As the offseason is getting well and truly underway, it's time to start thinking about goals for next year and beyond. Never being organised, or committed enough to properly map them out and stick to them, they tend to be vague ideas that float around in the nether regions of my mind – choosing to disappear for months on end and are still unformed around about the time a potential accomplishment would be useful.
As a rule, my goals start with “riding more
” and “learning
”. This is often followed by a cascading torrent of improbable volume. Something like this:
The psychologists out there would tell me I need to “focus
” on certain things I want to achieve, put a “structure
” in place, “break them down into smaller, easy to handle chunks
" to try and help “work my way towards them
” etc. But how do I have time to do that when there are so many siren temptations?
Which brings me to the point. If there is one bike-related goal you want to achieve in 2016, what would it be?