Total Miles to Date: Target: 5000 miles (halfway point!). . . My mileage: 4,899 (slightly behind).
Rides/Races I participated in:
Denver Century Ride
Haute Route Rockies (Stages 1 (Boulder) and 7 (Pikes Peak))
Challenges: honestly, none this month! Riding is going really well right now!
Highlights: Now that it is fully summer here, I was able to restrict my driving substantially. I only drove my car 9 days this month (and ironically, half of those days were for bike events like the DCR, HR stages 1 and 7, and BTWD!).
THIS MONTH’S QUESTION: What changes have you noticed both physically and mentally six months in to riding 10,000 miles?
I am becoming car-resistant, almost to a fault... Getting in the car to drive somewhere is such a negative for me right now that I am really picky about what commitments I make and whether I can get there by bike or not. I guess you'd say after 6 focused months of using the bike as much as possible to get the mileage in, I'm even more bike-obsessed than I was before this challenge began !
PS - Here's a fun piece of footage from my Cycliq Camera with Strava data overlaid, for my ride through Garden of the Gods after we came down from Pikes Peak.