Fifty-seven riders have reported over 2,200 miles in the Great Horsetrailriders Distance Derby with slightly less than 17 miles separating riders in the first and second position. With another nice weather Saturday predicted, I expect to see more miles racked up and hopefully some of those who haven’t yet logged their first 2012 miles will get that first opportunity to ride.
I had mentioned when we started this race that the idea was stolen from another blog. Christine and I had tried to enter that virtual endurance race, but they were not taking any more entries. That post is the Big Bad Blogger Distance Ride. I saw a couple of their riders in the 70 mile range and a couple others with less than 20, but not too much activity yet. Perhaps the weather has not been as kind to them as it has been to those in the Distance Derby.
I traveled to Texas earlier this week but the weather here wasn’t weather I would normally enjoy riding so enjoyed the trip to kinder climate. I’m not totally fair weathered but I don’t like to be cold, either. I did get a little over 4 miles on Windy tonight and happy to say that besides gaining some weight sitting on my butt and doing nothing for a week, I otherwise felt great loping through the bean field.