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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