There are one hundred and four weekend days jammed into a year or just under two thousand, five hundred hours for most of us to do something other than work. That sounds like way more time than it actually feels like, doesn't it? I guess the old saying about time flying when you're having fun is especially true when talking about our precious Saturdays and Sundays. It's how you use those two days every week that matters. I know a lot of people who try to put in one hundred days on the bike every year, a number that, depending on how you've structured your life, may or may not be difficult to hit, and also one that sure matches up nicely with all those days away from work.
For a lot of people, however, life doesn't like to play ball when it comes to riding that much. Sure, some of you out there have no problem hitting two or even three hundred-plus days on the bike, but it's not a stretch to say that you bastards are in the very envied minority.
Or maybe you're more than happy to be getting out fifty, twenty, or even just a dozen times per year. It might come as a surprise to some of us, but there are probably many people out there who don't really want to ride much more than they did in 2015. Or maybe I'm wrong, and everybody always wants to ride even more than they're able to.
Clayton Racicot photo