Ray's Biking Blog

I ride my bike to work… I'm a bike commuter

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One For The Books…. 2016

Worse year on the bike since I started tracking my miles back in 2007.   I barely rode over 100 miles this year.

With 2017 around the corner, I can only improve.   I want to start riding back into work, regardless of short or long distances.   I’m in charge of making it happen.

Here’s to a horrific 2016.    2017 will be better.

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New job is going great.   Learning so much.   Working a lot and it feels good to be productive again.

It’s a very healthy office too.   So many of my coworkers either go jogging at lunch or go for long walks. It has really inspired me to get back on my bike and utilize my lunch hour.

So, I have been going out on 10-mile lunch time bike rides. The course I take is a hilly challenge. I really like it.

Sure, I’d love to ride a flat 10 miles, but what good does that do? The route I take definitely pushes me.

I even have a coworker joining me now on the rides.

Life is good.

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The Drought is OVER

I finally got on my bike this year…   2 rides this week!  A 5-mile warm-up ride on Thursday, followed by a 10-mile ride yesterday.    I think the last time I rode was back in December of last year.

Legs felt great.  Cardio was even ok.  I wasn’t riding to set the world on fire.   Just a decent clip both days.

I’m excited to be back on the bike.    Now I can start racking up the miles here for 2016.


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Pie Day

March 14th and not a ride to my name here.   Feels weird.   Not sure what’s keeping me off my bike.   I need a break maybe?   🙂

Someday soon I’ll be back on it.  I have a job now where at work I can ride at lunch and shower before heading back to work.   I need to take advantage of that.

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Not a Ride in Sight

So 2016 is here and I have yet to saddle up and ride.   Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.   Not a single mile.

Not sure what this year will hold in regards to my cycling.

Mother nature is walloping us here with an ice storm right now.   Maybe I’ll re-live my teen years and go out “ice riding” on my GT?   Would be fun, but at my age, if I break something I’ll be done for a few months.   With age comes wisdom, right?