For most folks, the beginning of a new year means resolutions, goal setting, or putting together a to-do list for the next 12 months. This year I’m centering my goals around biking. To help me reach my goals I have a specific plan for each one:
Goal: Do a better job of keeping the Iron Giant cleaned.
Plan: Create a cleaning “kit” and keep it in the back of my vehicle. That way I can wipe away the grime before I put the bike away
Goal: Learn the basics of bike maintenance.
Plan: Do some research online or check out some books from the library. See if there are any local workshops I could attend to learn some of the fundamentals.
Goal: Participate in a group ride.
Plan: Periodically check the ride calendar at BikeIowa to find a ride that's a good fit for me and my style of biking.
Goal: Go on more bike rides outside of central Iowa.
Plan: Make travel arrangements for biking the Trout Run Trail in Decorah.
Goal: Try mountain biking.
Plan: Ride the single track trails at Peterson Pits in Ames.
This is the first year I’ve got a list of goals I’m actually excited to tackle! Lots of bike rides, new experiences, and unexplored trails await!! It’s going to be a fun 2014!