So when most people think New Years resolution they go with something like losing 5lbs or eating less chocolate, or maybe even start an exercise regime. But I thought those seemed easy resolutions and I donâ€™t eat chocolate.
My resolution last year was to ride 200 days .Â Now what started out as an easy goal turned sour in April when I crashed and put myself off the bike for a good three months.Â Though I made a gallant attempt to finish my goal, as the year came to a close I still found myself around 20 days short.Â But enough about last year!Â
This year I decided to put the same goal back on the table, along with the new goal of having an injury free year.Â Â I also gave myself a couple of ‘rules’ this time to keep it fair.
Rule 1:Â Time – The actual riding part of the ride needs to go for at least an hour, preferably longer, though I am allowing shuttle runs to count if there are at least two laps.
Rule 2:Â Keep a record – It’s really easy to look back in a day planner and count the number of days I rode, but where’s the fun in that? I decided that this year I would actually write about the rides and share the stories with everyone who wants to take the time to read them.Â I suspect there will be a few of you who read them as some of you will also be a part of making this goal happen.
Rule 3: Have fun – At no point in the year should I be going out just to make up the days! I did this at the end of last year, and though I clocked 43 days out of 45, by the end of it I was exhausted and didn’t even want to look at my bike for a couple weeks.
For those of you that have already been out riding with me this year you will have noted the addition of my camera and my sudden insistence that I need to take photos.Â I am hoping that during the year my camera has an “accident” of it’s own and I have to upgrade it.
So for everyone out there that has their own biking resolutions to get through this year let’s make them happen!