2015 Report, 2016 Goals
I easily surpassed my 2015 mileage goal of 5,000 miles with 5,698. 6,000 was looking possible when I broke my 5K goal in October, but El Nino ended that. 2015 is also the last year I'll track rides on MapMyRide, with Strava automation making my life easier and keeping me more connected with other commuters.
First day back to work yesterday was another nasty El Nino storm with high winds and heavy rain. Fortunately today was a bit lighter so I got my first ride of 2016. I feel fantastic to be back on the bike, though I did some running while on break.
Though I'm going to record all rides and watch mileage in 2016, I'm fine with no total miles goal this year. Instead, I want to shake things up and push some limits on where I ride and what I use the bike for. I have my first century in my sights ( http://www.tuccycle.org/
) and some bikepacking/touring ideas for the future. To train for the century, I plan to try to tackle an 86 mi ride with 5 categorized climbs up to a nearly mile-high peak I usually only head to in the winter for snow shoeing ( http://www.mapmyride.com/us/mckinleyville-ca/moostone-horse-mtn-route-118382469
). This ride has the only hors categorie climb in the area. The miles will come with the adventures no problem.
Cheers and happy new year!