Well then, what a year 2020 has been! Who would have thought when we wheeled our bikes out the door on New Years Day (you did that, right) that 2020 would turn out the way it did? It’s been a tough one for many, a truly devastating one for many more, and a thought-provoking one for all of us.
I’m thankful that I’ve had another year rolling on the right side of the blacktop. In Tasmania, I’ve been a little isolated from the world events of 2020. Covid was contained rapidly down here on the island and life carried on, although we all know that we’re only a couple of poor decisions away from another wave. After a brief shut-down, we even got our bunch rides back!
I was lucky enough to see my parents (who visited from England in January), enjoy a long-overdue cycle with one of my longest friends Carl, who came down from Brisbane, and also flew out of the country for an overseas holiday to New Zealand where I hucked myself down some world-class gravity trails. Then just like that, the whole world went into lockdown.
To be honest, I’ve actually had a pretty good year. I know that many have not, so I don’t like to talk about it too much. Instead I’m internally thankful for my good fortune (or more accurately, the culmination of years of working towards a goal).
I totalled more miles in 2020 than I’ve totalled in any year so far, ticked off all twelve Resolution Rides, completed the Rapha Festive 500 and generally enjoyed my time on two wheels – off and on road.
So a massive THANK YOU to every single one of you who have taken the time to read, subscribe, like or comment on TempoCyclist.com this year. Thank you for following my journey and hopefully picking up a little bit of good advice or motivation to get out and ride along the way! I really do appreciate your time and interaction. So that’s it for me in 2020. I hope you are all well and can look back on some positive memories among the madness.