A couple of weeks ago before my vacation post vacation sleep in fest I was getting up early a few times a week to ride my bike before my husband went to work. This particular morning I wanted to get up real early because I was driven to get a long ride in but more demanding was the thought that I was finally going to put 1000 miles on my bike. I only had 18 miles to hit that mark....
I actually stopped to take this picture with my phone. When I finished it said 1008. Cool Beans!
I know this will sound funny to most of you but there actually is a bonding relationship between a rider and the bike. I've done a couple of races on this bike and even put crazy amounts of time while I trained and completed a 100 mile ride on this bike. I've had silly crashes on this bike. I've had rides with friends where we talk the whole time. I've even been on a couple of rides with my really fast husband. We have a friendship, an understanding.
Sometimes you can do all this exercise and wonder what's the point. I personally like to sign up for races so I have a goal and purpose to why I'm exercising all the time. It helps give me that exercise "high" and drive to keep doing more.
Seeing 1000 miles on my bike gave me a great sense of accomplishment. It took me two years since I don't ride in the winter and summer can be hit or miss.
I'm hoping to put another 1000 on in 18months instead of 2 years this time.