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Old 09-28-18, 06:48 AM
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New goal: Break 22min in a 10 miler.

I've repaired the bike, needs some sanding/paint. Soon as that's done I'll make a few training ride stabs at pace to see if I'm in the ballpark at all. It'll have to be on my personal Strava loop, and on a very low wind day. One-direction I could do it as there's a road around here that's 10 miles non-stop and usually cross wind.........but that's not fair.

Group ride goal: try out the fastest area group ride
I've no racing left. They cancelled the gravel race for now. Starting out at the bottom again chasing wheels.

I'm routinely pulling gaps on my pulls. I also always drop the group in the last couple miles when there's a hill. It'll suck, but being low-man on the totem pole would be good for the skills and ego.
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Old 09-28-18, 05:38 PM
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I had 4 goals for 2018. I hit one of them. Win a race. I did not hit my weight goal, my power goal or getting my cat2 upgrade.

Next year!
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Old 10-03-18, 09:11 PM
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Goals

1. Stay healthy
2. Have fun
3. Learn to ride with teammates and have fun with team tactics (I joined a new team, most of my prior races I did not have teammates) - be a good teammate
4. Podium at least once in the B crit (3/4)
5. Mentor my friend/teammate who is new to racing to a win in the C crit
6. Be a source of constant irritation
1. achieved. Never crashed. Stayed healthy.
2. achieved. had fun.
3. achieved. Really enjoyed team tactics and racing with a team. Became I think a respected rider on the team.
4. achieved.
5. achieved. my friend was a bit of a phenom cat 4. He won both the C and B crits.
6. achieved. and then some.
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Old 10-04-18, 01:10 AM
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Crashed out of my main goal series (velotooler) while in the leader's jersey (surgery). Missed the start of my second goal series (Northeast hill climbs), but then in my first race back flatted out of my local adirondack climb which is typically a reasonably solid win for me. Got sick for Mt Washington, which was my A race for the year, and then spent the last 6 or more weeks with medical tests making sure that there wasn't some more serious underlying issue (there wasn't). Spring surgery led me to give up mass start racing so I started time trialling. But then stopped (flat) time trialling because I was bringing out a host of other body issues. In the end I raced 1/3 of the races I typically do, and my win ratio slid below the 25-33% I was looking for and is typical of my last decade or so of racing. Haven't really had a bad spell since crash/surgery in 2012 so I guess it's par for the course. Onwards and upwards.

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Old 10-04-18, 01:41 PM
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Haven't posted here for a long time, so I didn't post any 2018 goals here.
But trust me that these were my goals:
1.Race at least 15 races this year - achieved
2.Win a race - achieved (although a small, weeknight Masters 50+ race)
3.Be a factor in weeknight race series P123 field - only partly achieved. Yes I could jump into early break attempts or help chase down breaks without my team in them, but I wasn't really ever a factor in the finish.
4.Try some CX racing - achieved. Ok, this wasn't a goal -I didn't think I'd be doing bike races where part of the time instead of riding on my bike, my bike is riding on me. But, I'm having fun.
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Old 10-04-18, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by arai_speed View Post
  1. Podium
  2. Complete a RR
  3. Complete a Stage Race
  4. Podium
1) Not yet...got a 5th (in a MTB race)
2) Check. 2 of them, got dropped in both.
3) Nope...schedule conflict
4) SoCal has year round racing and I still have a few events left
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Old 10-05-18, 08:32 AM
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My goals last year were to win the State TT (which I did) and podium at the NoCal and Washington State TTs. Missed Washington for a sick dog who later died and missed NoCal because of a late date change.

Otherwise I didn’t set specific goals- raced a lot of local 20 and 40k TTs to prepare for States, worked on aeroness with coach and fitter, rode my mtb a lot and got way better with that. It was an ok year, ups and downs with variable enjoyment of racing and the associated scene. I guess par for the course.
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Old 10-11-18, 07:42 AM
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2018 Goals for me were very meager. I hadn't ridden much, trained at all, or raced at all since 2015, and knew that we were relocating to a new area mid summer so:

1 - train consistently
2 - race the races near my house in MD as part of a "farewell" tour
3 - show up in OH with some respectable semblance of fitness

As it turns out, selling and buying a house, having my wife work in OH while the kids and I lived in MD, then moving, working, and starting a new office in a new location while having kids get older and participate in more of their own activities occupies a lot of time :-)! So, I would rate each of my goals as a pass on the pass fail scale, but only slightly.

Given the winter weather in NE OH, I think I'll need to figure out what zwift is to get back in the groove for 2019.
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Old 10-11-18, 10:59 AM
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@MDcatV, come join me and others on Zwift! too bad your pack manuvering nous won't be rewarded in this stupid game, but it does make passing the time a lot easier on the trainer
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Old 10-16-18, 11:45 AM
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I had a respectable season in hindsight. Pretty limited by family and time to the races I could attend, but had podiums in some p12 races, podiums in some 35s races, won a weak 35s RR (but you can only beat the guys who show up) and dominated the same stage race.

I'm breaking up with @mattm though. The team he's put together is stacked. They don't need me and I don't need the stress of trying to race as often as that team deserves.
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Old 10-16-18, 12:02 PM
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I didn't participate in this year's thread, but I should have because I finally won a race. Yay me.
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Old 10-16-18, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
I'm breaking up with @mattm though. The team he's put together is stacked. They don't need me and I don't need the stress of trying to race as often as that team deserves.
You can join my team. We have about three guys who race, sometimes.
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Old 10-16-18, 06:57 PM
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You can join my team. We've got..
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