My New Year resolutions were pretty standard -- lose weight, train harder for race season, be a better husband and friend. But there was also one more item on the list, one that I'd wanted for years, but was never able to obtain -- bylines in the three most prestigious cycling publications.
With a bit of luck, I was able to tick off Bike and VeloNews. (I wrote the stories for their websites, but that's close enough for me.) The third publication -- Bicycling Magazine -- remained immune to my charms, pleas and attempts at bribery for most of the year. Luckily, persistence paid off, and you can find the fruits of my labor in the November 2014 issue.
Even better, I have two other pieces slated to run in the coming months. I couldn't be more excited.
Now I need to start thinking of my resolutions for next year. How about an article in one of those same three magazines each month?