Sunday, December 30, 2007

Last Ride of the Year

Today was my last bike ride of the year and it was a good one. I met some of the Cruisers at Mt Carmel Baptist Church at the usual 1:30pm Sunday ride time. It was sunny but just a little chilly around 52 degrees. I wasn't sure if I had enough or too much as far as clothes on. On top I had a moisture wicking beanie under my helmet. I had a long sleeve under armour shirt on then an LG long sleeve biking pullover to keep me warm. I wore my tri-shorts with my cw-x tights on top of them. I figured this would be enough. Its a good thing I had at least this much because it was actually perfect. If it had been any colder I would have been pretty cold and uncomfortable.

We ended up getting just over 22 miles in at a leisurely pace. There was only 6 of us that showed up. One of the objectives of todays ride was to ride with Charlie W. who was about to hit the 10,000 mile mark on his bike for this year. Thats right, he has rode his bike or will have by tomorrow, 10,000 miles this year! I don't think there has been a day this year that he hasn't ridden. Even if the weather was too bad to ride outside he would get some miles inside on the trainer. 10,000 miles is a lot of miles on a bike. Some people don't get 10,000 miles a year in their car. And this is not his first time either. I think he did it last year too. I think its totally amazing. It looks like I will end up with about 836 miles for the year. Not much compared to Charlie. When I left the church Charlie said he needed 40 miles and he was going to ride another 20 today. I have no doubt he will achieve his goal. Guess its time to start thinking about some 2008 goals for me.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Way to go for getting out there. And Charlie -- holy cow! That is amazing.

I'm telling you... I am super intrigued by this cycling!