2011 was 3062 miles on 152 rides. I was sidelined by the gall bladder incident in March and a bad back in November and December or I could have hit 3500+. Comparatively, 2010 was 2586 miles on 162 rides.

This year, the mileage was split almost 50/50 between road and mountain.

2011 Miles by Type

The Death Ride was the longest at 124 miles and had the most altitude gained (14,711 ft). I guess that’s why it’s called the Death Ride.

St. Joseph’s Hill was the king of 2011, again, with 42 rides. But I made a conscious effort to give St. Joe’s a rest and spend more time on Kennedy. As a result I rode Kennedy to the Tree 30 times, double last year’s count.

I rode 4 centuries: Death Ride, Tierra Bella, the Megamonster Enduro, and a 117 mile Kings Mountain-Pescadero-Tunitas training run.

I didn’t do enough rides in the absolute best local spots. Only one ride in each of Demo Forest and El Corte de Madera and only two in each of Henry Coe and Saratoga Gap. 2012 has to address this issue.

By total distance, the St. Joe’s and KT top the list, followed by a bunch or road rides. Early 2011 was dominated by road miles, mostly out and around the reservoirs to the south of San Jose.

2011 Rides by Total Distance

Here’s to a great 2012!

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