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What is your New Year’s Resolution?

If you are like the rest of us, it’s probably some vague idea like being more healthy, making more money, riding more, losing some weight, etc. Some of us will even go as far as putting a specific condition on it to make sure that we know when and how we have been successful. For example, lose 30 pounds by summer to look good on the beach. And, again if you are like the rest of us, summer rolls around. You still have those extra pounds around your mid-section and you just skip the beach. Then when the New Year comes back around, you make the same resolution and the cycle starts over.

Riding that assumption that you are like the rest of us, you probably have some resolution that has to do with cycling. Maybe it’s riding your first 100 mile ride, or doing your first overnight bikepacking trip, or racing the TrueGrit 50 mile epic. Whatever it is, it’s there. You want to do it and maybe you even resolve to do it… but we all know where that leaves us.

Make plans, not resolutions. It might seem like a subtle difference, but this has to be one of the best pieces of advice that I have ever read for making a change for the New Year. Instead of throwing out good intentioned ideas of what we would like to do, accomplish, see in the New Year, sit down with a calendar and plan out your year. When is that century ride you wanted to do? June 2nd. Ok. Let’s start from there. What’s your current condition? How far can you currently ride? Plan out your riding schedule to include rides that push your limits as well as some fun ones that are just putting down base miles. And then sign up. Yes, right now for that race. I can guarantee you that having a plan and knowing that you have committed will get you out of bed on those cold wintery days that we don’t tend to have in St. George.

As part of our Make Plans not Resolutions promotion, we’ve got a great deal for you to begin riding and be able to do a full century ride by this summer. Swing by the shop and buy any Drop bar carbon road bike and we’ll give you three free… yes, you read that correctly, absolutely free… entry into three upcoming road events. That’s over $300 worth of events. You can pick the distance, and any three Ride Southern Utah road rides during 2018. Now you have the bike and plans to ride it. That’s an almost guaranteed successful year.

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Stop in quick, this promotion ends on February 3rd.

 

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