off my Zwift trainer and out onto the road. It was great! I havenít been out on the road for a long time, not since early December, but itís a lot like Zwift. It felt strange at first to be pedaling my real-life avatar through the real world, but I got used to it pretty quickly. It turns out that road biking is indeed like riding a bikeóonce you learn how to do it, you never really forget.
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Winter hasn't really started here yet, same heat wave you had enabled me to do a 40 mile club ride in the 65 degree temperature.

But, in Feb/March, when most of cycling does switch to Zwift, when I do get in an outdoor ride I'm always disappointed that there aren't crowds of people lining the sidewalk waving at me...
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Zwifting outside is def a thing.

4" of snow today here.
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This is exactly what Greta Thunberg has been talking about. Today was another oppressively hot day in Connecticut in the middle of January. Once again, my real-life avatar was forced out into the real world, where the roads are much bumpier than they are in Watopia, where no one sends me a “ride on,” and where bicyclists are menaced by life-threatening pickup trucks and by young TransAm dickheads. But still, I lived to talk about it, and my accumulated mileage for 2020 is now a whopping 60.3 miles.
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