Given that this occurred a week after El Tour, I have found myself in a very contemplative mood lately. The stresses of the past year (mostly for my wife) are now in the rear-view mirror, my son accomplished a major goal (riding in El Tour de Tucson) and we all have a very light schedule moving forward.
So, it feels that we are turning the page to a new chapter. Our weekly schedule now has a lot more free hours in it and I think we will be happier. I'll do another post soon on how my wife and kids are going to be involved in cycling goals and races in 2011, but I wanted to write a short post to mark this time as a change. We'll see what results follow.
As for me personally, I feel that I am close to being a middle-distance cyclist. Until just recently, I have still felt most comfortable sticking to the safe distances of 13 -18 mile rides, on relatively flat routes. Now, I see that I am very comfortable with much longer distances and can tolerate any hills. I'll ride with my kids, as they now have an interest in cycling, but I am beginning a period where running will be the bigger focus.
2011 should be a great year and I am getting excited about goals. Are you thinking of some goals for 2011?