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2013 Zeitgeist

A somewhat random, mini-zeitgeist of interesting activity based on my 2013 spreadsheet. 2007 was the last time I did anything like this.

So, 2013… numbers approximate…

  • 173 days where I could commute to work (not sick, on holiday, traveling for work etc)
  • 155 of them I did commute on bike at least one way (almost all of them both ways) that’s almost 90% of the days (I’m almost surprised its not more…)
    • 94 of these on the Volpe, 61 on the 925
    • 38 of them were wet at least one way
  • I ran 44 times
  • I mountain biked a staggering 30 times (which for a father who doesn’t get out much and busted himself for two months is pretty good) – thank you Ecuador!
  • I boarded 12 times, mostly thanks to taking Lucy to ski lessons and killing time at Alpental
  • I swam about half a dozen times

All in all about 246 days of activity – I was aiming for 250 but frankly I’m happy, happy (and had such a lazy/inconvenient December) especially as this accommodated about 8 weeks business travel.

Now, about the mountain biking total for 2014 (and the New York Marathon 2014)….

That morning view (when there is one)

That morning view (when there is one) by machaggis
That morning view (when there is one), a photo by machaggis on Flickr.

Gordon in Ecuador – by others – Ecuador – November 2013

New YorkHigh RollerReadySmallest hip Jump EVAR!Action in the VolcanoPululahua Gully
More PululahuaTongues Out!El ChotaMoreCactus BewareHere we go
DustThe Singletrack AheadVolcano RidingMore Volcano, Some FogFoggy RideNailing It
Let's go fast....Brief RespiteAlmost at the end...

Gordon in Ecuador – by others – Ecuador – November 2013, a set on Flickr.

Gratuitous photos of me!

Ecuador Big Mountain 2013

This Bike Made It To QuitoView from the Hotel QuitoBikes - BuiltRiding around QuitoSaturday and Sunday - Fried FishNew York
Ken and Scott Go UrbanSan Francisco - QuitoSan Francisco - Quito - PanaromaSan Francisco - QuitoNomad and the HotelMare Nostrum - Quito
Night time hotel viewJose does wall ridingSmall David JumpModern Art over CumbayaEucalyptus trees in EcuadorDamn Fine Ceviche
Traditional PatriesKen NegotiatesCumbaya from IlaloCactusJaycee RidesDavid Rides

Ecuador Big Mountain 2013, a set on Flickr.

Awesome mountain bike trip

Ecuador Biking Vacation

Ibarra/El Chota Panaroma by machaggis
Ibarra/El Chota Panaroma, a photo by machaggis on Flickr.


Almost at the end…

Almost at the end... by machaggis
Almost at the end…, a photo by machaggis on Flickr.

This is me!

Day 8: Mama Rumi above the clouds

Last day of riding.


Day 6: Free-riding on Cotopaxi

4500 meter high volcano, steep sides, many lines. Three really good rides.


Day 7: bonus second day on Cotopaxi


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