All in all, it was a pretty uneventful year on the bike, and I'm happy to say I took only one very minor spill and had just one puncture over that entire distance. I did a bunch of rides with the Toronto Bike Network, the longest of which was 98K...the last 10K of which was in torrential rain. BTW...If you're into cycling, TBN is a great way to get involved in some big group rides. They organize a lot of rides for beginner to advanced cyclists and other events throughout the season for both members and non-members.
As for this year, I've set myself a couple of goals, the first being to cycle no less than 1200km in 2009. Now that might not seem like a lot to some, but it's tough to do with a full-time job, family committments etc. etc. I'm actually off to an early albeit frigid start, having completed my first 20K yesterday in -7*C (and probably -35*C windchill). It was a pretty basic shake-out ride just around my neighbourhood here in Toronto so nothing real tough there...other than some frozen toes. It does seem like my bike could use a tune though.
If all goes well, I'll be updating this blog after each ride so you can follow the ups and (hopefully very few) downs of my season on the road.
That's all for now! Stay tuned throughout 2009.
1180K to go!