2012 Year In Review

by Andy Amick on December 27, 2012

in Bikepacking, Camping, Personal

As 2012 winds down, it’s time to look back at some of the highlights from the year.  It wasn’t a perfect year and there were several low spots.  But there was also a wonderful stretch of 4 camping weekends in a row.  That’s not a record by any means, but it’s better than not getting out there at all.

2012 highlights - theme is get outside and have some fun

Did you spot the theme?  Every picture is from an outdoor trip.  Now I just have to figure out how to have more of these trips in 2013.  That will be my goal for 2013.

Absolute favorite activity of 2012?

Staying in the yurts was fun, but I have to go with taking each of my kids on a bikepacking trip on back to back weekends in late summer.  For me, there isn’t anything better than combining family, riding, and camping.  The riding was slower and the climbs were much harder, but we had a great time on the trips.  Don’t let the fact that you have small kids prevent you from getting out there and enjoying bikepacking.  Take them with you and enjoy the outdoors together.

Favorite picture from the year?

The bluish moon picture at the top right of the collage.  This was taking on a Colorado trail bikepacking trip with my friend Shawn.  Pictures like these are the real reason bikepacking is so much fun.  You can get away from it all and enjoy riding with friends.  Then you get to wake up and do the same thing again the next day.

Favorite post from the year?

Easy – the “I Got This” post.  We could all benefit from acting like a 5 year old by having more fun and having no fear.  When faced with a decision, just remember this saying and go for it.

Hopefully, you have also had a great year and can look back to see the best parts of it.  And here’s to an even better 2013!

About Andy Amick
A little bit nutty in general, a lotta bit nutty about bikes. Each of his boys received a bike helmet for their first birthday and the three of them have been biking together ever since.

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