So many nice numbers missed as December was a bit of a disaster for riding with work and then being ill for the last 2 weeks. The beginning of 2014 isn’t going much better.

Missed my main target of 240 hours of riding but I’m not complaining as I’ve nearly doubled the amount of riding time compared to the previous 3 years and smashed my record mileage year. The commuting doesn’t add up to much climbing though and I can tell.

Finally replaced the cracked Scott commuter in November for a shiny Kinesis frame. So I can stop worrying about the front end falling off under heavy braking and the incessant creak has gone finally!

2013 numbers

278 rides

2895.19 miles

42265m climbed

273.76 hours out on a bike

231.66 hours moving on a bike

No cyclo cross races

1 MTB race

1 new bike

51 commutes by bike

Weight the lowest it’s been for a long long time.

So to 2014.

Essentially more of the same but I’m aiming at 300 hours and 3600 miles but it’s not a rigid aim. Plans are afoot to add more climbing but it’ll mean leaving work on time (or early) to squeeze in the commondale loop to be back in time for bedtime but gives me 2 double chevron climbs and another 2 decent climbs. Getting out on the MTB more at home will help too.

A few more races would be nice too.

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