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    Cool 2009 Goals

    Nothing too specific. I just want to ride a lot. My only tangible goal is to ride 600 miles this season. Starting two months earlier than last year and probably being able to do longer rides in the same amount of time, I think it's doable. I did 305 miles last year. My first thought was 500 miles, but I think that would have been too easy of a goal.

    I ski double black diamonds.

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    My goals are to ride more often, launch more stuff, and pull off a wheelie drop without landing on my back.
    Brian

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    I would like to ride at least twice a week. Lacrosse is going to make more than twice a week difficult. I also want to get my endurance up.
    '04-'05 - 2 days
    '05-'06 - 11 days
    '06-'07 - 20 days
    '07-'08 - 19 days
    '08 - '09 - 23 days
    '09 - '10 - 16 days
    '10 - '11 - 12 days
    '11 - '12 - 6 days
    Lifetime Total - 109

    Namaste you guys!

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    My 2009 goals are to somehow miraculously acquire massive amounts of wealth and go skiing in South America.

    other than that, I got nothing

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    I meant to add that I also want to do more longer rides, like 15+ miles
    Brian

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    Just to get out there more. I might take the all-terrain spinning class at the Y to get a head start on conditioning for the upcoming season.
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    Try out Mountain biking..did most of you rent a bike first before buying to see if you liked it?

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    I have thought a little about this today. I'm not much of a planner or goal setter.

    I have done "epic" rides every year for the last four or five years - I'd like to do two of those this year. After I do one I haven't been able to get my motivation up to do the second one

    I'd like to get away with my wife for a weekend of riding/camping.

    Generally visit more new places, I tend to take the easy route and ride the same 3 places over and over

    GSS - find someone who rides, they probably have a "back up bike" that you can borrow. I have several, but I think you're not near by where I live (NE CT), but if you were ever in the area, let me know, I'd be happy to take you out. I think MTB is not always an instant "gotta do it" kinda thing, it might take a few rides before you're really hooked. There aren't many places around the northeast (outside of downhill) that rent bikes.

    John
    Two wheels, two skis, two feet, whatever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    GSS - find someone who rides, they probably have a "back up bike" that you can borrow.
    Great advice. I did that for Grassi with my old bike. Plus it's always a good idea to head out with people who know what they're doing the first few times.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Great advice. I did that for Grassi with my old bike. Plus it's always a good idea to head out with people who know what they're doing the first few times.
    I'm glad I never took possession of that bike. But don't forget this gem that will resurface as a single speed this spring....

    '04-'05 - 2 days
    '05-'06 - 11 days
    '06-'07 - 20 days
    '07-'08 - 19 days
    '08 - '09 - 23 days
    '09 - '10 - 16 days
    '10 - '11 - 12 days
    '11 - '12 - 6 days
    Lifetime Total - 109

    Namaste you guys!

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