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Old 12-17-07, 04:36 PM   #1
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2008 Goals

So I'm sitting here working up some 2008 goals.

Anyone have yours ready yet? Slams, Ultras, Crowns, CAMs, KOMs? Any ride you want to do or climb you want to do better? Any tour, race or randonee? Mileage goal, climbing goal? Charitable donations, activities / other off the bike goal? If you want to do it, let's hear it....
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Old 12-17-07, 04:38 PM   #2
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Lets see, goals for 08: Upgrade to Cat 3 is the number one, other than that, improve handling skills, and 8,000 on mileage.
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Old 12-17-07, 04:48 PM   #4
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Mine's easy:

Lose 40 lbs, ride and run more.
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Old 12-17-07, 04:55 PM   #5
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one goal: ride my bike
For me, at least twice a week.
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Old 12-17-07, 05:02 PM   #6
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make it to 2009
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Mine's easy:

Lose 40 lbs, ride and run more.
Make sure you take that "before" photo now. In the classic style of the weight loss ads: bad lighting, pushing your gut out, pale skin -- then after the 40lbs, you can oil up for the arnold pose!
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Old 12-17-07, 05:07 PM   #8
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Ha. The old dogs know what's important.

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Old 12-17-07, 05:15 PM   #9
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I don't have a particular goal as long as I can continue to just ride, tinker, pose, run, and continue to impress girls on my fixed gear, I'm all smiles...

I do need to replace my roof though.

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Old 12-17-07, 05:15 PM   #10
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My goals of 08 hummm

1) survive my first full road race season and be useful to my team
2) Ride 4000 miles, double of what I pulled off this yr in 07'
3) Have an average of 22mph on my lunch rides
4) Have an average of 20mph on all other rides, not including mt rides.
5) Climb South grade from taco shop to store in under 90 minutes
6) Hit a max sprint of 45mph (I need a 11t for that)
7) Shed any weight I can, I don't care, anything below 190 will make me happy
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Old 12-17-07, 05:16 PM   #11
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Ha. The old dogs know what's important.

woof.
That's only because you and JT have already accomplished just about as much as there is to accomplish on a bike!
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Old 12-17-07, 05:19 PM   #12
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umm....win at least 1 Cat 5 race and get into the 3's maybe by the end of the year?
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Old 12-17-07, 05:21 PM   #13
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I have "ideas" in my head but committing them on a public forum might actually make me answerable to them on a later date.

So I have no goals.
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Old 12-17-07, 05:24 PM   #14
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I have "ideas" in my head but committing them on a public forum might actually make me answerable to them on a later date.

So I have no goals.
I have a goal for ya....maybe put some color into your biking outfits?...that's pretty easy and attainable.
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Old 12-17-07, 05:25 PM   #15
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2008 goal is to ride and have fun. Nothing more....
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Old 12-17-07, 05:26 PM   #16
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I have a goal for ya....maybe put some color into your biking outfits?
I'm a panda ninja. It's against our bylaws.
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Old 12-17-07, 05:29 PM   #17
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I'm going to be the oldest, fattest guy to win the TdF.
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Old 12-17-07, 05:40 PM   #18
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Yeah, and I'm going to ride RAAM on a unicycle. Wanna crew?
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Yeah, and I'm going to ride RAAM on a unicycle. Wanna crew?
Sure, are you going to do it as a team or solo?
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1. Organize my garage
2. Organize my office
3. Put solar panels on on the roof
4. Sell our 2001 Volvo wagon
5. Ride and race my bike
6. Ride a 40K ITT in under 1 hour
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Sure, are you going to do it as a team or solo?
A team, of course. I just have to find another willing uni-rider.
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That's only because you and JT have already accomplished just about as much as there is to accomplish on a bike!
Pure hearsay.
And you can't prove anything without pics.
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Old 12-17-07, 08:16 PM   #23
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Yeah, I'm having troubles setting mine also.

Mostly, I'm going to stick with last years goal which was to keep riding and having fun on my bike.

Here are a few tangibles:
- 4800 miles (it's a 20% bump from this year)
- Mulholland Challenge (screw the other KOM rides, I'd rather do...)
- Sea to Summit (Mt Pinos at the end looked 'fun' and it's for charity (see below))
- Grand Tour Double (yeah I said double, but only if I can sucker people into riding with me)
- Raise funds / donate $10,000 for various charities
- Climb Latigo in 1 hour (pb is 1:05, but it's been around 1:10-1:15 the past few times)

If I do those, I'll lose weight, but that's not a specific goal this year.
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Old 12-17-07, 08:37 PM   #24
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1. Break 200 lbs (as in dropping below it.)
2. KOM
3. Force ME to give me my rightfully earned 2007 CAM credit. If this goes to court I'm going to demand punitive damages for emotional pain and suffering. ME will be sentenced to driving south of Camp Pendleton once a month for 12 months.
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Old 12-17-07, 08:42 PM   #25
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1) Climb up Torrey Pines in 7.x mins; went from 9m30s to 8m10s in 2007
2) The ski lift portion of GMR; bailed 3x in 2007
3) KOM
4) A double century
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