Friday, April 2, 2010

30 Days of Biking?

Yesterday, Owen told me about a spot he heard on MPR about two guys who have vowed to ride their bikes at least once a day each day during the month of April. Since making their pledge, dozens of others have joined in the fun and have also pledged to ride every day. Sounds like a good goal, though one I won't be making because I didn't ride yesterday or today. Still, I could shoot for the rest of the days of April, I just won't be signing the 30 days of riding pledge since I've missed two days already. Hey, I wonder if they'll let me in if I promise to ride twice a day for a couple of days to make up for the two days I've missed. Hmmm. I suppose I could ask.

Whether I sign up or not, I will certainly visit the 30 Days of Biking website and read the blog entries and tweets. There's a lot of fun stories up on the website already, I expect there will be many more as people post their stories. The more I think about this the more I think I should see if I can still participate. It sounds like several of the cyclists are planning to ride the Iron Man at the end of April. Owen and I are already planning on doing this ride, it would be even more fun to know a lot of other people on the ride. There is also talk about having an end of month party to celebrate 30 Days of Biking. I like parties. Am I talking myself into this?

Are you interested in participating in the 30 Days of Biking challenge? Here are the rules as taken from the How to Participate page:

Step 1 Make the pledge! Tweet @patiomensch with your pledge to participate in #30daysofbiking.
Step 2Ride your bike. Ride to work. Ride around the block. Meet some friends and bike around town. If you’re riding your bike, you’re participating.
Step 3Tweet about your bike ride, and include the hashtag #30daysofbiking. Read what others are tweeting, and join the conversation!
Step 4Repeat Steps 1 & 2 each day through the month of April.
The only rule for 30 Days of Biking is that you ride your bike every day for 30 days, then tweet about your adventures with the hashtag #30daysofbiking.

Owen, by the way, rode 12 miles yesterday while I was at my belly dancing class. He scoped out a route through Webster that, if he followed it the whole way, would take him to Lonsdale, a total of 19 miles round trip. We're looking for good places to ride and tonight we spotted a new bike/walking path alongside County Road 2 from 35 all the way to Elko/New Market. We scoped out the roads and  think we can do a 20 mile ride from our house to the end of this path if we take Co Rd 3 through Webster and north to 86 where we would hop onto 27 all the way to New Market to the end of the path and then back home again following the same route. That sounds ambitions to me right now but it's a good goal.

We're planning on about a 10 mile ride tomorrow. I hope it doesn't rain.

1 comment:

Kara said...

Yes, I have a beautiful Orbea, but you fly planes!! Good luck with the 30 days. I'd love to do that... in July. I'm a fair weathered rider! Maybe some day we'll run into each other on the road or in one of Kate's writing workshops. Thanks for coming b my blog! Kara