Daily Archives: December 31, 2014

Looking Back on 2014

Climbing Hai Van Pass, Vietnam, a beautiful ride.

Here are some things that occurred this year relating to cycling:

Joined Warmshowers www.warmshowers.org and began hosting cyclists from around the word – Ireland, England, Australia, France, Germany Holland, China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Participated in several community bicycle rides in Malaysia including the fellowship ride in Lumut, a cycle around Penang and a night ride in Ipoh.

Took a long weekend ride from Johor Bahru, Malaysia through Singapore and around Bintam Island, Indonesia.

Trained with 5:00 am bicycle rides 4-5 days per week and longer weekend riders around Lumut, Malaysia.

Retired (Eric after 40 years) on September 30, 2014.

Started cycling on October 1, 2014.

Rode 4698 kilometers through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

Slept in approximately 70 different hotel beds.

Met lots of new people including several dozen cycle tourists.

Tried lots of new food.

Got lost.

Got found

Been exhausted.

Been amazed.

Learned new things.

Challenged ourselves.

Had fun.

Laughed a lot.

Cried a little.

But, above all, we’ve been very THANKFUL for the opportunity and experience of a lifetime.