Some suggestions on goals you can set for your cycling in 2009.  Remember,  something like "get strong" is not a very tangible goal.  Make them SMART  (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound).   I know it sounds like one of those lame things your boss would tell you in your yearly review, but you’ll have a much better chance at attaining that goal if you make it "SMART".

- Start training with a power meter

- Build up to an important event with a periodized training plan – and stick to it!

- Stretch for 5 minutes a day after your ride

- Do pilates or some form of core strengthening twice a week

- Lose 5kg in the next 3 months

- Keep a food log

- Learn to maintain your own bike from head to toe.  Give it a shot.  It’s really not that difficult!

- Increase training mileage by 10% (no more per year!)

- Decrease training mileage to a more sensible amount!  You know who you are

- No more than 2 days off the bike

- Take 2 days off the bike!

- Keep a training log

- Get a coach

- Do more easy rides. Again, you know who you are!

- Do cross-training twice a week

- Drink 1 less cup of coffee per day

- Get out to the hills at least once a week to work on climbing and strength

- Do fewer bunch rides

- Work on your race resume to get a sponsor