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Old 12-17-09, 08:42 PM   #1
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2010 Goals!

As a new decade is around the corner, have you thought about goals for next year? The next five years, or even the next decade? Do you have a resolution you can't wait to start (and keep going)? Let's hear them!

My 2010 Goals:
- To complete at least one century
- To ride 75 miles a week
- To make the switch to clipless pedals
- To continue to enjoy and be passionate about the feeling on the road, no matter what 2010 may bring!
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Old 12-17-09, 08:59 PM   #2
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1. 5000 miles. Booya!

2. Do some organized club rides.

3. Hit 205 lbs

4. Be more kind and patient with all the idiots that I have to deal with on a daily basis. And, if necessary, find a better place to hide the bodies if I backslide a little bit. Hey I'm only human!!
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Old 12-17-09, 09:55 PM   #3
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Same thread just a few days ago!


http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Goals-for-2010

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Old 12-17-09, 10:09 PM   #4
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Put on 5 pounds.....
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- One Day STP (Seattle-to-Portland) 204 miles
- Complete first 200K brevet
- Complete 100 mile LiveSTRONG ride (up from 70 last year)
- Complete Olympic and Half-Iron Triathlons
- Hit Goal Weight Neighborhood (200-215 lbs) from current of 261, down from 396 in 2008
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Aw man, you're right! Well, it's just another opportunity to keep each other accountable! haha
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4. Be more kind and patient with all the idiots that I have to deal with on a daily basis. And, if necessary, find a better place to hide the bodies if I backslide a little bit. Hey I'm only human!!
haha awesome goal!
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Old 12-18-09, 07:51 AM   #8
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To stop caring about miles and just start enjoying my bike rides wherever they take me.
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4. Be more kind and patient with all the idiots that I have to deal with on a daily basis. And, if necessary, find a better place to hide the bodies if I backslide a little bit. Hey I'm only human!!
“New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” - James Agate, Ego
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1. ride at least 4k miles
2. complete a century in 4.5 hrs or less
3. get my weight down to 165 lbs. or less and maintain it
4. be a better person in general and always look to improve instead of being complacent
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The new century starts with year one, so why doesn't the new decade? By my calculations, the new decade's still a year away.
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The new century starts with year one, so why doesn't the new decade? By my calculations, the new decade's still a year away.
I tried that argument with the turn of the century. The year 2000 was not the start of the new millennium, 2001 was. Nobody bought it then, either.
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This year I will ride my first century, start and finish my first triathlon, and take my first bikepacking trip.
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Ride my first century, commute in the rain, and, oh yeah - be more tolerant of those not blessed with my looks, intelligence, and humility!
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Ride my first century, log 4000 miles or more, and more importantly drop 60 pounds (which may be the stretch goal for 2010).
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I had a good year in 2009, covered 5050 miles and I lost 30 lbs. I'm in the 200-208 lbs range for the first time in 25 years.

I'm going to resume commuting in February after a 15 month sabbatical. If the 2010 goes well, I should cover 7500 miles and get down to my stretch goal weight of 180 lbs. My other goals include 12 century rides.

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Ride two centuries a month, complete a triple metric century in one day and double century in one day, lose 30 pounds and complete the Cherohala Challenge, Assault on Mt. Mitchell, 3-State 3-Mountain and Six Gap centuries
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Ride two centuries a month, complete a triple metric century in one day and double century in one day, lose 30 pounds and complete the Cherohala Challenge, Assault on Mt. Mitchell, 3-State 3-Mountain and Six Gap centuries
That's crazy talk!! but good for you and good luck with it.
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So now you need to post a pic.
What, and watch the divorce rate and depression escalate? I care too much for my online friends! That's me - caring, breathtakingly attractive, smart, AND humble. I amaze myself.....or I would if I weren't so humble.
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My 2010 Goals

* Lose 40#s-- currently at 283
* Complete 3 centuries (I have never done one)
* Complete 3 sprint triathlons (I have never done one)
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My goals for 2010 are to just try to become more healthy... That will mean losing weight working on endurance and just trying to become more healthy in general. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired... Change must happen, and I must be the one to make it happen.
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:)

this is such a good goal...you are the only one that can change you! good luck and keep your chin up!
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Keep us posted with how you do on these intense goals!!
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Wow Michael, congratulations on the progress you've made thus far! Keep up the good work!
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I had a good year in 2009, covered 5050 miles and I lost 30 lbs. I'm in the 200-208 lbs range for the first time in 25 years.

I'm going to resume commuting in February after a 15 month sabbatical. If the 2010 goes well, I should cover 7500 miles and get down to my stretch goal weight of 180 lbs. My other goals include 12 century rides.

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