Splendid effort, especially considering everything else that has been going on!Lunacy 2020 completed.
Rather that than a report of strawberry jam on the A649That is what I'm thinking. The fact that I have been considering how many times I can face whizzing up and down the A646/A6033 if things get tight, tells me that I should just rule myself out and enjoy what I choose to do between now and the winter.
Oh, blow it - I'm out for 2020!
Right, now that I am no longer doing the challenge, I fancy going out and doing a no-longer-qualifying metric century!
Very well said, even if it does all sound ever so sensible it's the best approach, for all of us. The way you are making a positive plan is very motivating. I find I need something to motivate me, even if it is a change to the original plan that's been scuppered through no fault of our own, or anyone. It is what it is.It’s been such a messy, fractured year that it makes @Sea of vapours achievement even more impressive.
Lockdown in France meant effectively no cycling for 8 weeks so that completely screwed my plans for 2020. I had to pull out of the HMCAM challenge and I had a late start to my Loony Challenge too.
The one thing I’ve been determined to do is to complete 9000km this year – I’ve had a year-on-year improvement since I re-started cycling in 2015 and I didn’t want to let the damn virus spoil that. I cycled 2615km in July/August which has got me back on track – and getting to 9000km is my prime focus for the rest of the year.
My ride on 24 August was my first ever 100+km ride over hilly terrain (I’ve done lots of hilly rides and a few 100+km rides – but not a 100+km ride that involved lots of re-ascent). I want to continue and do more of these in the rest of 2020, and I’ll post them as Loony Rides, even if I don’t get up to 13 (I’m only on 6 at present).
My thoughts have turned to 2021 (and yes, @ColinJ – let’s hope for a vaccine-enabled year). I will challenge myself to ride 10,000 km – complete the HMCAM challenge, get some Loony Rides in early next year – and perhaps try for the Metric Century A Month Challenge too.
There’s little or no point in doing rides that you don’t enjoy – but as @Cranky Knee Girl says, let’s all keep our fitness up – and have a great year’s cycling in 2021.
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