Well the year is coming to an end and the world apparently is not coming to an end.
2012 was a year I greatly enjoyed. Many successes and learning. Many new places and people. No major injuries or sickness. I don’t think I was actually in the hospital this year (knock on wood) .
A few of my favorite moments and stories from 2012 are below.
Thanks for all those that made this a great year, who put up with me , supported me, cheered for me, told me I had something on my face etc.
And “If you ain’t been a part of it at least you got to witness”
Met the folks behind Trek and
rode in Santa Barbara wearing way to much White
Hosted Team Ontario at YOURCALITRIP
and learned lots from many fast athletes
Hosted a great new friend in California and saw huge transformation
in his skill over a week.
Tried to learn to fish and win Marathon Nationals
Didn’t win Marathon Nationals
Had unbelievable support and a great team. Learned a bunch and had
many laughs, tears and success along the way.
Still have not figured out Watson and don’t think I will ever understand Nadon
but I like them both.
World at Buckwallow. Watson won.
Danced and sort of smiled to celebrate two friends coming together. (Male Eb Blog
Tried to fish more,
drank and gave up coke in 1 very scenic
and didn’t hate it , got fit and then sick off of
stacking it with an XC race on one weekend.
Climbed semi-respectably and enjoyed the ride otherwise.
Made friends while racing.
and watch her grow as an athlete
and go to worlds !
Cried over Mitch Bailey turning himself inside-out to
hold off Geoff Kabush at National Relay Champs.
long time friend Cam Jette
for much of the race.
he fell 3 times and still managed to win
Rode in a complete Brewery to Brewery ride.
Realized i have a Scotch Problem (or skill?)
a solution to the above Scotch Problem
Found a great new training/cooking/eating/rock lifting
became an East Coast/Trailer park boys mentor.
Well worth the time spent
Apparently Extrinsic motivation works
*Thanks to Mitch for taking it easy on me
Ms. Sin won a UScup and so did Derek (Wisconsin
This was very motivating.
and I proved that the old guys are actually
but missed my long time friend Mike G.’s wedding
Everything for a reason and the week of reflection was
a valuable takeaway for me.
Apparently Milk is a good choice for touring.