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Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, right?

(I started with 10 miles and ended up laying down in my backyard for quite a while)

Or at least that’s what I tell myself when I get out once every three months on my bike. That one ride is always amazing, I’m incredibly happy, I have a total exercise high afterward, but after a couple times riding I just fall back to old habits (aka not riding). And if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last year, it’s that I need a routine, a challenge, and accountability…my Thirsty Thirty challenge last summer turned out really well, so here I am Summer 2012: taking on 100 days on the bike.

Let me be clear: this is not about exercising every day, this is not about losing weight…

this is simply about getting back on the bike

I love riding, but I just don’t do it anymore. So this is all about finding a way to start doing what I love again. Whether it’s riding to work, riding my road bike, or just riding around the block on a cruiser…

my goal is to be on a bike every day for 100 straight days

I can’t promise this will be riveting, because, c’mon, how much can you say about a ride around the block? But I’m going to do my very best to post every single day, even if it’s just the screenshot of my 1.8 mile neighborhood loop.

Here goes nothing 🙂

Love,

Rebs

Day 1/100

Bike: Lapierre road bike
Route: White River Greenway
Total time: 42:01
Distance: 9.8 miles
Tan lines: nonexistent
Post-ride: spicy shrimp rolls