On the Pegs - January 2023 On the Pegs - Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2023 - Page 90

improve if I went to the gym fewer than two times per week , and this was about the same frequency . It would also get me to that magic 120 number in manageable steps .
2022 GOAL : Ride 120 days , no matter what . ( Avg . 10 / month )
THE RULES :
1 . Riding had to be at least 30 minutes
2 . Any riding counted ( Events , practice , fun riding , etc .)
3 . It ’ s a Yes or No based on whether I hit the minimum time within each 12am-12am span . ( So if I rode 7 hours in two sessions in one day , it was still only 1 day of riding .)
With this big goal in mind , my big wall calendar , and a couple of Expo markers , I was off to the races .
THE RESULTS : I rode more than 120 days , though not always 10 / month . My newfound consistency and confidence helped me hit obstacles I never would have considered the year before . The consistent practice eliminated the post-event regression I had experienced previously and dramatically improved my overall connection to the bike .
Consistency was the key , and the predetermined commitment to ride , no matter what the conditions were , fixed the solo practice problem . Because the decision to ride had already been made , I just had to figure out which ten days of each month I would be riding .
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