Here are my goals for 2017:
1) Buy my first bike . Actually, I already did it five days ago. I bought good-quality and durable mountain bike. This bike fits any body size and makes users feel comfortable. I’m very happy with my purchase . I found it here .There are a lot of information about mountain bike and intresting articles about riding.
2) Learn how to ride and successfully ride a full trail .
3) Ride at least 3 times per week on average or even ride as much as spare time .
I wish everyone and me achieving all goals this year.
It seems pretty pedestrian, but my biggest goal is just to ride more frequently; make more time for riding. Of course the usual about bike handling and clearing obstacles, but my biggest issue in the past two years has just been about time.
That, and, to hit up Ellijay, GA for a week this summer to check out the riding.
In October, there is a 33 mile race I want to do. Starts out at 4900′ goes up to 7400′, then down to 4000′ in a small town. It’s the Silver Peak or Bust event. People get sponsors to donate money to the school for after school activities.
It’s always been a hike, but last year started the first MTB to do it. So, I want to continue it on MTB.
Google Silver Peak or Bust, you’ll find the info on Facebook.
My big moment of 2017 was not about a pursuing a goal but was instead an achievement. The achievement was reaching the limitations of my bike because my skill level and fitness has increased. This is something i always thought would not happen. At some point i noticed certain things were holding me back such as lack of proper rear suspension, brakes not powerful enough, lack of dropper post, fork can’t keep up, out of date bike geometry. I am now considering a new bike. Overall this has been a good year!
Definitely want to learn how to bunny hop on a consistent basis-
To successfully navigate and speed through technical areas without mishap by finding the correct line-
To jump ok without freakin out (not even trying the high jumps lol; leaving that for the professionals!)-
To be finally able to go through a ride without cramping up at the end of it (it happens from time to time it sucks)
I see you posting on here quite a bit Jeff. Where do you ride normally on the east coast? We go to NC quite a bit, never brought a bike out there with me though. Considering it next summer when we head east for vacation.
Kinda off topic there…
I set a goal to ride at least 100 miles a month this year. Hit it every month weather permitting except for June and July. Vacation played a factor there.
Year’s almost gone, but I did accomplish 1 of my goal: to ride more. 1,500 miles to date, maybe add 100 more before the year ends. Though I didn’t get into racing, I’m happy my son is now a member of his HS mtb team(I pushed a li’l bit 🙂 ).