Wow what a year it was. What the hell happened to it? It seemed to go by so fast and here we are again at the start of another year. 2012 was certainly a very busy year for me personally, both on and off the bike. There were many highlights throughout the year and not to mention a few low lights.
There are a couple of noteable downers from last year and one of those has been that horrible little four lettered word, work. I've spent far to much time at work, starting back in may up until December which has stopped me from doing some of the things that I like the most like riding on some of our sweet twisty roads and the other being with my fantastic little family.
The low point on the bike had to be the 2 times whilst out in the middle of nowhere that I'd broken down, but luckily managed to make it home with some dodgy roadside fixing. The culprit being a dodgy battery terminal and a stuffed regulator. One of these probably instigated the other.
I got to ride on some new roads in January that I hadn't been on before, the Road through Taralga from Oberon. Its a beaut ride.
In May I got to ride on some old roads that I hadn't riden on in years.
|OLD PACIFIC HWY|
|Milk costs money....Oh my gosh!|
Phillip Island was also another highlight in October.
The year ended on a massive high in November, with 2000km's of winding roads in the NSW snowy mountains with a group of friends. Awesome riding.
My riding for the year was not big km's but they were nearly all quality twisty roads, and when you own an R1 that's what counts. I didn't buy it to ride long distances on straight highways.
2012 starting km's 50,579
2012 finishing km's 57,053
By far the most riding I've done in the last couple of years. Its been great easing back into it. Now just to get some updated technology underneath me. Will it be this year. Only time will tell.
Happy new year to you all and safe riding for 2013.