Bags of Bran

Out to Pasture
December 31, 2014, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Bike, Biography

I’m surprised I was able to ride as much as I did over the last twelve months. In June, my goals switched radically from “5,000 miles this year” to “ride enough to keep yourself sane.” That’s noteworthy, and will probably appear in my memoirs along with my aspirations to be a writer of memoirs worth reading. If you wait a few months, you will probably be able to find them in the 60% off bin at your favorite off-brand bookstore.

I’m that one guy over there who needs some external motivation to push himself, so Strava has been a real boon. I don’t really race anymore, so I don’t really train anymore. But sometimes I need to just go out and destroy myself to find out where I am, both physically and metaphysically. Strava makes me push myself harder on these self-destruction rides by giving me pictures of the wreckage. It sounds less Pavlovian than it is.

Well, anyways, Strava put out a sort of “year in review” video which crunched my meager numbers for me and gave me my grand total for the year. See the first sentence up there at the top of the page for my response, which at the time was accompanied by a “Hmph” of mild contentment.

Since it’s resolution season, I’ll vouchsafe that maybe I’ll go for 3,000 next year! How’s that for commitment? See you out there!


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