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I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year. I hope your 2015 is filled with great rides and awesome discoveries.
My 2014 goal of doing more active transportation was pretty successful. I did ride my bike quite a bit. My walking started off well, but for health reasons, I had to taper down a bit. I still love to walk as much as possible.
Do you have any New Years resolutions for 2015? Mine is to simplify my life by reducing the amount of useless stuff that I own. My mother-in-law has had to make some lifestyle changes and move into a much smaller place. After watching my wife go through the daunting task of downsizing her mother’s home, and it’s many years of content, I decided it was time for me to start reducing my clutter.
I’m starting with baby steps. For every non-essential purchase this year (anything that isn’t food or necessary for daily survival), I will need to get rid of 3-5 items that I haven’t used in years.
I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year. I hope your 2014 is filled with amazing discoveries, new explorations and great rides.
Do you have any New Years resolutions? Mine is to challenge myself to do more active transportation – walking as well as cycling. What are yours?
Speaking of doing more active transportation, I started tracking my milage back in 2012. Now with two years under my belt, I can start to gauge my improvement.
In 2012, I rode just over 1300 miles – 1177 for transportation and 137 for fun. In 2013, I rode over 1700 miles – 1295 for transportation and 428 for fun. Both years were tracked from April, but this year, I plan to track the whole year.
The good news is, I reached a new cycling milestone for 2013 – over 3.5 tanks of gas saved. Let’s see what I can do in 2014.
2012 was a great year for bicycling in my life. Here’s a recap of the things I was lucky enough to do:
– I shared a few rides with my son.
– I witnessed the opening AND closing of the Dallas Bicycle Cafe.
– Suburban Assault got mentioned in a local magazine.
– I got to help out with the Ciclovia de Dallas.
– I got to take Traffic Skills 101.
– I got to take the Cycling Savvy DFW class.
– I helped my local bike group set up my city’s first bike to work day, energizer station.
– I participated in my 3rd Wild Ride.
– I doubled last year’s bike commuting goal.
– I read a few good bike books: here, here and here.
– I saw a few good bike movies: here and here.
– I participated in a bike fair.
– I became an League Cycling Instructor.
– I became a BikeDFW board member.
– My local bike group hosted some fun bike rides.
– I’m witnessing my local bike community grow.
I hope to have as much fun in 2013. Enjoy the ride!