Did my last ride of 2009 today, 12/31/09. A little over 38 miles. It was cool, clear, and crisp about 65 deg and sunny. No wind. Two other guys joined me at 7:30. It was my first ride with my new Garmin edge 305.
I'm glad to see this year end. My 6 yr old grandson was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a very rare and deadly childhood cancer. He has spent about 1/2 his time since march in the hospital. Thank God, he is now cancer free, but neuroblastoma has a nasty habit of re-occurrence.
On the plus side, 2009 was the year I started riding, march actually. It's been a good stress reliever. I also bought my bike and a tandem. I guess it wasn't all bad.