Friday, July 17, 2009

Quick summer update

It's been a while since I posted. So I decided to check in. Summer has been a lot of fun. I guess I ended up taking a a couple of weeks off from consistent riding. However my goal of averaging 300 miles per month is still very much within reach. My milage chart through June is below.


As you can see, I hit my 300 target for June, a lot of that was thanks to the fact that I did the L.A. River Ride Century. However, I'm back on the bike and starting some serious training again.

In most competitive sports there are premiere events that athletes want to be a part of, the World Series, the Superbowl, the Indy 500, etc. In pro cycling of course it's the Tour de France which is happening right now across the hills and mountains of France. And a major time-suck for me since my July ritual includes watching every stage on TV. But I digress. The premier event of my riding year has become El Tour de Tucson in November. This year will be the first year I'm planning on riding the complete El Tour. I've done the 66 mile version and last year I did the 80 mile version. So the rest of the year is about preparing for the full 109 mile loop around Tucson. So, serious training for the rest of the year. Part of that training will include rides like Rosarito-Ensenada, I may do the Tour de Scottsdale, and I'm thinking of doing the Solvang Prelude. I'll update the rest of the year's ride schedule in a future post.

My summer break is almost over, next week is about gearing up to start a new school year, and then the kids start the week after that. Funny, but I find it more easy to post here and in other blogs when I'm in a regular routine, so I'll probably be posting more often. For now, it's time to get out and do a quick recovery ride.

Ride on!