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KingTermite 10-07-06 02:06 PM

What kind of cyclist do you WANT to be?
 
For those of you who are still working on your goals as a cyclist.....What kind of cyclist do you WANT to be?

Crazy Mountain Biker?
Cross-Country tourer?
Super-fast Race diva?
Cyclocross diva?
Triathalon ironman (or woman)?

What is your cycling goal?


Mine is a cross-country tourer? I'd like to do some cross-state and/or cross-country touring one day?

Tom Stormcrowe 10-07-06 02:10 PM

Randoneuring, Endurance riding and touring.

KingTermite 10-07-06 02:10 PM

What is Randoneuring?

EJ123 10-07-06 02:11 PM

All mountain or DJ/urban.

Tom Stormcrowe 10-07-06 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by KingTermite
What is Randoneuring?

A form of endurance riding. Machka is an Randoneur rider, for example! A Randoneur is a racing tour, in effect like the Paris-Brest-Paris race being the big one! I linkied you to a history of page about the PBP!

Ernesto Schwein 10-07-06 02:23 PM

Erik Zabel

Michigander 10-07-06 02:28 PM

I want to be who I am now, a casual road and mountain rider who will never race.

khuon 10-07-06 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by KingTermite
What is your cycling goal?

To continue riding a bike.

I consider myself an adventure cyclist so my goal is to seek out new and interesting experiences on a bike... new places to go, new things to see. Distances don't matter. Time doesn't matter. It can be a long or short ride. Onroad or offroad. In the city or in the country. Type of bike doesn't matter. It's all about the experience.

KingTermite 10-07-06 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by khuon
I consider myself an adventure cyclist so my goal is to seek out new and interesting experiences on a bike... new places to go, new things to see.

Is your bike a Trek? A Staaaar Trek?


Sorry...couldn't resist.

georgiaboy 10-07-06 02:41 PM

Randoneuring for myself as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audax

cuda2k 10-07-06 03:00 PM

Long distance road cyclist (64-100mi @ 20mph+ pace)

Snuffleupagus 10-07-06 03:00 PM

Boonen/Hincapie/Hushovd...

I'm a similar build, a couple pounds heavier right now, and need to recover from some injuries...but those guys are the kind of racer I want to be.

cycle17 10-07-06 03:18 PM

I'm pretty happy being a solid B/A- club rider who time trials in the summer and rides in centuries and muli day rides for fun. Throw in an occasional day of MT Biking and I'm a pretty happy camper. I'd like to get back down to 185lbs like I was in 04 & 05 by next spring to help my climbing, but otherwise I'm pretty happy to be riding in general.

slvoid 10-07-06 03:28 PM

Rich!

hi565 10-07-06 04:02 PM

I want to be a super fast race diva! :) :D

norsehabanero 10-07-06 04:04 PM

one that has enough time to ride

SPEED FREAK 10-07-06 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigander
I want to be who I am now, a casual road and mountain rider who will never race.


what he said

TexasGuy 10-07-06 05:11 PM

I wanna be like a cyclist
and omg the bird died
IT JUST DIED!

blonduathlongrl 10-07-06 07:05 PM

deep breath here... :)
Id like to have more then my friends who took the time to ride with me telling me that Im at the equivalent of a strong B lower A end club rider. I'd like to have the chance to experiment that On my own with a group.
Id like to finally be given the chance to ride in a group and if not, then Id like to be strong enough someday to take my place and show up even if they first thought I didnt belong there.
I want to be in a pack more then I can explain.

catatonic 10-07-06 07:06 PM

I'd like to race. I'm thinking of trying out the Time Trial races next year. Right now it seems 26mph is avarage for that series, so I will need to pick it up some, since the run is just over 9mi, and I can only hold for about 3-4 at 27.

jschen 10-07-06 07:10 PM

I want to be an amateur version of Michael Rasmussen, except with more meat on my body. And a lot slower. I'd be thrilled with a sustained climbing speed of about 3300 vertical feet per hour. Currently at 2600 vertical feet per hour.

redden 10-07-06 07:14 PM

I'd like to log more miles on a bicycle than on motorized transport. Completing an ironman before turning 55 would be nice.

redden 10-07-06 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by hi565
I want to be a super fast race diva! :) :D

Is there a link to see more of your photos the thumbs in your sig look interesting.

BoSoxYacht 10-07-06 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by KingTermite
What is your cycling goal?


My Short term cycling goal is to compete in, and finish, the Leadville Trail 100 .

wahoonc 10-07-06 07:55 PM

Kind of a mix of what Michigander and khuon said:p I ride for enjoyment and to get places. I have been known to head out to the store and be gone for several hours:eek: and the store is only 1.5 miles away:D I plan to ride until I am physically unable to ride...then I'm gonna get a trike:D and keep riding. I have been riding for over 40 years and don't plan to stop now. I have raced in the past, rode Coast to Coast, still tour, still ride MTB for fun...just wanna keep on riding.

Aaron:)


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