Happy New Year! Yep, you heard me right. October is the beginning of the cycling season, the start of the new audax cycling year. No resolutions but a good time to reflect on the past year(s).
Well the 2012 season saw me complete 17 audax rides (12 were perms), score 19 AUK points and 16.5 AAA points. I fared better in the 2011 season where I completed 19 audax rides (5 were perms), scored 50 AUK points and 27 AAA points. I cycled more 100k rides during the 2012 season compared to previous years. The 2012 season saw me complete my first DIY audax event too.
In terms of 'to date', I have now completed 45 audax rides (17 were perms), scored 76 AUK points and 46 AAA points.
In the Brevet series, I have earned the 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000 awards. I need to complete just one more 200k audax ride to earn my Brevet 4000 award - something I plan to do this new year!
In the Randonneur series, I have earned the 500, 1000 (this season included), 5000, SR and the RRty awards.
In the AAA series, I have earned 1 x AAA (Audax Altutude Award), AAASR award and bronze, silver and gold grimpeur medals. I plan to earn the AAARTY award this new year (had hoped to gain this award during the 2012 season).
Enough of awards, what about cycling plans for this season? Well, I have cycled 18 miles already! Ron and I completed the infamous Deer Route (road only version) on Tuesday. A slow start to the year, but a start none the less. I have plans to complete more audax events and hope to achieve my Brevet 4000 award, and complete both RRtY (again) and AAARTY awards this season. Also, I plan to cycle my first ever 'Dinner Dart' and complete a 200k off road time trial - the Bear Bones 200!
Watch this space!
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