Thursday, January 03, 2008

It Ain't Braggin' If'n It's True

Forgot to mention that I went on a little 16-mile ride with my best girl, BalticTiger, and twin sister, SuperNana, on December 31st. The temps were in the low 20s and the winds were in the high 20s, but we felt the pain... and did it anyway!

Now you may ask, "Howard's just stupid, so that doesn't surprise me a bit, but why did BalticTiger--who vowed never to ride in temps lower than her age--and SuperNana--who's never found a layer that she didn't like--bundle up and suffer along with Howard?"

The answer is simple: To show their support while he finished up his mileage goal for 2007...

10,000 miles.

Yup, Howard rode 10K in 2007. On. His. Bike.

Here are some pics from that fretful day...

SuperNana trying on a new concept in layering -- the "Jason Vorhees" look

SuperNana, Howard, and BalticTiger trying to conserve heat after six miles

Self-portrait by Howard while on the bike as he completed his 10,000th mile of 2007


Blogger Dave Moulton said...

To set a goal of 10,000 miles then not have it completed by November sounds like poor planning on Howard’s part. But congratulations anyway, and Happy New Year.
See, I am still lurking around.

3:15 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Kent & Bobbie said...

Yo Howard,

Great job! Even with all that frozen tundra up there, you made it! That's a lot of pedal strokes.

v/r Mozam

2:58 PM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Kin said...

Congratulations! 10,000 miles! Wow.
My best was 10,000 km two years ago.

9:12 PM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger the old bag said...

Wow -- that's a huge accomplishment. Congrats!

6:50 PM, January 05, 2008  
Blogger John said...

Hey Howardman,
That's...... a lot of freakin' miles. Congratulations! Hope you have many more safe and happy miles in the future.

3:15 PM, January 06, 2008  
Anonymous Gene said...

Nice going. I am not worthy... I am definitely going to hit 4,000 in 2008. I'll let you know on Dec. 31 whether I meant miles or kilometers!

10:13 PM, January 06, 2008  

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