For my third year of Bike to Work month I planned to ride just a little more than the 1200 miles I did in 2014. Shortly into the month I realized it was no longer Bike to Work month, but Bike Month. This invited a lot of hard core cyclists riding large amounts of miles. Though discouraged initially I decided to push on with my original plan, but started adding rides during the weekend. The weekend rides got longer and longer until I was doing 80 miles and finally a 100 miles a ride. In my second to last week I did over 400 miles which was far beyond what I had ever done in the past. In the end I rode 1500 miles for the month and took 7th place for total miles. It showed I could compete with the hard core rides, but it wasn't fun. It impacted both my work and family so I don't plan to ride so many miles again.
A big help this year was I got to do few rides with my work mates. We did a morning ride across I-90, a evening ride around Mercer island and a 100 mile Flying Wheels ride. Our work team got 3rd place for average miles which was impressive as we were competing with teams from much larger companies.
Flying Wheels Start
After Riding 100 Miles