Wednesday 31 December 2008

A New Year's Eve Ride

New Year's Eve Fireworks
(photo by Cris, Creative Commons)

After spending all that money on a studded tire, there is no way that I am not going to use it! So today, the last day of 2008, I took Blackadder out of the basement (having carefully cleaned the drivetrain yesterday evening) and rode off to work. Sure the temperature was -16C (with the windchill making it -24C) but the roads were pretty good and it was sunny as well. I did not get much over 19 km/h since the cold began to bite then but it is still much faster than walking. In less than 20 minutes I triumphantly rolled into the office garage, apparently the only cyclist making it in today.

This was a memorable last ride for the year, bringing me up to 5,689 kms for the year, with some 40,000 m of climbing. While this is somewhat less than I managed in other places it is still good considering that it is hard to do much riding here before May. There were many memorable rides with a lot of great friends this year and I look forward to an even better 2009.

And I want to wish everyone who has followed my adventures here at Tindonkey, their family and friends a very Happy New Year!


Lily on the Road said...

So glad you enjoy your ride!

I'm doing my last run tonight, the Resolution Run with 2,100 of my closest friends....brrrrrr it'll be cold!

Then off to a Murder Mystery Dinner.

Have a wonderful, bright Happy New Year, all the very best to your family and yes, we will ride together in 2009!


Anonymous said...

Leslie - Happy New Year! I hope you and the Tin Donkey have a great 2009. I can't say I did much today...except eat.

sarah said...

Happy New Year! I always enjoy visiting your blog!

Will said...

Cold, very brave!

Happy New Year!