It’s funny how we humans need these arbitrary milestones like New Years Eve, for example. Normally, I’m all into reflecting to the whole year behind us and looking forward to the next one, but right now I don’t have that feeling at all. The reason for that must be that I’m right in the middle of the cyclo-cross season and today is just another day off between races. I went to cover a race yesterday and I’ll do the same tomorrow. I can’t really go out and drink today because I need to get up 7am tomorrow morning. I think, the year’s end, for me at least, will arrive when the ‘cross season ends in mid-February.
That being said, I wanted to look back on 2011 and wanted to show you, dear reader, what I thought were the 11 best photo of mine in 2011. 10 is another arbitrary number we tend to use when we create top lists, so I ended up with 11 photos. But before I get on with the images, I want to say thank you to a couple of people. The list is long and I’ll pay my dues in my book later on, but I really wanted to say thank you to my Mum and Dad, who believe in my dreams and help me in many ways to follow them. I would also like to thank Andras – he has been going way out of his way by lending his car to me week in, week out. Without his help, these trips would be way more difficult – and expensive. It’s not a long-term solution, but I’m very grateful for that. Last but not least, I would like to thank Marijke, who directly (at her house in Kortrijk) and indirectly (in Nieuwpoort) hosted me very kindly throughout this season and again, she went out her way many times to help me out and to make me feel at home as much as possible. There were many more, who helped me so far and I would like to thank them all – there will be a special section in the book about all the people who helped me one way or the other.
Finally, I would like to thank all my readers, who keep coming back, often or rarely, all the love and attention you pay to my photos and keep me motivated to carry on. Thank you for coming back, please keep coming back in 2012, it is going to be a great year!
And now for something completely different: my best photos from 2011.
These were the highlights of 2011, it’s been an amazing year, thanks again for everything – see you in 2012!