Day 23 of the 1,000 mile challenge
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
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
827.6 miles down, 172.4 to go!!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Day 14 of the 1,000 mile challenge
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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