Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday

For the past 9 years, I have been riding my age around my birthday. Being born in January makes this challenging in the northeast. Unfortunately, this January was covered in snow making it unsafe to ride. I always say, I will have to go to Florida next year to accomplish my goal. This year I opted to do BikeFlorida, a week long cycling tour at the end of this month instead. I bowed to the weather and let go of my birthday mileage goal. Today, 2 months later, I decided to go for it. The weather was not as expected. When I left for the ride, the sun went in, the winds intensified, and the temperatures dropped. Seemed like a typical January ride to me. With 15+ mph headwinds on the second half of the ride, I managed to make my 59 mile goal.
Happy Belated Birthday

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to Go Marty!
We still have snow covered streets up here near eEdmonton Alberta :(
Be anot2-4 weeks before its safe to ride on the side streets
Larry in Leduc