We’re at the end of another year. Bike-wise, it was a good year for me. Among my personal highlights:
- A new yearly mileage record: 4,100 miles.
- Two century rides
- Completion of the full two-day MS 150 from Houston to Austin
- Improved fitness – lost girth, if not much weight – I like wearing smaller pants
- Improved hill climbing. Not where I want to be yet, but I can now climb my personal nemesis – as long as I rest to catch my breath at the top
I’m undecided about where my biking will go in 2011. Both distance riding and more training appeal to me. Right now, I’m leaning toward doing more long rides – rides of over 60 miles.
I’m also debating whether to back away somewhat from the social aspect of cycling. I enjoy riding with friends, and one of the highlights of 2010 was meeting and riding with folks I’d only known online. But I do most of my riding alone, and I think I enjoy that more. I look forward to our Sunday morning club rides, but it doesn’t kill me to pass one up.
I do enjoy organized rides, and will probably do more in the new year than I did this year. I’ve missed lots of good ones in this area, and I’d like to try them out.
But I think the emphasis will be on biking as fun, rather than biking as work. Best of everything to each of you.