Thursday, February 2, 2012

Finally! Goals for 2012

It's about time you must be saying. It's February already for Pete's sake! What are your goals already? So there are no great surprises here. In 2012, I plan to do the following things:
  1. Achieve the elusive R12 Award. I began in July and will need only four more months after this weekend.
  2. Complete a full SR series. Speed is less important to me now than it's been in recent years, but I would like to finish these brevets STRONG.
  3. Compete in the Saratoga 12hr race in July. I'd love to finish in the top 1/3 of the field.
  4. Perhaps complete the Endless Mountains 1000K.
  5. Get my speed and endurance back and finish in the top 1/3 of the field in each event I enter.
Well, that's it for now. This is the Big Five. I'll have to leave tactics and strategy to future posts. Right now it's time to announce the "whats." Soon I'll share information on the "hows."


  1. Sounds good George! Chapeau for putting 4. up there.
    And congratulations on the Rapha Festive result, I couldn't find a way of voting since I'm not on Facebook. Have a great year!

  2. Thanks, Swarm_Catcher! I'm inspired by your ambitious season ahead myself. Heading to NZ soon? I was thinking about how unfit for that ride I'd be now as I rode a 200K permanent with a friend yesterday. Thanks for your support in the Rapha Festive 500. What an unexpected hoot that was. Already thinking of LEL in 2013 . . .