In between all the rubbish cold and wet weather I’ve managed to do some more colouring. Need to start venturing further from home though now.
And a couple of random bits.
A daft project I dreamed up for this year (and beyond) was to ride every road within the North Yorkshire Moors boundary. I’ve found an old OS map covering the entire area and pinned it to the wall.
Rules were then needed.
As of my 40th birthday (can you see what’s happening) my meagre efforts have resulted in the smallest corner being coloured in.
All targets chucked away due to nearly 4 months of the year eaten up with decorating and DIY preparing to sell then sorting the new house. Still turned out to be a good year for riding. New record month in August.
250.09 hours out on a bike
202.92 hours moving on a bike
A fair bit of running (for me)
19.44 hours running
The intended racing took a back seat so the XC season passed me by but
2 CX races (Go Ride “parents” events) 3rd place and basically last as I blew up the chainring while leading (3metres into the race) and ended up on a 20″ wheeled Isalbike.
2 Enduros (Whinlatter was a muddy disaster and Ard Rock was ridden more like a Marathon race)
2 XC Races including SSUK where I was about 10th
1 Mini downhill race
2 Hill Climbs both PBs
2 New Bikes
Not a lot of Commutes
Target is more of the same without the 4 months of minimal riding but more running and time on a Turbo trainer might eat into the overall.
This will be my first year as a Veteran so hopefully I’ll manage most of the Nutcracker series and the local Friday nights. Oh and to massively improve my Hill Climb times again.