What are your mountain biking goals for 2017?

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    1.  Stay upright.  Seriously not ashamed to say I don’t like falling at my age.

    2. Ride often.  Have to sometimes force myself to not ride as much to prevent repetitive injuries.

    3.  Ride more with my wife, she enjoys it a lot.  Makes my experience better as well.

    4.  Ride trails while traveling.  Already have plans for trips to Colorado, Indiana, Switzerland, Italy and Germany this summer.

    5. Stud my fat bike tires.  Love winter riding in snow!

    6.  Stay upright, really I hate wiping out!


    Somehow I missed this one.

    My goals are similar to many of yours above which might be boring to a lot. lol

    1 – Ride 100 miles/month or 1200 for the year. In some fashion or another. (MTB only)

    2 – Try to find a new trail often to ride just for the adventure and newness so that I can grow in MTB riding.

    3 – Volunteer with my local SORBA chapter and help keep the trails maintained so we all can have fun.

    4 – Meet new friends along the way.

    5 – My son son just retired (at an early age) from Pro baseball so I’d love to recapture our Father-Son relationship by getting him out on some trails with me.

    6 – And since heart disease is rampant in my family, stay heart healthy while having fun on my bike so that I can live a healthy, fun, MTB riding life!


    -ride more

    – learn to manual

    – get better with long climbs

    – learn more about the maintenance of my bike

    Other than that always exploring new places to ride and having a great time being outdoors…


    1. Do a bikepacking trip out west.

    2. Ride singletrack in Germany and Switzerland this year.

    3. Avoid injury / stay upright.  Always a concern when your north of 50.

    4. Introduce people to mountain biking.

    5. Take my grown kids on some trails this year.

    6. Help out at my local bike groups trail building.


    Mine are pretty simple.


    1. Get back into MTB –  Did that with a Canyon Spectral 6EX (which I love)
    2.  Get my MTB fitness levels back up.  –  WIP
    3. Race a Superflow event (like an Enduro but not) by June and not come last
    4. Improve on Superflow placement (ie from 2nd last to 3rd last)
    5. MTB in Queenstown NZ (im in Aus so not too far)

    1. Teach more friends how to ride for more fun times.

    2. Bike 1200 miles for the year. I work a full time job and commute 3 hours on top of that. Big challenge but, I’m up for it!

    3. Learn how to use clipless pedals on the trails. Nervous yet excited to how much more this will add to my rides.

    4. Once and for all buy my last (dream) bike or one that lasts for years!


    3500 miles


    1. Improve my place in the overall standings at the end of the race season(7th in Expert in the Bike the Wilds series last year)

    2. Podium

    3. Ride as much as possible

    4. Workout and train as much as possible

    5. Keep a healthy balanced diet.


    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.


    Yea.. Newbie here.  Goals for this year.

    1. Figure out how to use this site.

    2. Update the known trails in this area so at least they are complete and accurate.

    3. Push my skill level forward enough so that technical singletrack with jumps at high speed is not limited by my fear


    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.



    9 weeks left to reach my goal—and just 400 miles left to ride!


    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.


    Get a mountain bike.


    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 🙂 ).

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