2500 Miles!

Yippee!  I finally reached 2500 miles!  The first ride of the year was March 10th and I hit 2500 on November 16th.

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I wasn’t planning on hitting that Saturday, but it turns out that Sunday ended up rainy and there was no biking – so I am glad I did. Saturday was gorgeous! I still was bundled up because it was in the 50s.

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The exact spot where I crossed over 2500:

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I actually ended up a bit over 2500 on the day:

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Some fun stats.

Equivalent miles of running – Approximately 834

Calories burned – 75,060, give or take a few thousand

Pounds not gained due to calorie burn- 21

Pounds lost during the season –  Zero  😀  I just don’t lose during biking season.

Flat tires – Only 1!  Remember the year of the flat tire a couple years ago? I replaced the tires with Gatorskins and that was so worth it. Those tires cost more, but overall less than all the tubes I had to buy from all the flats.

Distance traveled – Albany to Los Angeles is 2457 miles, so pretty much across the US! Of course, that is air miles, so I guess I need a flying bicycle.

Last year’s total road miles – 2174

Things that contributed to the success of this goal:

The weather.  We actually had somewhat of a wet summer, but there didn’t seem to be days on end where it would rain, so I was able to sneak in rides here and there.

No injuries, or least nothing that kept me from cycling.

My job.  Having the ability to flex my schedule allowed me to get in those rides when the weather was right.

Deciding to commit to the goal.  That meant always planning out how many miles I wanted in a week and checking the long range weather to plan when I was going to ride.

How about a collage of some of the treats I had while riding this year?

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So what’s next?  I am not ready to bring the bike in for the year yet. There may be another nice weekend this month. I have never ridden into December, so that is probably very unlikely, but I did ride Thanksgiving weekend last year.

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39 thoughts on “2500 Miles!

    1. Lori Post author

      Thanks Kim! I complain about the short biking season, but 8 months isn’t that bad. Those other 4 months feel pretty cold, though 😀

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  1. debby

    How fun fun fun!!! And the most impressive stat–you essentially rode across the United States of America! Just unbelievable! Pretty funny that the “no weight loss” and the cavalcade of treats was in there too!

    Totally inspirational Lori!
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  2. Shelley B

    WOOHOO!!! Congratulations – that is a lot of miles to ride!!! Loved your treat collage – hey, it’s part of the event of biking such long distances like you did. Also I’m so happy for you that your flat tire craziness is over…who knew there was such a difference in bike tires?!
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    1. Lori Post author

      Those tires were pricey, but so worth it. I would get them again in a heartbeat – and I need to start thinking about it since I put so many miles on this pair!

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  3. Kimberley

    Yipppppeeee!!! Congratulations on getting your 2500 miles in!

    Love the treats collage…you earned every luscious bite!

    What’s up for next year?

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    1. Lori Post author

      As I was getting close to the roll over, I made sure my route took me back onto the path for a nice picture LOL! I think there may be another day or two of biking before the end of November. You just never know. If I can squeak in another 30 miles, I would be happy.

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  4. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Super awesome & major kudos! I knew you’d get there and I’ve been excitedly waiting for you to hit 2500. I was hoping you’d get a nice day and wouldn’t be slogging in the rain or sleet to make your goal. I’m thrilled the weather cooperated for you!

    I think dedication to the goal is the noteworthy nugget here. How often do we set ambitious and lofty goals but don’t see them through and get the benefit of the elation and pride when we accomplish what we set out to do!

    Congratulations Lori!
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  5. Helen

    When you set that goal, I remember having the thought that only illness or injury would keep you from it – hurray for being free of all that!!

    Though you credit working from home, you still had to work AT the goal which is a huge thing Lori. I know you’re proud and you should be!
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