30 Days of Biking – Day 30 – Soggy

I rode to work and then back home in warm weather.  The afternoon sky smelled of rain, but I never felt a drop.  The 7.7 mile round-trip was my normal route.

Notice the flooding coming up on the sidewalk

After I got home and took care of the dogs I rode out to Baxter Jack’s to watch Robin play volleyball.  It started raining on the way.  Once I locked up and got to the covered deck the skies opened up.  It was really raining.

Once the storm passed, the volleyball games began.  I watched her team lose (ouch).  She had things to do, so we went our separate ways.  I didn’t want to come straight home.  It was raining, but not the torrential downpour we had earlier.  I was still dressed for work, business casual, not the ideal wet weather gear, but I didn’t care.

I continued to Cumberland where I stopped for a beer and burger.  I took the long way home from there, adding another 7.8 miles for the day, and completing my 30 Days of Biking project.

My mileage total for the month was 300.3.  That’s not a great month for me, but considering how poorly this year has gone with my neck issues, it is an improvement.  Here are the miles numbers for the year so far:

Month Miles
January 160.6
February 164.0
March 240.3
April 300.3

I forced myself to ride every day of the month, even if it were a very short ride, to get back in the habit of riding everywhere.  Earlier in the year I took a bus, cab, or hitched a ride too often.  I think I’m back on the bike for good now.  I won’t be posting about every day’s ride, and I may not ride if I’m not going anywhere.

 

4 thoughts on “30 Days of Biking – Day 30 – Soggy”

  1. Hi David good to read you did the 30 days of biking and are back on the bike/ My April was somewhat lacking in cycling but as they say onwards and upwards . Roll on May I have done 51 miles so far in May so if I keep this up daily I should average just short of 7000 miles for the year ha ha

  2. Mark, you are ahead of me for the month of May. I’ve got about 27 miles.

    I’ve always told people I ride 5000 miles a year, but I’m going to have to get busy to do that this year.

    Take care, and keep the rubber side down.

  3. Glad to see more IT people that switched to bikes as well. I ride a raleigh 18 speed mtb everywhere. What kinda of IT work do you do?

  4. 300 miles may not seem like a lot, but it’s good to see your miles creeping back up (well, and sometimes bolting — you added 76 miles from February to March and 60 miles from March to April!). It’s been good to see you out on rides again, as well.

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