The Rider

January 1, 2011

It’s 2011 – Time For Some Cycling Resolutions

Filed under: Steve's Stuff — Tags: , — The Blog @ 12:50 AM

It’s a new year – and time for some resolutions. Sorry, I didn’t want to do it, but it’s the law. So here are some of my resolutions, many of which could also apply to some of our Pelotonia riders:

I will ride an indoor trainer or stationary bike at the gym on a regular basis this winter, so … I will be in great shape when the spring thaw finally arrives, so … I will be ready to ride big miles from day one, so … I will ride more miles this year than in any other year of my life, so … I’ll be totally ready for Pelotonia and climb the Hocking Hills like they are a bunch of mole hills.

Speaking of Pelotonia (which I seem to do a lot): I will register to ride as soon as possible, so … I will have time to come up with some new and creative fundraising ideas, so … I will be able to raise more money than last year, so … I can help us raise millions more than last year, so … together we can help kick cancer’s butt as soon as possible.

In talking to Pelotonia riders, I’ve come to the realization that many of you are now confirmed bike-aholics. Now that you’re one of us (and can never leave), here are a few more resolutions for you to ponder and consider:

I will find and ride new routes in 2011, and make a point to ride with people I’ve never before ridden with.

I will incorporate my bike into at least one vacation, either making it a total biking vacation, or by bringing my bike – and actually riding it – when I go on vacation.

I will commute to work or run errands on my bike as few times a month – and help save the environment.

I will put aside my innate cheapness and buy a pair of really expensive bike pants, just to see what they’re like and if they really are better than the $30 ones I usually get. I’m hoping they’re not, but have a feeling they’ll be incredible – and I’ll never be able to go back to the $30 pairs.

Now that I have finally figured out how to change the color of text on this blog, I resolve not to abuse this feature for the rest of the year. Starting now…

That’s it, have a happy and safe 2011. And remember: Only 10 days until we can register for Pelotonia.



  1. I think you need to add strength training to your resolutions. My daughter found out during Pelotonia last year that her friends, who did a lot of strength training were better prepared for those hills than she, who rode many miles (even with hills, was.

    Comment by jo — January 1, 2011 @ 6:33 AM

  2. I would love if you posted your new routes in the upcoming year. I know my peloton tried to join group rides and gather as many routes from others as possible. Once the training rides roll past the 30 mile marker the routes seem harder to plan for those not as experienced! Here’s to a wonderful 2011 and raising more funds to END CANCER!

    Comment by KMW — January 2, 2011 @ 5:25 PM

  3. How about a feature within Pelotonia to post various training routes that we can share with each other.

    Comment by Bud — January 3, 2011 @ 9:45 AM

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