Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 - The Year I Discovered Strava

OK, so there's not been a whole lot going on on this blog for more than a little while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been riding my bike, I've just been remembering why I started riding and riding a whole lot, just by myself, with friends, purely for transport or just because.

One thing was different in 2015 however. In 2015 I discovered Strava and a great tool for motivating me to get out of bed and on my bike when it was dark, wet, cold or windy or even all four. The result: See for yourself, a huge (for me) annual mileage, a satisfying weight loss too and inevitably some plans to return to the race course next year to see what kind of fitness all this has re-built. In the meantime I'm going to keep chasing PBs, KOMs and weekly mileage throughout the winter, racing myself to try and be a faster me, to enjoy the empty trails when the weather's less than perfect and I'm determined not to let all that riding go to waste.
......and now to plan some races, starting with no less than the Olympia Park Münhen 24hr Race. Watch this space :-)

Oh, and just because, here's a little movie of "Rob's Year On Strava" (bike stats discounting Zwift):
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