Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A New Challenge for 2009

It's never too early to plan some New Year's resolutions. Thanks to Trio, I have a new goal on the horizon, the

2009 Century a Month Challenge.

I'm going to choose the metric option given how hard it can be to ride any long distance from December-March. Considering I rarely do more than about 40 miles on rides, this challenge will be the push I need to to go further.

I went out to ride today and walked over some snow to get to where I get on my road bike. Well, the snow built up in my cleats and froze up quite solidly. I actually had to call my ride buddy to tell her I would be late to our meet up place because of it. I managed to find a rigid piece of plastic garbage on the side of the road and I chipped away at the ice with that. After that problem was solved, it was a good ride and I did 41.21 miles.

5 comments:

Glenn_in_MA said...

Must admit, I've been thinking about that challenge since Trio's comment. It would have to be metric for me. As you mention, Jan/Feb will be EXTREMELY tough to achieve...especially for me. Not officially signing up...not yet anyway!

trio said...

Give it a go Glenn!

Frozen cleats show how hardcore you are!

Glenn_in_MA said...

Who said anything about being hardcore!! :)

Michael said...

This looks cool. I am thinking about it. I have the weather on my side, and I have done METRIC centuries before, just as rides.

sarah said...

Glenn and Michael, I hope you will join in on the century challenge! My friend Lynn said she'll do some with me and Jeff will try to do them all with me. Some of the NBW club rides will be a good way to get the miles...Glenn, you could meet us at those!