Saturday, December 31, 2005

Last minutes

Date: Dec. 31
Mileage: 42.6
December mileage: 381.1
Temperature upon departure: 27

Today was sunny, calm, below freezing (but just barely). Perfect way to end the year. I biked the North Fork gravel road for a loop with a lot of ice and A LOT of hills. When the loop was over, I had biked for 3 hours and 39 minutes, and traveled 42 miles. On the way down to Anchor Point, I broke my mountain bike top speed record and coasted at 35 mph for nearly a mile. The last three miles consisted of a steep climb (one of four long hills on this ride) where I rarely broke the 5 mph barrier. When I arrived home, I thought I was shot. But then I ate a couple of peanut butter balls and took a big swig of water, and felt pretty good. I really should have gone for the last 19 miles. I especially felt that way after I found out that Geoff did a 15-mile run in Palmer this morning - before going out for some afternoon cross country skiing. But, considering my original goal for this month was 225 outdoor miles, I think I did OK.

Well, now it's time to go nosh on edible arts and get my New Year's on. Here's wishing everyone out in bloggerland a Happy New Year. May 2006 be filled with epic rides and powder-lined slopes - and may the wind always be at your back.


  1. Happy New Year, new Alaskan. Now the clock is ticking: only 22 months until you get your first PFD check!

  2. Happy New Year, Jill, to you and yours! Excellent miles, by the way! 2006 will have you starting from January! Lets see who has the highest miles over all New Years EVE 2006!

  3. Hey, Jill, I hope you have a lovely New Years Eve. Oh, but just a word of wisdom: I'd lay off that edible art if I were you. This is especially true for the sushi. That stuff can really tear your insides apart. Happy New Year!



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