Feeling Festive

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by jakemaedke 1 Comment

Okay, that’s a lie.  I’m not really feeling all that festive.  But you probably wouldn’t have even begun reading this had it been titled “Kinda sick of non stop Christmas music and retailers cramming it down my throat since Oct 31 and just want to ride my bike and enjoy the season on my terms.”  (Besides, I don’t think that would’ve even fit in the little space for the title.)  But that’s not where I was going with this.  What’s really on mind is the Rapha Festive 500 which is a strava challenge of 500k from Dec. 24-Dec 31.  I know it’s not that big of deal really, and there’s like 20,000 people already signed up for it, some of which will even double it and do a 1000.  Still, 500k in a week is no joke, especially considering cold weather and limited daylight.  And the fact the Maedke Construction is busy and there is very little “holiday time” in the schedule.  But something tells me that if this were happening in June I just wouldn’t be as excited about it.  What can I say, I’m not truly happy unless I’m miserable.  In other works I’m a cyclist.

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One Response

  1. Dale says:

    I am a true cyclist then as I was very miserable riding this dang challenge. 39 miles a day sounds like fun…..until you miss a day or so, then it gets serious. I bonked as hard as I ever on the last big push, legs were mush for a week. Next year I am going to overeat and drink like everyone else!

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