This September I've challenged myself to ride at least 240 miles. That would be my highest mileage month by 20 miles or so. That will be quite an achievement. Along the way I'm going to be riding the 17 mile Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello on September 21st with my father.
Now, I have to give him big props. He also met my August challenge, riding every day during the month and beat my total miles by completing 222.6 miles for the month! Outstanding job! The important point here is that he turned 71 last week. I can't say how proud I am of him for doing that.
He is worried about the distance for the coming Viva Bike Vegas ride, but I keep reminding him that he can do it and that its not a race. We can stop and rest as much as we need to along the way. I think he would like to take on my September challenge as well, but he will be driving out here to Vegas from Michigan and then driving back so for 8 to 10 days he won't be on a bike.
Now, I would be remiss if I didn't also mention that my mom took my August challenge and met it but in her own way. She doesn't ride, but she committed to walking at least 20 minutes each day on the treadmill and she did it! Way to go Ma! I won't mention her age, but she might be 2 or 3 years older than my dad. :)
She is also not taking on my September challenge due to the trip out here this month. I do know she will be walking every chance she gets, though.
So, anyone else want to commit to a mileage total for September?
Regardless, please get on your bikes and ride!