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So that’s 2016 done

My ride today ended as my season on the bike has done – disappointingly.

I misjudged the severity of a bill on my route which took me longer than I thought meaning I was running late and had to cut the ride short then I got a flat 2 miles from home.  Due to an appointment in the afternoon I had to phone the Mrs up to get collected rather than fixing the flat which didn’t go down too well.

This time last year I had made some ambitious targets for 2016 and I have failed to meet any of them:

  • Complete half of the Strava Gran Fondos – FAIL
  • Cycle 500 miles in a month – FAIL
  • Lose a further stone and a half – FAIL
  • Cycle 3,000 miles in 2016 – FAIL
  • Cycle EVERY week, without fail – FAIL

Now I’m not going to make excuses – the fact is I have been lazy.  But for an average cyclist I suppose the list was quite ambitious.  So this year my targets will be a little more realistic:

  • Complete 3 Strava Gran Fondos
  • Cycle 400 miles in a month
  • Lose a stone
  • Cycle 2,500 miles in 2017

Here is to 2017!  Hope you have a tailwind for the majority of it!

Lagging Behind 2015 Badly

Got a shock this morning when checking my Veloviewer account – I am 445 miles behind my 2015 annual distance!  This isn’t good news when I was wanting to cycle 3,000 miles this year which was 745 more miles.

I don’t think that I will reach 3,000 unless I do something quite drastic.  We have 29 weeks of 2016 left and having cycled 652 miles already I need to cycle an additional 2,348.  That’s 81 miles per week.  Obviously in winter my miles will reduce so I really need to target 100 miles per week to have any chance of hitting 3,000.

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So I have amended my Strava weekly target and will give it a go.  Hopefully I can lose some more weight in the process…

Wish me luck.