[After I wrote this, I found Peter McKay’s writeup of his awful commute home. @#^* Wish him a speedy recovery.]
John and I are both trying to ride 5,000 miles for the year. October was comparatively better in the number of days ridden and the miles per ride. (The motivation of not hitting my September goal certainly helped.) Compared to previous months, the flat count was a lot better, proof that the Continental Grand Prix 4000s truly sucked shards of glass.
With the change in seasons: less daylight, more cold, a lot more rain, and piles o’ vegetative matter alongside the road, my mileage will taper off. I worked out a minimum set of commuting that will get me 250 miles in each of November and December that will let me hit the goal. While it’s easy to slack off, the stresses of a product release need to be vented somehow. November is going to be the hardest month, though, because I have a week of travel around Thanksgiving.