Vouching for the 75


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 Jim  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 Comments Add yours

  1. bgddyjim says:

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


    1. Manu Stanley says:

      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. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. bgddyjim says:

        You bet, brother. That’s how we roll. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  2. 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.


    1. Manu Stanley says:

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


  3. SonniQ says:

    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

    1. Manu Stanley says:

      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. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. SonniQ says:

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

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Manu Stanley says:

        Sure we shall! 🙂


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