Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Return trip

My first double-century - 200 miles in one day - was on  a late summer day in 1981. I was only 23 years old. In about 4 weeks, I'll be trying to do it again - only this time I will be one month shy of 54. So far this year, I've ridden three centuries and two 120-mile rides - and thankfully, still feeling quite well the following day. In fact, the day after the second 120, I rode another 60 and felt pretty strong.

But 200 miles is a different world than 100 miles. I hope I'm prepared for the return trip to that world.


  1. WOW, Mark! I had no idea . . . you are STILL awesome! I live an idyllic life on a boat in the Caribbean, but I would lie to say I am not a teeny bit envious of your endeavor, and your ultimate success.

  2. Thanks very much for your encouragement, Kevin. It certainly sounds like life has been good to you. But then, I never knew you to accept it any other way. Next time you're in the area, look me up. It would be great to see you again. Until then, have fun on the open seas!