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    Quote Originally Posted by CBGanimal View Post
    Yes I have reached day 2218 (6 years!) and Iím pretty happy i havenít quit. I can count maybe 4 days when I have regretted the streak. More often than not, Itís my push out the door, my shake off the bad day, my reason to escape and most fun of all my reason to enjoy a beautiful day. My daughter used to tell her friends that I was her crazy biking mom but the other day I actually heard her brag a bit by telling her friend I had ridden all those days consecutively hahaha!
    Congratulations!!!!!!

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    As I sit here, 10:37pm, with the rain coming down hard in College Park, I'm wondering if tonight is the one where I break the streak. I didn't get a chance to go all day, partially because I was busy, but also because it was ridiculously humid (for my tastes). Usually, it's not a big deal to wait until night to ride. Tonight, it was a mistake. I didn't pay attention to the forecast, and now I have at least four warnings plastering across my phone's notification:

    FLASH FLOOD!
    EXTREME WEATHER!
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM!
    IS YOUR ARK READY YET?!

    Sigh.

    When I was saddling up 10 minutes ago and opened the door to look outside, there was a flash of light, then a second later, "BOOOOOOM!" It was strong enough to set off my neighbor's car alarm. Going out right now in this torrential rain would be stupid. And selfish.

    I'll wait until 11:30, and if it dies down, I'll get out with my raincoat and fenders and get soaked both inside and out. At least it's warm. If not, then the streak is broken

    For those of you that bike through almost everything, what is it that makes you say: no way, nuh-uh, not gonna happen? Lightning storm? Thundersnow? 100 degrees with 90% humidity?

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    My family convinced me in late March that if I had COVID-19 it would be irresponsible to cycle though it broke my 86 day streak.

    (The test was negative - but stopping cycling while I had symptoms was the responsible thing to do)


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    Well the thunder and lightning slowed down so I went for it at 11:31 pm. 4 miles short of my daily 10 mile goal, but Iím counting it


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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    Well the thunder and lightning slowed down so I went for it at 11:31 pm. 4 miles short of my daily 10 mile goal, but Iím counting it
    Congratulations on another day, and thanks for waiting for the lightning to pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post

    For those of you that bike through almost everything, what is it that makes you say: no way, nuh-uh, not gonna happen? Lightning storm? Thundersnow? 100 degrees with 90% humidity?
    Trying to think back on almost 6 years and I just donít know! The closest I came was when I went to Sint Maarten on vacation and the bike shop was closed. I did pay a man whose bike had no brakes and a bag covered a very worn saddle $10 dollars to ride it around the parking lot for 4 miles...I almost lost my streak that day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBGanimal View Post
    Trying to think back on almost 6 years and I just donít know! The closest I came was when I went to Sint Maarten on vacation and the bike shop was closed. I did pay a man whose bike had no brakes and a bag covered a very worn saddle $10 dollars to ride it around the parking lot for 4 miles...I almost lost my streak that day!
    I didnít have that much gumption when my streak ended after 454 days while on a business trip in Mexico City in 2016. I did eye the street vendorís trike for a moment but the thought of being thrown into a Mexican prison kept me from doing that. And now Iíve lost all drive to get another streak going.


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