What are your goals for 2019? To run your first ultramarathon, ride a century in under six hours, qualify for the mountain bike world championships, or volunteer more time helping kids achieve their own sporting success? These are just some of the goals PR Lotion users have targeted for 2019. We asked Amp Human Performance athletes what goals they have in mind for the new year, and this is what they shared.
"Instead of setting resolutions, I make a point to set an intention or choose a mantra for the year ahead. For 2018, my internal dialog was "OWN IT" to ignite confidence in all I do; working in the bike industry, racing professionally, and stepping up as the owner of our local kids mountain bike program. Coming back to this simple mantra helped me stay on track and face goals both on and off the bike knowing I could get the job done without any external influence. I'll be looking to do more of this in 2019."
Karen Jarchow, Team Topeak-Ergon
“Finish Leadville 100 mountain bike race in sub 7 hours and make the mountain bike marathon worlds team.”
Bryson Perry, Rouleur Development Team
“Continue to progress and achieve new levels of fitness along with pushing the limits on the mountain bike. It's a never-ending, exciting process that keeps me excited, motivated and feeling young! Gotta keep pushing! I'm super excited about visiting some new venues in 2019. Multiple races in Idaho, Washington, Montana, and B.C have been on my radar the last few years and now it's time to see what all the hype is about.”
Curtis Keene, Specialized/Redbull
"My 2019 resolution is to become an "Ultra Mountain Athlete" who competes in ultra distance events both mountain biking and trail running at the elite level."
Yuki Ikeda, Team Topeak-Ergon
“Our initiative for 2019 is to grow riders in a very wide spectrum, from developing young talent at the pro level to bringing the sport of cycling into the kindergarten classes across the country through the Strider Education Foundation. Growing our squad of 10 cyclists to not only be at the highest level in the sport but to also become influencers while living life in a way that fosters gratitude, teamwork, self-discipline, and self-awareness. The team’s race-specific goals include regaining our number one ranking as the top amateur team in the U.S., teaching the guys to think and race like professionals, and graduate at least one rider to the professional ranks at year’s end.”
Chris Creed, Gateway Trek Devo
"Rolling into 2019, my resolution is to build upon the foundation and lessons learned from previous seasons. Each year my events get longer and tougher. For 2019 I want to be able to execute these ultra events with success and a good head on my shoulders."
Jeff Kerkove, Team Topeak-Ergon
“A spot on the Epic Rides Off-Road Series overall podium in addition to a top-five finish at the mountain bike cross country national championships.”
Cypress Gorry, Rouleur Development Team