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In the last week of the Great Cycle Challenge and have surpassed all my goals for the month of June.
I have raised $725.88 of my $500.00 goal for childhood cancer research. I have also blasted through my mileage goals. My first goal was 150 miles, then 175 miles, then 200 miles. I am currently sitting at 200.9 miles. I have increased my total miles to 235 for the month. This should be able to be met as long as the weather cooperates.
I have commuted to/from work every day this month. Some days I don't want to stop and lock my bike up. I just want to keep pedaling.
This fall, my main bike will be treated to an over-haul at my local bike shop. So many miles put on this year, 314 miles since April. It will be well deserved for the bike and have it ready to go again for next year.
On a more personal note, with all this biking I have lost 15 pounds so far. I noticed that my arms and legs are skinnier as well as my stomach. I am fitting into pants and shorts that I have not been able to fit in for a few years, which is good news.
If you see me on the trails just try to keep up :P
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I biked out to the "M" on the 13th of this month. It was a goal that I set for mid-May. Biking out to the "M" was a small feat. There are three long hills that are a pain. They never seem to end, but I made it!!! Only a 7.75 mile round trip, but very difficult if not in shape. But being able to do this was a great feeling.
I have bike a total of 146 miles so far this year. My goal for the Great Cycle Challenge is 125+ miles for the month of June.
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I have gotten more rides in to train for the Great Cycle Challenge. I have 8 rides and roughly 63 miles in the month of April. I am also very close to my pace from the last two years, 12-15 miles per ride.
I have a very good feeling that I will be able to meet and beat my 100 mile goal for the month of June. I have all of May yet to train. Also one of my other goals is to bike to and from the "M" without stopping on the way there or back. I will stop there to admire the "M" get some water and head back to town.
Both bikes are back from the shop and they are ready for the biking season. My wife's bike it back as well and will be taking her on some of the rides as well.
See you all out there in June!!!
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Well, my training is under way for the Great Cycle Challenge. I have about 30 miles in so far and I am slowly getting my stamina back to my 12-15 miles per ride. Got 10.2 miles in yesterday at a slower pace but it was great to get double digits in my ride(s) again since being in a winter slumber.
If you wish, you can donate to the Great Cycle Challenge through the above link. It will be going for a great cause.
I will try to keep a regular posting on my website and the Great Cycle Challenge blog with my ride updates during my training month and all through June.
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