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    I am stupefied that most all of these goals involve the quantity of riding rather than the quality of the rides.
    Unless it is implied that more = faster, I don't see the point.

    When people ask me how far I rode that day I say "I was in the saddle for 4 hours, not I rode 80 miles"
    Why are we so caught up on miles?

    If I had to answer this thread it would state: to stay on more A rides.
    I have enough words to get me into trouble, but not enough to get me out of trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiPHRaPH View Post
    I am stupefied that most all of these goals involve the quantity of riding rather than the quality of the rides.
    Unless it is implied that more = faster, I don't see the point.

    When people ask me how far I rode that day I say "I was in the saddle for 4 hours, not I rode 80 miles"
    Why are we so caught up on miles?
    Some of us don't care about speed. I like to cover distance ... to see lots ... to ride in lots of different places. The only small fragment of caring I have about speed is staying relatively comfortably within the 15 km/h minimum speed that randonneuring requires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Some of us don't care about speed. I like to cover distance ... to see lots ... to ride in lots of different places. The only small fragment of caring I have about speed is staying relatively comfortably within the 15 km/h minimum speed that randonneuring requires.
    Same here. Machka, get ye over to the 2013 Miles and Weight thread and sign up. Some are not doing the weight portion, but the miles part will be fun. Rowan is in

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    My resolution is to ride harder! And do some interval training when spring rolls around. Plus stay injury-free.

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    Get back to my roots.
    Weight is down already. 2012's mileage was 10-15% of previous years due to lack of motivation for months. Getting back on now!!
    Arguing with ignorant people is an exercise in futility. They will bring you down to their level and once there they will beat you with their overwhelming experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiPHRaPH View Post
    I am stupefied that most all of these goals involve the quantity of riding rather than the quality of the rides.
    Unless it is implied that more = faster, I don't see the point.

    When people ask me how far I rode that day I say "I was in the saddle for 4 hours, not I rode 80 miles"
    Why are we so caught up on miles?

    If I had to answer this thread it would state: to stay on more A rides.
    I always have fun when I ride, so that doesn't need to be mentioned as part of my goals.

    2013 will be my 20th car-free year. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a slave to a car ever again.

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    You are lucky to live in a forgiving climate, BoSox. Some of us need that car in winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTDub View Post
    You are lucky to live in a forgiving climate, BoSox. Some of us need that car in winter
    I went 6 years without a car in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's doable even in areas with winter.

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    You won't find me riding 10 miles one way on ice in late December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTDub View Post
    You are lucky to live in a forgiving climate, BoSox. Some of us need that car in winter
    I started living carfree in Massachusetts, and lived 3 years in Summit County Colorado before I got sick of the cold weather.

    It's not for everyone, but it can be done if you HTFU.

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    -California Triple Crown Stage Race
    -1 century per week
    -Century in at least 3 new states
    -Century in a new country
    -12,000 miles
    -No crashes
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiPHRaPH View Post
    I am stupefied that most all of these goals involve the quantity of riding rather than the quality of the rides.
    Unless it is implied that more = faster, I don't see the point.

    When people ask me how far I rode that day I say "I was in the saddle for 4 hours, not I rode 80 miles"
    Why are we so caught up on miles?

    If I had to answer this thread it would state: to stay on more A rides.
    I'm with you but this is the 41 after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    I'm with you but this is the 41 after all.
    Says he, who has just started racing.


    But yes, this is the 41 ... road riding, not road racing.

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    Two resolutions.
    1. Return to race fitness
    2. Be nicer to stupid people
    By the time you're experienced enough to get something germane out of a test ride, you won't need a test ride.

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    I wanna do a century, just to say I did it once. a lot of other cycling goals will be accomplished by training for that so I'm putting that at the top of my list. one thing at a time.
    "You should never point a loaded *** at anyone. This is not a hard and fast rule, however. A hard and fast rule is that you should never, ever, point an unloaded *** at anyone." --P.J. O'Rourke

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    Ride a lot more!
    Complete my first century
    Ride up at least one mountain
    Typical charity rides I do every year
    At least one Gran Fondo

    Oh, and I might be a dad again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Says he, who has just started racing.


    But yes, this is the 41 ... road riding, not road racing.
    Yes, because starting my second year of racing means I have never used the training methodology in any other forms of riding.

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    1) Enter and complete at least three organized cycling events this year. First will be the Iron Horse in CO. Second may be Buena Vista Century (they are a week apart). Third remains to be seen. Anyone in CO training for these?
    2) Balance the rest of life and by cycling better. Last year travel for work consumed much of my life & it wasn't fun. I lost focus on the important things (exercise, social life, etc) and gained 7 extra pounds of fat. BLECH.
    3) Replace 7 pounds of unneeded body fat with 5 pounds of muscle. Stay focused on health so it doesn't come back either.
    4) Join in more weekly club rides.

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    -Ride more often, ride longer, get better on hills and have more fun.
    -Take my bike with me when I travel
    -Drop 25lbs

    I like to keep it simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrien View Post
    Buy as much as I can from my lbs. including tires, cassettes, tubes. I won't notice the extra 10-20%, but I will notice if they go out of business. Good guys, great mechs. They deserve the support.
    I like this one. Good on ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I'd really like to get back into Randonneuring again, and see if I can break the 400K barrier again. 2007 was the last time I was able to do that distance (life, medical issues, etc. have got in the way).

    But since I have no idea where we'll be, or what we'll be doing, in 2013 (aside from finishing our current Round-the-World tour, and returning to Australia mid-January) ... who knows if I'll even be in a place where there are Randonneuring events.
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    And also ...

    At least one 1000-km month would be nice.

    Generally ride more than I did in 2012.

    Travel more ... around Australia, maybe over to New Zealand, possibly into Asia again.


    I would love to do another 24-hour race, but finding one that fits our schedules for this year would be the bigger challenge. There are no 24-hour races in Australia, at least not like the ones in the US. So this one might have to wait for another year.

    Well, it's the middle of 2013, and we still don't really know where we'll be, or what we'll be doing in 2013. Maybe we'll find out in the second half of the year.

    So ... I haven't done much in my list above, except that we have done a bit of travelling around Australia, and we logged quite a few more km in May and June than we did last year. Decent amounts for winter.



    The year is halfway through ... are you accomplishing your goals?

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    Not doing as well as I had hoped. Injury on Jan. 8 shortened the winter season, when I was planning on getting ahead. About 15% below my planned weekly average and no centuries yet.

    On a good note though, a better stroke and minor adjustments to bike and cleats has improved my comfort in the saddle and my feet are better than ever.

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    I missed this thread the first time around. I should make one for the offseason of 2012-2013 of "learn to ride a tri bike".

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    The year is halfway through ... are you accomplishing your goals?


    "Check" to all three. It helps to have very general goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Ride more (duh).

    Don't let work interupt my riding agenda as much as it did this year.
    So far, so good on the work front. Late start to season because of sickness though.
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