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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Year end wrap up

It's becoming a little tradition here that I look back over the past year and review some of the highlights and the low moments.

First the highlights of 2014:


Well there was

How about?   No, not that either.

I did manage to go home in April to my beloved City of Bridges but even that was a bittersweet time for me, as I realized just how much things change.

In all honestly the year was not that bad.  Sue and I did get to go to the Pumpkin Festival which ended up being one of the better memories of the year for us.

I made some new friends thanks to a slow ride, but sadly plans to ride with them again have fallen through, hopefully in the new year I'll be able to.  I'm sure I'll be able to.

Overall though the past year just seems to be wash.  I learned some lessons and had some success, at the same time the failures and mistakes I made cost me.  I'm spending the night inside, cleaning up and doing laundry.  It feels right in a way, to end the year by organizing and tidying up.  

The end of the year mileage on Kimmy was 21,736 miles (34,981 KM).  So in twelve months I only managed 6,534 miles (10,515 KM).  I know that is more miles than a lot of riders put on in year.  Still though it's about half of what I normally do.  Most of it was just commuting as well.

Well it's a new year, new challenges and adventures await.  I'm not promising anything, but I think the year is full of promise.

Happy New Year my friends.  May it be a safe one.


Martha said...

Happy New Year, Robert! And I hope you get that lovely, long ride soon.

Trobairitz said...

It appears you had the same trouble with a year end wrap up as I would. Didn't do as much as we'd like although we did do some. I think this year is the first year I just haven't bothered with a look back.

All the best to you and the misses in 2015.

Canajun said...

It seems the year-end wrap-up was problematic for a few of us. Other than crappy weather, crappy politics, and crappy riding (because of the crappy weather) there doesn't seem to be much to recommend 2014 in general. So on with 2015 - may it be much, much brighter!
Happy New Year Robert.

SonjaM said...

Happy New Year, Robert and thanks for the entertaining read. I am a subscriber now, and never will miss your posting again.

Ride safe, ride often. Keep the rubber side down.