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Old 03-23-07, 09:23 PM
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2007 cycling goals revisited...

Have your goals changed since you set them in December?

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Old 03-23-07, 09:27 PM
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A little I must admit. I've upped it on trying to ride back to back doubles (heavy loaded on the front of the year). Also, in lieu of CAM, I've been doing CAW - well, until last weekend when I nearly bonked on the BA training ride. Not necessarily smart IMHO (I can say that about myself, damnit! ) I'm thinking too that the last half of the year, I'm aiming for more climbing. Next year I want KOM, but I'm now considering grand slam...unless I'm crazy/stupid enough to try that this year. I'll see how my legs feel after Solvang. I'm just hoping to finish...same with Hemet. Eastern Sierra is still a possiblity now, but makes me nervous. How's that?
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I like the old one's but I've knocked about half of them off (first century, I saw Extort climb, and I'm still having fun)

I've got measurable goals now. I'm targetting 3500-4000 miles and 200k-250k vertical feet. This year is primarily about getting solid legs under me, less of a gut in front of me, and becoming an ok climber. I'm targetting the ability to finish the mulholland challenge and one of the centuries in the sierras next year and finish both feeling basically fine.

If I hit my mileage, climbing, and weight goals this year, I'll be getting a bike that's a little more suited for climbing than my 26lb touring bike.
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on track...my first double and then hopefully two more to get the triple crown...other than that just having a good time riding! no "training" for this guy....oh yeah, and the whole riding to san diego and santa barbara things, that was cool! ive always wanted to do that and now i have! only city destinations left now are san fran and mammoth both from LA!!!
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on track...my first double and then hopefully two more to get the triple crown...other than that just having a good time riding! no "training" for this guy....oh yeah, and the whole riding to san diego and santa barbara things, that was cool! ive always wanted to do that and now i have! only city destinations left now are san fran and mammoth both from LA!!!
Your new goal that is to be immediately added to your list is to accompany me and the others on every ride of our choosing. Mark that down and memorize it.
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Old 03-23-07, 10:01 PM
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duly noted....ill see if whit and work will let me!!!!!

jeez im going sunday!!! id be going with you guys tomorrow but its sams bday party!!!!
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I started counting miles when I began cycling on a regular basis midway through 2006. I ended up with 2000 miles which I was happy about. This year I hope to hit 3000 which means I have to ride a around 275 a month for the rest of the year to reach that.
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thats easy!!! you can totally do that! just keep commuting!!!
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Originally Posted by Scootcore
on track...my first double and then hopefully two more to get the triple crown...other than that just having a good time riding! no "training" for this guy....oh yeah, and the whole riding to san diego and santa barbara things, that was cool! ive always wanted to do that and now i have! only city destinations left now are san fran and mammoth both from LA!!!
If you reverse it and ride from San Fran to LA, count me in, going North up the coast kind of blows though. Also, you forgot about Vegas Baby!
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i would never in a million years ride to vegas....its freaky enough dricing there......and yer right itd probably be a better ride going south....just have to map it now!!!
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Well I had 5 specific goals, which were routes I wanted to do. Haven't done any of them yet but expect I will begin to in the next few months as the weather gets better and the days longer.

Thanks for reminding us of these!

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and those are???
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nah mine is to still climb like Extort
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i would never in a million years ride to vegas....its freaky enough dricing there......and yer right itd probably be a better ride going south....just have to map it now!!!
There are multiple sources for the San Fran to LA route. I like the Bicycling the Pacific Coast book. The adventure cycling maps are good also. Next time I can squeeze a month off and the biggest favor ever from my dogsitter, I'm going to bike from Washington to San Diego.
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one hell of a plan!!!! until i can do it all in one go im gonna knock off as many sections at a time as i can!!!
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Oh. Those goals. I think I signed up for the CAM - so far so good. And I wanted to get fast enough to be able to sandbag someone. I didn't say who, so I'm on track for that one too.
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I am three weeks away from starting my goals...

and I still climb just like Extort, so I am still on track with that goal...
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Old Goals:

1. Have fun and stop to enjoy the scenery more often.

2. Surpass my 2006 mileage. I'm aiming for 3,000.

3. Avoid injury.

4. More mountain biking.

5. More mountain biking.

6. More mountain biking.


So far I've stuck to #1. #2 ain't happening this year. No way, no how. Not with my riding days being cut down from 3-4 days to 1-2 days a week. I can't complain much though...this new job pays nicely. #3...well...I've already had two injuries. One kept me off the bike for 7 weeks, the more recent one has kept me off for a week, possibly 2-3. #4-6 ain't going to happen either.

New Goals:

1. Avoid more injuries.

2. Just enjoy the ride. Forget about miles, speed, etc. Just shut up and enjoy the ride.

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Old goals...
  • Butterfield Double Century
  • Solvang Double Century
  • TBD Double Century to complete Ca. Triple Crown
  • One of the KOM rides
  • Century a Month Challenge
  • 6000 miles
  • be able to call myself a "climber" by the end of the year, and mean it
  • eat an entire Mr. Serious in one sitting, post ride

Unfortunately, I have to announce that I am removing the Mr. Serious from my goals this year. It interferes with the "climber" goal...lol.

I think that most of my other goals are on track with the exception of adding all three KOM rides to my list instead of just one.
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Only goal I had was completing triple crown. I guess I could shoot a goal of finishing Old La Honda in 30 minutes (a local hill climb in Woodside in Nor Cal), but I decided against it.
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