Friday, March 12, 2010

Allow Me To Introduce Myself

Before I begin any postings about where or what I ride, I'd like to introduce myself. Some of you may know me. In fact, "I" seem to be everywhere. You see, I may very well be you. Or you may be me.

I'm (we're) the person that loves to bike. Yet, it's often too cold, wet or far. We're in a hurry or there's a meeting we need to look nice for. Or -insert reason not to ride here-.

When we do get on the bike we realize how much we like it. How much freedom it provides and how good it makes us feel. But the neighbors dog scares me. I'll ride tomorrow.

So here's the deal. Beginning tomorrow, Saturday March 13th I will ride every day for 42 days. It may be a long ride, more likely it'll be a short one. No excuses. Gotta work a 24-hour shift at the Fire Department? Too bad! Ride to work in the morning and home the next day. Heck, that's two days right there.

Each day will be blogged about on my personal site (which is even more stale than my bike riding). Send me a personal e-mail at ffemtjacque at gmail dot com if you need the address. The really cool rides I'll post here with pictures.

In an effort to keep this post short that's all I really have to say.

I'm me and very well may be you. Let's stop making excuses and ride.

Till later,

Who Loves Ya?

Oh, this is why 42 days.

Does anyone have a mileage computer I can borrow for this? I'd like to track my daily mileage. I'll return it after the 42-days.

--Edit #2--
Thanks for all the responses and support. I've got a computer to track miles and look forward to some rides with ya'll.


Hank Greer said...

Bike, the universe, and everything.

Jacque Hendrix said...

Hmmm, I wonder if Wikipedia will allow that edit?

Phil Small said...

42, baby

Bill Foss said...

Nice! Unfortunately, I had to work a 48 hour shift last weekend and wasn't able to comply:(

Once this 50k run training is over, I am looking forward to some relaxing and switching over to more bike riding and swimming, as well as running. My knees and Achilles tendons will be happy too.

Good luck on your quest!

Pat S said...

You have a strange way of introducing yourself and the whole I-am-you-you-are-me deal makes Pat slightly uncomfortable but Pat definitely knows where you are coming from and admires what you are doing. He thinks that the only appropriate way to respond to this post is in the third person and wants you to know that he can't wait to read your daily ride reports.

Jacque Hendrix said...

I didn't think about something like a 48-hour shift. That *would* kinda mess things up. Should I find myself in that situation I think some time on an exercise bike -gag- would suffice.