What are your goals for 2023?

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jemima
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by jemima

55yrs/60kg.
Signed-up with cycling coach for first ever race[gravel].
5.9w/kg initial session.

Daft as it sounds, I'd like to get on the podium for age group.
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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

jemima wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2023 1:19 am
55yrs/60kg.
Signed-up with cycling coach for first ever race[gravel].
5.9w/kg initial session.

Daft as it sounds, I'd like to get on the podium for age group.

Age group podium? You could be a domestic pro with numbers like those.

dhernan592
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by dhernan592

300 W or 5 w/kg FTP, depends on weight loss! On a TR plan and going okay so far. Currently 285 W

Catagory6
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by Catagory6

move back to glorious New England/Mid-Upper Hudson Valley from b.s. boulder colorado

hopefully sooner rather than later

Andrew69
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by Andrew69

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2023 1:27 am
jemima wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2023 1:19 am
55yrs/60kg.
Signed-up with cycling coach for first ever race[gravel].
5.9w/kg initial session.

Daft as it sounds, I'd like to get on the podium for age group.

Age group podium? You could be a domestic pro with numbers like those.
The 5.9w/kg could have been for 1 minute.....
Edit: and at 55 years old? Unless they are a former olympic athlete at an endurance sport, it is either at 1 minute or doped to the gills

sevencyclist
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by sevencyclist

13 LBS! Since this is "Weight Weenies" so I assume the goal is for the weight of the bike, right?

My bike was roughly 15.3 LBS at the beginning of the year, and is currently sitting at 13.66 LBS with lighter bar, wheels, tubes, pedals, and brakes. So 0.66 LBS to achieve over the next 9 months. Might have to work on the crankset and bottom bracket next.

As for personal weight, I have lost 26 LBS, so getting that bike weight down would save me overall of 40 LBS in the whole bike/rider combination. : )

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by spdntrxi

might wanna re-check your maths ^^^ or you have given us the wrong starting weights

but congrats in the weight loss :thumbup:
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sevencyclist
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by sevencyclist

spdntrxi wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2023 11:50 pm
might wanna re-check your maths ^^^ or you have given us the wrong starting weights

but congrats in the weight loss :thumbup:
Sorry for the confusion and miscalculation. (30, not 40)

My intial starting body weight was 181 lbs, and this morning was 155 lbs. 26 lbs lost and counting, but probably not too much more available, although 1.7 lbs more off my body and getting 0.66lbs off the bike would get there.
Last edited by sevencyclist on Sat Apr 01, 2023 1:47 am, edited 3 times in total.

sevencyclist
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by sevencyclist

You are right, trimming down 2.3 lbs on bike does not make the overall loss of 40 lbs. My bad. I should say 30 lbs as the overall loss goal. This would only require 1.7 lbs more off my fat. : )

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MDecius
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by MDecius

Posting it here to motivate myself and put down a milestone.

75kg, never raced, only riding for 3y regularly but loving the sport. Current FTP 265.

Targeting 4.5W/kg FTP this year.
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daneferrari
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by daneferrari

1. give up smoking
2. Put your training on a regular regimen
3. Lose the extra weight
4. Take part in one amateur competition

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

47, 79kg, life long cyclist who was okay in the 90's, bad back led to spinal fusion in 2015. The bad back and and spinal fusion has me being dropped by guys i would have hammered. Its been this way for over a decade. I get zero respect as a cyclist and I'd like some back.
Being demotivated by injury, pain, bad days on the bike, kids, wife, work comitments. Some days i want to can it all, sell all the bike stuff and move on...
My goal is to be strong again and get some self esteem.
Feeling very lost as a cyclist and person at the moment, I've felt this way for years now, I wish i could get some consistency. I have to work (minimum wage job), work causes pain, pain causes time off the bike. Well and truly on the hampster wheel.

The goal is to get off the hampster wheel.

Maddie
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by Maddie

It seems you still want to be the cyclist that you were in 2015. But that's almost 10 years ago. We all age differently, we have different goals in life, injuries happen. If your sole focus is to beat your guys from back then and regain respect as you call it, then the chances of frustration are high. In your case, it can help to focus less on what others achieve and focus more on realistic goals that you set for yourself. Maybe start be defining how you want to get consistency and make yourself a plan. All the best

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by NordicSal

NordicSal wrote:
Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:18 pm
500h and as a secondary goal 15.000 km. Did 362h and 10.000 km in 2022.

10 w/kg 1 min up from 9.5 now
+1300w peak up from 1175w now
+1000w 10 sec up form 969w now.

Riding from Hamburg to Berlin (325 km) in less than 10h elapsed time

And also winning a race.

See you back here in a year :beerchug:
Did 350h and 10.000 km again in 2023.

1 min went to 9.6 w/kg
My peak watts went to +1200w
10 sec went above 1050w

Never rode above 210 km last year, won no races what so ever.

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by Mr.Gib

Average 150km and 3500 meters per day for 25 days (2 days off) this summer without injury, saddle sore, etc. And likewise survive all the training injury free, and end up fit enough to climb Monte Zoncolan without thinking I am in hell.
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