I'm big on setting goals. It gives me something to aim for and keeps me motivated. This year's major goal was to average 100km a week. I've just cracked it. I'm very happy about that, particularly as the year still has a couple of months to run. Now it's time to set next year's goal: 10,000km is looking good. That's a shade under 200km a week. Just as 5,200km looked daunting at the beginning of this year, it's a bit hard to imagine right now.
I've taken delivery of the new bike - a Surly Cross Check in British racing green with a set of 10 speed Mavic wheels. The other parts I've moved across from the Long Haul Trucker. It goes like a rocket and is comfortbale to boot. This will be the bike I (hopefully) take to the Paris-Brest-Paris, if I qualify. I've only done about 100km on it so far, although I have a century ride this weekend which will be a far better test of bike and rider.
5,211km so far this year.
Hey Brotard, Can You Spare A Meme? - You'll be [insert feeling here] to know that, further to yesterday's post, I've put a new (old) bottom bracket in the Brown Stallion and it rides like a dr...
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