My mileage for this year currently stands at 2851. This is nearly a 1000 more than last year and double or more than the year before. What has been responsible for this transformation?
Certainly not mountain biking. The last mountain bike ride I did was over a year ago, just before the Olympics in fact, a short evening jaunt around Leigh Woods in Bristol.
Nor was it tandem riding. we've got our Swallow back on the road now, but only for the last month, and we did very little on the KHS.
Having my Hewitt has certainly helped. I've done a fair few 50-80 mile rides since I got it, plus lots of shorter rides. I've also ridden to work every chance I had, helped by the economic downturn which has cut down work travel quite a lot.
Probably the main reason is that the boys are growing up and calming down. We don't go out expecting the house to be trashed when we get back anymore. So we feel happier going out further and for longer. Jayne and I have regularly done an hour in the evening or a couple of hours on the weekend.
It has all added up to a decent total. I set myself a target of 2000 miles for this year, seeing as I failed to get that last year. Then quickly revised it upwards after the first 1000 were done. My revised target of 2500 was met a month or two ago and I've revised it up again to 3000. Only 149 miles to do. If I really wanted I could do all of that next weekend!
Should I revise up again to 3500?