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Pedaling Again


I signed up for the 2016 National Bike Challenge, which goal is "to unite 100,000 riders to pedal 75 million miles from May 1, 2016 until September 30, 2016," according to its web site. The challenge has competitions for prizes. It would be nice to get one, but that will only happen if my name is drawn randomly out of the hat. The reason I'm participating is to help maintain my motivation to pedal Tilda-Hilda on a regular basis.

Tilda-Hilda and I started out again the day after the Mama's funeral services. The short uphill ride to the cemetery was simply hard. Pufff, pufff, pufff. Over the next two weeks, we rode a little bit further every day, stopping by to see the Mama and the Daddy at either the beginning or end of the fun.

If I could've done it without hurting myself, I would've pedaled all day. There is comfort in mindless pedaling, as well as seeing the countryside. As it is, I came down with a cold so today is the first time Tilda-Hilda and I have been out in a week. We didn't have to start all over. Puff, puff. I threw in one hill for us to lumber up. On this first day of the challenge, we pedaled 6.4 miles. Hurrah!

By the way, here's the link for the National Bike Challenge. I think you can sign up any time, if you're interested.



Comments

  1. Hello, what an awesome challenge. I wish you the best. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thanks you, Eileen. I've already done 24.5 miles. Whooo hoo!

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  2. It's good that you're getting out and about again with Tilda-Hilda. The link to the challenge doesn't work for me but I wish you all the best for whatever it is you have to do :)

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    1. I wonder why the link didn't work for you. It's very easy since I'm not part of a team. I log in my biking miles, and they do give me points for each mile I pedal and points for each day I ride.

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  3. Good for you! That's the way to take up a challenge!

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    1. Thanks! I had two close calls this morning, but I'm not going to let it stop me.

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  4. It's scary how quickly we lose our wind when we're sick! ... glad you and Tilda-Hilda are back on the road again. :)

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  5. I am glad you are feeling better and that you have taken Tilda-Hilda out and you have a goal in mind.

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. It's kinda neat thinking I'll be contributing to millions of miles.

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  6. I hope you start up your bicycling photo posts again. I always enjoy viewing the countryside you travel through.

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    1. Glad to know you enjoyed them, Julia. I was thinking I may have been overdoing them.

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