## 2020 cycling every day... a challenge @ Adrian Tritschler · Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 · 14 minute read · Update at Dec 31, 2020 ·

Each year for the past few years I try and ride as often as I can, my reasoning is that if I can’t go far, at least I can go often! Best effort to date was 2017 when I managed to ride 363 of 365 days, succumbing to the flu and staying in bed for two days in September. Rules are minimal; on the bike and over 1km, hopefully over 1.6km to satisfy those who aren’t metric and insist on at least a mile. Added degree of difficulty, this year is a leap year.

# Results so far: [366/366]

So there you have it, I made it through the entire year riding every day. Two orders of magnitude, shortest day was around 1.6km, longest was 160km. Challenge accepted, challenge completed.

# notes

It took me until [2020-06-21 Sun] to publish this publically, here’s the ugly little bash snippet I use to generate a ticklist of dates:

#!/bin/bash
d=2020-01-01
while [ "$d" != 2021-01-01 ]; do date +" - [ ] [%F %a]" -d$d
d=$(date -I -d "$d + 1 day");
done


Last update – [2021-11-30 Tue].

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried PHP, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on Emacs Org mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is Org mode and hugo.

# …The ISP

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