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What are your cycling goals for 2016?

Old 12-31-15, 09:04 AM
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REVIEW! How did your cycling goals for 2016 go?

REVIEW! How did your cycling goals for 2016 go?


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Got anything interesting happening in 2016? Some plans ... some challenges ... goals?

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A reminder of past goals ...

2015 Goals - https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...ls-2015-a.html
2014 Goals - https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...ted-goals.html
2013 Goals - 2012 Goals -

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Old 12-31-15, 09:17 AM
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To get in more miles than I did in 2015.
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2015 was a slow year because of health issues, although I rode regularly I did not log any long miles and will hope to improve on that.
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Find a perfect saddle, well that might be a 10 year goal really.
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Will try to ride my fat bike more on snowy trails, the cyclocross bike more on crummy trails/paths, so I can emerge more fit in the Spring than I have ever. I usually end up not riding in the winter and it really throws me off track. I'm really enjoying fat biking, though have not taken the cross bike out yet.
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Old 12-31-15, 09:31 AM
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I am going to quit racing, and go for Strava KOMs instead.
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Old 12-31-15, 09:35 AM
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To get in more miles than I did in 2015.
Yeah ... that'll be one of mine too.
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Old 12-31-15, 09:40 AM
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Other than topping 2015's mileage, this years goal is to complete the 169 mile Cross Florida Ride in April
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Same as every year. No wrecks that require professional medical attention or result in lost time at work, 12,000 miles not including commutes.
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Time trials.
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I'd like to exceed my 2014 mileage (3,562), something I was unable to do in 2015 due to 6 weeks off the bike after I broke my clavicle. So...in round numbers (and in Strava), I'm making 4,000 miles my 2016 mileage goal. 2015 was also the first year since I started riding that I didn't do a 100 mile ride, so I'd like to get at least one of those in also.
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To top my longest ride of 2015. It was 120 miles.
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Half a million vertical feet. This year I'm at 478,694 with one more ride to go.
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more "soul-stirring" rides in 2016 vs just more rides
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Half a million vertical feet. This year I'm at 478,694 with one more ride to go.
Gonna be a long day in the saddle!
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I still want my KOM back from the 2014 goals. I got one going the other direction on that segment but somebody flagged it as a car-KOM so now I have two to regain.
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Old 12-31-15, 12:05 PM
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Fixed gear century.
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Old 12-31-15, 12:27 PM
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I think a big one would be spend less money, but I really want a set of November Nimbus Ti wheels. I have a goal set to earn them but overall for the year I would like to get in over 3000 miles and do a century. Hope I do not collapse a lung again, knock on wood.
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7300 miles
350000 feet^

...but more importantly, try to expand my territory. There are some segments I've passed over 80+ times. My heatmap is starting to be composed of a few very, very bright lines. And it's a little boring sometimes.
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My goal is simple and comes directly from the BGs:

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I started the end of June and got in about 1500 miles, and got up to the high 14's on my average MPH. I think 4K miles, getting my average up to the high 16's and a century are reasonable goals.
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More miles, higher average speed, fewer flats and no crashes.
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to get back into cycling.

1st year got 4000 miles, half of that the next year, just got worse from then on.
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10 races and win at least one.
Try to get from "too fat" for this sport to mildly fat for this sport.
Get my n+1.
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3650 miles for the year. Get my speed up so I can go on more group rides. Be so healthy I live forever
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