What did you achieve on the bike this year?

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Flossie
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by Flossie

I hope you’ve all had a great years riding. I certainly have!

So did you achieve all you set out to do when you started training this time last year?
Have you gone up a category, finally gone under the hour for 25 miles, or completed the Etape Du Tour?
I’ve had a great year and managed to achieved all my aims. The biggest of which were my first 200mile ride and climbing all three road routes up Mt Ventoux in a single days ride. 4500m climbing in a 120 mile (200km) ride.

So what for next year? I think my biggest challenge is to persuade Mrs Flossie to agree to me having a C50!

Happy new year Weenies!
Arms of a sprinter, legs of a climber, lungs of a smoker!
I cycle, therefore I am.
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currieinahurry
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Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:01 pm
Location: london

by currieinahurry

yea my year was good went like this
flanders sportive
marmotte sportive
got my first win
my cat 3 licence
tikka
:)

NS
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Location: Manchester, UK

by NS

1st Open TT win ever
1 criterium win

Then we moved and it all went tits up

Damaged Shoulder ligaments, torn Bicep, and just to make it a very merry Xmas Tendon problems in my knee

I suppose 1 bonus was I managed to get rid of my Cat 1 so I dont have to travel the country to race next year :D

Looking forward to 2,3,4 races.

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Hyde
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Location: Los Angeles=Hills, Smog

by Hyde

Sounds pretty lofty!!! My biggest achievement is that i have gone from doing 50-60mile rides to 100+ No 200 miles yet, that's a lonely day in my group of friends :wink: & my climbing continues to improve! Happpy newyear all!!!

alanmclean
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Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:10 pm
Location: Inverclyde, Scotland

by alanmclean

Did my first ever crit, not dropped
Did my first ever road race, dropped but learnt a lot.
Did my second ever road race, 5th place and 10 quid prize money. Fifth place has never felt so good.

Finished Campagnolo Gran Fondo with mates after loadsa training/planning:
http://www.johnstone-wheelers.co.uk/mclean_ala.php

Improved my triathlon placings but no podium.

Biggest achievement was having fun with wife, kids, career, friends.

Regards

Alan

KOGAN
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Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:19 am
Location: United Kingdom

by KOGAN

not a very good year still learning a lot...

top ten in national stage race
won KOM in National race

otherwise average performances and not much to show. next year will be different though :lol:

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lite pete
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by lite pete

sore bum.... :lol:

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micky
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by micky

A 10th position in a granfondo and 1st age-category win.

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Lardy
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by Lardy

I managed to hospitalise myself with a big old bout of hyponatraemia during a hot 24hr solo. I was motoring at the time too.
Learned lots. Sort of a good experience, for next year.

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

I didn't ride a lot on my bike because of my studies, but during the summer I could train a bit and race with some pro riders (pro continental riders only) since I was a 1st cate rider in France. But I didn't train enough to get good results so I'm moving back to 2nd caté :oops: But doesn't really matter as I succeed in studies :)

Skillgannon
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Location: A bigger rock in the Pacific (AUS)

by Skillgannon

First 1000km week and first 30 hour week. First 90 hour month.
Bike related depression
First time properly vomiting on the bike
This board would be a nicer place if everyone would take themselves less seriously.

I almost miss Mr Search...

mises
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by mises

I crashed without breaking any bones. First time that's happened since 1987 and since it was on vacation in the dolomites it was especially good fortune.

Otherwise it was a pretty poor year on the bike, I think it started when I took a month off the bike to remodel the house and inhaled untold decades of god knows what in the tear out phase. Never did get it going after that.

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martin
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by martin

Getting back on the bike after major knee surgery. Finishing the "Ötztaler" wit less than 3000km training. Not spending all money on bike parts (that was the hardest part)
Snowman and Strong Walker
Scott Sc
my old stuff
my new stuff

justgoing
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Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:57 pm
Location: USA

by justgoing

This was my first season of racing after a 10 year layoff.

I entered 17 races got dropped in two, got two top 10 finishes, one top five (fifth) and the rest were pack finishes.

Actually, I was suprised with my performance - My brother says knowing how to race can makes up for my sub par fitness. :D

I'm looking forward to the comming season since I'll be starting much more fit.

iliveonnitro
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by iliveonnitro

Started racing this year.
Won my last race in cat4.
Completed my first 100mi century 2 days before 2008, w/6200ft of climbing

Goals for next year:
Win a collegiate B race
Upgrade to cat3
Podium cat3 at tour of elk grove
LT of 300w (currently 261w)

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