The National Bike Challenge finished a few days ago. I finished 2097th out of 47,099 in the U.S. Woohoo!!
That's me back in 1978 - the last time I was involved in any competitive cycling events.
And I am very thankful to have been a part of it! What started as little more than a whim turned into a daily part of my life. And it did not involve spending lots of money - it actually saved a fair amount. It did let me know that I am happier on days when I ride. Work is better, home is better, there is more hope, and there is more resilience. I lost 14 pounds and I have a lot more stamina in getting around Thank you, League of American Bicyclists!
I rode every single day in September - who knew this out-of-shape old guy had it in him?
That's either me or Dark Helmet from Spaceballs.
May you find your challenge to keep you moving, to make you and our world much healthier.