The 2011 Rapha Festive 500 is finally over! While I didn't win a fancy new bike, placing 4th out of 970 finishers and 3030 starters due to the warm tailwinds of support from my friends and family was amazing and heartwarming. What would I do with another fancy new bike anyway? That's just gluttony. After all, I didn't enter the Festive 500 to win a prize, but rather to challenge myself to ride 500 kilometers between Christmas and New Year's Day. It was a great way to ring in the New Year leaving 18 months of recovery behind me. Thanks so much to everyone who spread the word and lent a hand in this exciting journey. I can't wait until next year.