Hmmm… its the second day of January 2010. The last month has been a cold one and my posts this year have been nearly nonexistent.
2009 was a year of cycling adventure and a year of financial pain. Its been hard to be motivated to blog when I have been stressed at the shop. Riding my recumbent alone and with Godspoke was a great relief from daily pressures. My business has gone through the ropes as have many others in the economic climate that surrounds us. Between staffing and a lessened work load my biz has survived. But has left me numb and not to motivated. Anyways Life goes on….
So what did I do this past year?
I rode 2101 km this year! WAHOO! I have 9075 km since I started riding a recumbent, and 8009 km for my C-KAP mileage. I will get my Bronze medal from C-KAP next winter as I cross the 10,000 km mark in 2010. If you have read this blog in the passed few years you know that I attribute getting and riding a recumbent to changing my life. I am healthier, happier and motivated to do more than sitting around watching TV.
A big part of life is being associated with Godspoke cyclists.
I didn’t do any rides over 35 km until the end of May. I rode the usual amount that I normally do for this part of the year. Then in June I did the MS Tour to Camrose (180km)
and back and left on a tour to Drumheller called the You Do Hoo Doo
The U DO HOODOO trip was a blast. 10 days of riding and adventure with 17 hearty souls from Godspoke. (465km?.)
Nadine Lemming drove the SAG trailer -We never knew where lunch would be, more often than not a clean ditch sufficed quite nicely.
The other two major rides we did this year was Bike for Bibles In Aug around Pigeon Lake with a campout at Eillens’ and Barry’s.
Just a word in for Barry here; while on the U Do Hoo Doo tour I kicked my front derailleur and it got bent just as we were riding into our camp site one night at one of the others riders relatives farm.
Again this year I slagged off riding during Aug and the fall. I think it was a combination of work stress and cycling malaise. I have sloughed off riding in Aug for 2 years now. I gotta find a reason for this. It greatly hinders my weight reduction scheme. Hey I was the slimmest for Christmas that I have been in 10 years. I have find a way to be motivated to ride more consistently in the next few years If I wanna live longer and healthier.
Well for 2010 I have some goals and tentative riding I want to do. These include:
- commuting to work more in the mornings instead of home at night (wind in right direction)
- doing a 50+km ride every month between March and October
- Going to Vancouver @ Easter for the Pacific Populair
- An s24o to Sunnybrooke
- the MS tour 6th year
- Back to Cour D’lene for the TOT maybe some riding in Banff and
Radium on the way
- ETBC Ride
- Bike for Bibles
- A 4 day 4 night self contained ride- where? with? we will see
I will continue to reduce my weight (goal of 250-225 some day)
So drop in once in a while and see how I am doing.