January isn’t usually a good riding month for me. (Sure, there was 2006 when the weather was warmer and drier than average, but that certainly wasn’t typical.) While I’ve been able to lower the temperature minimum at which I will ride by 10 or 15 degrees, I still need it to be above freezing. Any lower will take different clothes, and better logistics are required for me to commute to work in winter weather. So, I only get a few rides in, and I get depressed about not getting out. At this point, I’m wishing that I had a stationary bike of some kind, or maybe a health club membership. Either would be ignored once the weather improves.
My complicated goal calculation computes monthly targets based on previous years’ performance for the month, but I’m already down by 15 miles. February’s goal is quite low, so maybe I’ll be able to catch up.
January 2008 Total: 34.7
Last Year: 26.6