059/365 - January 1st 2018
Happy New Year!
2017 was a pretty good year all things considered. I haven't added up how many days I spent travelling, but it will be somewhere in the region of 100 or so. Not as much as 2016, so at least I had a bit more time at home which is always good. I already know of quite a few interesting trips lined up for this year, and I'm sure I'll be surprised with many more throughout the year too.
If you haven't already gathered, cycling and photography are my two main hobbies, and I'm happy with the photography I've done this year. I'm still enjoying this 365 project, and I'm glad I took the decision to get into film photography. I only bought my Hasselblad 500c/m at the end of October, and despite putting quite a few rolls through it, I must make an effort to use it more this year. I might take it on a few more trips, but it's such a bulky item to travel with......we'll see.
I've cycled a record number of miles this year....just over 8500. Not bad considering I spend so much of the year out of the country. Naturally I want to do more this year, so my target is 9000 miles. It should be do-able, but it really comes down to how much I'm travelling. I would really love to get into time trialling too, but that involves buying another bike, if I want to be really serious. I'm not sure I could get away with that, having just bought the Wattbike......again we'll see how things go with that. Related to cycling, I would really like to get my weight back down too. A few big trips at the end of the year, and the Christmas period haven't helped things here. I was around 73-74kg at the start of the year, so my goal is to get back down to that. THat's 5kg or so to lose!
The other big goal for 2018.......moving house! We really need to get things sorted for this too. Bring it on!