I posted 77 articles on these pages in 2012. That was more than one per week, but less than two. Coincidentally 77 will be my age on my next birthday just six weeks away.
I kicked off the year with a piece called “What is a Cyclist,” in which I explored the makeup of a cyclist. On February 7, I announced that my ex-apprentice Russ Denny was re-introducing the Fuso brand of bicycle frames.
This lead to my attending the North American Hand-built Bicycle Show. (NAHBS) Held in Sacramento, California in early March. Later Russ built me one of the new Fuso frames, I posted pictures and I wrote about it after I put 150 miles on it.
My new bike (Picture top.) got me serious about riding again and after putting in 150 to 200 miles per week during the early part of the year, I did a solo 100 mile ride in 7 hours in August. The last time I did a Century was back in England in the mid 1970s.
Also in August I wrote about “The other Moulton bicycle.” Alex Moulton that is. His company celebrated 60 years, and for those who didn’t hear, Sir Alex Moulton died earlier this month at age 92.
Also passing away at close to 92 years was Italian cyclist Fiorenzo Magni, (Picture left.)
And yet another 92 year old, Tommy Godwin, Olympic track cyclist, and former British Team Manager died in November.
I left the bike business in October 1993, so this coming year will mark twenty years out of the business.
I am amazed and humbled that there are people still riding bikes I built 30 or more years ago.
I want to thank those who stop by here to read my postings and sometimes comment. I will continue to post articles as long as I can find topics to write about, and as long as there are those who want to read them.
I wish you well for 2013, but most of all I wish you Health and Happiness.