I've said it before. I'll set a record, and then say "I proved my point. I will settle back to a comfortable mileage, but still get a good work out."
Last week, I hit 23 and said "That's it."
I just can't help myself. I pedaled for three hours and 31 miles yesterday morning. Part of the key was finding a way to make it from my home to downtown Scranton without tackling any major hills. Mission accomplished. After tooling around downtown Scranton, I swung onto Main and up in to the mid valley, and then back home.
I was in pain when I finished but as many say, it was a good kind of pain.
Organized sports were never my thing. Never ever. Biking is a great way to get some exercise, and if you go early enough, it provides for some alone time. Quiet time. Think time. I have a better understanding for the athlete's mentality-- always pushing for a little more. By the way, I am NOT a serious athlete. No Tour de France. Maybe Tour de Olyphant.
The 31.28 record will stand for a while, I think.