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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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    one goal: ride my bike

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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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    Mine's easy:

    Lose 40 lbs, ride and run more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    one goal: ride my bike
    For me, at least twice a week.

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    make it to 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson View Post
    make it to 2009
    Ha. The old dogs know what's important.

    woof.

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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.
    Last edited by roadfix; 12-17-07 at 04:21 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassave View Post
    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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    umm....win at least 1 Cat 5 race and get into the 3's maybe by the end of the year?
    14 days...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    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.
    14 days...

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    2008 goal is to ride and have fun. Nothing more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    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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    I'm going to be the oldest, fattest guy to win the TdF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpconrad View Post
    I'm going to be the oldest, fattest guy to win the TdF.
    Yeah, and I'm going to ride RAAM on a unicycle. Wanna crew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    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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    Hi,

    1. Organize my garage
    2. Organize my office
    3. Put solar panels on on the roof
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    6. Ride a 40K ITT in under 1 hour
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpconrad View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    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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    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.
    just being

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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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    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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