Name something new (bike-related) you tried this year and describe your experience with it. Maybe you switched from a hybrid to a cf road bike, from platforms to clipless, or from foot-in-a-vice MTBs to foot-on-a-cloud Sidis. Or, you tossed the computer and went solo without numbers and stats to drive you crazy. What's one change you made this year that stands out above the rest?
I'll go first -- we joined a great bike group. They are a fun, funny, great bunch of people who love to ride and to encourage others to ride. We've made new friends, and the new friendships and encouragement have helped me through a very rough year -- it keeps me riding, setting new goals, and looking forward to the next ride together. It's the most fun we've had in years.