The holidays have passed, the New Year has come and gone, and now, the 2013 Ride and Race Season planning is underway. Whenever you want to achieve something, you have to have a definite goal. As such, it’s important to plan your season right. Whether you are a casual rider or a competitive cyclist, training, racing, recovering and having the appropriate gear, tools, bike setup to reach your goals is critical.
For starters, what are you’re 2013 cycling goals? As mentioned in our recent blog post, it’s important to make your goals SMART. As in, specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. With that being said, Colorado offers world class riding and racing. A few of our top race and ride recommendations include:
- The Rocky Mountain Endurance Series (RME series)
- Leadville Trail 100 Mountain bike race
- Ride the Rockies
- Triple Bypass
How do you plan to train? Riding in cooler temps and shorter days tugs at motivation. However, having a few rides and races on your radar can help you maintain determination. Remember, buddying up, eating well, or even joining us for our local shop ride in Golden, Colorado can help build training momentum.
Is your bike ready? Our post, Winterizing Your Bike: What’s In Your Tool Kit? offers some great tips for bike maintenance during winter riding. But is your bike set for the 2013 season? Do you need a new bike or maybe even need to replace old bike parts? Sometimes getting a bike fit can help better position you for a season of successful riding.
When you’re working toward a goal that’s important to you, the last thing you want is to face an obstacle or unexpected challenge. Set up your 2013 right by planning ahead, getting your road bike or mountain bike in order, and getting the gear and resources you need. With the right mental attitude and the best bike parts, your successful training and race prep is well underway.