Thursday, July 23, 2009
I've ridden my bike over 1600 miles since January, worked my butt off, lost almost 30 lbs--and now my time of training is coming to an end. Lord willing, I will ride about 25 miles tomorrow and then take two days off (except for mellow walks each day), after which I will travel to Ortonville MN and begin the 300 mile trek to Red Wing MN.
This is the seventh year I've participated in The Ride Across Minnesota, a fund-raiser for MS which my wife has. The fastest I've ridden to this point was 15.4 mph average so my goal for this year is to achieve 16.0 mph average. We shall see how it goes!
A couple of weeks ago I rode for 150 miles in a week and was able to keep an average speed of 17.0 so I certainly think my goal is doable.
It's hard to explain the feeling you have when you've worked so hard for something and then suddenly, it seems, it's upon you. But whatever it is, I like the feeling!