I'm wanting a little more adventure in our lives. Not this sort: Foray Incident when my husband got lost overnight when mushroom hunting. More like some personal goals which will challenge me.
Although I've had a wonderful new bike for the past two summers I hardly rode it, until a few weeks ago. I started with a 2 mile ride, then a 6, then an 8, then a 13, and last Friday I made it 18.5 miles. I couldn't think of any goals except the one I'd heard about, a century, riding 100 miles in one day. The problem is I'm slow. It would take me 15+ hours with no breaks at my present rate of speed.
I'm planning on increasing my speed and distance until I can complete a century next summer.
Here's the route of my last ride, and some pictures.
I mounted a Garmin 450 on the bike to keep track of where I was, where I was going and how far along I'd gotten.
Not a lot of pavement either. This section was so deep I thought I'd had a flat. I ended up trying to navigate the narrow shoulder and its rocks.
I haven't developed a training schedule, nor figured out how to maintain training in the winter although maybe a trainer contraption that you hook up to the bike might be valuable.
Never one to narrow my interests I'm also thinking of trying out kayaking. After all, we live near a lake.