2012 was a really unbelievable 12 months!
Right here’s only a small style of what I did:
Spent 4 months snowboarding at North America’s #1 ski resort – Deer Valley.
Watched 12 wonderful motion pictures on the Sundance Movie Pageant.
Noticed greater than a dozen well-known musicians carry out, together with A Nice Frenzy, Lisa Hannigan, Nellie McKay, Flying Lotus, Josh Kelley, Ingrid Michaelson, Natasha Bedingfield and extra.
Crashed my bicycle 3 times whereas biking within the snow and doing analysis for my new Winter Biking e book.
Rented out my apartment in Park Metropolis, Utah, thus liberating me as much as journey for the subsequent 12 months or extra.
Rode my bike throughout the deserts of Utah, Nevada and California.
Spent 25-days biking round Iceland with my ex-college roommate, Brandon Roesler.
Spent a complete month touring round France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Stayed for greater than every week with my buddy Payment and her household within the tiny village of Ludorf, Germany.
Wild camped in Luxembourg and noticed essentially the most wonderful avenue efficiency ever in Metz, France.
Cycled throughout the Swiss Alps on a 10-day guided bicycle tour with Bike Switzerland.
Spent every week with my second household, the Rybickis, at their house and within the mountains of Livigno, Italy.
Rented an residence in Istanbul, Turkey and stayed there for a complete month to tour the town and see the sights.
Rode my bicycle up the shores of the Black Sea to the town of Varna, Bulgaria.
Made 5-minute pals with Mormon missionaries in Ruse.
Spent two days studying and sleeping in my tent throughout an enormous rain storm in southern Romania.
Made dozens of pals in lovely Brasov, Romania.
Spent one week biking by the mountains of Transylvania and steadily pushing my bicycle uphill.
Froze my ass off in Moldova after discovering an enormous gap within the backside of my left biking shoe.
Crossed by the supposedly harmful territory often called Transnistria.
Spent two weeks within the metropolis of Lviv, the place I noticed individuals laughing, crying, loving and preventing with each other.
Rented an residence in Krakow, Poland simply blocks from the town heart.
Explored the Wieliczka Salt Mines.
Traveled to 18 whole international locations
Used 11 foreign currency
Spoke 12 totally different languages
And had the completely greatest 12 months of my total life.
Now that 2013 is simply across the nook, I’m beginning to surprise how I could make subsequent 12 months even higher?
It’s going to be powerful, however right here’s what I’ve deliberate so far:
I’ll be spending the New Yr in Krakow, Poland.
On January 1st I’m launching a brand new web site for people who find themselves concerned about guided bicycle excursions. It will likely be the sister-site to the web site right here at Bicycle Touring Professional.
Then I’ll journey my bicycle by the chilly and snow to Slovakia, the place I plan to spend every week or so snowboarding within the mountains.
Then I’ll cross by the Czech Republic and cycle again into southern Poland. I plan to go to a buddy in Wroclaw earlier than biking north to the town of Poznan.
I’ll stay in Poznan, the place I’ll then put the ending touches on my new Winter Biking e book earlier than launching it to the general public.
I’ll then fly to South Africa and spend three months bicycle touring across the nation.
I additionally plan on touring by the neighboring international locations of Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho.
Then I’ll fly again to Los Angeles, California, the place I plan to spend a month or so visiting with my mother and father, family and friends.
After that I’m going to be driving a motorbike (presumably with my bicycle in tow) throughout the United Stats and Canada.
And what I do after that I’m not precisely positive.
I wish to take this second to thanks for being part of this wonderful 12 months… and I hope you’ll proceed to comply with my adventures in 2013 and past.
Greater than that, nonetheless, I hope that what I’ve completed this 12 months has impressed you in some small method.
So many individuals I meet on my travels are underneath the impression that what I do is out of attain for them personally. However there’s little or no I did this 12 months that you can not do.
The key, I feel, to undertaking what you need most in life, is to know what you wish to accomplish after which begin taking small steps in the direction of that objective each single day.
Willpower, the willingness to get somewhat soiled and make just a few sacrifices alongside the best way is de facto all it takes.
I problem you to offer it a do that 12 months. Consider not less than one factor you REALLY wish to do over the subsequent 12 months and start taking small steps in the direction of that objective each single day. Earlier than you understand it, you’ll have completed what you got down to accomplish.
Take one small step towards your objective day by day and earlier than you understand it you’ll have discovered a brand new job, ridden a bicycle throughout Europe, realized the best way to paraglide, taught your self a brand new language and who is aware of what else!
I’m going to strive my hardest to make 2013 the very best 12 months ever… and I hope you’ll do the identical.
Thanks once more on your fantastic help… and right here’s to an unbelievable New Yr!