So I am a bike geek...I confess. I use Strava to track my rides and as a convenient way to check on my improvements (meager though they are). Each month, Strava posts a new challenge, usually to ride a certain distance in the month, or during the TDF, etc.
They give electronic 'badges' (think like a patch) marking certain distance milestones each month. So far, the best I have done, is to earn the 250k badges, never having made it to 500k in a month. It honestly doesn't "mean" anything important, but I'd like to get at least to 500k this month.
I am SOOOOO close! I have 47K I need to ride between now and the 31st. I should be able to do it...barring illness (which is currently cycling through the Monkeys...). Time is usually what kills my efforts. I can DO distance, I know that. I just generally don't have TIME to ride that much. So this month, being so close to 500k, it's somehow important to me that I hit that milestone. Especially since I apparently am not fast enough to ride with the local cycle clubs on their slow rides. (Hint: add 4mph to the published ride speed average, and that's about where they really ride at.)
Here's a look at my ride today.