Re-introduced to riding bicycles 9/2004 when my Orthopedic Surgeon told me I should stop running Marathons etc. I have completed four Century rides - one each in 2010 & 2013, and two in 2014. All Century rides have been on the Withlacoochee Bike Trail in Florida. Also one Metric Century 10/4/15 which was a good test for my heart. I had, perhaps, the best ride ever, and it wasn't because of the weather conditions over the trail. I belief I have been blessed with a successful Ablation to correct Arterial Heart Flutter. Now all I have to contend with is my A-Fib situation.
2018 = 3000 mile objective again this year with a goal to do more.
2017 = 3000 mile objective with a goal to do more if I can get through a year without any tragedies.
2016 =2911 miles. However, last ride of the year was August 30th due to Hurricane Hermaine flooding. House was totally gutted due to 16 inches of water in the house. We lost everything.
2015 = 3124 miles 120 rides = 26 miles per ride. Goal of 4800 miles had been updated to 3000 as of 12/1/15 due to missing, at least, 17 weeks of riding due to heart condition, and three weeks helping my wife back from major surgery.
2014 = 4235 miles 124 rides = 34.15 miles per ride. Missed 12 weeks due to injury's and travel
2013 = 2620 miles 95 rides = 27.58 miles per ride. Missed 10 weeks due to injury and traveling.
2012 = 888.7 miles 53 rides = 16.77 miles per ride. Missed half year due to family health situation
2011 = Missed full year due to family health Situation
2010 = 1958 miles 91 rides = 21.52 miles per ride. Missed 8 weeks due to family health situation.
2009 = 795 miles 45 rides = 17.67 miles per ride
2008 = 642 miles 35 rides = 18.34 miles per ride Did not ride January through June???
2007 = 1326 miles 67 rides 19.79 miles per ride Our son passed away. 3/1/07 Did not ride November and December???
2006 = 2021.5 miles 102 rides = 19.81 miles per ride. Knee surgery Oct. Took it easy Nov & Dec
2005 = 2170.9 miles 116 rides = 18.74 miles per ride
2004 = 306.9 miles 35 rides = 10.23 miles per ride.
1998 Ross Signature