Friday, January 6, 2012

The year (on the bike) in review

2011 was a pretty good year on the bike. Some numbers (Because everyone loves numbers, right?):
  • Days on the bike: 282
  • Total miles: 7,693
  • Miles/day average (over 282 days): 27
  • Miles/day average (over 365 days): 21
  • Month with the most miles: July (1,053)
  • Commuting miles: 5,071
The 7,693 miles I rode in 2011 came out to be 3,566 miles more than I'd ridden in 2010.

Can I possibly best that in 2012? Maybe. I'm already 57 miles ahead of where I was on January 6th of last year. And I still have to ride home tonight.

Seriously, if it wasn't for commuting, I'd have never racked up that kind of mileage. The 22+ miles/day of commuting is probably my favorite part of the job. I'm pretty sure that would be the case no matter where I worked. I love having the ability to get myself to and from work without a car, under my own power, and without having to sit in/be a part of traffic.

Some highlights:
  • Finished the Hilly Billy Roubaix. I attempted it in 2010 but quit with 32 miles to go. No quitting in 2011.
  • Completed my second Dirty Dozen.
  • Finished 10th overall in the Men's 3/4 category for the ABRA CX Series.
Lowlights? Not many that I can recall. One that stands out: landing on my face during the first lap of a short-track XC race on the slag heaps adjacent to Frick. Had to go the ER after that one and get stitches above my upper lip.

Goals for 2012?
  1. Podium for at least one of the ABRA Cyclocross Men's 3/4 races.
  2. Do some actual training this year to make No.1 happen.
  3. Third Dirty Dozen.
That's all I have for right now. I was a horrible blogger in 2011. Will I be better this year? Maybe?