Yes, New Years Resolutions. No, I am not immune. After all the crap that’s happened to me in 2012, I am resolving to put the year behind me, and put even more hope, more importance, and more emphasis on a better 2013.
But first, a reconciliation of last year’s goals. What were my goals for 2012 again, and how did I do?
In one sense, it might look like my goals were way off. I was pacing 120 hours for the year. But in the other sense, it’s obvious my goals are, in fact, very realistic, taking into account the unknown, but almost inevitable hiccups throughout the year.
2. Ride at least 2,400 Km on the bike. My bike goals have fluctuated a bit; the previous year I had set a goal of 3,000 Km, but missed that. I lowered my goal for 2012, but ended up riding 3,125 Km this year. I’m pleased with my final distance, and very pleased that these are mostly “car displacement” miles, too. That’s another 1,500 pounds of CO2 not released into the atmosphere this year.
3. Do something kinda crazy, to be determined rashly. Um… I think getting hit by a bus and getting fucked over by insurance companies on the deal is pretty crazy. Maybe not something I actively did, but… definitely crazy, and has certainly created an irritating rash of disappointment in my life.
So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2013:
2. 3,000 Km on the bike. Another aggressive goal, but I believe I can. I might even get a new road bike for my 50th birthday! That might give me a reason to pound out a few more kilometers.
Here’s wishing you a most excellent and wonderful new year too:
I set a goal of putting in 3,000 kilometers (~1,875 miles) on my bicycle this year. It didn’t go well. My final tally is 2,515 kilometers (~1,570 miles). At least I think that’s it; it’s hard to read the screen on my crappy cyclocomputer. That’s a fitting end to this year in bicycling:
One argument commonly heard from motorists who complain about the presence of bicyclists on the roadways, is that they do not have license plates for identification like cars do. OK. Here’s my answer to that…