I made a few New Year’s Resolutions last year. Let’s see how I did:
|Lose 52 pounds||Massive, Epic Fail!|
|Ride 1500 miles||Success! (Rode 1,714 miles)|
|Ride 100 miles per month||Fail!|
|Ride a Metric Century||Success!|
I gained some weight in 2013. I’d rather not discuss it. Let’s move on.
All things considered, 2013 was a very good year for me and my bicycle. I rode over 1700 miles, besting my goal of 1500, and setting personal records in damn near every category. I finally rode my first metric century, with a lot of climbing, and while heavily laden with camping gear.
I’m following the “History of Civilization” reading plan through the Harvard Classics. This plan starts you in Ancient Egypt and you work your way forward through time. I made it through Herodotus, Homer, interminable Greek drama, Plato, and Plutarch. I am now at the beginning of the Roman Republic, which puts me about 15% of the way through the entire Harvard Classics.
Onwards to 2014:
Right. so, what do I want to accomplish this year?
|Loose some weight||How much, and by what method – to be determined|
|Ride 2,000 miles for the year.||Less than 6 miles per day!|
|Read Another 10% of the Harvard Classics||This should take me through the Middle Ages|
|Spend less time dicking around on the Internet.||I already deleted my Facebook. I’m hanging on to G+ for the moment.|