Best New Year’s Resolution

01.3.2006 | 5:25 am

Thanks to everyone for posting your biking plans for the year. We’re all going to have some great stories to tell at the end of this year, eh?
And the¬†winner of the Banjo Brother’s "Best New Year’s Resolution" contest is Rob Lucas, aka UltraRob. Here’s what he had to say:
My goal is to lose 20 pounds by June 11th. Why June 11th? That’s the day that solo Race Across America starts and I’ve already signed up. Of course that means I need to do a bit of training between now and then.

The beginning of February, I’ll do a 4 day hut trip which is an annual thing for me and often the only time I’m on skiis and some of the guys I go with ski 100 days a year. March I’m planning to go to Texas Hellweek and ride the longest ride each day as long as my coach agrees that alright. That should give me a little over 1,000 miles in 8 days. I’ll also try to do a couple of the Rocky Mountain Cycling Clubs brevets. I’ll at least try getting in the 200k and 300k rides.

If I finish RAAM, I will be satisfied with my cycling accomplishments for the year. If I’m not totally dead after RAAM, I may do the Durango 100 again or some other epic Colorado rides.

Why was that the winning entry? Two reasons:
  1. He’s signed up for the RAAM, which you must admit is a pretty massive resolution.
  2. He’s got 20 pounds to lose, which makes him human and likeable.

Good luck with that, UltraRob. I’m adding a link to your blog; I’ll be interested to hear how it works out for you. E-mail me with your address and I’ll ask the fabulous Banjo Brothers to get you that cool duffel bag.


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