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Goals for 2010

Yes you read that right, goals for 2010, there are two parts to this, did you set a goal for 2010, did you meet that goal or are you close enough that you should meet that goal, barring circumstances beyond your control, within the 10 days left in the month.

My goal was easy, beat last years total, last year I posted 1103km, this year so far I am at 1029 with 74km to go, I need about 4 ride days to meet the goal, and there are 10 days left in the year, I think I can do it, even if I take 3 days off at Christmas.

It's up to the rider to decide what counts, I count trainer distance, otherwise I would only get about 6 months riding in.

Next year my goal is to beat each month, the goal is considered met if the distance is the same +1km or more. If I work at January the way I did December, I should meet January's goal the first week.
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One goal was 500 miles/month, and that's worked okay. I'm hoping to have 8,000 miles by the end of the year.
One goal was get my R12, and I did that in November.
One goal was to ride a 300k, and I did that in September or October.
One goal was to ride my cargo tricycle on the 100k Hotter-n-Hell 100 route, and I backed out of that one.
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I set a goal to start biking and complete a "long-distance" ride AND lose weight from my 316lb frame. As of today:
I ride at least 3 times a week (with at least one 20+ mile ride)
I completed the two-day, 203 mile Seattle To Portland (STP) ride in July
I lost between 25-30lbs - I fluctuate

For next year:
Complete the STP in a much faster time.
Lose another 30lbs
Keep on biking!

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Check my signature. Now I have to be accountable.
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My 2010 goals:
Reach my goal weight of 175: Didn't make it
Ride 5000 miles: Just crossed over 5000 today!
Move into town and ride everywhere: Achieved in September

(I'll write a new post later about my 2011 goals)
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Check my signature. Now I have to be accountable.
Gee Stoutdog, and people say I have Sayremania......:-)
 
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I really didn't set goals for 2010 then live life and I did. I keep that goal and add drop down to 200 - 220 and bike Mt Elbert
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I had a modest goal of 2k miles for 2010, which I made. That was solely on my road bike. I suppose I had a few hundred more miles on my mtb, but I don't bother to track them.

For 2011 I have two goals in mind, and have to commit to them by Jan - 1 is to commute to/from work 100 times, which would be 2700 miles of riding. This will be greatly impacted by whether my wife goes back to work full time or not, which I'll know in early Jan. Second goal is to compete in one tri. Besides that, my main goal is to maximize my time spent playing (i.e. - biking, skiing, kayaking, camping, hiking, etc) and minimize my time spent at work!
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For 2010 my goal was to start biking and get in shape. The reason for this was because we decided to bike 2000km across Sweden in 2011. In 2010 I put in about 1300km of biking, not too bad for my first year I think.

For 2011 the goal is self-evident - complete our self-supported tour of Sweden, from the south coast to the northern border with Finland.
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Originally Posted by The Historian
Gee Stoutdog, and people say I have Sayremania......:-)
More like HistSayreorianmania! You guys suck , now I have to get my butt moving, thanks a lot!
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More like HistSayreorianmania! You guys suck , now I have to get my butt moving, thanks a lot!
One thousand lashes with a wet unabridged OED for such an ugly neologism.
 
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I had a few goals for 2010:
  • I'm going to ride a Metric Century by mid-June. Did it! May 22nd, P and I rode 100 km (that's about 62.5 miles) in a fundraiser for the MS Society.
  • I'm going to ride an English Century by the end of the year. Done! October 2nd, out in the NJ Pine Barrens, where it's amazingly flat. It took me long enough that the folks who set up the ride had packed up and gone home before I finished, but finish I did.
  • Before year's end, I'm going to do 5 chin- or pull-ups in a row. Um, not done. Haven't managed a single one yet; but when I use the machine at the gym that gives a bit of a boost, I need substantially less counterbalancing than I did this time last year.
  • I'm going to earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. Done! That's six weeks of exercising at least 5 times a week.
  • Extra bonus: bike tour from Pittsburgh suburbs to DC Yup, the C&O canal/GAP combo. Did that in September.

Thanks, gang, for the support you've given me along the way.
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My goal for 2010 was a 2 x 100km ride. It wasn't pretty but I did it on a hot Saturday and Sunday in mid-August.

My goals for 2011 are three:

1) Down 30 lbs.
2) Ride a 100km organized ride in May
3) Ride a 100 mile ride August/September
4) Ride in a 100km race in October - this one is conditional on the event being held again.
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Originally Posted by Wogsterca
My goal was easy, beat last years total, last year I posted 1103km, this year so far I am at 1029 with 74km to go, I need about 4 ride days to meet the goal, and there are 10 days left in the year, I think I can do it, even if I take 3 days off at Christmas.
600 miles per year, I must question from where you base all your advice given on the forums. You give advice on training, equipment, wheel durability, tubulars and several other issues dealing with cycling. How do you collect all this info while riding 600 miles per year with some of that on a trainer. If I rode 600 miles per year, my wheelset would last me 20 years, I'd never be able to give an equipment review based on experience.

It's an honest question, just as was your "how do normal people with families/jobs do high mileage?
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I had 2 goals.

Ride 3000 miles - I am at 3022.4
Complete the Tour de Cure Century - Done, and rode it again less than a month later
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To eat more chicken wings and drink more Newcastle brown??
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Simple goals.

Recover from my knee replacement surgery.
Get on the bike. Indoor trainer is a good start when my therapist says its OK.
Lose some weight in a healthy sustainable manner.
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Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This morning I reached my goal for 2010, to beat the distance for 2009, 2009 total 1103km, 2010 total 1105km okay it isn't by much, and over all it's not that much, (687 miles for the Americans in the group), it's still a goal reached.
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My goal every year is to average at least 10miles/day. Usually, I end up having a slow start in January due to weather or sickness. If I get good weather and I am healthy, there will be some family event (Birthdays, Anniversary, or Valentines Day). 2010 was one of those rare years when I was over the 10mi/day average going into April. So I upgraded my goals to get a 100mile/week average. I also tried to exceed 500mile/month. I made that goal also. I'll post my final miles for 2010 later today.

3650 mile goal reached in July
5200 mile goal reached in Oct
6000 mile goal reached in Nov
6755 miles for 2010.

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2010 Goals

1. 3,000 miles. Achieved with 14 miles to spare.
2. Ride my age. Failed.
3. Commute maximum number of days possible. Achieved.
4. Purchase a road bike. Found a Giant TCR 2T on CL. Very happy with this purchase.
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1) Ride the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. = done!
2) Ride a century = done twice!
3) Walk 1,000 miles = done, plus 265 more!
4) Bike 2,000 miles = done, plus 1,006 more!
5) Never see my weight start with a 4 ever again = done & under 280 as of this morning.

I made a lot of healthy changes in 2010. I told a few people that "Fat Sayre" died along the C&O Canal. I left his ass for dead out there. This past week I got rid of the rest of his old clothes. He's gone now folks. Sure, I'll think of him from time-to-time, but he's in the past now. Like the Historian, I adjusted my weight tracker to a max of 280 lbs. Basically, I calibrated that as my new starting point. I'm no longer a super obese man trying to lose 200 lbs. I'm now a heavy athlete trying to get into top form.

New year - new outlook - new goals - same level of awesome.

Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement all this time. You're all a part of this.
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Originally Posted by Sayre Kulp

I made a lot of healthy changes in 2010. I told a few people that "Fat Sayre" died along the C&O Canal. I left his ass for dead out there. This past week I got rid of the rest of his old clothes. He's gone now folks. Sure, I'll think of him from time-to-time, but he's in the past now. Like the Historian, I adjusted my weight tracker to a max of 280 lbs. Basically, I calibrated that as my new starting point. I'm no longer a super obese man trying to lose 200 lbs. I'm now a heavy athlete trying to get into top form.

New year - new outlook - new goals - same level of awesome.

Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement all this time. You're all a part of this.
"Same level of awesome" isn't correct. It's a whole new level of awesome that you'll achieve in 2011, Sayre.
 
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Fair enough.
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My goal for 2010 was cycle 2000 km and learn how to ride in rain or windy weather as well as cold days in the winter. I squeezed out 1875 km and even though it was less than what I wanted (my father in law died in July and I'm up to my eyebrows taking care of his house and ours), I did ride nearly everyday from April to December in all kinds of weather. I figure accepting cold, wind and rain and riding my bike thru all of it makes up for the 125 km deficit. I actually like riding in crummy weather with the exception of snow and ice. But I think with practice and studded tires (next winter) I will like.... no, tolerate..... snow and ice.

All in all it was a very happy and fun 2010 bicycle season!
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Originally Posted by Sayre Kulp
Fair enough.
And on the second day of the year, you've already pulled ahead of 2010.

 
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