27 December 2007

The Dream Is Over, and I'm a failure

I guess I was kinda always hoping I'd hit 3000 miles on my bike this year.

16.5 miles in January 2007
9.43 in February
213.41 in March
138.05 in April
641.92 in May
640.14 in June
495.63 in July
294.43 in August
208.74 in September
54.25 in October
117.66 in November
0 miles in December

That's a total of 2830.16, or 170 miles short of my goal. If I had finished RAIN, I'd only be 22 miles short - 22 miles I'd be sure to ride this week.

To be honest, I could have easily made up those 170 miles - and if I really wanted to to I could get through them in the next four days, but that's not going to happen. Instead I think I'll attempt to ride this Saturday, finishing up somewhere near 2860, and look forward to doing more next year.

Looking at those numbers is encouraging - well all that data except for the weight I started at last year (I'm nine pounds heavier as of this morning) - but it looks like it should be easy to improve upon. We'll see.

3 comments:

davidbhuffman said...

If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.

Hi Mike. Still reading.

Mike said...

still alive! howzit dave.

Christopher Maples said...

It's all the beer you've been drinking.

Deano asked me last night how much weight I would have lost if I had given up beer. I said a hell of a lot more. But life wouldn't be worth living then.