AMR contacted me to ask how the training was going (or rather if training was going to happen). And he asked me about my goals for 2010. Up until then I hadn't really formulated any real goals (ride until I fall over, hope it doesn't happen til 2040).
So I cooked up a quick list, something like this:
To learn to group ride with some degree of comfort
To get my racing license and do all the skills training that goes with it
To do a road race and finish it, even if it takes me an embarrassingly long time
To do a long distance charity group ride (helps with the first one)
To ride with joy in my heart every day
To not let training or racing crush that joy
I should have added
To get to the top of a big hill without freaking out and stopping because it is too hard and I am going too slow.
That last one is probably going to be the hardest.