Monday, January 20, 2014

Took a week to Florida to escape Illinois winter. Key West was where I was able to do my biking. Talked to a female biker who, with her nephew, were biking from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West. I inquired which route they followed and she indicated it was quite doable on Highway 1. As a result, the next time I'm in Florida visiting my friend in West Palm Beach, I will take a few days and ride to Key West. My route from Key West was a 40 mile round trip from Maple Key. 30 of those miles were not on the highway, rather a nice bike trail that paralleled route 1. Had a great time but when I returned the icy cold hand of winter awaited me as I had to shovel snow off my driveway.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My guys at the bike shop inferred that because I rode 10,000 miles last year I have no life. Here's how it worked out. I rode 40 miles 5 days a week and 50 on Friday=250 miles per week. Sundays rest, of course. Then I bike 5 centuries to Champaign last summer. With a relatively warm, dry winter I was able to ride outdoors approximately 38 of the 52 weeks during the year, including the week we spent vacationing on the Outter Banks, North Caroling giving me the 10,000. So while it might appear I have no life........well the more I think about it they're probably right!!