I managed 750 road miles last year on the Specialized. This year I want to do 1000. Santa has kindly brought me a new skull-cap and a top-tube saddlebag which doubles as a phone holder, so I can use a satnav app. No more getting lost in the Surrey Hills!
I did the famous London-to-Brighton ride in September, which was about sixty miles when I added in riding to and from the start line. That's the furthest I've ridden so far Probably could have limped home and made it seventy-five for the day, but I jumped on a train for the last bit.
Annoyingly, my weight has shot up by 4 kg (that's about nine pounds for the metrically challenged) since September so I am going to stop snacking and start pedalling.
I know JARG has done a lot of road riding to get fit, and of course Huge Ackman is the local expert.
Anyone up for a CP cycling club?