New Year Goals

Happy new years everyone! I've set some lofty goals for myself this year, all of which I believe are attainable with the right planning, discipline and motivation. It's pretty cool to see how far I've come along in the last six months of cycling; remembering what pain and self punishment feel like, knowing I can go further and harder than I think I can, rediscovering how fun and simple riding a bike can be.

In no particular order here's a short list of things I want to accomplish in 2012:

• Race the Leadville 100 in under nine hours • Ride across the country in less than 30 days • Do a mountain bike stage race • Give cyclocross another shot • Ride a back-to-back century

Wish me luck.