The best and worst of 2012. What happened to you?
Best – I actually managed to complete a half ironman (the Wiesbaden which is quite hilly by triathlon standards), having previously only entering 2 olympic triathlons earlier in the year, the first of which I didn’t even complete the swim. And weighing in at 120kg I was actually pretty proud of myself crossing the line.
worst – suffering a self made financial meltdown towards the end of the year.Posted 5 years agomattbeeSubscriber
Best was 3 week holiday in the Highlands to celebrate 10th wedding anniversary. Loved it and didn’t want it to end.Posted 5 years ago
Worst was losing the rest of the ‘summer’ to illness and injury. 7 weeks barely able to walk due to either labrynthitis or some sort of bleed in my brain (docs weren’t too sure what it was & labrynthitis diagnosis was more of a ‘probably fits’ affair) followed by crushing ankle at work leading to another 3 weeks off bike.footflapsSubscriber
Highlight for me was the Olympics, we had such a great time at so many events – whole atmosphere was just incredible.
Worst was redundancies at work, even though I was OK, it is tough seeing your friends / colleagues laid off due to the financial miss-management of one idiotic CEO (thankfully now replaced).Posted 5 years agoSchweizSubscriber
Worst : had a stroke during a mtb race, aged 33. Lost a big chunk of my vision on the left hand side. Probably never be allowed to drive again.Posted 5 years ago
Best : stroke was caused by hole in heart which is now fixed. Feeling better than ever, fitter than ever. Switzerland has the best public transport system in the world!imnotamusedMember
Worst: Left a good company of 6 years as disagreed with my twunt of a boss and it was doing my head in badly.
Best: Got made redundant from subsequent job after 5 months and found a new one 4 weeks later with a 50% pay rise from the first one and 3 months garden leave to ride my bike!
Happy New Year to all.Posted 5 years agoRealManMember
Worst: I’ve had large spells of being unhappy and have done hardly any riding.
Also a lot of stress from various different things, and have been ill a few times.
On the upside I finished my 2nd year at uni with decent-ish results, and have helped a cycling club/team transform itself into what is, in my eyes, one of the best clubs I’ve ever ridden with. I also met someone who has blown me away, which is, you know, nice.
2013 could be the most amazing year ever.Posted 5 years agojohn_drummerMember
best: nowt really, been a bit of a meh year. No health issues in the family though so got to be grateful for that.
worst: 60 mile round trip daily commute. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now but this year has been far & away the worst year – especially since the clocks went back.Posted 5 years ago
oh, and the weather 👿gixer.johnMember
Best – birth of our son Kyle Robert on 12-06-12, me being 46 at the time was a bit of a worry, but i am coping a lot better than i would have when i was a young tearaway. 1st wedding anniversary. Little fellas 1st Christmas with his gran up in Scotland.
Not so good – very little cycling due to MrsG being preganant then see above^^^^^^.Posted 5 years ago
Being put on redundancy notice, haver since been kept on, but the company is a bag of sh**e so have accepted an offer from another company – jobs are further away, so less time with the family 🙁mboySubscriber
Best – The Olympics, I completed a 100 mile sportive (very hilly one!), got a job in a bike shop where I’m appreciated, met a nice girl, continued to do well at uni and generally things are a good bit better than they were a year or two ago.
Worst – THE BLOODY WEATHER! Went for a ride on my birthday (in July!) in the Wyre Forest and it was completely sodden. And things have only got worse still! Seriously depressed about the weather, and it has had a big impact on the amount of riding I’ve done, and also where I’ve ridden (a lot more road, much less natural off road riding).Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
The best, the birth of my daughter.
The worst, the weather and lack the kind of summer mtb’ing that makes winter riding worthwhile, and the email I just recieved from work confirming our results, and that despite 8% growth overall, I’m 1%, yes 1% away from receiving the remaining 20% of my salary this year. I worked my f’ing balls off for a 20% reduction in salary for the second year running. :-/Posted 5 years ago
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