I CAN Drive 55!
Ever ride a bicycle 55 miles per hour? Howard did. Today [Friday]. Technically, his speedometer registered a max velocity of 55.1, but let's not quibble.
You see, there's this long, steep, straight road heading north that drops off the side of a dam and a reservoir west of town. Howard pedalled hard to prime the pump, went into his tuck, never touched the brakes once, and let gravity do its best to yank him to the center of the Earth.
Howard also came across bikejournal.com a couple days ago, a site where over 16,900 cyclists around the world track their annual mileage. Howard -- who loves competitive endeavors -- registered his own miles, and is now leading all 405 Colorado bicyclists at bikejournal.com in mileage for 2006 with 5,500 miles (and counting.) Worldwide, Howard ranks 246th.
Howard's goal is to reach 8,000 miles by December 31st -- the diameter of the Planet Earth -- yeah, the same planet trying to yank Howard to its core.
"Make no small plans." -- Daniel Burnham, Architect