Friday, 6 January 2012

STARTING BACK....

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Well we are now at the twelfth day of Christmas and six days into the New Year. 
Anne and I have been away over the holiday period but now we are back home and all the decorations and other signs of Christmas have been packed away. 
I thought that it was about time I started posting again........  


Looking back at my mileage counter for last year it finished short of what I had aimed for. I had hoped to finish the year with 10,000 miles under my wheels, but after having been forced to stop riding throughout the whole of February due to medical reasons, it was always going to be difficult to achieve. 
On the positive side I only missed my goal by 646 miles which is less than the average of 850 miles a month that I managed throughout the other eleven months.


Unfortunately 2012 has not started well........Storms with winds of 50 to 70 mph and  driving rain have seriously curtailed my attempts to attack my mileage early..... My first weeks mileage is going to be low but it can only get better.


I am not planning to make any changes to my bikes this year.....I have got them all just as I want them......each bike is perfect for the events and style of riding that I use them for- whether that's Sportives Audax or Touring.
My love for endurance rides with plenty of hills is as strong as ever and it's those kind of rides that I will be concentrating on again this year.


No firm plans have been made for my touring rides although Euro Velo Route 6 is still constantly on my mind. As soon as I make my mind up I will let you all know.


Now all I need to do is to catch up with all my favourite blogs and then I will feel that I am really back. 





8 comments:

Steve A said...

Whatever else you forget, remember that recreational cycling should be FUN. Might that involve a goal to NOT go over a target mileage, but rather to get more per mile? Maybe those motorists concerned about gas mileage are on to something...

Chandra said...

Trevor,
Your mileage of 9.4 K miles is a splendid accomplishment. Bravo!

I am sure you will put enough miles on'em bikes this year as well.

Happy and Very Healthy 2012 to ya!

Paz :)

rlove2bike said...

Welcome back.

I wouldn't worry too much over your final mileage for the year. Very impressive indeed...Excellent!!!

Wow, 50 to 70 mph wind with rain has to be some interesting weather.

Thanks for the post!

Trevor said...

*Steve A*
Believe me Steve every mile was fun and for me achieving the mileage is fun in itself...the day it stops being so will be the day I either stop riding or reduce my annual mileage. To set an upper limit would just restrict my level of enjoyment....

Gas prices are so high in the UK that not only do I run a small eco car but last year I only completed 2,100 miles in it and half of that was with Anne driving.

*Chandra*
Thanks Chandra....I certainly intend to be putting lots more miles on the bikes.
A Happy and Healthy 2012 to you too.

*rlove2bike*
Thanks...
The weather has certainly been pretty wild these past few days- but today has been dry with just light winds so I managed to get a really good ride in...

Big Oak said...

That's a ton of miles! A Happy and Healthy New Year to you!

I'm looking forward to your 2012 adventures!

Trevor said...

A Happy and Healthy New Year to you too....
It's always a little daunting resetting that mileage counter but full of anticipation for new adventures yet to come....

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

A Happy New Year to you Trevor. I think we feel for you just being a bit short on the mileage but with the medical reasons being like an "interim service", your averages for the other months have been very good.

Trevor said...

*J_on_tour*

Thanks J...A Happy New Year to you too...
Yes it wasn't good missing my target by such a small margin. If it had been a huge amount I could have put it down to setting an un-achievable target, but so close, well that stung a bit.