Looking Forward…

2015 wasn’t the best year for me, on or off the bike, and I’m glad it’s over. But it wasn’t all bad.

You’ll notice the absence of long training rides, long gravel races, too many events, and anything else that requires discipline, application, and preparation. 2015 just wasn’t the year for that.

So what are my plans for 2016?

One the one hand, I’d like to say that I have mileage goals, time-in-the-saddle goals, touring/camping goals, fitness goals, or some other kind of goal.

But honestly, I don’t.

I just want to 2016 to be better than 2015, both on the bike and off. I want to be fitter this time next year than I am now (and not just bike-fit) and I want to have ridden my bike more and enjoyed it more in a years time than I have in the last year.

As such, I have some directions, but nothing in the way of goals. Some of these directions include but are not limited to long, slow road rides, touring, coffee-making, hammock-swinging, fishing, overnights, and riding the fat-bike in the dirt.

Where do you want 2016 to take you?



8 thoughts on “Looking Forward…

  1. Well…I know and remember some of the year’s negative for you. But you certainly put together a nice highlight reel there. It sounds like there are a lot of good things in your sights. So here’s hoping you rustle up a solid implementation plan and bring those great ideas to delightful tangibleness.

  2. Sounds like you’ve been working with a Leisure Consultant.

    In all honestly that’s the direction my riding life has been going for the past 7 years. Less structured goals. Less strict training regiments. And more going with the flow and enjoying a slower pace. In 2015 I had my lowest mileage year since 2004. However, it was one of my better years in terms of enjoying my time on the bike.

    Have a good year.

  3. I’ll admit, the Sandworm is tempting…but I think the next new thing will probably be something more rando-istic. I’ve got an OA Docena that’s itching to be mounted to something appropriately low-trail.

  4. Yeah, Chris’ Rambler — and his non-frozen midwinter rides — have definitely been a highlight in this cold but not-snowy winter. It’s high on my list (assuming that OA has any in stock when I get around to it).

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