Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Annual Round up

The 2010 goals were

Finish a Super series.
Complete at least one BRM event every month
Clock up the required 2400km of BRM rides (November - November) to qualify for early entry into PBP (only 2200 to go!)
Complete a 1000km ride
Hopefully complete Perth Albany Perth (am on the waiting list)
Aim for a total mileage of 8000km.

Happy to say that I accomplished most of them with the exception of "completing" Perth Albany Perth - but I had a pretty good shot at it while my knee injury meant that I did not ride any BRMs in February and March.

I did however complete my Super Series, clock up the required distance for PBP while I exceeded my cycling target by 1230km to reach 9230km.

October (1055km) was the best month for distance but only slightly as May saw me ride 1021km. I rode 137 times or once every 2.6 days and my longest ride was 612km. Generally I was much more consistent on the bike, riding over 800km in more than 8 months. This is especially so since getting my knee properly fixed and developing more effective technique. My average speed on my training routes is now quite a lot faster than at the beginning of the year (3kph on average) and the riding consistently is pay big dividends in terms of my general cycling capacity, fitness and psychology.

This year the cycling goals are;

Aim for am annual distance of 10,000km
Ride 150 times
Complete 1 BRM event every month
Complete a Super Series
Complete Paris Brest Paris
Qualify for the Percy Armstrong Award (rides of 50, 100, 150, 200 - it's the only award I haven't got yet).

So all in all a pretty positive year with some important lessons learnt. I'm quite looking forward to the challenges ahead!

In other news, I have been learning the Violin, got a new guitar (Taylor 210cc) brewed 23 batches of delicious beer, made a Mead and won 4 first places for my beer at the Albion Park Show (and missed out on best beer by 1 point!), and still manage to lose a couple of kilos!

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