Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Resolutions - 2013

Happy New Year Everyone. I trust that you've had a blessed Christmas with your family and loved ones. I was fortunate enough to be able to drive back to Louisiana and spend time with my parents and brothers. As an added bonus, I brought my gear and camped along the way. It was kinda like bike touring, but in my truck:-)

I'm back in Virginia now and looking forward to the New Year. So what are my bike related resolutions? Well here they are:
1. Ride my bike everyday - the last year and a half, the bike has kinda played second fiddle to other things in my life. This year I want to change that and make it a year when I get back to the bike. To aid in the reunion, I am going to attempt to ride my bike every day that I'm home. I do some amount of traveling during the year (thankfully not much) and it would be unrealistic to think that I could ride when I'm out of town. So to keep from beating myself up and making this difficult goal somewhat manageable, my resolution is to ride every day that I'm home. Now, it may be as short as a ride around the neighborhood, but I am going to attempt to put my butt in the saddle every day.

2. Increase my bicycle commuting distance - I will continue to commute by bike to work on a regular basis. However, in order to get in better shape and lose a little weight, I'm going to alter my route. My normal route is 5 miles each way. I want increase that to about 10 miles each way. Now I'll tell you upfront that things will come up that will make it necessary for me to take the more direct route and when that happens I will do so without remorse. However, I will work to make those instances an exception and not the rule.

3. Blog more - as I have admitted in a recent post and as you have undoubtedly observed, my blogging was sparse in 2012. I aim to change that this year. In fact I'll go out on a limb here and tell you that not only do I plan to ride each day as discussed in resolution #1, I'm gonna try to blog about it each day as well. I won't go so far as to make that a resolution, but I do hope that you will see a marked increase in my posts.

Well - there you have it - my Bike Related New Year Resolutions. Stay tuned to see how I do.


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