Tuesday, 1 January 2008

2007 Biking

Another year of commuting by bike all through the year, but otherwise a very patchy year for riding, with five months where I didn't ride at all, other than for getting to and from work.

1684 miles for the year, which is about the same as last year. Somehow, I did 14 non-work rides again too!

* In January I took the gears off my bike and went on a local windy ride (30 miles)
* In February I managed to do no rides, other than to/for work
* In March I also did no proper rides
* In April, guess what...
* In May, shock! Two proper rides, the Hamster 6 enduro (48 miles) and a two day road ride (44 miles)
* In June I attempted to ride every day for 30 days, but failed after a day. I also went to SSUK and broke my bike on the first lap
* In July I did several fixie rides (100 miles in total), having finally go my Solitude finished in June - ten miles round Barmpton, 50 miles to Hamsterley and back, a 24 mile ride to Egglestone and a 16 mile ride while I was up there
* August started well with a 24 mile ride home from Egglestone and continued with a 65 mile fixed ride up into Teesdale and a group ride at Hamsterley (55 miles)
* September was my best month of the year with a new PB for the Hell O' The North (100 miles) and a decent finish in the Great Milk Stout Ride (66 miles), despite being the only singlespeed rider and riding to and from the forest
* Illness and injury conspired to make October my worst month of the year, with a return of No Proper Rides (NPR) syndrome
* November saw a continuation of NPR syndrome
* December saw me round off the year with a short ride in Swaledale

Update (Jan 2008): I just found another ten miles in January's total, after re-adding them. So, 1694 miles for the year. If I'd know it was that close to a round 1700, I'd have gone out for an extra trip to town and back!


Simon said...

You need to do more proper rides :)

Mike said...

You think? :)

Raoul said...

Mike next time I'm up and doing something Durham based hop up on the train and get out it'll be a nice few hours on trails at a reasonable speed with beer if it's sunny, I usually start in Spennymoor but can easily pick you up in Durham and drop you off there on the way back.

Trains to riding is fine I do it most Saturdays over to Waterloo then on the train for an hour and then a five or six hour ride train and ride back ;0)

Mike said...

Cheers Raoul, if you drop me an email (miketually AT gmail DOT com) we'll try to sort something out.

Raoul said...

No bother Mike, the rides round there are fun lots of pubs, so summer would be ideal.