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Old 12-25-12, 07:49 PM
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New Year's Resolution?

I don't usually engage in such nonsense, but I think I might this year. Just for s**ts and giggles.

Anyone have any New Year's resolutions?

Mine is to get my legs into better shape.
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Old 12-25-12, 07:53 PM
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Newly eligible for the clydesdale forum, my resolution is to get back to fighting weight of 180-185
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15-18 hours a week on a bike.

Top 50 finish in the Firehouse 50.
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Originally Posted by rgver View Post
Newly eligible for the clydesdale forum, my resolution is to get back to fighting weight of 180-185
tryin to become ineligible for that forum as well I've seen 199.5 on the scale a few times lately but I want a decisive victory

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My number one riding goal is to significantly increase endurance and speed.

In order to do that I have to keep riding, cross country skiing, and lifting this winter.

Events?

As many of the AGRS events as I can muster.

Also, in July we will be back in Bayern and there are two climbs on the mtbs that I have never been able to do.

I'd like to change that this coming year.
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15-18 hours a week on a bike.

Top 50 finish in the Firehouse 50.
15 hours per week would be nice. 10 is the best I can practically commit to.
My competitive type riding days are probably finished, but that Strava app is always tempting you when it advises that you were 5th fastest over such and such ride segment.

I have another 10 lbs. to get to my "college days weight", that should be possible.

Biggest goal this year is to finish or dispense with the project bikes. Sell 5. No particular order to do this.
Photo-document them all.
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My resolution would be to ride with the same regularity and maintain at least the same mileage I've managed the past several years, which comes out to around 5 days out of 7, and between 7K and 9K per year. I guess the resolution comes down to setting and keeping priorities in my case.
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I want to get serious about commuting to work. Losing 20lbs would be nice too!

Cheers,
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To stop making excuses and ride more. Period ! Will also get in the gym more, much more, to get the legs back, in addition to shedding some poundage......

Good Luck to all !

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Old 12-25-12, 09:59 PM
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To ride every day I'm on Diego Garcia - period.

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Bike-related: work up my range for long rides (randonneuring), and do even more bike commuting. Without acquiring too much more bike stuff.

Non-bike-related: fix up the floorpan in the '67 Beetle so it can be driven again, tape/mud/paint the walls in the basement, read more classic "must-read" books, catch up on some classic "must-see" movies... I should quantify these goals to make them more achievable.
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be on bike forums less.
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To get on the bike and just ride. I've made far too many excuses or just been too damned lazy. I need more time making the wheels spin and less time sitting around not riding. I don't care about the miles, I just want the adventure and the exploring while enjoying my bike.
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More riding, less....well, everything else superfluous that ISN'T riding.

Lack of riding makes for much more KHatfull then I would like

EDIT: ^^^ Just like the above post...
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Hm, trying to complete a full Brevet cycle. Graduate. Finish book. Complete another build, a rando bike for said brevet cycle - I'm off to check. Very promising frame the day after tomorrow, and there's a 9x3 campy gruppo itching to be build in the shed.
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I rode 3400 miles this year. I most likely won't even do that much next year, because my commuting distance has decreased quite a lot. I've got some resolutions and not all planned out of course, but I never seem to follow suit just like everyone else.
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I'm almost 6'4", with heavy bones and a linebacker build. 220 is about the lightest I'll ever be; I'm never gonna be a climbing specialist, and I'm OK with that. So this year, I want to hit that weight; move to Portland; and if I can complete my budget Raleigh collection while I'm at it, then so much the better.
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Less tinkering, more riding!

I've actually started my resolution since September. I "set the barn on fire" so to speak by selling-off all the extra bikes and parts I had accumulated over the years. All that is left is a 6spd. flatbar bike for around town and an old Motobecane road bike for longer rides outside the city limits. My spare stuff fits in a single shoebox!
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Try not to fix things that aren't broke.
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...and clean up that gawd-awful mess down in my shop.
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Oh, and, to be somewhat contrarian ... I could easily use ten extra pounds.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
15 hours per week would be nice. 10 is the best I can practically commit to.
My competitive type riding days are probably finished, but that Strava app is always tempting you when it advises that you were 5th fastest over such and such ride segment.

I have another 10 lbs. to get to my "college days weight", that should be possible.

Biggest goal this year is to finish or dispense with the project bikes. Sell 5. No particular order to do this.
Photo-document them all.
It is hard to get time in.

Now I'm at about 12 hours/wk. 30 minutes to work, 60 minutes home and 2-3 hours on Saturday and Sunday. I'd like to get 30 minutes to work, 90 minutes home and 3-4 hours on Saturday and Sunday. I just have to get up earlier on the weekend.

For the race I really don't care where I place, I figure that's where I should be if I am riding 15-18 hours/wk.
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Oh, and, to be somewhat contrarian ... I could easily use ten extra pounds.
Pretty sure I've got that around here. You should have said something before I mailed the BOC.
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Thin the herd, more quality less quantity.
More nordic skiing for the balance of the winter (10k a day, 5 days a week - come on snow!)
10-12 hours a week on the bike; in line with this year. Add in the indoor group cycle teaching, etc, and should be good enough as a base.

Any one of those would be nice. Shooting for all three.
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clean up the shop, sell all parts not in use, read more, ride more, go camping.
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