Ride Away With Me, Virtually
Fit To Ride
In a burst of optimism, I signed up for the The Conqueror Virtual Challenges: Route 66. A virtual challenge allows you to post your distance and track your progress on the map. This one goes along Route 66, of song and story, from Chicago to Los Angeles, a distance of 2280 miles. [Biking Virtually, Route 66]
Let me repeat that, 2280 miles.
I ride 10 miles a day, at best.
What was I thinking?
If I ride at my maximum every day without a break, that’s over seven months. As I type this, it’s raining, so no mileage for me today.
To speed the process and have some fun, I have teamed up with friends. (Waves hi!) We finally hauled ourselves out of Illinois. We still have seven states to go, five of them over 300 miles. Even collectively, this is going to take a while.
On one hand, so it’s slow. What else I’m gonna do with my time? I bike along. I clock up the miles. I/we will get there eventually.
OTOH, life is more fun as a party. We need several fighters, a cleric, at least two magic users … no, wait, wrong kind of party.
Come join us. Seriously. Would love to have more folks. I dunno about you, but I could stand to have more people in my life right now, even if they are digital.
Requirements. Sign up with My Virtual Mission. You will have to pay to play. Approx $35 for a medal. More for medal & shirt. In return, the program logs our mileage, tracks our progress, and sends us medals when the team finishes. International shipping from US available. Doesn’t seem to cost extra, but I would not swear to that.
Mileage can be anything from Aerobic dancing class to Yoga. MVM has a mileage converter for 105 activities, including housework.
If you are interested, go ahead and start the challenge as an individual. Then, leave a comment below. We’ll figure a way to get in touch to give you the team code. At the moment, my dead phone is messing with access to my email accounts. We’ll figure out contact somehow. Update. New phone = access to email, virtual firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open to friends & friends I haven’t met yet. Come walk, ride, or whatever with us.
Medal waiting for you at the end.
Virtual Exercise Posts
[Virtual Bling] Intro
[Come Away With Me, Virtually] Widget Announcement
[Biking Virtually, Inca Trail] Completed, post pending
[Biking Virtually, New Zealand] Completed, post pending
[Biking Virtually, Route 66] Where we are now
Stay safe. Stay sane.