For me it's been the best ever. Done a shed load of miles and finally got a couple of bikes that fit like a glove. Happy days.
Have you had a good year on the bike?
- Best results in racing
- Best big rides
- Best bike set up
- Best friends to ride with
All round win. I love biking.
it has been awesome
yup, started commuting on the bike again in March this year and covered 3,400 commuting miles since then. Fittest I've been in years
Yep. I've done a quality long weekends riding in Wales with good mates, finished 3 enduro races with results i was happy with, switched over to 29ers which I'm alot more comfortable with, met some really nice people on the STW Swinley ride in Oct/Nov and generally had a great laugh with people who i enjoy the company of.
If 2010 is as good then i will be a happy bunny
Yes got back into biking after a 3 year break ,new bike and having a great time.
Too much phd, not enough riding. First year in...10 I think.. that I've not got out to the alps to ride
Lost a lot of fitness, PhDs are unhealthy!
broke both wrists, 21 stitches meant 3 months off the bike. Still the best year yet. Looking forward to 2010.
excellent year. getting more and more into mountain bikes the older I get. At 43 I'm just getting into jumping and more aggressive single track. Got plans for a new bike in the new year to replace my aging Rocky. Next years gonna be awsome.
Been alright, I now have enough money for nice bike gear yet seem to be getting sucked in by marketing rather than just riding.
What bikes do you ride goan?
a better time when on the bike than off it, and I ain't been out enough!
tails - Bianchi 928 carbon, and a tig team sl rock lobster.
yep. getting on top of a long term injury and no longer riding like a tard.
Built my dream bike
Lost just under 3st
Dropped out of a few races that I thought I could do well in
Never felt like I got properly fit
Got a bit fed up at times
It never seemed to stop raining
Did OK in a few races/events
Did big long rides, short fast rides, rode with mates, got a bit lost with mates, rode solo, got a bit lost solo
Got shiny new kit to use
Didn't get injured, so got to ride right the way through the year
Shows promise, could do better, bring on 2010
tails - Bianchi 928 carbon, and a tig team sl rock lobster.
Are rock lobsters custom, there website says yes but I thought they were merlins in-house brand?
Merlin produce them under licence. You can get them custom, from Rock Lobster though - I didn't.
Not exactly. But as I haven't had any trips to the ER its got to be better than last year...
Looking forward to 2010 though. Need to practice skills and heading back to the states I hope.
Six months mostly out with an injured back and then a torn intercostal.
Follwed by some great riding then a return to racing.
Gonna be more careful in 2010.
Awesome year!! moved up to the peak in the spring, I thought i rode a lot in surrey, but no where near as much as i do up here, road and mountain. Had a great time racing this year - especialy Trans Wales. Met some great riding buddies up here and my mate i used to ride with in Surrey's easily persuaded for rides up here too!
Best ever. Two trips to The Lakes,a few long rides in the Peaks and riding every week with a good bunch of lads and lasses.
Happy with my fitness,happy with my bikes,especially the Yeti. Roll on 2010.
Completed first 100km mtb marathon, learned to manual. Learned how not to flip backwards when doing a manual No major spills. Got some decent winter gear and learned to love riding in snow and ice. Learned some new trails. Met new people.
Of course they are downsides, but I wont focus on them.
Could have been better - next year will be!
I've had a fantastic year on the bike... My first one for a decade, I'm a born-again So many great days. And looking forward to another one I hope, perhaps with less broken bones.
Not been out on the bike nearly as much as other years due to lack of time and no big all day epic rides, but the arrival of our little one has more than made up for it in other ways. Just can't wait until he's old enough to take out in a bike seat!
Great start to the year, got some results I was very pleased with, trip to Wales and peaks which were both ace, good result at Mayhem then had pilonidal sinus operation in July and haven't been able to touch my bike since...
Great start, really $hit ending
No- it was shyte.. I'm unfit, and didn't enjoy riding at all. Even on my new Heckler..
Something just didn't sit right..
Vicious circle.. - didn't enjoy riding due to being unfit, so never got fit...
However, I'm just starting in the last couple of months to be out more, and more on my CX.. Delamere seems spot on for it..
So who knows what 2010 will bring?
I've signed up for HTN, so need to get going really...
Yes, for lots of reasons. One of the most important (to me anyway), is nailing a route I determined to do a few years ago, but never seemed to have the strength/stamina. And now I've done it, with an extra few miles thrown too.
Have loads of stuff planned for next year, including some races. Plus I seem to be learning more about training methods, etc.
All in all, proper chuffed. And I'll be out over the N Downs for a few hours tomorrow - bring it on:)
Got much fitter and faster! (very low starting point!)
Picked up 3 new injuries.
got 2 new bikes (so far!)
All in all a result as far as in concerned.
Bit of both. Had a minor op early in the year which put me off the bike for best part of 6 weeks. Got back after that to a reasonable level of fitness culminating in doing the SDW in 2 days in May. Then the co I work for bought another firm in Bradford in June and since then (coming up 6 months!!) I've been up and down the M1 most weeks, living in hotels, missing out on regular night rides and eating cooked breakfasts and curries. Have lost a lot of fitness and gained a lot of weight instead. Will just enjoy riding this winter and then a concerted push in the New Year to get back to where I was a year ago.
Still enjoyed (and enjoying) the riding I do but also frustrated by struggling on some rides that earlier this year I was just cruising.
Yup, best ever:
Several new bikes,
Fittest and fastest I've ever been,
A short holiday to the Pyrenees,
New PBs in time-trials,
Good results in CX racing,
8,500 road miles (so far) this year,
42 paid-for cycling events,
Resurrected my interest in singlespeeding,
And made the decision to ease-off and do more 'fun' stuff next year.
I'm lovin' it. 2009 was pretty good
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