I'm not as fit nor as fast as I thought I was Components are never as light as the manufacturers claim 'Bonking' is very unpleasant Bike reviews aren't worth the paper/pixels they are written on. They lie. Always try for yourself How to strip one frame and build another frame up Don't kid yourself that you are going to save money by switching your old gear onto your new expensive frame. I DOESN'T HAPPEN When buying a new frame/bike always follow your heart, not your head. You only live once Some people take comments about their bike very seriously. Some people take their riding very seriously and appear not to enjoy what they are doing The fixed thing seems curiously silly yet appealling Cars turn left without looking or indicating even if there isn't a road to go up Being hit by a car hurts the day after How to make a personal injury claim So it's been an education. Can't wait for next year. What have you learnt this year?