It’s that time of year when we begin setting goals for the new year. Before I do, I like to see how I fared relative to the goals I set to accomplish this year. Here’s what I posted back in January and my end of year self-assessment:
Ride at least 1250 (MTB) miles (1750 miles cycling overall) – PASS (2100+ MTB miles, 2400+ overall)
Ride at least 3 new trails ranked in the top 100 by Singletracks members – FAIL (only 1 new top 100 trail)
Participate in at least two races – FAIL (just one race this year)
Ride the 75 miler Epic Ride in MD – PASS (although it was closer to 70m)
Ride at least one mountain bike park – FAIL (none)
Set new Strava PRs for a number of segments at trails I ride routinely – PASS (although I should have targeted specific segments)
That’s 50% overall – not very good. If I weighted them equally (fortunately, I don’t) it would be a FAIL for the year.
Thanks @TK34. I was actually very pleased with the miles I was able to put in this past year as well as the elevation gain. A lot of that was attributable to participating in a Wed nite group ride which I could do after work. Great group of riders and the nite riding adds a whole new dimension.