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    oo..O.O.o..OO...o magicant's Avatar
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    Mid-year Goal Check

    We're almost to the halfway point. Doing pretty well with the goals I set at the start of the year:

    * 5000 miles -- just under 4000 so far
    * One century per month -- in good shape, I think I have like 15 or so for the year so far.
    * California Triple Crown -- done
    * Lose 10 pounds before Solvang Double -- meh.
    * Commute to work by bike minimum of once per week, during Daylight Saving Time -- until the start of the new job I was doing it pretty regularly (even before Daylight Savings Time). Now, I have to figure out a new route and showers...
    If ignorance is bliss, shouldn't you be happy?

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    Doing pretty good as well
    *7,000 miles -- So far 3,362
    *Century a month -- Averaging 3 per month
    *New frame set -- In the works

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    Likewise, I'm on track:

    * 7,000 miles for the year -- just under 4,000 so far
    * One century per month -- in good shape, I think I have like 15 or so for the year so far - just like Joel.
    * California Triple Crown -- done
    * NEW GOAL - 1,000 mile club - I'm pretty much set on doing the fall Solvang Double
    * Lose 10 pounds before I blow up like a balloon and float into oblivion -- I gained them. So!!!!? The bright side? Now, I have a new goal!
    * Commute to work by bike minimum of once per week, during Daylight Saving Time -- not happening and not really a goal...more like a wish, but I just can't find a route I'm comfy with - well, that and it's a PITA to coordinate
    * Complete at least two rides I don't think I can finish - did one so far, Sea to Summit. Not sure what the next one will be, but I'll find it.

    Next year? Just got off the phone with Francis. He has damned near talked me into riding the Grand Tour Triple. Hmmmm....might keep the second half of my last goal for that! I'll see.

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    Only goal I set for myself is the California Triple Crown .... completed!

    I've always wanted to finish a long ride, from start to finish, with Lynn ... I did that at Davis.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I had to dig mine up from the old threads:

    2007 cycling goals revisited...

    2007 Cycling Goals


    Mine are pretty simple:

    - Continue to have fun on my bike
    Check!

    - Try to NOT buy something from every website and bike store that's having a sale, every time they have a sale (hahahaha, not much chance of this)
    I'm pretty sure I didn't buy something last time Performance ran a sale.

    - Ride my First Century (Solvang). If I like it, ride for more centuries.
    Check

    - Meet all you fine bf folks (hope to meet many of you on the Bloat ride!)
    Check


    - Ride and average of 3x/week
    Check

    - Climb Las Flores without needing to stop and/or walk before getting to the top.
    I busted up Tuna Canyon, which is a steeper but shorter. I'm considering this a half check for now.



    - Go on a bicycle ride with Extort to witness this legendary climbing ability for a brief few seconds before he drops me like a ton of bricks and gets out of my sight.
    Check, I rode with Phil briefly in Palm Springs chatting with him up one of the legendary climbs on that ride. Then he dropped me, awesome.


    From the 2nd thread:
    I've got measurable goals now. I'm targetting 3500-4000 miles and 200k-250k vertical feet. This year is primarily about getting solid legs under me, less of a gut in front of me, and becoming an ok climber. I'm targetting the ability to finish the mulholland challenge and one of the centuries in the sierras next year and finish both feeling basically fine.
    Check, down 40 pounds this year, and I'm an OK climber. Base training now in prep for KOM training later this year.
    just being

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    Hmmm, my goals? I had none. Did BA only to see if I could after I heard all the horror stories of how tough it was. Not that bad. I'll take an hour off next year.

    My goal was to tell my employer to kiss my azz and find a day job. Mainly so that I could return to a normal life and spend time riding with Gina during the week. A BIG CHECK on that one!

    My goals would have to be for next year. Get back into shape, lose the extra 20 lbs, do the TC and KOM! This year is just for cruising.

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    I don't have a cycling goal, except to keep cycling til I'm 97. But I do wish I had time to do self supported multi-day cycle tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix
    I don't have a cycling goal, except to keep cycling til I'm 97.
    You should just make it an even number and take it to 100!

    For me, the goals were:

    I'd like to do a century a month, So far, so good.

    one double century towards the end of the year, I'd still like to do a double century towards the end of the year.

    and at least 5000 miles on my bike. I'm at 3705 now, so I hope I'll be able to get to 5000.

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    5000 miles...I am at 2165 so I think I am a bit behind...but have 3 centuries coming up

    New PB for Stagecoach, Palm Springs and LA River Ride - all done - hope to increase that next year
    Cool Breeze is next...

    Ride 3 centurys....looks like I will end up with 5 or 6 at least - maybe more...

    Work on my climbing...still slow, but getting better...Bike Journal says 108k feet already...wow

    Drop out of the clydsdale category by Cool Breeze....25 down - 6 more to go

    No falls - on my road bike....so that little mtb incident wont be counted!
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    KOM series -- completed.
    No injuries -- eh... current knee problem has me a little concerned.

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    Drop 10 lbs - I think I gained 3lbs wtf
    Break 15mins on the Reseda climb- so far at 17:22 but that was maximum effort past the gate and my heart rate was so high I think I nearly had a heart attack...

    Thats my whole goal for the year. I dont care about mileage hehe and I gladly stop at 92miles without doing the full 100, just not something I care about.

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    My goal was to ride as much as possible, I thought that 3,500 miles was attainable. I'm at 1,905 miles right now, and should be at 2,000 before the end of this month. So now my goal is to hit 4,000 miles by the end of the year and in the process, stay healthy! Now if my bike will cooperate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbm
    ....so that little mtb incident wont be counted!
    .... okay.... mums the word herb I didn't see a thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1955
    My goal was to ride as much as possible, I thought that 3,500 miles was attainable. I'm at 1,905 miles right now, and should be at 2,000 before the end of this month. So now my goal is to hit 4,000 miles by the end of the year and in the process, stay healthy! Now if my bike will cooperate.
    HEY! Are you riding Cool Breeze w/us? That needs to be added to your goals!!!
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    Old goals...can't remember them....other the climb like Extort

    new goals:

    1) Climb Palomar on the SS without stoping
    2) Have at least one 5k+ climbing day per week
    3) Have more fun on the bike
    ...mad as a box of frogs

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    My goal was to do a 100 miles ride. I thought you need a year or two to complete such task. I even canceled Solvan century in March because I thought I will die if I try... But, in May 12th I did complete my first - Check.
    But, I jump much higher and did double a month & a half later. It was not a goal at all;
    I never thought it something I am aming at.
    Now, I am not sure any more... so, no goal, just go with the flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shprung
    My goal was to do a 100 miles ride. I thought you need a year or two to complete such task. I even canceled Solvan century in March because I thought I will die if I try... But, in May 12th I did complete my first - Check.
    But, I jump much higher and did double a month & a half later. It was not a goal at all;
    I never thought it something I am aming at.
    Now, I am not sure any more... so, no goal, just go with the flow.
    After seeing how you rode this past weekend, you should shoot for a triple century ... or for that matter, go for your triple crown. Mt. Tam, Knoxville, Solvang are all upcoming. You can do it!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost
    HEY! Are you riding Cool Breeze w/us? That needs to be added to your goals!!!
    Not that I know of, when and where is it? Isn't that one in Santa Barbara?

    I am signed up for the Amtrak Century. I was hoping to do the CAM but life interfered with that plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost
    .... okay.... mums the word herb I didn't see a thing
    wish that were true....I know I went sailing...
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    - Well on my way to my 5,000 mile goal (3,800 so far).

    - Completed all three KOM events, but missed my total time goal of under 20 hrs by a few minutes. Gives me something to shoot for next year.

    - Still commuting to work on my bike every day (minus a a few rain days)

    - Won my fist club race – time-trial up Torrey Pines.

    - Best of all, I got my new bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac
    KOM series -- completed.
    No injuries -- eh... current knee problem has me a little concerned.
    My goals are the same plus 6,000 miles for the year. Completed the KOM but hurt my back on February 20. Missed 5 weeks of training in Feb and Mar and still have a lot of pain. During Heartbreak and the 2 GMR rides, the pain was bad. Took a week off in early June but today I'm sore. Oh, well.

    I'll probably miss the 6,000. Maybe 4,500 or 5,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_nose
    - Won my fist club race – time-trial up Torrey Pines.
    Which club?

    I completed a bunch of goals I set at the beginning of the year. There was no deadline on them (they weren't really all meant to be completed within a year).

    1) Ride to work in under 1 hour elapsed time. I did it in under 55 minutes.
    2) Ride from work in under 1:30 elapsed time. I did it in under 1 hour 10 minutes.
    3) Ride a century. Completed the San Diego (Encinitas) Century.
    4) Complete lunch time work loop to Balboa Park via Texas Street and returning via Bachman Place in under 45 minutes bike time. I completed it in about 44 minutes.

    What I'm left with is complete a 1/2 century in under 3 hours bike time, and a century in under 6 hours bike time. These are more difficult. I of course could cheat a little and make the course totally flat.

    New goal I added recently: Complete the Fiesta Island Time Trial Course in under XY minutes. XY is TBD.

    One for the future is more an experiment meant to educate. Take one month and do not drive at all. I need to find a good month to attempt this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbm
    wish that were true....I know I went sailing...
    I don't recall....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1955
    Not that I know of, when and where is it? Isn't that one in Santa Barbara?

    I am signed up for the Amtrak Century. I was hoping to do the CAM but life interfered with that plan.
    http://www.ironman.com/events/ironma...tracker&y=2007

    Its an awesome ride and TONS of BF'ers are signed up!!! Come on Ralph!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost
    http://www.ironman.com/events/ironma...tracker&y=2007

    Its an awesome ride and TONS of BF'ers are signed up!!! Come on Ralph!!!
    I'm not doing an iron man! Did you include the right link???

    [edit] I just looked it up and that's a weekend I have some plans, sorry.
    Last edited by 1955; 06-24-07 at 10:21 PM.
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