Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/Sources/Load.php(183) : runtime-created function on line 3

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/Sources/Load.php(183) : runtime-created function on line 3

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/Sources/Subs.php on line 2555

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/Sources/Subs.php on line 2555

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/Sources/Subs.php on line 2555

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/Sources/Load.php(183) : runtime-created function on line 3

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/Sources/Load.php(183) : runtime-created function on line 3

Notice: SSI.php was unable to load a session! This may cause problems with logout and other functions - please make sure SSI.php is included before *anything* else in all your scripts! in /home4/kevinj/public_html/SMF/SSI.php on line 173
Live Once Enjoy - Backpacking Articles

Site: Another ABT Website| Mail: support@liveonceenjoy.com



Backpacking Articles

Backpacking Articles

Share This



Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/config.php on line 87

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/config.php on line 141

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/config.php on line 142

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::put() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/config.php on line 146

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 30

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 298

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 306

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 388

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 399

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 435

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 524

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 568

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::put() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 578

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 30

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1510

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 325

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/bbparser.php on line 122

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 558

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/bbparser.php on line 122

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/bbparser.php on line 122

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 641

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 660

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 679

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 667

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1289

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1292

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1295

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1298

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 298

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 306

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 388

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 399

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 435

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 524

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 568

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::put() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 578

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 30

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 42

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1510

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 325

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/bbparser.php on line 122

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 558

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/bbparser.php on line 122

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/bbparser.php on line 122

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 641

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 660

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 679

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::fetch() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/index.php on line 667

Strict Standards: Non-static method DataAccess::establish_db_conn() should not be called statically in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 72

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 22

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/class/mysql.php on line 83

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1289

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1292

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1295

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home4/kevinj/public_html/news/functions.php on line 1298

The Year of the Dragon – 2012 Goals

- Posted by Kevin - Posted on 01/12/12 09:23AM

Last year, many of my goals were cycling related.  Though I achieved most of them, I feel as though I narrowed myself quite a bit in regards to improving my own life and lifestyle.  The Chinese Zodiac calendar claims two thousand twelve is the year of the ‘Dragon’.  Even though it is technically the year of the ‘Water Dragon’ the theme is basic enough.  Attack all goals with a ferociousness that can only result in success and awaken any of the dormant skills I may have been sitting on.

My cycling goals are pretty standard but increased from previous years and include a wider variety of riding.  I would like to ride well over 3,000 miles for the year an accomplish 1,000 of those miles touring.  In addition, I would like to complete my first road race, and work my way towards Cat4 standings as quickly as possible.  I would also like to participate in at least 5 charity events this year expanding from last years.  However this year I will be adding Cancer rides to the list of priority rides as well as a Pat Ytzma Charity Ride.

Beyond cycling, my goals for 2012 are to complete a sprint triathlon and a ‘Tough Mudder’ race.  Triathlons are great ways to utilize a whole set of cardio and endurance skills but can take quite a bit of training for.  A Sprint Tri is simply a short distanced Triathlon.  The Tough Mudder is a new, fast spreading phenomenon amongst the adventure racers and obstacle oriented people.  Considered to be one of the toughest obstacle races on the planet right now, I would consider this a tremendous opportunity for fun, teamwork and accomplishing something more and more people will soon be interested in.

As usual, I intend to paddle as much as possible and am planning an overnight kayaking trip with some friends this come early summer.  Most likely the trip will include a large section of the Delaware river and camping just along or inside of it.  This would be my first overnighter in my small boats and I am very interested in how they will hold up.

As part of training for the Tough Mudder and Triathlons, naturally running is required.  So this year, I am also starting to run.  Hopefully I will start averaging 5k within the next 2 weeks and keep up the trend every other day that I am not cycling or need a full rest/recovery day.  In high school, I ran Cross Country for two years and though I was not about being a pedigree winner in those days, I did appreciate the mental discipline it instills in you to be able to withstand physical pain and keep going.

Hiking and Climbing are always on the ‘Todo List’ but these are the few things happen much more sporadically and spontaneously than some of the previously mentioned activates. Above and beyond the standard day hikes which will probably be around a dozen or so, I am planning on a 3 day hike up the AT towards the North.

Just like last year and all of the years before this, all of these goals are intended and realistic.  However, if I achieve even most of these over this year, I would have kept a much busier life than last year and far busier than most other people in general.  Once again, the theme for this year is to stay active and hungry year round, and live the life of the dragon for 2012.