Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 - a year in review

2012 Annual Summary

How far I rode my bike(s): 20,000+km

8 x marathon races

1 x 3 hour race

4 x XCO races

20 x Short track races

1 x super D race

6 x road criterium races

Bicycle revelation: Cannondale Flash Ultimate 29er

Most enjoyable race: Back Yamma Bigfoot

Hardest Race: Highland Fling

Days riding the 26er hardtail: 3

Most quirky race: Wollombi Wild Ride

Concussions: 1

Epileptic Seizures: 2

Hospital Visits: 4

40 massages

12 chiropractic adjustments

Physio visits: 10

Days riding missed through injury: 15 (way too many)

Days racing missed through injury: 4 (way too many)

Slides across bitumen at 60km/hr: 1 (1 too many)

Slides across skin ripping rocks: 2 (2 too many)

Headplants: 1

Number of times ascended Mt Stromlo: >200

Fastest speed down Mt Ainslie on Cannondale Evo: 92km/hr

Fastest time on twin peaks route: 45:35 – link to strava segment here

From here, it is just a summary in photos of the year.

Back Yamma Bigfoot - great photo by Mick Ross - riding through the field of flames

Marathon Champs - Stromlo - 22% gradient

Kowen club race - working that bike!

Review stats from my blog - boosting sales!

Great re-tweet from the boys at

Small details

it is the place to be in Canberra

Railing singletrack in Wingello aboard the Flash 29er

Sometimes you just have to drive it from the front whilst people sit on!

XCM series final rankings - Pretty stacked field at every race this year.

Dropping in on one of the 3 days in the year I rode my Flash 26er

Bruce Ridge trails in winter - taking a pause for the cause

Pretty much just doing dumb stuff on the bike

Hottest afternoon at Isaacs Ridge in december at 36 degrees plus new team mate for 2013 - Andrew Hall #topbloke

Alright then, that's a wrap for 2012.

2013 is already taking shape with regard to all the events that I will be hitting up. Watch this space!!

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