Total Miles to Date: Target: 4166 miles. . . My mileage: 4204 (WOOHOO!!)
Goal by end of June/halfway through 2018 = 5,000!
This month we would like to feature Tom A. from Longmont, CO, one of the #10kin2018 members. I ran into Tom, a former client, and his wife while out on a ride over the weekend.
Current Mileage: 4,202
How long have you been a cyclist?
I have enjoyed cycling in one form or another most of my life. My wife, Nanette, and I started using cycling for fitness about 10 years ago. At the urging of friends, I purchased a modern road bike in 2012.
The road bikes have opened up so many new opportunities to ride and meet new people.
How did you find out about the challenge?
I believe I first heard about Megan's 10,000 mile challenge from her Twitter feed. It sounded crazy. I hesitated, but then decided I would go for it in order to get in shape for summer.
Good weather and good health this spring allowed me to get a good jumpstart on the goal.
Why did you decide to join the challenge?
The Strava 10K mile in 2018 challenge came at a good time for me. It provided additional incentive to get our there and get in shape for the Ride the Rockies this June.
How have you incorporated commuting by bike/getting in the miles for the challenge into your daily life?
Nanette and I have worked the bike rides into our daily lives. We ride for short errands, shopping and to meet ups with our daughters & grandsons.
I end up with a lot of short mileage rides. I commute to work when the roads are dry. I take a lunch ride with friends whenever I can.
What are the benefits to riding your bike/joining the challenge?
I find starting the day with a bike ride to work kick starts my brain activity! I really miss it when I am unable to get my morning ride.