The Adventure Almanac

January 3, 2024

Right around the time that everyone starts talking about next year’s cycling goals–see GCN’s “Further or Faster: Which is Your Goal” for an example of what I mean–is when I start feeling a bit burned out on cycling.  But I have a way to get the joy back. And it’s got nothing to do with setting ambitious mileage or race-related goals. It’s about a goal...

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