Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Goals, how have you fared so far.

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Goals, how have you fared so far.

Reply

Old 02-20-06, 09:23 PM
  #1  
Dannihilator
User Title
Thread Starter
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Posts: 19,607

Bikes: 2008 Trek Portland, 1989 Nishiki Altron

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 106 Post(s)
Goals, how have you fared so far.

I've done away with one goal and that was to do a 24 hour race, changed that to a total miles goal.

So far I've:

Remained injury free relatively.
Well on pace for my mileage goal of 16,000 miles.

Goals Completed:

Have successfully Completed an unsupported Trail Century.
Proved to my friend who is a LBS owner that I am not compatible with dual compound michelins.
Got over my fear of small children.
Switched over to a 20mm dropout fork
Manualling Log Rides.

It's been a good year so far.

How about you?
__________________
Signature
Dannihilator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-06, 09:26 PM
  #2  
BoSoxYacht
Banned
 
BoSoxYacht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: take your time, enjoy the scenery, it will be there when you get to it
Posts: 7,282

Bikes: 07 IRO BFGB fixed-gear, 07 Pedal Force RS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I woke up on the green side of the grass everyday . A good year so far.
BoSoxYacht is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-06, 11:22 PM
  #3  
mx_599
Lost in the Black Hills
 
mx_599's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by KonaRider24
I've done away with one goal and that was to do a 24 hour race, changed that to a total miles goal.

So far I've:

Remained injury free relatively.
Well on pace for my mileage goal of 16,000 miles.

Goals Completed:

Have successfully Completed an unsupported Trail Century.
Proved to my friend who is a LBS owner that I am not compatible with dual compound michelins.
Got over my fear of small children.
Switched over to a 20mm dropout fork
Manualling Log Rides.

It's been a good year so far.

How about you?

is this in 2006 alone? what did you do to get over the children?

i can do 33 situps!!!
mx_599 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-06, 11:40 PM
  #4  
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,397

Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by mx_599
-what did you do to get over the children?
Bunnyhop or a small ramp?
jeff williams is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-06, 11:49 PM
  #5  
mx_599
Lost in the Black Hills
 
mx_599's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mx_599 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 12:05 AM
  #6  
MattP.
Obeying Gravity
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 2,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't have any goals, but I have things that I want to do (i guess they could be considered goals...)

8 hr. ride
Take advantage of the trails near me (since I will have my license)
Hook up w/ other riders and go on some group rides

Thats about all
MattP. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 12:28 AM
  #7  
Pink_Ninja
Mullet Boy!
 
Pink_Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 690

Bikes: a giant upland 03, old europia road bike or something and soon to be getting a Norco Bigfoot or something of the sort

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my goal is succesfully falling off my bike
Pink_Ninja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 09:19 AM
  #8  
sherpaPeak
rider of the east
 
sherpaPeak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 722
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
there were several goals.

1. wanted to bike all through the winter. 2-3 days a week. So far I have done that successfully. but, this winter was/is pretty mild. I had the same goal last winter, but I had to stop half way through.

2. got the bike that I wanted - Kona Cinder Cone

3. lost 15lbs, winter training and biking. getting ready for an action packed spring and summer.

4. trying to organize a bike recycling project for the kids (street children) in developing countries. there are several on going projects, but I am trying to start one for a particular part of the globe. still a lots of works to do. wish me luck.

above all, having a great time with my family.
sherpaPeak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 09:30 AM
  #9  
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 17,877

Bikes: GMC Denali

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
I am actually a little ahead of my total mileage goal so far. My goal is 6,000 miles. That shouldn't be a problem.

I want to do some road races this year. I was supposed to do my first last weekend but it was postponed due to snow. I am planning on doing one or two this coming weekend though.

I want to do at least 95% of the workouts my coach sets up for me. So far I have only missed two since September.

I want to be at 165 pounds for xc race season, it begins April 23 for me. I am currently at 170 pounds so that shouldn't be a problem. I may actually shoot for 160 pounds.

I want to get some podium finishes this season and move up to expert in 2007. Still too early to know how this is going to workout.

I want to attend the mtbr slatyfork shuffle again this year and possibly one other gathering. Shouldn't be a problem.

I want to lead group rides with riders of all ages and abilities. I hope to get a lot of new people interested in the sport.

I want to purchase a new home this year. Hopefully this one works out for me.
__________________
I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.
LowCel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 11:26 AM
  #10  
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Posts: 16,955

Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 8 27.5 +, 2002 Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
I have skied one day and had several days on the truly exciting trainer....

god I can't wait for summer.
Maelstrom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 05:47 PM
  #11  
mtnbiker66
Old School Rad
 
mtnbiker66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The old Mountains
Posts: 8,212

Bikes: Blur LT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My goal is to have the most fun possible riding my bike with my friends and son this year. I did have a couple of drops I wanted to do for a while but I didn't have the right bike. I got those out of the way as soon as I got the Bullit.
__________________
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
mtnbiker66 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service