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Old 12-26-04, 06:04 AM   #1
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I hereby resolve to:

Ride at least 150 miles a week next year.

Get serious about losing some more weight, which means more diet mods.

Rebuild my steel bike.

Rebuild my road bike.

*sigh* The only thing standing between me and a good time is money.
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Old 12-26-04, 07:38 AM   #2
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For me, this has been three years of continuous serious medical problems.

So, my resolutions are:

Lose an additional 20 pounds, as this will help any medical problem.

Get well

Continue my exercise in all forms (weight lifting, walking, bicycling)

Do another 4,000 miles on the bike for the year.

But, mostly, get well!

And for all the rest of you, have a great 2005!

Did I mention "get well?"
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Old 12-26-04, 10:35 AM   #3
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- Have the strength to take it easy (don't harm myself)

- Keep a consistent mental attitude, i.e. don't let myself laspe into physical lassitude,
regarding health maintainence (avoid junk food for example)

- Have more patience with "those who have the wisdom of youth and the enthusiam of old age" - meaning those who make jest of old F*rts like me who bike .

- 3K mikes 2005 total.

- continue to enjoy life to its fullest!
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Old 12-26-04, 10:52 PM   #4
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A sub-3 hour Olympic distance tri. That resolution, to be met June 12th, will require several subsidary resolutions regarding workout schedule and diet.

But by golly, I'm doing it.

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Old 12-28-04, 10:17 AM   #5
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1. Lose 10 lbs.
2. Ride (at least) 3K miles
3. Be happier & (try harder) to curb the temper

All will require constant diligence & effort believe me because I know me very well.
In 2001 I became very serious about road riding. So in 2001,'02,'03, I rode 3500+,
4000+ & 3500+ miles respectively. I entered '04 in a mental fog. I decided to "broaden" myself, so I tried umpiring slow-pitch softball for our local city league. It was, to say the least, an experience I won't soon forget. However, it was also one I just simply couldn't continue doing. As a result, I'll only ride around 1600 miles this year at best. Now I don't want it to appear that I'm hung up on a certain amount of miles each year, it's simply that if I ride like I should on a regular basis, it's easy to reach 3K sometime in Oct. I know where my focus should stay. I'm a much better cyclist than an umpire.
Happy New Year to all.
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Old 12-29-04, 02:14 PM   #6
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I hereby resolve ... *sigh* The only thing standing between me and a good time is money.
OK. I just got back on a bike in October, after three decades of not riding. I've hit about 520 miles since then (hey, it's not always easy to ride in Jersey in the fall), so I don't have a good idea for an annual mileage goal. So my goals are:
  1. Complete two fifty-mile rides by September 1;
  2. Ride at least once per week between March 1 and June 1, and at least three times per week between June 1 and September 1;
  3. Find a weight plateau betwen 170 and 180 lbs. (I'm at about 182 now, down from 202 in August).
If I do all that, I hope to complete a century in the summer of 2006.
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Old 12-29-04, 02:24 PM   #7
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I, JavaMan, hereby resolve to officially enter the Fifty Plus (50+) forum in 2005.
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Old 12-30-04, 03:35 PM   #8
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New years resolution

To stop feeling persecuted

I am an older rider, that gets the fun taken out of him by the younger rider in the group-- Until we get to technical off road, or downhill or do more than 50 miles on a ride, that is where I excel, but I do feel put to shame by the speed of those youngsters uphill.

I ride a Tandem, but not a normal tandem. This is a true off road beastie that compared to other tandems, weighs about twice as heavy, does not handle on the road, and does not have the speed of other tandems. However, once it gets offroad, it will slaughter anyone for handling, pure speed on the flat bits, and don't even try to stay with it downhill. But it never gets to ride in the mud with other tandems, as they are all boring roadies in my area.

That tandem even rides out with young fit baskets off road on some of the more tiring cross country events that are staged around our part of the world. You should hear the derision that is poured over it and the riders before the event. It does not take them long to realise that the only place they can stay with this thing though, is uphill. It is great fun to push them up to 20mph on the flat, get them to the point where they are breathing hard, and then leave them for dead with just two revolutions of the pedals, Or let them take the lead on the technical downhills, and overtake them just as they begin to lose their bottle and start braking, Or just as they are picking their way round the muddy puddle that is just a bit slippery, giving them a complete mud bath by going straight through the middle at very high speed and in full control.

Sorry,I'll change that resolution to "Feeling sorry for those of us that do not know what they are letting themselves in for when they come out with me and Stuart and the Tandem"

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Old 12-30-04, 05:56 PM   #9
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Sorry,I'll change that resolution to "Feeling sorry for those of us that do not know what they are letting themselves in for when they come out with me and Stuart and the Tandem"
That's the spirit!
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Old 12-30-04, 07:32 PM   #10
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Great resolutions! I'll try to find more time to take my sons cycling; it's my last chance to make it "take" as a lifetime interest for them.
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