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Pretty Productive August, 864 Miles

Aug2019Wow, August has come and gone, and with that, a very productive month from the numbers.  I haven’t checked what my largest mileage totals for one month is, but this ranks pretty high, 864 miles.  What’s interesting is I didn’t have an organized ride that I went on, and I didn’t even crack a century on one ride.

One thing that helped was this contest that my company had for its employees.  It’s actually geared for running or walking, to see what the highest number of steps you can achieve in a two week period.  They had a formula for bikes, where for each 3 miles, you get 2000 steps.  So that encouraged me to ride more than the usual 10 mile per direction on a commute.  It also encouraged me to ride every day for this two week stretch.

Other than that, I was able to crank out 40+ miles on weekends where I was still on call.  So with my usual weekend rides, plus the on call rides, I was able to achieve a healthy number.  A lot of this was in preparation for a double, which I later found out I wouldn’t be able to do, due to PTO’s taken by other members in my team.  Oh well.

October is Done Already?

Wow, that month flew by.  Not sure what happened there.  I probably missed the 30 Days of Biking in September (actually, was there one?  I didn’t check).  I wasn’t going to set off to ride 31 days in October, but I came pretty close.  I missed a fewdays, but still, 28 out of 31 days of biking is not too shabby.

Part of this was rebelling against the surging gas prices (it didn’t get up to $5, but I think I saw it at $4.70/gal) .. and since my route into work is extremely doable on bike, why not.  I wound up with 721 miles.  It didn’t feel like I did really long rides, but riding every day does add up.