Missed out yet succeeded !

First – missed out.  The Solstice was a cloudy time in my part of Tasmania so there were no sunrise / sunset pictures from 41 degrees south.  I will try again when we return from a short Christmas break when the sun won’t have moved too much from it’s furthest position.

Second – succeeded.  My 2018 Challenge of 5,200 ks in the year or an average of 100 k per week.  The final chapter can be found in my last Blog post for 2018.

Now to spend week #52 of 2018 eating, drinking and wondering what my 2019 challenge will entail.  Or.  Will there be one?  Time will tell and I will fill you in – in a week or two.

Thank you all for you company in 2018 – it’s been very enjoyable checking out all your posts, looking at where you live and sharing your cycling adventures.

Roll on 2019.


A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

12 response to "Missed out yet succeeded !"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: December 22, 2018

    Congrats, Tony! Way to go on getting 5,200 kms for the year! With time to spare.

    17 percent is definitely a grunter! What a nice way to end your challenge. I love the thought of the enthusiastic guy waving on your descent! Have a happy holiday! I hope the vertigo has gone for Sue. All the best for the New Year!

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 27, 2018

      Thanks Emily. Sue’s vertigo finally said goodbye 3 weeks ago – it just didn’t want to leave her head.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 22, 2018

    NIcely Done Tony. Congrats on all those Kms. You inspire me to set my own goal by the week. I usually set a (flexible) mileage goal for the year, but by the week sounds more intriguing to me. I will need to think on this. It might be a good thread here to start a “Do you have a cycling goal for 2019”. Might give some of us ideas and inspiration.
    Happy Holidays Rich and I will be watching for your New Year goal ;’-)

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 27, 2018

      Hi Nancy – thanks for your kind words. I still haven’t firmed up on a challenge for 2019 – it might have to be 2!!

      I do like a weekly goal to aim at and can recommend it. Sometimes it gets me out when I really don’t feel like it – and once cycling it’s all OK. Try it, you can always cancel if it’s not for you !!

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 22, 2018

    Thank YOU Tony for all the interesting rides and photos of Tasmania.
    Great you met your goal!
    We still have a few days for photographing the Solstice — you are correct, the sun wont change its apparent position sunrise/sunset for several more days.
    All the Best in 2019!

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 27, 2018

      Hi Rich. Still no sun pictures. Either it’s cloudy or the bike isn’t with me. Hopefully all will fall into place before it’s too late

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 27, 2018

      Thanks Bill. I recently was talking with a Tasmanian who stayed for a while in Sonoma. I got a lot of info re the vineyards and very tall trees (Redwoods) in the area. Sadly I won’t be cycling there any time soon.

  4. By: gregblood Posted: December 23, 2018

    In January, a number like 5,200 must have seemed awfully daunting. Now you’ve done it! You deserve to take great pride in your achievement.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 27, 2018

      Thanks Greg. I really saw it as a weekly total to start with – then it morphed into the year thing.

      Yes. I am pleased that I was able to complete the task and want to ride some more.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 27, 2018

      Thanks Suzanne. This is after Christmas and I can say we did have a good festive season. Great weather, great part of the world (north-west coast Tasmania) and great company. Now for NYE.

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