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Day 23 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Saturday, April 23, 2011      2 comments

925.8 miles down, 74.2 to go!!! I can't believe how close I'm getting!! I've got this! I'll probably hit the 1,000 mark by Monday. Woo Hoo!! I lead a club ride today. We left Red Clay State Park and headed north towards Cleveland, ... Read more

Day 22 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Friday, April 22, 2011      0 comments

865.6 miles down, 134.4 to go!! Just a few more days and I've got this!! I've already broken my previous personal best for a month. This has been so much fun! Today, I met with a friend in Apison, TN for a ride in the country. There... Read more

Day 21 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

827.6 miles down, 172.4 to go!! Getting closer!! Today, was a definite Urban Ride through Chattanooga. We started on the Northshore, crossed the Tennessee River on the Market Street Bridge, circled around through downtown, went throug... Read more

Day 20 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      3 comments

804 miles down, 196 to go!! I wasn't sure if I was going to get a ride in today. The weather forecast looked pretty ominous. I woke up to a gully washer of a thunderstorm. It actually did pass and I did get a ride in. Yeah!!! My hu... Read more

Day 19 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      2 comments

775.8 miles down, 224.2 to go!! Tonight, I planned on doing the Tuesday Night Fun Ride a.k.a. the "Windy Dick Ride." I was concerned about not getting enough miles for the day, so I showed up early and rode 9 1/2 miles before everyone got ... Read more

Day 18 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      3 comments

No riding today. I had a million things to catch up on both at work and around the house. There are 2 things, however, that I want to share: While on the ride Sunday, we were chased by those nasty pit bulls on my road. About 5 miles ... Read more

Day 17 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Sunday, April 17, 2011      1 comments

737.8 miles down, 262.2 to go!! I contemplated taking a day off today, but it was a beautiful, sunny day that was calling to me. So, I called a friend to join me on a ride. She met me at my house and we left from here. Our first ch... Read more

Day 16 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Sunday, April 17, 2011      2 comments

698.3 miles down, 301.7 to go!!! The last day of the Natchez Trace Tour It wasn't the best riding weather, but we still had a great ride and saw some beautiful scenery. We started out in a drizzle again and the temperature stayed cool... Read more

Day 15 of the 1,000 day challenge

Friday, April 15, 2011      3 comments

638.3 miles down, 361.7 to go!! Well! Today was interesting! We woke up to thunderstorms, so riding wasn't looking too good. We hung around the hotel waiting for it to pass. Read more

Day 14 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Thursday, April 14, 2011      3 comments

Yeah!! Back on my bike today!! 588.3 miles down, 411.7 to go!! Today I felt MUCH better when I woke up. Unfortunately, I'm hearing a lot of coughing from my friends and I've had to share my medicine. I hope they survive a couple mor... Read more

Day 13 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      3 comments

Sad day in "Tourland." In all the years I've been bicycle touring, today was the first day I had to ride in the support vehicle. I woke up this morning, more sick than yesterday. I decided to for-go riding, in hopes that I will feel better fo... Read more

Day 12 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      2 comments

516.3 miles down, 483.7 to go!! Over half way there!!! Today was challenging in a few ways. First of all, we biked 91 miles. That in itself is hard. Second, for a lot of those miles, we had rough pavement, which slows you down and shake... Read more

Day 11 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Monday, April 11, 2011      3 comments

425.3 miles down, 574.7 to go!! Today we left the hotel early to beat a storm that had been forecasted. We continued along the Trace where we left off. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and passing clouds. The wind picked up as the ... Read more

Day 10 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Sunday, April 10, 2011      1 comments

356.9 miles down, 643.1 to go!! Now, the fun starts! This morning we started biking up the Natchez Trace. The Trace is a trail that was used by the native americans and then settlers for hundreds of years. Now, it's a paved, two-laned h... Read more

Day 9 of the 1,000 mile challenge

Saturday, April 09, 2011      1 comments

No biking today. First day off this month. Today, a group of us took off from my house to drive to Natchez, MS. We are doing a self-supported bicycle tour of the entire Natchez Trace. Tomorrow will be the first day of pedaling. Load... Read more


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