Since I have decided to buy a new bike. I thought that a good long term goal for myself is to get into shape enough to ride a local Century next year. It is the Annual Tri-State Century Ride http://www.tristates100.com/ I should be able to do it and I will have a year to get into shape.
I am trying to motivate my wife too. My Bro-n-law and his wife are into biking and doing Tris so If I can get them interested they may help motivate my wife too!