Sunday, May 29, 2011

What a year!

What a year, and I don't mean that in a good way. I set a goal of 10,000 miles this year and it is becoming increasing obvious that I am not going to make it. At this point I have around 3300 miles in which is about 300 more than this time last year but I have not been able to ride a century yet this year. The weather has been so lousy this spring that I have not had a single day with a 6 hour window with decent weather. What I have been able to do is integrate bicycling even more in to the everyday transportation routine and leave the vehicles at home. It has been a long time since I drove the car to the grocery store!
As I ride around my county I see field after field that has not even been touched yet and it is almost June. The wet and cold spring has kept the farmers out of the fields to a great extent and we are running out of time. It is going to be a late harvest if they do manage to get the fields planted and who knows how the yield will be. That will not be good for anyone. I hope things are better wherever you are!


Weaseldog said...

Getting a crop from plating to harvest seems to be getting more and more difficult for farmers.

In my neck of the woods, we had a drought until late, then some good soaking rains. I got my garden a couple of weeks late. I'm hoping that I'll get something out of it.

You might still make up that mileage. Don't lose heart.

ExRanger said...

It has been a strange year. The trees were at least three weeks late putting out leaves and it has been cold, wet and very windy.
The farmers are hitting it hard this weekend, we will just have to see how things work out over the course of the growing season. On a good note I did see bats returning to my area for the first time last night!

Anonymous said...

Hi. 8000+ miles on a bicycle is awesome! I need to get out on my bike(s) more... :)