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2020 targets

I start... a few long brevets on the cards...

300 km "The Dean" in March Oxford-Chepstow-Oxford

as a prelude to

400 km "LWL" in May London-Wales-London

Then I have to fit in a permanent brevet of 300 km in Wales, "The Elenith" along the most remote parts between Rhyader and Tregaron

I am also organising two new Audax events in Wales: the 200 is selling well

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-658/
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-659/

Possibly a more relaxed cycling holiday in France with the wife

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  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,957
    edited 13 January
    @wolfsbane2k mutes thread to prevent him seeing ideas about losing weight and doing long rides..
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • daxplusplusdaxplusplus Posts: 627
    Compete in at least one Track race in 2020 (it would be my first)
    Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail

    strava profile
  • Eat more moderate and less excessive amounts of cold X buns; chocolate raisins; peanut butter and jam sandwiches.

    Build my endurance legs back up after a disappointing outdoor cycling year in 2019, it got to the point where 40+ miles rides felt really daunting and I was filled with self doubt. Been doing 2/3 days most weeks where I do ~2+ hours on the turbo, last year I did far too many turbo sessions closer to 30mins and this messed me up for the outdoor season from around March.

    Stick with this ~13 Zwift TT Tune-Up training plan, even though some of the sessions I've done in the first 8 days have been really dull.

    Try and get across to Isle Of Wight to do the Ventnor esplanade to Down Lane climb, plus ride round the island.

    Bwlch Y Groes from the south.

    Road To Hell.

    Hillside/Gwaenysgor climb on the road without having to walk part of it, like I had to on the Voodoo last November while stuck in 24/17 gear on 28mm 4 Seasons.

    Try not to obsess so much about routes around the South Downs cat4 hills, the weather forecasts and Google Maps live traffic reports!
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Ride less and more productively.
    Run more
    Swim more

    Thinking about a half IM. Just a half, I'm not insane like CJ.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    edited 14 January



    Try and get across to Isle Of Wight to do the Ventnor esplanade to Down Lane climb...

    Bwlch Y Groes from the south.

    Done and done :)

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1694844003

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1130006755

  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    edited 14 January
  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 793
    * Keep riding through the best scottish weather has to offer. 5000 km is my Garmin goal.
    * Keep myself in one piece
    * Ride my first imperial century
    * Break below 70.0 kg
    * Get the guts to climb proper pyrenees next time I'm in the basque country. With my fitness level, I don't think I can quite manage it on 36x28 though.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,487
    Distance wise, I've left it the same as last year - on reduced commute days and probably more time with Little SB it's probably going to be all I can sensibly do.

    I'm fancying improving my TT time - it's a sporting course, so not looking to bust the 20minute mark - but I think I could push it to be constantly in the mid 25s if I work hard.
  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,108
    Get back on the bike. Currently looking at end of February if I'm lucky. Anything beyond that will be a bonus.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    bigmat said:

    Get back on the bike. Currently looking at end of February if I'm lucky. Anything beyond that will be a bonus.

    Why so long off it? Work?
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    asprilla said:

    Ride less and more productively.
    Run more
    Swim more

    Thinking about a half IM. Just a half, I'm not insane like CJ.

    Good man. Which one?

    My bright idea doesn't seem very bright atm.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    cjcp said:

    asprilla said:

    Ride less and more productively.
    Run more
    Swim more

    Thinking about a half IM. Just a half, I'm not insane like CJ.

    Good man. Which one?

    My bright idea doesn't seem very bright atm.
    Dunno. Something with a lake swim and a flat bike course that's less than two hours away.

    Considering a combined 15km run on the commute on Tuesday has left me walking like John Wayne and feeling like a Dalek when looking at stairs I think I have a way to go before I splash the cash.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,436
    Commute by bike at least 100 days. This would be at least 2200 miles, so would break the 2000 mile/year target I have never got through before.
  • monkimarkmonkimark Posts: 737
    I'm aiming to keep my annual distance around the 5-6000km mark I've been at for the last few years but more focussed on fun rides rather than commutes.

    I've already logged as many mtb miles as I did in the whole of last year just by going out riding in the dark instead of going out for pints!
  • davep1davep1 Posts: 741
    10k km for the year.
    It's 10 years since I did the South Downs Way in a day, so I really want to have another go at that, preferably by June or July at the latest.
    If I get that, I might try a couple of huge rides in Central Italy that I have been thinking about for 5 years...
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    asprilla said:

    cjcp said:

    asprilla said:

    Ride less and more productively.
    Run more
    Swim more

    Thinking about a half IM. Just a half, I'm not insane like CJ.

    Good man. Which one?

    My bright idea doesn't seem very bright atm.
    Dunno. Something with a lake swim and a flat bike course that's less than two hours away.

    Considering a combined 15km run on the commute on Tuesday has left me walking like John Wayne and feeling like a Dalek when looking at stairs I think I have a way to go before I splash the cash.
    Hever Castle in September?

    What's the one in Rutland Water? Vitruvian or Dambuster?
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518
    Road race win
    Second cat license
    Hell of the Northwest - 820km audax with 15,000m of climbing in April - 2 and a half day target
    Retain club TT trophies (realistically only going to bother with the 10 and the 25)
    Sub 20 minute 10 mile TT
    Sub 52 minute 25 mile TT
    NUMBER ONE TARGET: Get my coached junior rider to second cat and then take him to Belgium to get his head kicked in at some kermesses :D
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    cruff said:


    Hell of the Northwest - 820km audax with 15,000m of climbing in April - 2 and a half day target

    It's not an Audax... if it was, you'd have a fairly strict time limit probably around the 60 hours you mention.
    Sounds brutal...

  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518

    cruff said:


    Hell of the Northwest - 820km audax with 15,000m of climbing in April - 2 and a half day target

    It's not an Audax... if it was, you'd have a fairly strict time limit probably around the 60 hours you mention.
    Sounds brutal...

    Yeah, I did wonder about that. Never done one before, so not sure what the 'rules' are. Seen some people calling it an Audax and others not. It'll be 'fun' anyway - smack in the middle of race season :)
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • Compete in at least one Track race in 2020 (it would be my first)

    Done - 8 events at a 2 day Omnium at Newport Velodrome. Awesome - really enjoyed the racing and friendly atmosphere. Very different from the road races and crits I've done in the past.
    Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    edited 2 March
    I'm going to do a couple of hill climbs in September/October... see how bad I am at it, maybe with a view to qualify for the national in 2021... I might just end up like those fat guys hopelessly chasing points to get a Cat. 3 licence... :#
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,436
    My modest target to cycle to work 100 times this year is looking shaky.
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