So, some jerk on Google+ challenged everyone to ride 500 miles during the month of July.
500 miles is about twice as many as I’ve ever done in a single month, so it’s probably a fair bet that I won’t be able to accomplish such a feat.
I’m gonna try nonetheless, because I’ll probably ride more miles in failing to meet a goal than I will sitting on my ass planning bike rides that I never do.
There are 31 days in July, which means I need an average of 16.12 miles every day. It just so happens that one of my normal routes is 16.16 miles.
So, all I need to do is ride this loop every. single. day.
Of course, it’s friggan July, it’s roasting balls outside, and when I get home from work, I’m too tired to do much of anything. So, rides have to happen in the wee hours of the morning, before morning rush hour traffic, and before the evil yellow face scorches the sky.
Last time I rode the 16 mile loop, it took me 1.5 hours. So, in theory, I just need to set my alarm for 1.5 hours earlier than normal, and everything will be groovey.