The longest ride on the shortest day was a blast! Strong winds and gloomy skies didn't stop us from collecting 150 well-earned miles. Thanks to Ben Delaney, the machine, for pulling into brutal headwinds on the way home. We rolled back just slightly after dark, and 9.5 hours of riding.
Thank you again to everyone who donated. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.
Take care and may you have many glorious moments of riding, running, or simply lounging in 2021.
Over the past few years, I've moved away from competitive cycling and toward commuting by bike as much as possible. (Of course, I also love the occasional gigantic ride. More on that in a moment.)
Why so much bike commuting, even in the dark and cold of winter? I'm motivated every day to skip the car commute because, in my own quiet way, I want to encourage others to give up their use of gas. I don't want the oil and gas industry to have any more of my money. I want to help accelerate the transition toward efficiency and renewable energy.
So on December 21, the shortest day of the year, I'll be riding from sunrise to sunset to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Institute. (It'll be about 9.5 hours.)
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. RMI engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables.
Your donation to Rocky Mountain Institute scales clean energy solutions globally and addresses the urgent climate crisis. Your investment in RMI is helping to create a better planet and a brighter future–one powered by clean, affordable, and reliable renewable energy.
I hope you can help me raise funds for this cause.