As I said in my last post, today has some personal significance for me.
Today makes 500 days in a row that I have commuted by bike. I have not driven to work in 2-1/2 years, and that adds up to 8653 miles not driven.
As some of you know, this all started out as a challenge, to myself, to ride to work every day in May of 2007. That went by so easily that I extended the challenge through June, then further extended it to span a whole year.
After that year went by, I shot for 500 work days. I like to keep the goals attainable, but significant. Merely planning to never drive to work, ever, sets you up for failure. Conversely, challenging yourself on a weekly basis loses its meaning, after a short while.
My new challenge is to increase my mileage to 10,000 miles of consecutive bicycle commuting. That should take about 6 more months, if everything goes as normal.
This goal provides incentive for riding during this upcoming winter.
I'll decide on my next goal, as I approach the target mileage.
Wish me luck.