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Old 04-03-12, 12:00 AM   #1
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Cycling Bucket list

I have got a few cycling related goals left on the bucket list.
I often think about them and this got me to thinking what other people consider things they must do with cycling.

Do you guys have any cycling things left on the bucket list? If so what?

Mine are
MTB holiday in Yosemite
and the Vättern-Rundan in Sweden
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Old 04-03-12, 12:25 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-12, 03:59 AM   #3
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Still be riding regularly at 85

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Old 04-03-12, 04:13 AM   #4
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(Especially given that I've already done the Paris-Brest-Paris )
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Old 04-03-12, 07:06 AM   #5
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I've got a goal of riding in all the provinces in Canada, all the states in the US, all the states in Australia, and as many other countries as possible.

My progress here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ave-you-ridden
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Very modest goal - ride a 200K (we've done 109 miles on the tandem).

I think a double Century might be out of reach at my age (mid-60's) and given the amount of climbing around here.

Also, keep riding until I'm at least 75.
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Keep riding until both feet are in the grave.
Do two or more bike tours a year, preferably international, until then.

For me, cycling is more about the journey, not the destination. The goal is to keep doing it rather than attain discrete accomplishments.
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Vienna to Prague would be wonderful. The Netherlands.
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Pacific Coast Highway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz, without car traffic.
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I want to do this ride this year.
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Pacific Coast Highway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz, without car traffic.

So what's stopping you from going and riding in those places in the next few months?
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At least a full day, if not a weekend, at each of the following:

Moab
Bartlett Wash
Gooseberry Mesa
Grand Canyon North Rim
Sedona.

As much of the Maah Daah Hey as possible in one outing.
The San Juan Hut System.
Mackinac Island.
From Ireland to Venice (this will likely never happen, unless I win the lotto, but still....).
Do a team 12- or 24-hour event, and maybe a Super D.
Ride 90 minutes on my 90th birthday.
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Summer bucket list = bike around my lake without stopping. Simple but a good thing to aim for.
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Pacific Coast Highway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz, without car traffic.


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So what's stopping you from going and riding in those places in the next few months?
I could do the ride, but I can't remove the cars. Coast Highway is very narrow and curvy. Riding on the shoulder in the rocks waiting for the next car is too much for my nerves. Traveled it many times by motorcycle. Only time I ever had to wear a rainsuit when it wasn't raining was a foggy day in July going through Big Sur
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Pacific Coast Highway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz, without car traffic.




I could do the ride, but I can't remove the cars. Coast Highway is very narrow and curvy. Riding on the shoulder in the rocks waiting for the next car is too much for my nerves. Traveled it many times by motorcycle. Only time I ever had to wear a rainsuit when it wasn't raining was a foggy day in July going through Big Sur
Merkel - have you seen this? http://www.hcchallenge2012.org/faf/h...?ievent=492741 Not quite the same route but a great one nonetheless.
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I always said I'd do RAGBRAI once, which I did in 2008; so I don't have to do that one again. Vättern-Rundan: there was talk a few years ago about banning recumbents at that one. I wonder how that turned out?
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my cycle bucket list:

from Des Moines to Vancouver
Amsterdam
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So what's stopping you from going and riding in those places in the next few months?
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

You think because I'm an American, I'm rich? No, I'm "working poor."
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Merkel - have you seen this? http://www.hcchallenge2012.org/faf/h...?ievent=492741 Not quite the same route but a great one nonetheless.
Looks fun. Unfortunately, money is tight. Central coast is the pertiest part of California.
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

You think because I'm an American, I'm rich? No, I'm "working poor."
I presume all American's are poor ... aren't you all in a recession?

But it doesn't cost that much to travel to the Netherlands. $500-$800 flight there and back, cycling, camping ... you could probably do it all on $1200. Put $100 a month away into a travel fund, and you're there in a year.


If it is important enough to be on a "bucket list", it's important enough to have a concrete plan in order to accomplish it. Lots of people I know hope to do thing ... "when they win the lottery" ... but could conceivably actually do those things if they made a realistic plan and followed it through.

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I presume all American's are poor ... aren't you all in a recession?

But it doesn't cost that much to travel to the Netherlands. $500-$800 flight there and back, cycling, camping ... you could probably do it all on $1200. Put $100 a month away into a travel fund, and you're there in a year.


If it is important enough to be on a "bucket list", it's important enough to have a concrete plan in order to accomplish it. Lots of people I know hope to do thing ... "when they win the lottery" ... but could conceivably actually do those things if they made a realistic plan and followed it through.
You assume I have $100/month to spare. You assume I would enjoy camping. You assume I could afford to take enough time from work to make that extensive a journey.

A "bucket list" is no different from any other "wish list"; it's simply another name for the same thing. My "bucket list" includes actually managing to stitch all of my cross stitch stash; the fact that I have a bucket list which includes such a desire doesn't make the desire realistic.
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I have got a few cycling related goals left on the bucket list.
I often think about them and this got me to thinking what other people consider things they must do with cycling.

Do you guys have any cycling things left on the bucket list? If so what?

Mine are
MTB holiday in Yosemite
and the Vättern-Rundan in Sweden
MTB riding in Yosemite? There's really no MTB trails in the park. You could putter around in the crowded valley on the asphalt roads, or the same in Tuolumne Meadows, but the rest of the park is backcountry restricted to foot & horse travel. Better to try some of the other national forest areas outside the park. Try the Bass Lake area just to the south.
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Bucket list is pretty simple. Trying to do a lot of climbs in the southwestern US. Done a few in the Central Coast mountains in California, going to do some in the Owens Valley/Eastern Sierra Nevada this summer.

Secondary: At one time I had planned to do an across the USA ride in 'stages' (one week-long stage each year). Did the first one (Los Angeles to Las Vegas) in 2000, but my Cannondale tour bike got stolen just after that ride Not sure if I want to revive that goal.
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Secondary: At one time I had planned to do an across the USA ride in 'stages' (one week-long stage each year). Did the first one (Los Angeles to Las Vegas) in 2000, but my Cannondale tour bike got stolen just after that ride Not sure if I want to revive that goal.
Sounds like a good goal ... go for it!
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Keep on cycling
Doing a 150- 200 km training ride- i've never done more than 110km in a day
Ride to a town ±150 km away, overnight there, and cycle back the next day
Buying my 1st BRANDNEW roadbike bike, 105 or above (I bought my 9speed 2nd hand)
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