Monday, January 15, 2024


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.

Follow along on #7100MilesIn2024 and #11EverestsIn2024 to see how I do.

Here is how I expect to break it up by month:

January         400 miles        400 ytd
February         400 miles        800 ytd
March         400 miles       1200 ytd
April         400 miles       1600 ytd
May         500 miles       2100 ytd
June         700 miles       2800 ytd
July         800 miles       3600 ytd
August         800 miles       4400 ytd
September        1200 miles       5600 ytd
October         700 miles       6300 ytd
November         400 miles       6700 ytd
December         400 miles       7100 ytd

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:


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.

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Go Nuggets!

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