You’ve been warned. This is about me and my family. It is not intended specifically for public consumption but if you want to follow along … welcome to the story.
I hope this becomes an annual thing and I hope my girls do it too. That’s my daughter Grace on the left after she won her first CX race.
What Were My Goals?
I have copied last years post and let’s see how I did.
I had NONE. Just run when I felt like it.
2018: I entered no organized runs but did do some walk/run stuff with my wife. Perfect!
For 2019: Next year? Same. No goals. I’m retired from distance running
I have to break this in to several parts: Road, Time Trial, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross and Track.
My 2018 goals: I considered entering some road races, as well as crossing Florida for a fifth time. If there is a 5-10-20 contest I will do it again. Our own club did a 5-5-25 version, 5,000 miles, 5,000 feet in a single ride, and 25 club events, rides, races or volunteerism.
2018: Did not enter any road races, missed XFL due to illness, but did complete the #KBS5525 challenge.
For 2019: I want to do XFL one more time. I haven’t done a century in over a year so I need to get on it. Repeat 5-5-25.
My 2018 Goals: Win my age group in the CFL TT series.
2018: Won the 60+ age group, but did it by being in the most races. I was not fast.
For 2019: Not really any goals as far as performance. Just show up, enjoy the races, maybe put on the Airport TT again if we can get permission.
My 2018 Goals: Defend the WAR MTB title, maybe enter a few MTB races, and buy a new bike.
2018: Bob Reineke took my title. He decided to enter all of them. I did finish 2nd (whoo pee). On Dec 28th, ordered a new bike (finally!)
For 2019: Well I will have a new bike. Not sure if I have any performance goals. I just want to go out and have fun.
I came in to the year as the defending FLCX points series champion. Many said that I don’t deserve that status, that I am slow, that I am clearly not the best cyclocross racer in Florida. I can understand why they say this but is was a points series and you get points for showing up. I beat 100% of the riders who stayed home on the couch. I also won the WAR overall series, again by showing up more.
I issued a challenge to those who scoffed: “If you don’t like me on this podium then come knock me off. Stop whining and start showing up for races.”
My 2018 goals: Repeat as champion and get faster. Wanted to lose weight to get more speed.
2018: First of all, I didn’t lose the weight. The lowest I got was 238, and that’s not good enough. However, I won the WAR series again. When I went to the podium, Josh Thornton announced “Well he issued you all a challenge and nobody took him up on it. Therefore, the repeat WAR Champion – John Tenney!”
I am currently leading the FLCX series by 34 pts with 3 races to go. Derek Birch is in second. He could conceivably go to all three races, win them all and beat me, so I need to finish at least two races. Shouldn’t be a problem. (Cross season ends in late January by the way.)
For 2019: Hey I like winning these jerseys, so once again I issue the challenge. I’ll be on top of the podium again in 2019, unless you start coming out to more races. So – repeat win for WAR and FLCX. Also – the weight. I am just over 250 lbs right now. Get to 235! DO IT!
Even more important, my daughter Grace is starting to enjoy CX races. I want to support her in all her efforts!
As is told elsewhere in this blog in 2017 I had a unique opportunity to buy a track bike and set a state record, which I did.
To this day, no one had beaten this record.
In 2017 I used this bike to win two Time Trial divisions. In 2018 I used it for my age class.
2018: My goals were to go to some track races, or at least some track time trials.
2018: I didn’t make it back to the track this year. Still working on a project to get a track here in CFL.
2019: Get that track project going! Go to some track events.
2018 goals: Wanted to see 6-8 franchises, and double our payroll handled again.
2018: We did not add any franchises, although we greatly expanded our agent network. We doubled the payroll, just barely.
For 2019: We need at least 3 more franchises. We need to expand our agency network. We need to double payroll again. The new relationship with Viking Underwriters shows great promise.