Monthly Archives: December 2015

Statistics do not lie!

I kinda figure that if you could ride a 2 wheeler every day of the year it would be a good thing.  Who out there would disagree with that?  Believe it or not, there are people that would not like to be having a burrito right now, but none of them are reading this blog entry.  In fact, statistically speaking 38.7% of you are eating a burrito right now.

73.2% of my favorite Christmas ornaments were purchased in Germany.

81.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot, but prove highly accurate – approximately 91.56% accuracy.

Weird looking cookies will taste weird 28.79% of the time.  It is 84.22% likely that they will be bad.  But, that leaves a reasonable percentage that they will be fine (statistically speaking.)

Burritos are 100.2% better than sandwiches.

Now that we have all of those facts out of the way, we can take a look at some events that occurred for me this past year, that involved 2 wheelers.  Nearly 98.6% of these events involved being on 2 wheels, as we have already established that I cannot wheelie.

January

Early 2015 snow bike ride. Maybe even Jan 1. Looks cold, I think it was.

Early 2015 snow bike ride. Maybe even Jan 1. Looks cold, I think it was.

February

Unfortunately, sometimes February involves alot of this kind of riding.

Unfortunately, sometimes February involves alot of this kind of riding.

It is a month where you get ready. Bikes, motorbikes, training etc...

It is a month where you get ready. Bikes, motorbikes, training etc…

March

46.7% of the time we can figure out somewhere to ride outside in March.

The start of Strada Bianchi citizen race. Great fun.

The start of Strada Bianchi citizen race. Great fun.

Amazingly beautiful scenery punctuated with cold and wind and gravel roads.

Amazingly beautiful scenery punctuated with cold and wind and gravel roads.

I did manage to get a couple of MXC races in during March

I did manage to get a couple of MXC races in during March

April

It is normally 100.8% chance of riding in April.  2 wheels will happen then.

86.2% of all April rides you will be dressed like this.

86.2% of all April rides you will be dressed like this.

92.78% of the time you will come home and feel like this.

92.78% of the time you will come home and feel like this.

Nearly 78.4% of the time when you do, this will happen to you.

Nearly 78.4% of the time when you do, this will happen to you.

I built this little bike (100%) in April. Rode it 4.6 times. Hated it (93.1%) and sold it all in the same month.

I built this little bike (100%) in April. Rode it 4.6 times. Hated it (93.1%) and sold it all in the same month.

There usually is a day like this though. 83.45%

There usually is a day like this though. 83.45%

I did have an amazing day at Levis Trow in April. It was a crazy amount of fun, on trails that I did not really know were that good. 56.5%

I did have an amazing day at Levis Trow in April. It was a crazy amount of fun, on trails that I did not really know were that good. 56.5%

Oh ya, I also rode some cobbles in Belgium.

Oh ya, I also rode some cobbles in Belgium.

May

First Wisconsin race of the year, in early May, it was also my first race in the A class. 50.3% said it was going to be either good or bad.

First Wisconsin race of the year, in early May, it was also my first race in the A class. 50.3% said it was going to be either good or bad.

Wow we actually have 64.3% dust in May.

Wow we actually have 64.3% dust in May.

Whoa, bike rides with skin showing.

Whoa, bike rides with skin showing.

Good fun long MTB ride on local trails in Cable. Even with a Pickersgill.

Good fun long MTB ride on local trails in Cable. Even with a Pickersgill.

22.78% of the time I am not going to get this right.

22.78% of the time I am not going to get this right.

Weekends in May.

116.5% of weekends in May.

June

June 46.7%

June 46.7%

Loose Moose photo. Crazy fun event.

Loose Moose photo. Crazy fun event.

July

99.23% of the time, the TDF occurs in France in July.

Liz and I riding in Holland in July.

Liz and I riding in Holland in July.

My steed in Holland for some great rides at the start of the TDF.

My steed in Holland for some great rides at the start of the TDF.

Some great times riding with Lloyd and Ben in the Alps in July. 77.6%

Some great times riding with Lloyd and Ben in the Alps in July. 77.6%

Full Gas Enduro in July in Indiana. Epicly hot and basic Awesomenicity.

Full Gas Enduro in July in Indiana. Epicly hot and basic Awesomenicity.

Hot sometimes here also.

Hot sometimes here also.

66.89% Dirt bikes.

66.89% Dirt bikes.

August

Have to go faster than the bugs in August.

Have to go faster than the bugs in August.

September

Copper Harbor MTB Enduro.  88.89% fun.

Copper Harbor MTB Enduro. 88.89% fun.

Tools of the trade.

Tools of the trade.

Randomly time to do more of this.

Randomly time to do more of this.

33.67% time to get started doing more of this.

33.67% time to get started doing more of this.

October

48.7% of the time it is dark in October.

48.7% of the time it is dark in October.

I did a great IXCR race in October.  I will do many more of these in 2016.

I did a great IXCR race in October. I will do many more of these in 2016.

61.7% more of this was done in October.

61.7% more of this was done in October.

November

82.1% of November can be summarized in 2 photos.

I still cannot seem to get on the podium at Ironman.  But, my bike gets trashed no matter what.

I still cannot seem to get on the podium at Ironman. But, my bike gets trashed no matter what.

I swear they made Boulder Mountain steeper in the past 30 years.

I swear they made Boulder Mountain steeper in the past 30 years.

It is nearly impossible to save this.

It is nearly impossible to save this.

Winning is better than not winning, even when it is cold.  This is guaranteed to be 77.23% accurate.

Winning is better than not winning, even when it is cold. This is guaranteed to be 77.23% accurate.

December

Pile of team bikes during rides with the Trek-Segafredo team in Spain...

Pile of team bikes during rides with the Trek-Segafredo team in Spain…

To massive snow rides in Northern Wisconsin.

To massive snow rides in Northern Wisconsin.

116.4% guaranteed that I will need to go and ride this thing right now.  Out.  2 wheels and down.

116.4% guaranteed that I will need to go and ride this thing right now. Out. 2 wheels and down.

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