Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Day of 2012

Tomorrow I start a new log book for 2013. My 2012 log closes out with a total of 1,519 miles and a total gain of 114,845 feet. It's not a lot of miles but how many miles can one do over the course of year towing   100 pounds of dog and trailer on more then 9 out of 10 rides? On the other hand the elevation gain would have gotten me from sea level to the top of Mount Everest almost four times (with ma doggie).

The Year in Review

JANUARY started off a little slow having to recover from a heart attack on Dec 25th, 2011. I still managed a few rides with my doggie bud.

FEBRUARY was spent reflecting on future goals and enjoying family.

MARCH, I was back into full cycling mode. Tweaking my rides and having fun again.

APRIL was sort of a training month . I spent time developing a exercise routine to do away with leg cramps and it was successful. I also worked on perfecting nutrition during rides. Everything is working!

MAY is pre-summer in So Cal that means great weather more family time and ride...ride...ride.

JUNE, kicking back and enjoying life.

JULY means hot days and early rides.

AUGUST, no change here, still hot days and early starts but gotta ride. It's all good.

SEPTEMBER was almost a mistake, I tried to sell the 700...OUCH. The 700 was the demon I was riding when I had my heart attack last December. I thought I was selling it for practical reasons when finally I realized it was processed with the bad memory of that fateful Christmas Day in 2011. It has since been exorcised...PHEW...that would have been a big mistake to let it go. It's way to much fun.

OCTOBER, Byron started volunteering for the National Park Service with me at Cheeseboro Canyon.

NOVEMBER is a great time to ride and picnic. The weather is cool and the sun feels warm. I enjoyed many a ride and picnic this month.

DECEMBER, I'll never forget this month and my Christmas Day heart attack. Boy...did I screw up everyone's party schedule last year. Life is good!!


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Mark: Happy New Year! Looks like you made the most of it. All the best to you and your family, and my you have too many great rides to count.