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Commute goals

mooniomoonio Posts: 802
edited November 2009 in Commuting chat
Do you have goals on your commute? I do
This week I've been working on
a. Pedaling style. I am trying to develop my 'piston' style, cycling from the hip and in a controlled yet fast and powerfull manner.
b. Speed - my bike weighs about 23kg and gives me assistance to 13mph..I'm currently trying to increase my speed to over 17mph
c. Hills- to not dip below 14mph when cycling up a moderate hill
d.Cadence - to increase my cadence by spinning at my top limit at least twice along my commute.

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  • graeme_s-2graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    I have one goal in the morning and then a different one in the evening.

    Morning goal:

    Try to get to work without some muppet killing me

    Evening goal:

    Try to get home without some muppet killing me
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    To exceed 30mph on every ride.

    To hit the top 10 in the Stats. <Fail>
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    1. Improve my pedalling style, concentrating on using my upstroke as well as the down stroke.

    2. Do the full 50 mile round trip five days a week before Xmas.

    3. As above, but on my singlespeed conversion (still currently in bits).
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • Recorded times initially, now looking to avoid bottom gear on the hills.
    I ache, therefore I am.
  • Taking at least 10 scalps each way and stay alive.
    To smile at least once at a good overtake
    To laugh at least once at some eejit
    To get a perfect zoom start where I clip in instantly on free foot and up to 20+ within seconds to take all the pack at the lights

    Something I've still failed at is to meet a fellow scr'r either way.
    Le Cannon [98 Cannondale M400] [FCN: 8]
    The Mad Monkey [2013 Hoy 003] [FCN: 4]
  • GussioGussio Posts: 2,452
    Used to see how many trips I could manage without putting a foot down. Each commute is just over 8 miles through west London. Gave it up as a bad idea after taking stupid risks to beat lights, trackstanding for longer than my (meagre) skills allow and balancing against road furniture that was just a little bit too far out of reach.

    Agree with Graeme_S that at this time of year simply arriving unscathed is goal enough.
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    My goals are to consistently go under 1hr 10 mins for the commute, and maybe under 1hr at least twice a week. I also want to get on the club training night twice a week, which makes for a 60 mile commute :shock:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

    Revised FCN - 2
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    moonio wrote:
    Do you have goals on your commute?

    Get there in one piece, and try not to get passed and dropped by anyone.
    MTB commuter / 531c commuter / CR1 Team 2009 / RockHopper Pro Disc / 10 mile PB: 25:52 (Jun 2014)
  • inceince Posts: 289
    To do the return trip in under 1hr.
    To hit 3k miles by Dec 31st, still got 600 plus to do.
    To let it go when some one gets to close (I hope karma will get them back)
  • My secret ambition when I started cycling again at the very end of April was to pass 1000 miles before the end of the year. I'm currently over 1800. :D
  • cyberknightcyberknight Posts: 1,238
    Graeme_S wrote:
    I have one goal in the morning and then a different one in the evening.

    Morning goal:

    Try to get to work without some muppet killing me

    Evening goal:

    Try to get home without some muppet killing me

    +1 on that :D

    Aiming for 4000 miles this year of commuting .
    FCN 3/5/9
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Oh, I thought this thread was gonna be about this:
    http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?q ... BAQqwQwAA#
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
    Planet-x Scott
    Rides
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