|The view from in back|
Since we started riding again, back in 2011 I have wanted to increase my total mileage ridden each year. I have tried for 4000 miles for a couple of years. I did not hit that goal, yet again. Perhaps 2015 will be that year...
I didn't do any solo t-shirt rides this year. In fact, I think I only did two, Tour De Paris, on the tandem, with DH, and Octoginta. We had planned and paid for the Turkey Roll in November, but for the second year, bad weather forced us to cancel.
|Paris, not Paris.|
|Who's that good lookin' guy? Wonder if he needs a stoker?|
|One happy Encore owner!|
I did actually succeed in one biking goal this year, sort of by accident. I had not kept up with my total mileage until I looked at it this month. I actually did set a new mileage record for myself! 2170 miles so far this year. I may have to add to that today**, on this last day of the year 2014, just for grins. Now, that isn't really a lot of miles, when you consider DH doubled me, and he lost the better part of 4 mo riding due to illness and injury. But for me, I still managed to beat my previous mileage high, so I am happy.
Next year, we are planning a cross-state ride with the Monkeys, and I plan to put a lot more miles on the Encore. I need to get my recumbent-legs back, so I can see what this bike is capable of, with this engine on board. I am again hoping to top 4000 miles in 2015, maybe I can even double this year's total! That would a pretty good goal for 2015 I think.
May you all have smooth roads, sunshine and tailwinds in the new year!
**Year end total after today's short subfreezing ride: 2182.5 miles.
***My year in review via Strava