Friday, January 01, 2016

Year end report: 2015, be gone

This is the least amount of miles I've had for a year in ages. Things "happened." You can see the lulls in my riding as I've conveniently circled each happening in red for your viewing pleasure.

Happening 1: I got some weird bug that just wouldn't get better. The doctors even gave me a strange drug that made me loopy, but also destroyed all my creative inhibitions. It screwed up my riding, but it did somehow encourage me to go wild on Instagram and start making cyanotypes. I even made this kinetic photo sculpture, which is unlike anything I've done before. (Click to play)

Happening 2: I got mugged while bike commuting and ended up with broken ribs and was generally a mess.

Happening 3: In December I had a collision with a truck. My bike was destroyed and I was badly bruised and ended up with a separated shoulder.

 I'm well off my usual 7000+ mile total. This total is from Strava, so it's missing a few, perhaps 100 or so, but what the heck. At least I'm still alive and I'm planning for 2016 to have fewer — or no — "happenings" and a lot more bike riding.

Tricia, on the other hand, was very busy on her bike. She had a total 6,374 miles, 1,800 of those on her commuter.

Here's hoping for a wonderful 2016. Time to go ride bikes now.

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