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Support Ornoth’s 2024 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge charity ride!

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This August I completed my 17th Pan-Mass Challenge—my third as a remote rider—cycling 300 kilometers in two days to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and lifesaving cancer research, treatment, and prevention at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Please take a moment now to help me reach my goal of raising $4,800 in 2022. Thank you so much!

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The Shape of Things to Come

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With over 25 years in the saddle, that’s long enough to divide my cycling career into eras. And having just begun a new era in Austin, it might be interesting to see what a typical year looked like in the past, how my riding pattern has changed over time, and what it might look like in coming years.

You probably know that I’ve long tracked the daily variations of my cycling Fitness using a metric that is usually called Chronic Training Load, as explained here.

Looking back over the Fitness data I’ve collected, I’ve grouped the past 12 years’ riding into four “eras”. Those are:

  • 4 years from 2012 to 2015, when I was living in Boston
  • 3 years from 2016 to 2018, when I was living in Pittsburgh
  • 4 years from 2019 to 2022, when I was still in Pittsburgh, but riding the indoor trainer through th »more