Back in October, I reported that I had cycled over Over 6000 miles in 2023.
As I mentioned in that post, my 2023 Strava cycling goal was 6250 miles and 326,749 feet elevation gained.
As of October, the mileage goal was easily attainable. The elevation goal was certainly in reach, but much more of a challenge.
It turned out that I got both goals without too much effort over November and December.
So, I increased my Strava annual mileage goal to 7100 miles. I set my Elevation goal at 319,500 feet (just over 11 Everests).
Both are actually down from what I accomplished in 2023, but still fairly high for an aging couch potato such as myself.
So far, I'm on track to reach those totals. Technically, I'm behind if I expect to ride the same about throughout the year (151 miles behind and 6202 feet behind according to Strava) ... however, because the weather is colder and snowier in winter months, I know I'll ride more in the warmer months than in the winter.
Here is how I expect to break it up by month:
The elevation goal should take care of itself if I hit those miles.
For what it is worth ... so far in January ... I'm well on track to hit the 400 miles I'm targeting for the month.
I'm sure if you know me at all, it is no surprise that I've signed up for the 2024 Great Cycle Challenge.
From the Great Cycle Challenge website:
ONE MONTH. ONE GOAL. FIGHT KIDS' CANCER.
This September, we're riding to end childhood cancer and save little lives.
Every hill we climb and every mile we pedal will be to honour those lives we've lost and stand with those brave kids still fighting to survive. These kids won't give up, and neither will we.
Our goal is to fund life-saving research to develop safer and more effective treatments, and find cures for all childhood cancers.
Because kids should be living life, NOT fighting for it.
I have pledged to ride 1200 miles in September, and hope to raise a few thousand dollars to help fight kids' cancer.
If you'd like to help out with a donation ... you can visit my page ...
Or ... if you are a cyclist yourself, sign up and pledge your own miles. Let me know your GCC Page URL and I'll follow you.