The Last Post…

…of 2011. There will be much more in 2012 no doubt. We shall see. In the meantime, an end of year portrait of the bike that I call Reggie and a few moments to think about the year ahead. I’ve been on Twitter tonight and lots of people are proudly proclaiming how many miles they have cycled in 2011 and whether or not they have achieved their target. I’ve never done such a thing but I think I will for 2012. I work 39 weeks a year for 5 days a week. That’s 195 days of commuting. Each round trip is about 14 miles so I should clock up just over 2,700 miles just by going to work (which in itself is quite amazing). Now there will probably be days when I don’t cycle to work for a variety of reasons ranging from illness to training courses, lethargy to mechanical problems so let’s bring that total down to 2,500 miles. Away from work, it shouldn’t be beyond me to cycle another 1,500 for ‘leisure’. That makes 4,000 miles (just over 6,400 kms). So my target is set and my odometer has been zeroed. I’ll post the total in one of the sidebars on a weekly basis. And why not make it a double challenge; sell 4,000 copies of Good Vibrations: Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie. That’sย an equal if not greaterย challenge but I have made a good start in 2011. Happy New Year 2012!

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