November Cool Down

After two months of over 1,000 miles, I took it easy in November. Fewer miles. Less weight, on the bike and the engine. (Riding to Key West will help with weight loss, just sayin’.)

For the month I rode 762 miles. 710 miles were on Little Nellie, my Bike Friday. I ended the month by hitting 19,000 miles on the odometer. Pretty good for a bike I was going to get rid of after the first year I owned it. The other 52 miles were on my Cross Check. One ride of a little over 30 miles was another Colinfest, in which Colin shows me that I am not a single track rider. (Not his fault. It was a very interesting course in the woods on Mason Neck.)

My longest ride on the month was the Cider Ride. I did 53 miles, because I missed a couple of turns.

I also started lifting weights three times per week. I keep the weight low. I’m no Hulk but you still wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. I don’t much weighst but I can’t deny that my back feels a lot better and a little extra strength comes in handy.

For the year, I’m at 9,516 miles. I’m pretty sure I’ve never ridden this much in a year. I should be able to hit 10,000 miles. I have to average a little over 15 miles per day.

I do hope I can fit in a day hike or two somewhere in December, too. Even if it’s just a quick one in Carderock or elsewhere in Great Falls Park.

 

 

 

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