Apollo Hits 5K.
Apollo Lee rode his 5000th mile for the
On Saturday, I finished my ride 45 minutes after sundown with a
blistering stomp and swoop around the block an extra time to complete
my 5000th mile
this year (and my first six-day week in a month). I feel so
spectacular at having achieved my goal mileage for the year with four
He has the benefit of good riding weather all year long, out there in
Silicon Valley, but we all know that good weather doesn't automatically
push up your mileage! "Time in the saddle," as Steve says.
I'm up to 3643 miles so far this year. I'm ahead of last year by 1,400
miles (wow, I didn't know that until just now!), and there's a decent
chance that I'll reach 5,000 before December 31st. In fact, I should reach
it sometime in late October, unless the weather turns really sour. (By then
Apollo will be well into his 6th K, of course.) By Seth Dillingham. [Truer Words - A Journal]
That's an amazing amount of bike-riding for one year. And very precise--perhaps they have odometers on their bicycles? When I have to ride my bike to work during a bus strike, the only thought I give to the total mileage involved is in wishing it weren't so much.