We’re one month and some change into the new year. It’s time to give a progress report of my 2017 cycling goals.

  • Rode 289 miles in January. It’s not a crazy amount, but it is 31 more than necessary to be on target for my yearly goal.
  • Completed a metric century in the hardest rain I’ve ever experienced on the bike. I misjudged distance on the way back and would have been about 1.5 miles short of my goal so I puttered around the neighborhood to get exactly 100 km. It took much longer than it should have, but it felt good to be in the saddle over that distance.
  • Began a new TrainerRoad plan (Sweet Spot Low Volume), but it’s been so nice outside that I haven’t been able to convince myself to ride indoors. Eventually the weather will turn sour–I live in Arkansas after all–so I’m bound to find a reason to ride inside again.

So far so good. At least my mileage goals are (slightly) ahead of schedule. If the weather keeps up through February, I can see edging a little further ahead. Still, we’ll have a newborn in the house soon so this could all fall to shambles. Stay tuned for more!

We’ll end on a photo of my favorite street in Little Rock (Capitol Ave.) featuring some of my favorite people.