Birthday Miles

My dad had a birthday miles cycling tradition. Every year on his birthday he rode the number of miles to equal his new age. I don’t remember exactly when he started this but it was for sure the last 10-15 years of his life. I was never able to ride his birthday miles with him but am planning on continuing his tradition.

Last Thursday was my birthday. I was traveling for work and did not have the opportunity to ride that day. The sun came out in the morning yesterday and Nichole encouraged me to go for a ride. I wasn’t planning on riding but ended up going around the Sioux Falls bike trail loop two times for a total of 41.1 miles. I thought of my dad most of the ride and silently thanked him for his birthday miles inspiration.

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