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    2011 Resolutions!

    I'm feeling pretty good about the things that happened in my life the last quarter of 2010; and they are all positive things that will keep going through 2011 and beyond. Usually, I'm not one for making new year's resolutions, but I'll make an exception for 2011. So, for the new year, the only resolutions I have for 2011 are:

    1. Take more pictures of my kids and events going on around me
      Ride ALL of my bikes year around. That includes mountain, road, and velodrome.


    So, what are your resolutions for 2011??
    Some of my happiest memories in life took place on my bicycles. - Me

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    -Stay in shape thru winter.
    -Get 3.0 GPA.
    -Get some good race results this spring.

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    1. do at least 1 dh race on my hard tail
    2. get some real air on my 29r
    3. land a 360 (its a long shot)
    4. take more pics when im riding
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
    Riding a mtb is like a reset button, 10 mins in and there is nothing else in the world that matters.
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    Love More
    Complain Less
    Make More Time To Ride
    The most important thing is what God thinks about it. He will have the final say. Joshua Stinebrink

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    Keep em coming! I need inspiration and I've only got 8 hours until midnight.

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    Pff, you got 8 hrs, I got 2 1/2!

    * Longer overnight bikepacking.
    * Get off the booze and loose weight again
    * Learn to swim properly
    * Loads of other stuff, big personal stuff!

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    Graduate college and get a real job.
    2009 ASPECT 20
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    - Stop sucking at climbs (and that involves losing another 15 pounds of flab)
    - Spend even more time with my kids, doing fun, active, outdoor stuff together
    - Start DH racing and see if I can finally start growing that 3rd ball...
    - Relax more, control less - play more, work less

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    Ride more, have fun, avoid injuries that keep me off my bike.

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    take less ambulance rides from the trail... it was a rough year.

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    1. Ride more
    2. Do the R.A.I.N ( Ride across Indiana, 162 miles)
    3. Do more camping
    4. Lose weight,
    5. Do a few DINO races
    6. Try to be a better husband and father

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    I'm 11 hours into the new year and am about to go for my first ride .... to pick up the car I left behind as I was too drunk to drive.

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    Ride more, start my student teaching, get down to 195 by my birthday (15 lbs in 6 mo)

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    Enjoy everyday in someway.

    Stop being my own worst enemy.

    Forget regrets.

    Lastly, spend every dollar I make on the things that bring me the greatest joy, no more saving for a day that may never come!

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    improve as a racer
    improve my grades
    master my new singlespeed
    It's all downhill from here.
    (There's a **** of a lot of climbing left.)

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    Ride 1000 miles in 2011

    Ride in the Iceman Cometh Challenge

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    Same As Last Year....

    1. Give as many people as I can a hard time (as usual).
    2. Pester my wife and daughter (as usual).
    3. Break as many laws as I can get away with breaking (as usual).
    4. Go on several extreme alcohol binge drinking road trips (as usual).
    5. Wish that I could ride my bike more than reality will allow me to (as usual).
    6. Drive recklessly everywhere I go (as usual).
    7. Be in too much of a rush (as usual).
    8. Suffer from too much stress (as usual).
    9. Pay rediculous amounts of bills (as usual).
    10. Work way too much (as usual).
    11. Keep both of my full time jobs (as usual).
    12. Drink too much coffee everyday (as usual).

    Ok, I think you get the picture...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    Ride more, start my student teaching, get down to 195 by my birthday (15 lbs in 6 mo)
    Trust me, you won't be riding very much while student teaching. I've been teaching 12 years and still clearly remember who little of a life I had while developing lesson plans for the first time.

    My resolutions for 2011: grade my papers a little more promptly and get mentally prepared for the birth of my first kid around the last week of August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxnroots
    Trust me, you won't be riding very much while student teaching. I've been teaching 12 years and still clearly remember who little of a life I had while developing lesson plans for the first time.

    My resolutions for 2011: grade my papers a little more promptly and get mentally prepared for the birth of my first kid around the last week of August.
    Congrats on parenthood!!! You think teaching is tough??? You ain't seen nothin' yet, LOL! NOTHING can prepare you for how much your lives are about to change. It'll w/o a doubt be the THE MOST difficult thing you'll ever do and also the most rewarding.

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    be a better husband

    and ride more! which is a lot as I ride every day, just more.


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    -A picture a day for 2011
    -Do a legit DJ
    -Build some trails
    -Get back up to a 3.5 gpa
    -Get a job at my LBS
    -Workout, gain weight
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    - Take the 30 km, 200 hm "shortcut" to work instead of the 3.5 km flat direct route. Every day. Getting faster and losing some weight should be a nice side effect.
    - Get my motorcycle license.

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    Same as every year...

    Build more trails.

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    Enjoy the blessing of my wife and kids.
    Make some great contributions at work (it's too easy to get complacent).
    Race again! Just built up a Titus Exogrid 29er that is more ready than I am.
    "You can't discern by calculating in your mind how it will work. You have to feel how it rides differently to understand."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    Congrats on parenthood!!! You think teaching is tough??? You ain't seen nothin' yet, LOL! NOTHING can prepare you for how much your lives are about to change. It'll w/o a doubt be the THE MOST difficult thing you'll ever do and also the most rewarding.
    Thx. Yeah, I hear you on that. I'm expecting this to an absolutely exhausting but, as you said, great experience. The lack of sleep with those middle-of-the-night scream sessions I've heard all about is going to be fun though.

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    Dang... and I thought this thread was about tires.

    Yes, steel is most certainly stronger than aluminum EVERY time.
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    1. Learn to ride my new MTB
    2. Quit smoking to aid in #1
    3. Ride everyday
    4. Lose 10 pounds
    5. Visit 1 new MTB trail per week
    6. Visit 5 out of state MTB trails before the snow flies next year
    7. A photo per day
    8. Continue to build my photography website (www.duanejohnson.smugmug.com)

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    My resolution last year was to commute to work by bike at least 10 times. It was a 30 mile round trip and I did it in the Oklahoma summer heat.
    My resolution this year is to ride at least 3000 miles combined. I will be working from home, so there is no built in commute, But I just got a road bike. so with commuter for errands and shopping, roadie for fitness and mtb for trail outings, I think I can average about 8.5 miles a day.
    My other resolution is to read the Bible every day. I have tried that one every year for the past 6 or 7 and usually crater about the end of Feb.

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    1. visit more places
    2. lose weight 140lbs target, weigh 148.2lbs on 1/2/11
    3. get better with bike maintenance with eight bikes
    4. put in more miles on my road bike
    5. bike commute more

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    1. Join more social rides and stop being a lone wolf.
    2. Get out in the sun more and get a tan if it's possible.
    3. Try to get my back hair problem under control.

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