Riding 10,000 miles in a year . . .

Columnist Ed Chasteen of the Sun-News (Liberty, MO) writes this:
. . . Actually, I expect to behind schedule coming into April. The black ice that lurks about on the road in the Missouri winter has taken me down before.

Without warning I've lost all traction and steering and have fallen hard on my hip and elbow. Nothing ever has broken, but weeks have passed before the pain and soreness left and I could again pedal freely.

The stationary bicycle in my basement numbs my mind. Even in the dead of winter, I prefer the open road, and in an ordinary year, that's where I would be.

But this is no ordinary year. I have publicly committed myself to ride 10,000 miles.

Read the rest of Ed's column here . . .