Thursday, July 1, 2010


With a big push on the last day of the month, I achieved my monthly saddle time goal for June. If things go according to plan, I'll get a little ahead during the early part of July.

As I mentioned 6 months ago, I've established goals for my riding in 2010. The idea is to spend at least some minimum time on the bike each month of the year. A half year into my journey, I've met or exceeded my goals every month.

Of course, my goals are rather modest. In addition to targeting hours (rather than miles or average speed), I interpret my rules to favor pleasure over fitness. For example, I might ride 3 miles out to an empty gravel road, sit around with a cuppa for 30 minutes of sunrise solitude, ride back, and log an hour out on the bike.

Yeah, I know. Brilliant.