A couple months ago, while I was watching the Tour de France on TV, I was also riding a lot – at least for me. I went over 300 miles that month, which was the best I had done to date. I thought to myself, “I wonder how my entire month stacks up against what the pros did on the tour?” Well, not too well, as you can see from the table below:
Clearly, as I suspected, there is no comparison. In fact, I didn’t run the numbers, but I would guess that the pros 23 days of riding added up to about the equivalent of what I do in an entire year! It certainly gives one a better appreciation of just how good these guys are!
Of course, as I mentioned above, I do have a day job as well!