Date: January 31
Ride type: Commute
January mileage: 247
Year to date mileage: 247
Nearly 250 miles in January, not too shabby. Of course it helps that this has been the warmest January in 160 years, according to my wife. All commute miles too. Nice.
In other news, I was e-mailed today that on-line registration for The Minnesota Ironman bike ride opened today. I've ridden this ride twice and they do a nice job putting on the event. It starts out in Lakeville, which is kind of a haul, but it's fun. There's a choice of 30, 62 or 100 miles and you can make your decision the day of the ride. It's April 30 this year, so register early and mark your calendars. I've done the 62 mile route before, but this year I'm contemplating doing the 100. It would be cool to get my first century (one of my 2006 goals) out of the way early this year. And the best part? You get an Ironman pint glass from Park Tool. A couple years ago I got a sweet Park bottle opener. It's stainless steel and has a rubberized blue handle, just like all of Park's hand tools. Nice.