Keep Riding A Minor Matter
Sometimes a weekend comes around with the kind of perfect weather where any cyclist worth his salt wants to be out sunrise to sunset. This was such a weekend, blue sky and summerlike temperatures. On such a weekend, it’s too easy to fall into the trap that you need to drop everything, forget about anyone and go out and ride. If you’re on Strava, your mileage log orders you to do the same thing - take advantage of the nice conditions and add X more miles to the X miles you already have.
This weekend, I left Saturday out and Sunday, my wife and I met friends for coffee around 11AM. We chatted until way after 2PM. I still got to head out and ride and it was good. While pedaling into the late afternoon I thought, you know, good company while sipping a good cup of coffee are far more rewarding than those unridden miles that could have been. At the end of the month are those miles on Strava in any way important? Who flipping cares if you’ve done 200, 500 or 1000 kilometers? If you ride, ride when you happen to have the time and make sure not to ride away from your wife, your family and your friends.
|Distance:||65.2 km (40.5 miles)|
|Elevation:||1’420 m (4’658 feet)|
|Speed (avg/max):||24.2/81.4 kph (15.1/50.6 mph)|