Next year, I will ....

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by pistonbroke » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:37 pm

Emigrate to Cataluña, can't wait.
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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by AlasdairMc » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:47 pm

Puffer and not die
Cairngorms Loop, perhaps managing the sub-36 time I've aimed for but missed twice
HTR550 again, sub 7 days
ITT of the Sore in the Saddle audax

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Ian » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:51 pm riding for Shand Cycles again, which I'm really dead chuffed about :-bd

I've got a full year ahead, but the main highlights are:
Jan - Ford Fiesta
Feb - Rovaniemi
April - some welsh 200 mile thing
May - Cairngorms Loop
June - YD300
August - Welsh Coast to coast ITT
Sept - Shindig
Oct - BB200+
Nov - recover...

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Mike » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:41 pm

And Dec?? Ian

Is it bad that ive nothing in particular i want to achieve?? :???: other than i just wanna get out and ride

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by gairym » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:23 am

polarcherry wrote:Gairym - are you planning the Tuscany Trail as part of the race or at another point during the year?

My wife and I are doing it from the map in late August :0)
I'm hoping to do it during the event in May.

I wouldn't call what I do racing by any stretch of the imagination but I'll be pootling as fast as my semi-useless legs will carry me.

I'll let you know what the route is like.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by u02sgb » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:05 pm

With a new baby in the house I'm looking more at ride 1000km and get two bivvy trips in. Good to have something to hope for :).

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Justchris » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:57 pm

Cairngorm loop
West highland way (double?)
Snow roads audex sub 24 this time.
Maybe boarders itt. Coz its somewhere new!
exploring new routes to me.
Just making time to ride. :d

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by polarcherry » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:19 pm

vaguely exciting Gairym - cheers

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Blackhound » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Duncan - best answer yet, looks great. Enjoy your riding.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by HUX » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:46 pm

.....Demand to see a map of any route planned by yetiman at least a few days before a trip to check for monster climbs, river crossings,bogs,tussock potential and an escape plan. I will also require a written guarantee that 'nearly there pal' means exactly that and that 'about 20 miles' doesn't mean 30+!

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by voodoo_simon » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:52 pm

Rovaniemi 150 and that's it really. Might buy a cross bike and race next season and after reading singletrack this month, exploring River Findhorn may be on the cards :grin:

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by numplumz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:02 pm

Transcontinental entry is in, so riding everywhere in preparation for that mainly.
And big negotiations to get to Kiwi end to end in 2016 which falls in same holiday allowance year.
Off Road might take more of a backseat.....but then I spotted a potential Welsh 200 thing ;-) Ian
The old git in the yellow socks

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by JohnClimber » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:58 pm

After been signed up by Michael at Travers Bikes to be his Northern Brand Ambassador for his 29er+'s the Angus and Rudy Fat, plus the new 2nd generation Fat Race Fat Bike that arrives in early March, which I'm also really dead chuffed about :-bd

Although not racing as such my 2015 so far looks like this, all of which will go towards my annual 5000 mainly off road mileage target
Jan = Ford Fiesta
May - WRT
May = Leeds Liverpool canal double
June = Yorkshire Dales 300
August = Sandstone trail, Hadrians wall, beach riding from Newcastle to Berwick
Sept = Mary Townley Loop

Plus bivi rides, beach riding/bivi'ing, mid week micro adventures, a bit of blogging and lot of photography and some filming as well.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by rando nomad » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:12 am

Organize a company bike pack trip
Try to sleep out with just a tarp- I've been a tent camper all my life :smile:
Try to do a full audax series- but no PBP- too many people
Do a few short rde trips on the weekends

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Lmorgan87 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:31 am

Ride the south downs way (made possible with tips and help from a few of the guys from the forum). And take part in BB200.
Always do the right thing... Just because it's the right thing to do.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by composite » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:53 am

Do a "full season" of ITTs as I had planned this year but not get scuppered by a bad knee this time.

Peak ITT
maybe Manx100
Cairngorm loop
To name but a few.

I'm at 13 months continued biving so would like to be at 25months by the end of 2015.

Actually finish the WC2C after 2 failed attempts this year. Maybe south to north though to break from convention.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:41 pm

So many things I'd like to achieve, if I can avoid the usual pitfalls, including:

- Bivi a month
Apr - Wales ITT(?) / Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sportive
May - Cairngorm Loop / HTR
June - Norway Artic Exped (Road Cycling) / YD 300
Jul - Peak ITT(?) / CTR
Aug - Breck Epic / Welsh C2C
Sept - tbc
Oct - BB200+

And at some point build the bikepacking iron horse I've always wanted based on my Traverse Ti frame.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Giacomo » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:50 pm

Next year I will explore and get lost more.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:08 am

Events don't appeal. Each to their own and all that.

I've never been a "distance" rider so, even if it's a pretty non-specific thing, I'd like to go longer :wink:

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by mat_swan » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:41 am

- try to actually post on this forum instead of merely lurking
- use the GoPro the OH bought me for Christmas to make some videos

.., as genuine targets seem to have gone down in likelihood of completion the more I focus on them in previous years, this year I am loathe to focus on goals but instead hope to sneak up on some achievements without them noticing.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by jameso » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:29 pm

sneak up on some achievements without them noticing.
explore and get lost more.
Inspiring, to be remembered.. thanks : )

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Solo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:09 pm

Keep riding.*

*if you knew the injuries / damage I carry then that will be more of a achievement than it sounds.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by wfbroddy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:13 pm

start bikepacking
bivvy a month would be good
get the lad out on his Fatty more
ride more

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by Alpinum » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:02 pm

Find some one to look after our cats so we can go hike the PCT.
So less riding and more hiking for me.

Three trips I planned for early 2015 where undertaken in 2014 :cool:

There still that 320 km trip across the Jura I tried in late April 2014 and failed to complete.
And many 2-3 day trips in the Alps.

Other stuff:
5 days in Iceland in Jan for some sightseeing, hiking, camping, northern lights and trying to get some information on a probably very stupid idea concerning Iceland in winter...
A weekend in Edinburgh with friends during Burn's night.

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Re: Next year, I will ....

Post by barney » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:41 pm

I'd like to complete all of Stu's events (FF, WRT and BB200)

Last year I managed 10/12 on the Bivy a month challenge, I'd like to get the complete set but sometimes it felt like I was going out just to get a tick and not necessarily for the right reason.

So I reckon it's just get out and enjoy myself a bit more even if it means fewer trips (if that makes sense?).

Oh yes and definitely another fat bike trip to Anglesey with Jeff and co.
Wait for me...

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