I saw this from a distance a few weeks ago, but I didn’t want to stare directly at it.

It’s the possibility of riding 4,000 miles this year. I log every ride, and thanks to the beauty of software I can tell you that as of today, Dec. 8, I’ve ridden 3,763.4 miles in 2003. (Don’t be fooled by those last couple of significant digits, there’s undoubtedly an error bar on that number, but it’s a reasonable approximation and it’s the best number I’ve got.)

So after glancing sidelong at the number, then staring when I was pretty sure it wasn’t looking, I’ve walked up and poked it with a stick. I’m going for it. It’s doable if I don’t get the flu.