I just recently moved to a new apartment. There was about a week where I didn’t do any riding at all because I was busy packing and getting things ready for the move.
The new place has less space than our previous small apartment, which means that we have to rethink where to put things. We’ve already tried two bicycle racks that didn’t work with the space* and will try a third.
Things are slowly settling down, but there’s still a lot of work yet to do. The one thing I’m already enjoying is the commute. What was once a 50-minute bike ride to work is now a 10-minute ride. Not too shabby.
*If anyone in the area wants a 2-bike indoor rack, please get in touch with me. (12/1: The rack has been sold. Thanks!)
Most of the lessons I learned on the Flatbread 200K this year were happy discoveries.
Flat as a pancake.
My goals for the Flatbread 200K this year were modest. I wanted to not have any mechanical problems and to finish on time. I had a secret goal of not wanting to be lanterne rouge
— not that there’s any shame in that, but I don’t like to keep people waiting.
I was given an offer I couldn’t refuse.
For the month of October, I biked 240.3 miles. This includes the Sea Gull Century.
I did not succeed in doing a hill repeat exercise last month. gah.
I have a lot of things going on right now: moving to a new apartment, taking classes, and playing in a couple of music ensembles, in addition to working. I hope to get some riding in somewhere.