Thursday, May 17, 2007

By The Way...

Although I'm not cycling to impress anyone other than myself, I thought I'd take some time out of my day to brag a little. I didn't realize it until late last night, but on Monday, I passed 1,000 cycling miles since I made my commitment to use the car as little as possible on January 1st.

While I know some people get 10,000 miles or more on their bikes every year, I thought 1,000 miles was a good number to celebrate over.

Some of my cow-orkers will probably never ride 1,000 miles on a bicycle over the course of their entire lives. Others do participate in weekend group rides, and fund-raisers like the MS-150. For all I know, they ride more than I do, but choose to leave the "toy" at home. It's amazing how people who ride bikes can't grasp the concept of using it for transportation.

Also, I'm poised to leave the clydesdale club soon. For those not in-the-know, cyclists that weigh over 200 pounds are jokingly known as clydesdales. Among fellow clydes, it's a semi-serious name of respect and acknowledgement. While it looks like I won't be a clydesdale for much longer, I will always support those who use cycling to promote a healthier lifestyle. Being active at 200 pounds, I feel better than when I was lethargic and ballooning up past 180 pounds. I can only imagine how great I'll feel when I get down to 180 pounds and being active.

Oh yeah, and my bike-to-drive ratio is back up over 3.0 again. I'd like it a lot if it never goes below 3.0 for the rest of the year. We'll see.

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