VeloWeb: the best of 2011, and all the best for 2012

by Raymond Parker on December 31, 2011

in Blog, Social

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Hill Street, Warwick

What will you be doing to celebrate the New Year?

I’ll be performing the same ritual as last year, and the year before, and ….

Tomorrow, I’ll roll out a few kilometres to re-assert my dedication to the best invention to come out of the industrial revolution.

Looking back over the labours of 2011, I’ve pulled from the VeloWeb archive posts that were/are popular by comment, sustained traffic … or my own bias. I hope you enjoy discovering or revisiting them below. They are listed in reverse chronological order.

The Best of Veloweb, 2011

Albert Einstein: genius on a bike

The Meadow: Paradise in the Purcell Mountains

A closer look at the Marinoni Sportivo Ti “Randonnée”

How to organize a brevet: a guide for randonneur club volunteers

Cycling is blossoming

Victoria International Cycling Festival roundup

Writing undressed

Powering electronic devices with a bicycle generator hub

A long road to Paris-Brest-Paris

Memories of Paris-Brest-Paris, 2007

General Motors’ “college program” ad campaign backfires

Zen and the art of slow cycling

Endurance sport: the temple of pain

Kobo, Kindle, iBook, ePub, XHTML; it’s all Greek to me

Auld Lang Syne

I’m reminded today, on the last day of the year, by a comment from another old acquaintance, that I am not the best at keeping in touch, and yet VeloWeb has served to bring me together with more than one lost friend.

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

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