Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Memories of 2008

The cold-as-hell, way-too-fast-but-still-fun
New Year’s Day ride.

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The Frosty Bottom 50.

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The pain of spring road rides, and that
damned late snow that brought the fun to a halt.

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Riding Whitehorse with my daughter.

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The heartache of a ruined race, and the solidarity
that strengthened the local bike community afterward.

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The Fireweed 200 with Team Uranus Titans:
My throbbing achilles, the mutant squirrel,
the brutal winds, and The Bike Monkee’s screams.

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Construction of new singletrack
designed just for us.

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My daughter’s smiles
at the end of her all-girl rides.

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Seeing a lot of new bike commuters
when gas prices skyrocketed.

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Fingers. Many, many fingers.

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Clouds, rain and The Summer That Never Was.

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Arriving at Devil's Pass trailhead to find
all our gear soaking wet because some dumbass
leaked water all over the back of my 4Runner.

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Picking up my too-light Camelbak
and realizing the dumbass was me.

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Petra Davis’ beautiful smile at the end of July.

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The mud, blood and general carnage
of the Soggy Bottom.

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Being ready for winter, because
summer’s weather sucked.

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Happy New Year

6 comments:

JordyB said...

Great summary from over the past year.

Happy New Year!!!

WheelDancer said...

2008 will be remembered for many reasons near the top of the list was your gracious welcome that put Jeanne and I out for some great Alaska mountain biking.

Thanks Tim!

Debbie, Roxy, Molly, Tucker said...

Brownies, tampons and Vikings.

WayUpNorthInAlaska said...

What? No mention of Sitka becoming Alaska's first official Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists? Where is the love?

For more information on Sitka's honor, go to http://www.sitkahealthsummit.org/ and click on the BFC project page on the left side of the page.

WayUpNorthInAlaska said...

Here's something from this blog on Sitka.

http://alaskabikeblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/leading-way.html

WayUpNorthInAlaska said...

Since that blog link got cut off, go to the archives for August 2007 to see the write-up. Sitka earned the honor in May 2008.