I toatally forgot to mention an important development in my 2016 season summary post! The evolution of my annual rides list!
Every winter, when there’s lots of desire to ride but little-to-no riding happening, one of the things that helps me cope is planning—or is it fantasizing?—about the season ahead: where I’ll ride, how far I’ll ride, and—most importantly—which major events I’ll participate in.
Major events like charity rides and centuries are an easy way to set goals for the year, and to structure your training plan.
Knowing which events you’ll commit to also lets you plan the logistics of making them happen. You not only want to set those dates aside on your calendar, but you might need to reserve transportation or a hotel room, or plan your charity fundraising effort.