Gunn Rita Dahle Flessja diary: Looking back and forward

Elvis makes an appearance

Elvis makes an appearance (Image credit: Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjaa)

The Christmas steak is finished and the presents have all been opened. It's been lovely for us to take part in a more "normal" form of Christmas celebration this year. Now we're looking forward to an exciting and action-packed New Year, both on and off our bikes.

We tend to spend the last days of the old year thinking through what 2008 has given us of both good and bad experiences, what it's taught us, and which challenges we've come up against. For me, I can summarize last year as an unforgettable year which gave me everything I had hoped for.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.