I started the year with a distance goal of 20000 km, 3000 km less than last year's mileage 1. Keeping goals achievable and not setting the bar too high is something that has worked well for me in the past. I knew I could do it, but still had to be consistent and put in the work. What I didn't expect was me really putting in the work. Long days, weeks, and months in the saddle accumulated kilometers faster than I'd ever imagined. Just before the final ride, the goals page on Strava read: 6348 km ahead of plan — more than most cyclists ride in a year.