Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Royal Order of the Iron Crotch

WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA

My local cycling club, Potomac Pedalers Touring Club, has an award, which may be tongue in cheek, but it is called the Iron Crotch Award. This recognition goes to anyone who rides 5,000 miles in a year. And I qualified.

  • TOTAL MILES: 6,350
  • LONGEST RIDE - Ride the Rockies - Pagosa Springs to Alamosa CO. 104.20 miles with a new max speed of 54 mph
  • % MILES COMMUTING -- 0%. I retired but did ride on Bike to Work Day because it was fun.
  • % MILES PPTC RIDES -- 0%. Although I did organize a Ride of Silence in honor of James Callahan and advertised it to PPTC as an Impromptu Ride that drew 40 riders.  Those 13 miles count so 0.2%.
  • Date on which 5,000 was achieved - Sept. 29 at the Jeremiah Bishop Alpine Loop Gran Fondo
  • Most miles in a Month -- 1,066 (June)
  • Most miles in a week -- 579 - in Colorado, during Ride the Rockies
  • Number of Zero mile weeks - None
  • Number of 100 mile days - Six
  • Most interesting story - I was looking at the autograph table with Jens Voigt and Ben King at the Save a Limb Ride when someone grabbed my phone and said "jump in and I'll take your picture." That someone was former pro rider now TV commentator, Robbie Ventura.

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