Total Number of Strava Group Members: Our group has grown from 251 members in January to now 388 members in July.
Here’s how some of our group members are doing as of the end of June:
John O’Neill in Allentown, Pennsylvania - 7,743 miles
Bart De Lepeleer in Guía de Isora, Canarias, Spain - 5,884 miles / 675,335 ft
Daniel Sattel in Golden, Colorado – 5,050 miles / 605,702 ft
Meister Bruno in St. Augustine, Florida – 5,300 miles
Challenges: None, really. This is the best time of the year for riding!
Highlights: I only drove my car 5 days this month. This was a new record for me and it was amazing to live life by bike during July! This month also included a really big week over the 4th of July holiday, with monster rides from my front door to places all over the front range (Like Lyons, Ward, Georgetown, to name a few!).
THIS MONTH’S QUESTION: What advice do you have for someone considering riding 10,000 miles next year? What kind of preparation is needed? What kind of training can be done in advance?
I don't know that training is necessary so much as scheduling preparation (and prioritization). Trips, errands, meetings, board meetings, extra-curricular events, shopping, socializing, and so on- all must be planned with riding there and back in mind. The more a person can work the bike into their day-to-day schedule and life, the less pressure there is to fit in really big weekend rides. I personally prefer to sprinkle the miles out during the week than to have to cram them in on the weekends. This challenge has expanded my already-commute-focused lifestyle even more!
Total Miles to Date: Target:
My mileage: 5630