Two thousand eleven is about over and with the new year comes a new chance to make this year the best ever! For many of us, the local races are challenging and fun enough that you may not be interested in looking into out of state events. For the rest of us, the Fat Fish Racing events are a boost of fitness, and technical skill that we can take to CO, ID, and SD to whoop up on our competition. No matter which way you like to ride, goals are great to make so that we can keep ourselves motivated during the off-season. The summer of 2012 is going to rock here in Casper with tons of cycling events including the Fat Fish Racing mountain bike and cyclocross series'. The 12-24 club race on Casper Mountain is set for June 24th. Some say there may be a road race or two in Casper too :) I hope so!! Last year in March, we did a 100 mile road bike ride to Midwest and back, so everyone is invited to join the Fish for that again. And the 1st ever Fat Fish Racing training camp is something we are toying with for early May. A true Fat Fish Racing training camp would include big miles in the morning, then fishing on the river, then eating some fish for late lunch. Relax by a fire and talk about how sore our legs are, followed by a couple hour ride at night which would include hill intervals :) have a beer, sleep, wake up and repeat!! Sound like something you'd be interested in?
Well, back to goals.... By the time January ends, you should have a list of cycling goals. These goals must be WRITTEN DOWN. Don't just think of them and say you'll remember. Write them down and put them where you can see it. Tape it to your bike, on your poster of Lance Armstrong, the inside of you helmet. Seeing and knowing these goals will help to make every rep in the gym, mile on the bike, minute doing lame Yoga easier because you are working towards something.
When you have a free couple hours, check out all these links that I have posted below. They are just a few of the races within 8 or so hours from Casper that you'll see a Fat Fish at. Most of the team has already had our goals in mind for months now. Heck, I'm still working on my #1 goal that I set 5 years ago. But with each year and every race, I set new goals. Anyway, I hope that looking at these events will give you inspiration to set some goals for yourself. Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Breckenridge Imperial Challenge April 16th
Laramie Tuesday night series + Gowdy Grinder
Colorado State Series
Winter Park, CO summer series
Rocky Mountain Ultra Endurance Series
The greatest endurance race there is: The Enduro
Bearlodge Classic In Sundance, WY
Black Hills Fat Tire Festival
Breckenridge MTB Race Series