Total Miles to Date: 2353 (Yes, doggone it, I'm still behind -but close to catching up!)
Total Number of Strava Group Members: 277 members – It’s not too late to join the group. We have had more people join in on the fun since our last update.
At the beginning of March, some of our members shared their mileage to date. Several had already reached 1,666 miles or were close to being on target:
*John O’Neill from Allenstown, Pennsylvania – 2,219 miles
*Bart De Lepeleer from Guía de Isora, Canarias, Spain – 1,932
Challenges: I tackled too many work/personal life projects all at once in March and found myself putting rides on the back burner (sounds like February?) as these projects would ramp up ... There were a few days my back was really bothering me and I had to skip rides then as well.
Highlights: I rode my bike to amazing performances, including: Yamato Drummers, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band, and a spring training game (Giants vs Cubs). In addition I perfected my bike commute to get more dog food, to load up on groceries at Sprouts, and even to pick up a freshly-steamed suit jacket!
March also featured several really big mileage group rides, where we enjoyed amazing views, roads, and experiences- zero flats, zero issues with motorists, only 100% fun and great conversation too!
THIS MONTH’S QUESTION: How do you motivate yourself each month to meet your end goal of 10,000 miles?
When I set a goal I set it with the intention of seeing it through. As frustrated as I have been at times to fall behind- so rapidly after just a few days off the bike - It fires me up even more to go out and tackle some big rides to catch back up! This is not the kind of goal where you can leave it to the end of the year to try and play catch up -the months of November and December won't be the time to make up miles! So I am fired up now, this spring, to get on top of the miles and stay on track as summer approaches!
Need an extra push for the month of April? It's #30daysofbiking month -where the movement encourages participants to ride their bike every day -regardless of distance! Give it a shot!