11 Memorable Moments (Or Nicest Photos) From 2009

Sadly, I did not go cycling once in December -- a combination of bad weather, a busy schedule, and a bit of laziness, perhaps. December was the only month I missed all year. So I apologize for the lack of posts lately. But I plan on getting back in the saddle very soon, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, here's a look back at some of the highlights and lowlights of my cycling year.

MAN DOWN



This is what happens when you try to cycle on ice. Didn't help my bum shoulder any. Ouch. Read that post by clicking here. (February 1, 2009)

IT FELT LIKE A SECRET



A beloved cycling watering hole burns to the ground. Read that post by clicking here. (March 30, 2009)

AIR FORCE WON -- OR WATCHING OBAMA LAND IN PRAGUE



We cycled out to the airport and basically stood underneath Air Force One as President Obama landed in Prague. Read that post by clicking here. (April 22, 2009)

TUNNEL VISIONS



Have we found a new cyclists’ paradise? Read that post by clicking here. (April 27, 2009)

NOT BAD FOR AN OLD GUY



I conquered the dreaded Hill of Doom on my 48th birthday. Read that post by clicking here. (May 6, 2009)

A FAMILY AFFAIR



I got to go out on a couple of rides with my family this year. It marked Emma's first real cycling adventure. Something to celebrate for sure. Read that post by clicking here. (May 13, 2009)

TRAIIIINNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!



Rob and I just miss getting hit by a train. But we also cycle through some spectacular countryside. Read that post by clicking here. (May 21, 2009)

IN BAD HUMORS



I get the wires removed from my shoulder after surgery. The whole episode really curtailed my riding this season. Read that post by clicking here. (July 12, 2009)

LEGEND OF THE FALL



We're still not quite sure how Mark managed not to seriously hurt himself when he fell from a high wall into the Vltava River. Read that post by clicking here. (October 11, 2009)

"WHY IN THE HELL ARE YOU OUT HERE, GRANT?!"



It can be incredibly beautiful in the woods on your bike, even when you question why you're out in the cold and wet in the first place. Read that post by clicking here. (November 10, 2009)

WHISKY-A-GO-GO



A spirited ride, in more ways than one. Read that blog post by clicking here. (November 17, 2009)

Comments

Karen said…
I remember each one of these posts. Congratulations on commemorating a memorable year. Sounds like you're coming up on an even more memorable one!
Wissy said…
Yes, they were all great posts, interesting stories and superb photos. Have a good year Grant.
Andy F said…
Thanks a lot for the posts Grant! All excellent and entertaining :-) Hope to see you on the trails in 2010!
Simon Vollam said…
Thanks for all your entertaining posts last year Grant, and for inspiring me to do some blogging of my own: http://circuitridercz.blogspot.com/
Grant Podelco said…
Simon, Excellent blog, my friend. And what an adventure you have set out for yourself. I will be following you on your journey. Keep in touch and let's cycle together sometime! And thanks for the kind words.
Simon Vollam said…
Thanks for the encouragement Grant. Yes, let's get together when the weather picks up. Can't wait to get cycling again!
Grant Podelco said…
Send me your e-mail, Simon, or your cell phone when you get a chance!

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