Since I began using a single computer on each of the bikes at the end of May, I have averaged a 1,000 km each month or, 250 each week. Some weeks more. Some less. This is a combination of commuting, touring and training rides. It is not as if I target this distance. No. It is what I do. I ride. I ride to the office. I ride for pleasure. I ride to shop. And, I ride to train. In fact, since I live atop a “mountain”, every ride is a training ride in my mind. It is just some are harder and longer than others. Most days include a bike ride of some sort and, all rides include a 3 km climb.
Next month I am on holiday. I am heading to the family cottage in rural Ontario to ride and relax. There are chores, of course, and bass to catch, but I plan to cycle a lot on the quiet, rolling, rural roads. I am taking the Roberts. The setup on the bike is best suited to the roads and length of rides planned. I expect to exceed 1,000 km in September, weather permitting.
I think of the trip as a training camp. A time when I can cycle often, manage my diet carefully, lose a few pounds and, rest more than usual. It’s a holiday. A cycling holiday. If I didn’t have personal business to attend to, I may have been in Europe for the month instead.
Maybe next year.