So another year of my blog and another year of riding Lots has happened again. The main thing I guess is starting working again. It has varied over the year how much work I have had but October I was definetly working full-time hours. This was always going to affect my riding, but since I have been riding to and from where I have been working I've still been getting the miles in. I also went Bivvying the first time and have had some crazy adventures since then, with my last bivvying adventure being in the snow just before Christmas.
Racing wise I raced exclusively on my singlespeed, completing transwales not just singlespeed but fully rigid as well. I had two good races at Mayhem and SITS as part of teams, even winning at Mayhem against some srong teams. The highlight race was Kielder 100, the hardest race I have done and the one race I wasn't sure I would physically be able to finish during it. It's the first race I entered for 2010 and one I am going to target and definetly try to go faster and improve how I feel during the race.
I also got a cyclo-cross bike this year and had planned on riding most of the NW races, this didn't happen. I think I underestimated how long it would take to recover from kielder and going from that to 1 hour long races was hard. I had some time out for racing and then was working a lot of sundays. But I have enjoyed the races I have done! I still need to get better at the format, I am rubbish at the getting on and off my bike and really should try and do a little bit of training! I also completed the big one, the three peaks. I sturggled to just get up the first hill with my bike and my lack of ability meant that I was never working that hard during the race. It's a race that will never suit me, but one I need to definetly try again!
Overall it has been a great year, the memories the adventures are fantastic. Now I hope I can build on it and hope to have some great adventures in 2010.