Monday, December 31, 2012

End Of Year Recap

Ride Stats
Miles for 2012: 11122
Set a record for most rides in a year. Rode Outside every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in 2012. Also threw in a handful of Fridays for 318 days, outside, in the saddle. I consider this a pretty cool accomplishment and feel I should acknowledge global warming for helping out.
More Ride Stats
2 Rides at 21 mph for 80+ miles
1 Ride at 20 mph for 80+ miles
2 Centuries at 19+ mph
Favorite Ride
Monday September 3rd  "Turned 54 Years Old Today" (see blog post Monday Sept 3rd)
                30+ people showed up for a team ride on my birthday and even sang me Happy Birthday
Came out of my semi-retired life style to inject new life in my abstracting business, after it took a pummeling during the economic downturn of 2010 and 2011. I received and processed more orders for my business than I have in over 7 years. As a matter of fact I received and processed more orders in 2012 than the last four years combined.
Highlight Of The Year
Officiated at the marriage of my daughter, Britney. This probably made the top 5 of my best all time life experiences. (see blog posts September 15th and September 16th "Big Day")
Favorite Photos Of The Year

Another very good year, with great rides, friends, and family. I'm grateful to my children and grandchildren, they are the greatest joys in my life, to my riding friends, especially Amy, for making my rides seem even longer, to Penny for understanding the cyclist in me, and to my blogger friends, thanks for checking in regularly and putting up with poor sentence structure and all the misspellings.

Thanks for making 2012 so good and letting me share it with you.


MrDaveyGie said...

Wow, such a grand wonderful colossal year. But you went out and ‘got it’ Oh and those stats, SatSunMonTuesWedThurs……….incredible….

mrbill said...

I've enjoyed your page with all it's great photos and words of wisdom, have a great 2013, with many miles, doing your favorite thing.

amy said...

I will be happy to stick around for 2013 to make sure your rides stay long. I don't know what I would do without you my friend. Happy New Year.

tainterturtles said...

Wow Tom, this was a great year for you. Been following your blog for a long time now and yes, I'd say this was your top cycling year.

Also, I'm happy that Penny understands your cycling addiction and is very supportive of you.

Have enjoyed your photos throughout the year too!