Today's ride was 50.2 kilometers in 2:21 for an average speed of 21.3 kph with 521 meters climbed, which leaves 204 kilometers left for my goal of 20,000 kilometers this year. I am thinking either Monday or Tuesday I reach the goal. I have been thinking of a goal for next year, and it is not realistic to assume I will ride more kilometers, but I am considering 1,000,000 vertical feet of climbing as a goal. This would be 304,000 meters and this year I have 276,000 and will probably make 280,000 for the year easily. So, a different but doable goal. First, I need to finish this year's goal, but it appears to be close to a done deal, even if the weather does not cooperate. Emily gave me a small bottle of champagne to take with me on the ride that I hit 20,000, and it will be fun to enjoy that. I did tell her of a dream I had after some teammates posted on Facebook that they wanted to be able to ride with me on the ride I hit the goal, that had me with a glass of champagne along with my teammates toasting the accomplishment. A little bit like the Tour de France victory celebration, and perhaps as close as I will ever get to something like that. Anyway, Emily picked up on the dream and got the bottle of champagne that will fit in my pocket and it will be nice to toast the event. Ciao.
Sometimes it is hard to believe it is December 19. To me, the
field seems to be "spring" green. Beautiful at times today.
I love this little road climbing from Sieci to the windmill above.