I just realized it's been a month since I published anything to this blog. The combination of work, vacation, and not very summery weather has conspired to limit my riding opportunities this July. I have been getting out some, but usually only once or twice a week. In years past I'd be out cycling three or four times a week in July. When I look at my ride logs I'm averaging between 20 and 40 miles a week, when I should be averaging around 60 miles a week. This is causing me a little bit of concern, since my fitness level is down after last September's accident. However, that also may be why my total mileage is low, and as my fitness level returns my mileage should increase as well. At least I hope so.
I did a 36 mile ride up to Sand Lake and back with Ian about a week ago. That was my longest ride of the year so far and I was feeling pretty bad near the end of it. The bottom line is that I just need to get out and ride more. Team rides, mountain bike rides, wine Wednesday rides, solo rides. I just need to do it, frequently.
On the fundraising front we are tracking about the same as last year. Our family goal is $12,000 and we are currently at $7,356. Which means we have $4,644 to raise between now and October 18th. So if you are inclined to make a tax deductible contribution we would greatly appreciate it.