Another year draws to a close.
Overall the annual numbers are not too far away from what I thought they might be. December has been a little lighter than I'd of liked with weather and available time have being the major factors. Around half of Decembers mileage has been on the wattbike as a result.
Highlight of the year has to be completing the two days of the Yorkshire Tour de France. Undoubtedly day two was one of the hardest days I'd ever had on a bike, given the 125 mile ride in wind and rain the day before (stage one), a second day of 120 mile and 12,300ft of ascent was very tough. Blogpost about it here.
June saw another London to Paris event under the belt, the third time of completion. A thoroughly enjoyable three day event with Hotchillee as a guest of Skoda Cycling.
Biggest miles and ascent month was June given the above two event with 656 miles (1,055km) and 38,583ft (11,700M) of climbing delivering a ride ascent ratio of 58. A tough month in the saddle but thoroughly enjoyable and another couple of events off the bucket list.
Thinking ahead to 2015, given the available time I have to ride the numbers will likely be similar with a big event mid year and most of the other time riding for general fitness and thinking time.
As I close the blog for 2014 let me take this opportunity to wish you safe miles and a happy, successful and prosperous 2015 at every level.
Month to Date
Mileage- 171miles/273km (-29% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 9hrs 19mins
Ascent - 3,572ft (-59% vs. PY)
Avg. Speed - 18.4mph (+22 vs. PY)
Avg. HR - 147pm
Calories (estimate) - 7,545
Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 20.9 (Flat) (-36% vs. PY)
Year to Date
Mileage- 3,660miles/5,890km (-11% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 227hrs 00mins
Ascent - 148,509ft (-2% vs PY)
Avg. Speed - 16.3mph (same vs. PY)
Avg. HR - 146bpm
Calories (estimate) - 143,732
Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 40.6 (Undulating)(+9% vs. PY)