Tomorrow’s weather forecast tells me no more cycling in 2022 so that’s a wrap for this year.
It was a pretty good cycling year, I think. I did Norfolk and back again which was very enjoyable. I did Wales and back as well, which I’d only done once, a few years ago. But no new long routes. I definitely need to plan something different for 2023. York and back, maybe. But I do want to do Norfolk and back again.
I fell short of my monthly target for September, which is a first. But I exceeded it every other month, quite substantially in some cases.
A comparison of this year’s stats with last year’s: I did one more ride in 2021 apparently. Surprisingly consistent. But my average distance was higher in 2022 and I did three more fondos. But one fewer 100 milers.
I only did 180 miles on my S Works this year, which seems a shame. And only 538 on the Roubaix, although I really only use it for unusually long rides. I’m surprised to note that Boardman I has been overtaken by Boardman II as the most used bike. Boardman I has better wheels in theory, although Boardman II has carbon forks. I got more use out of the Cannondale in 2022 than in 2021 which is nice, as it’s still my favourite bike. It’s had brand new wheels this year.
Every year I set myself the target of visiting all of the neighbouring counties of Leicestershire, and I’d done that by 25th February this year (30th March last year). That just depends on the weather, really.
I didn’t do any new counties this year. The last time I did that was August 2020, when I penetrated Gloucestershire. Perhaps I’ll aim for a new one in 2023.