2019 was a big disappointment for me. I moved to Hong Kong and didn’t get into riding here, I switched to hiking and yoga. In total for the year I only put in 1000km, all of which was over 10 days on a bike tour in the States.
For 2020 I’ll be in Taiwan for at least 5 months, mostly in Yilan, so my goal is to get back on the bike and do a lot of riding. In 5 months I reckon I can fully explore all the rides around Yilan and total up maybe 6000km. That’s ambitious but there it is, shoot for the moon right? I’ll be on paternity leave so I’ll either have plenty of time to ride or no time, I really have no idea how kids work so we’ll have to see how that ends up going.
Well, your post motivated …
I added 40.000 elevated meters to the goal, next to the 5k in distance … pretty much my 2018 results.
Age is my one to beat, so I will be more than happy if I can keep this for the next 5 yrs … we will see …
Well, I’ll be first to admit to writing off 2020 with an asterisk in terms of being far behind in distance traveled so far.
I won’t get near 2019’s total due to all kinds of situations appearing out of nowhere, notwithstanding C-19.
Kudos to those who have maintained their goals or who have just started biking.
The positive take is that things will only get better from here.
You need to get some Taiwanese co-workers who’re comfortable enough to tell you how fat you are. It worked for me and I notched 350+km’s so far this month. Hoping to break the 4 bills mark on Sunday if the rain doesn’t spoil it.
You can do it, yes you can. If you put your mind to it, you know you can! - Hal Johnson
My 2020 targets are not set in stone, but I should say that it helps a lot.
Either to throw in some kilometres right at the beginning of the week, or to get out in the weekend to fulfill that weekly distance.
End of May, I passed my halfway distance target with a month to go, plus I am above my elevation target.
Looks like I am incapable of completing my first goal of riding abroad. However, I have ridden in a few new roads/climbs in Taiwan. Not sure if that counts.
Unless it rains for a full month in November and December, I need to average roughly 133km per week to reach my km goal. Which, I hope is doable. I also have big trips planned for October and December, which should make up for my laziness as of late.
That circuit was one of the best things to happen to the domestic cycling scene as of late.
Not sure how often events will be held, but the first one was quite successful with all the big names showing up. I’ve seen pics of some photographer/cycling friends took and with 101 in the back drop and the occasional plane landing/taking off from Song Shan Airport, the location is pretty fantastic.
I wonder how it’ll work out. If there’s no event organized then in theory anyone can ride on it. Which is a worry because, well, idiots. Hopefully it’ll be self-policing and people will be made aware it’s a racing circuit. The other stated use is to practice pace lines which is a really good idea. There’s plenty of space outside the racing line and there’s a second outer circuit so it should be able to accommodate a good number of riders.
Sounds about right. There’s a killer tight corner on the big circuit with a nice inside camber on it so you can bomb it from right to left. I figure if I get a bike I can be on it at 6.30 am all by myself.
I am not getting a ton of riding in this year but I’m just happy to be back in Taiwan with actual nice rides to do. The rides I have done have all been excellent. As my daughter gets on toward 6 months it’s getting easier to find time to ride. She is so independent, she can even hold her head up by herself.