Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Done it! 10,000 miles this year!

Looking East - Misty

Looking West - Misty
Well I've done it.....Reached my 10,000 mile target mileage for 2012..

This morning I knew that I had just 64 miles to do to achieve my goal...I was so pleased that it wasn't pouring down with rain as it seems to have done for so much of this year..However it was pretty misty as the two pictures above taken at the end of my road show....
Looking East or West it was the same, very misty with a sort of mizzle in the air... 

During most of the ride my mind was busy thinking about new challenges for next year.....I knew exactly which route to do today in order to capture the required mileage...it was a route that I've ridden many times this year.  
Four hours would be roughly how long the ride should take and I had started a bit earlier that I normally do, because once this was done a visit to the pub as a form of celebration was certainly on the cards.

It remained dull throughout the ride and then when I was just three miles from home the sky seemed to become a bit brighter...
No, the sun didn't break out but it certainly seemed a lot brighter than it had been when I had set out just over four hours earlier... and then after another mile I had done it!
No choirs bursting into song....no champagne reception....just the knowledge that I had done it.....done what I had set out to do at the beginning of the year....

Just two years ago I had only just finished treatment for cancer....since then I have cycled from Gibraltar back to the UK as well as various other long distance challenges..and now managed to complete 10,000 miles in 2012....No doping either!! 
I really am so happy to have done this....

I will not be pushing to reach 12,000 miles, but I will continue to get out most days on the bike but without the pressure to complete a set mileage. 
It will be interesting though to see where my mileage ends up.... 

And the future..? 
Well I do have various projects in the planning stages and with continued health and a bit of luck I hope to achieve those too...but more on those projects in another blog post...
Also in a later post I will give you some details on component wear ... punctures...and other points concerning this years mileage.....I'm glad it's done!

25 comments:

RANTWICK said...

I'll be your choir: ahh ahhh ahhhh! Excuse my French, but holy shit! You are psycho (in a good way). I have not gotten out for long rides this year. Commuting to work and back every day will put me at about 2500 miles this year. Congrats, you wild man.

Laura said...

Bravo! Well done!!

Tracy said...

Way to go!

And I thought I rode too much....

Jez Andrews said...

Great going Trevor, amazing mileage and you've still got a couple of months to spare!

rlove2bike said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic Trevor!! Looking forward to your reports.

Thanks for posting,
RL

limom said...

Chapeau!

MrDaveyGie said...

That's an incredible amount of mileage, way to rotate the pedals.

coastkid said...

well done Trevor! -:)

slow rpm said...

Congratulations from me as well,PT. How many revs of the crank does 10,000 miles equate to?

Just wondering,

cheers.

ian

The bike shed said...

That's a fantastic achievement.

We both know that cycling isn't really a 'numbers game' but boy does it feel good to meet a target.

I have never done 10k in a year - maybe when I retire!

Steve A said...

You deserve a pat on the back. 10000 miles is a LOT of saddle time.

krzysiek86 said...

Gratuluję serdecznie :-)

Marsha said...

Excellent! Congratulations...

David Barber said...

That's a fantastic achievement. I struggle to do a third of that. I look forward to hear what's next!

jeff said...

Congratulations on meeting your goal! And with more than 2 months to spare! That is quite an achievement.

anniebikes said...

WOW. Congartulations, pat on the back, balloons, and all that stuff. I've done a lot of cycling, but never that many miles in a year...

Chandra said...

Congrats, Trevor!

Rulebritannia said...

Good effort mate. Considering when I last saw you you've done well.

Paul said...

Great job Trevor! I can only imagine how great it would be, to be able to ride that many miles in a year.

alex said...

Muy bien campeón.

Anonymous said...

Well done Trevor. What an achievement .
Brenda in the Boro
www.cyclinginthesixthdecade.Wordpress.com

Merry*Death on a Bike said...

Wow - amazing accomplishment!

Trevor said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments....I'll need to put the thinking cap on for next years cycling project/s.

Gordon Inkeles said...

Remarkable...and most enjoyable by the sound of it.

Congratulations!

Hendrik M said...

Congratulations!