Wednesday, April 3, 2013

100 days and counting

In my past 100 days on a bike, I've ridden all of these and more.
Today marks the 100th consecutive day during which I've ridden a bike. It's really just an arbitrary number with arbitrary significance, but it does feel like some sort of accomplishment. This streak started with my participation in the Tarik Saleh Bicycle Club challenge at the end of last year, which I initially documented and sporadically provide updates.

Though I've ridden a number of different bikes for different purposes over the course of the past 100 days, my nearly constant companions in this endeavor have been my faithful riding partners: Scout and Pugsley. Without Scout, I may not have had the motivation to get outside and ride some days, and without Pugsley I may not have had as much fun.

I don't know how many more consecutive days of riding I'll be able to rack up, but I will of course write about it here. Happy trails.

My riding partners early in the current riding streak. 
Scout always wants a tummy rub after the ride... 
... followed by a nap in the sun.


  1. Congratulations!

    Best part is you'll always have that hundred in a row, even if the streak does eventually end.

    I started out aiming for 30 in a row a few years ago that turned into 100+, including a quick 4am ride around the block before dashing to the hospital for the arrival of Little wrider.

    In this stage of life we may not get as much time in the saddle as we'd like, but life is definitely just that much better if you get to ride a bike everyday.

    1. Well stated. As I'm sure you know, many days are easy, due to the fun or utility of riding. However, I have to admit that there were days when I had other options, and would rather not have gone out in the cold and dark. Yet, perseverance pays off. No matter what frame of mind I start a ride with, it is always improved after a ride. The older I get, the more grateful I am to be able to continue propelling myself, knowing not everyone gets the same chance. The simple commitment to riding every day has been a good reminder of why I ride in the first place.

  2. Seems like a big deal to me,my friend,congradulations! :D

    The DC

    1. Thanks, Steve! The big deal for me has been to disconnect from the daily grind and perhaps to reconnect at a deeper level with myself. Time spent on a bike is a great time to think or not to think; mysteriously both sometimes occurring simultaneously.