Vouching for the 75

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It is a popular belief that when you write down your objectives or speak about your goals and aims with people, you’re more likely to achieve them. Speaking up about objectives binds you closer to goals, they say. Not a bad idea.

So here I’d like to disclose my cycling objective of this year: Ride 75 km in a single trip. In my scheme of things, this means 38 km up and equal in return. Going deep inside Greater NOIDA. It would be great in many aspects – excellent greenery (by Delhi standards), almost flat roads, and plenty of fresh air. Well, that’s what I aim to achieve.


I’ve started off a few weekends towards this goal and has so far clocked 65 km in less than 3 hours. Way to go. I’m planning to raise the bar little by little every weekend to reach there. Our little family is united in support. I’m getting reinforcements transported to my destination. In my terms that’s what luxury actually means.

My family considers this goal with a significant weight and keeps pushing me towards achieving it. And with inspiration from serious riders such as Jimย  and Diego, I’m starting this long journey towards the 75km mark, hoping that someday I’ll cross the 100km dream limit too.

Currently I stand at 65 (km) and in a not so good shape. So I understand the gravity of the situation and have only a mild idea about the level of effort I would need to make in order to reach there. So wish me luck. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and am trying to get back in shape.

Do you believe in the practice of making your goals known, and thereby binding yourself to them? Please share your thoughts.


9 thoughts on “Vouching for the 75

    bgddyjim said:
    January 3, 2016 at 23:27

    Good luck, I know you can do it! Just keep pushing, you’ll get there.


      Manu Stanley responded:
      April 22, 2016 at 17:45

      Sorry I missed your comment, dear Jim. I crossed this target last weekend. I am preparing the blog entry for this. Thanks a lot for your support and encouragement. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

        bgddyjim said:
        April 22, 2016 at 17:48

        You bet, brother. That’s how we roll. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

    Mary Ann Barton said:
    February 12, 2016 at 23:04

    Congratulations on setting the goal in this public way. Yes, I believe you can do it. I sometimes write about my goals in my blog. It helps me wade through obstacles, knowing that readers, too, have dreams and uphill climbs.


      Manu Stanley responded:
      February 15, 2016 at 21:30

      Thanks a million for the kind words Mary Ann. I shall continue my efforts and try to achieve this goal. Keep inspiring me ๐Ÿ™‚


    SonniQ said:
    March 24, 2016 at 09:20

    What you said about writing your goals and you are more likely to do them – that is what i do. i write them down and then I tell every single person I come across what I’m going to do. It’s to easy to not do them when no one knows, but how do you explain to all your friends and family when they ask you how it’s going and you’d have to tell them, “Well . . . I quit” or “It was too hard.” or ” I lost my motivation” I have told hundreds of people I know and those i don’t that I am writing a book. Well, I darn well better do it, and now I am half way done. The rest is riding downhill to the finish line! Good luck to you my faithful friend.

    Liked by 1 person

      Manu Stanley responded:
      March 24, 2016 at 13:40

      Thank you dear Sonni. I wish you all the very best with the publishing. I also hope and pray that Jamie gets justice soon. Thank you again for the kind words and positive thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

        SonniQ said:
        March 30, 2016 at 04:16

        All we can do is continue to do the best we can.

        Liked by 1 person

        Manu Stanley responded:
        March 30, 2016 at 12:32

        Sure we shall! ๐Ÿ™‚


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