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Catrin2012-04-21 02:15:18 +0000 #1
Do you have a mountain bike bucket list? Even though I am a beginner, I am slowly developing one. It will certainly require a lot of work from my current skill level to reach any of these - and I may not be able to reach all of these goals and that is ok. Each of the following is meant to build on the one before as I, hopefully, progress to my final goal of eventually riding Pisgah...this is a true multi-year bucket list. I've no interest in racing, I am focused more on trails rather than events. I am quite slow....and more interested in building overall skills and climbing strength. Speed will come as it will come.

Brown County Breakdown
Gravel Grovel
Nebo Ridge Trail
French Lick Trail
Tsali
DuPont State Park
Pisgah

The only non-mtb item on my list is BRAT, which I might do in 2013...
jessmarimba2012-04-21 02:29:37 +0000 #2
I have a small bucket list. And there's one HUGE item on there. So huge that I will not admit it to anyone until/unless I think there's even the slightest chance it will happen. Right now, current fitness wise - no way, but the idea keeps me going.

My goal this year is to stay uninjured long enough to actually build up some bike fitness...hah. And be confident enough on the bike for a fall trip to Moab. Anyone else wanna go out there this fall?
Catrin2012-04-21 02:30:00 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by jessmarimba

I have a small bucket list. And there's one HUGE item on there. So huge that I will not admit it to anyone until/unless I think there's even the slightest chance it will happen. Right now, current fitness wise - no way, but the idea keeps me going.

My goal this year is to stay uninjured long enough to actually build up some bike fitness...hah. And be confident enough on the bike for a fall trip to Moab. Anyone else wanna go out there this fall?

I hear you, and I have that goal as well. Really, the 50-ton gorilla "section" on my list starts with Dupont. I am pretty sure the ones before that are perfectly reachable for me if I can stay uninjured long enough to build fitness and endurance...but it will take a couple of years to build the bike fitness and experience I need to venture as far as Tsali. The first 4 things on my list are in southern Indiana, and the first two are events.

Moab looks awesome...

There is something powerful about having a bucket list, and even more so about saying what is on it. It gets it out there in the ether, so to speak
Veronica2012-04-21 03:22:38 +0000 #4
I've never liked the term "bucket list". I'd like to think of a more positive term than "things to do before I kick the bucket." Maybe - Living Life to it Fullest Extent - LLIFE List.

Veronica
Artista2012-04-21 02:49:01 +0000 #5
A LLIFE list...I love it! Moab is on my LLIFE list. I could be interested in going with you, Jess. That's presuming that I, too, remain uninjured this season
Catrin2012-04-21 03:46:48 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Artista

A LLIFE list...I love it! Moab is on my LLIFE list. I could be interested in going with you, Jess. That's presuming that I, too, remain uninjured this season

I really like the different term, I couldn't think of what else to call it

My primary goals this season is to increase my mtb skills and fitness without broken bones or other major injury.

Looking forward to hearing how the Moab trip goes!
Artista2012-04-21 04:24:11 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Catrin

Looking forward to hearing how the Moab trip goes!

You could join us and see for yourself! It would be quite a drive for you but maybe you could find TE'er's to stay with along the way to cut lodging expenses and make the trip even more memorable.
Catrin2012-04-21 03:54:06 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Artista

You could join us and see for yourself! It would be quite a drive for you but maybe you could find TE'er's to stay with along the way to cut lodging expenses and make the trip even more memorable.

Not THIS year... I still find the beginner trails at Brown County State Park to be challenging enough. I would love to do that sometime in the future however, once my skills and fitness have advanced enough for me to go beyond the trail systems in Southern Indiana

Thankfully the trail system in my favorite park has been given epic status by the IMBA, so there is plenty of levels there to challenge me before I am brave enough to go beyond.

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