Sunday, January 2, 2011

End/Beginning Of Year Summary Retrospective Bonanza

2010 is dead. Long live 2011.

On the bike this year? Uh, pathetic, at least by my usual standards. 2,020 miles, my lowest annual total since I started keeping records in 1993. I didn't even top the 2,050 from 2007... which was the year I broke my leg. Sad. 

That brings my recorded total up to 39,553 miles since '93. At one point, my goal was 50,000 miles by the time I turn 40, but I'm going to have to have a pretty amazing 2011-2012 to make that happen. Maybe 50,000 by the time I'm 50? Or maybe I'll start recording in kilometers to make the numbers look bigger.

Blog-wise, though, I couldn't be happier. People actually seem to be reading this drivel, my wonderful spouse has made it look infinitely better than I ever could, and we even got a paid advertisement (thanks again to the good folks at Headwater Cycling for that). To think I've only been at this for three years! Why, at this rate, I'll be able to quit my day job by the time I'm 73!

So, as we stumble forward into what I'm sure will be the future utopia promised by the Jetsons, I'd like to send a huge thanks to the readership (yes, even the ones who came here on accident looking for motorcycles, lunar cycles, the movie Psycho or -- shudder -- the Iowa State Cyclones) and wish the whole lot of you a happy new year. May your rubber side always be down and the wind ever at your back in 2011.


Spencer said...

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Easy on the Cyclone bashing.

A Reader, Fellow Blogger, AND Iowa State Alumni.

Jason T. Nunemaker said...

Oops, sorry 'bout that Spencer. My inner Hawkeye snuck in a brief editorial comment. My readership's small enough (and Central Iowan enough) that I should know better.

If it helps, my Peoria Pal and frequent commenter Steve K. also has ISU tendencies, so I can honestly say that some of my best friends are Cyclones. :-)

Thanks for reading,

Jason T. Nunemaker said...

Almost forgot - Local Former-Neighbor Steve is a Cyclone too. They're everywhere!

Protesting too much, probably,

Tarik Saleh said...

Dude, I just wrote the exact same post but much longer with slightly more mileage. It should magically appear tomorrow AM.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Be nice to us 'Clones! We have thin skins (although we seem to triumph over the Hawkeyes now and then).

If it helps, this was a lousy year for mileage for me too. About 6300, I think. The worst in years. I'm blaming the winters that are actually winter-y. On the plus side, my XC skiing is *much* better!

Have you made any resolutions to increase the bike mileage? Longer commute route, maybe? More bike errands? Club rides? Training for TOMRV? The fear of extreme suffering is what lets me get in a bunch of miles prior to TOMRV. :)

from Peoria,
Steve K.
(some of my best friends are Hawkeyes.. not that there's anything wrong with that)

Jess said...

Hey we're doing TOMRV, you should join us. And.....bashing cyclones, tsk tsk.......