2018_09_19_05

 

If I’m honest, not a lot of cycling happened this year: I didn’t even take any particularly long rides, which is a bit disappointing. In my defence I was finishing my theory exams, starting work at my internship, and working on all kinds of Brexit- related officialdom, but still…

Worse, 2019 looks just as busy with the final project due in a couple of months, then a presentation to an examination panel the month after, followed probably by a new job and possibly a house move after that.

On the other hand, one goal I’ve been consistently setting myself every year and then completely failing to achieve is an imperial century: 100 miles or 160k I came close a couple of years back with a couple of 120k runs but that’s a mere 74 miles, so I’ve a way to go yet.

In the unlikely event of me actually achieving this, and you’ll notice, before actually riding anywhere, I’ve got all ambitious and decided I’ll make a ‘stretch’ goal of 200k/124 miles, possibly as an unofficial randonnée /audax ride, just because.

On this subject, Elder Son and I will hopefully complete the randonnée bike this year and make some tours on the same. As this is currently a frame on our balcony there’s some work to do there as well, but we’re making slow progress. He’s even said he may -possibly- even come with me on a few rides…

I’d also like to do some more drawing again, make some more spoons…