Friday, January 2, 2009

'08 in review

Well, the theme of the past few days seems to be naming your best of '08 moments. So here goes - Quite a bit happened in my life over the past 12 months. I started the year living on couches and having 95% of my possessions in boxes and finished the year living in Fort Collins and having a good job. I also had a good year on the bike, here's a few of the top moments in my mind.

Top training ride: Not super long but lots of views - Cameron Pass

Best race performance: Winning the 7 Oaks 24 - Everything clicked perfectly!

Best event - Vapor Trail 125 - Week after the 24 so I was hurting, but it's hands down one of the coolest events I've done.

Best race course: Breck 100 - It's a super tough course and in my mind everything a race should be. I ended up riding 108 miles and having a disappointing race but you can bet I'm headed back this year for some redemption.

Best weekend: Maroon bells and riding at Vail while living on NERDS and cold coffee.

Toughest weekend: Bikepacking with the Bro

Best new piece of equipment: Tie between the Yeti and the Ergon BD2

All told, it was a great year dispite starting out a bit rocky. I've got some big ideas for 2009 so stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

really? a tie between a backpack and a bike???? your crazy... but i guess i wont know untill i get BD2 for myself.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great year. Keep up the fun!

Matt said...

Vapor Trail and Breckenridge makes a perfect year if no other if involved.

Charlie Litchfield said...

Glad to see things have worked out so well for ya! Now if only you could get up to Idaho for some biking/skiing you'd be set!