“Any 2013 Resolutions?” enquired Andy on the New Year’s Day Ride.
“Yep, to make some!” I replied defensively.
2012 had been a great cycling year for me. Gone further, gone faster, gone to Scotland, France and Wales … it would be a hard act to equal. Possibly the pinnacle of my short club riding career.
Yet already the details of that epic year have become a little hazy. And if I was going to be a prisoner of Des’s deeply depressing decline of death at least I ought to at least measure and fight it.
I had some adventures in mind. Possibly to cycle to Copenhagen on my Brommie, mess about in Normandy, do Belgium? But that depends on other people. The bottom line is to make a mileage target and then find pleasant ways to execute it.
Last year’s mileage was a victim of the haze. I’m guessing around 3,500 miles. So 4,000 this year albeit a bit more relaxed sounds like a good challenge. Maybe including a 50 miler and a 100k in the winter months and a 100k and a 100 miler in the summer months. And maybe beat my all time record of 130 miles?
How to record, how to motivate myself? Well being an unoriginal person I had noted many people I know use MyCyclingLog.com. Its FREE!
So I registered, put in the New Year’s Ride and you get a whizzo selection of stats and stuff. You can even get a widget you can stick on your blog or website to show off or show yourself up. Here’s mine:
Anybody else using one? Anybody got any great resolutions to share or adventures needing company? I’d love to hear and there is a comment box below …