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There has been a complete lack of new forum threads recently so i thought i could start a new one off just for people to get back into the swing of things.

My aims are simple - do better than last year.

In all honesty i'm aiming for top of my area, top 10 in the forum scorums league and a couple of stage wins.

It will take a bigger effort than this year but you've got to aim for something.

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sm [398 posts] 3 years ago
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Top 20 of purist following my debut top 50 last season. May play standard in an attempt to win a stage too although I'm not sure I have that much time on my hands.

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Gkam84 [9097 posts] 3 years ago
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Run the game better than last year. Less mistakes on my part.....that's about it

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orli [75 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Run the game better than last year. Less mistakes on my part.....that's about it

Yeah. Less mistakes would be pretty cool... Don't forget to log out whenever you update the scores... It can be pretty frustrating to wait for hours while the game is updating only to find out you forgot to logout... Appreciate the owning up to that, Gkam, I really do!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Might be a good idea to save these and havea retrospective at the end of the year?

For my part

I'd love a stage win...preferably in a grand tour

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Gkam84 [9097 posts] 3 years ago
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orli wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

Run the game better than last year. Less mistakes on my part.....that's about it

Yeah. Less mistakes would be pretty cool... Don't forget to log out whenever you update the scores... It can be pretty frustrating to wait for hours while the game is updating only to find out you forgot to logout... Appreciate the owning up to that, Gkam, I really do!

Logout....Nothing should have been wrong for not logging out  39 I'm not sure I ever said that anywhere.....

But the mistakes I did make, most of them I put on the forum  105

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orli [75 posts] 3 years ago
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Logout....Nothing should have been wrong for not logging out  39 I'm not sure I ever said that anywhere.....

I'm sorry. I was referring to Vuelta Stage 3 when you said you "did the scores and was closing down tab's on my browser that I was using and accidentally closed the updating tab, which sent the game into a jammed state..." I got confused and thought it had to do something with not logging out. My bad.

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Gkam84 [9097 posts] 3 years ago
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Ah ha, got you, yeah, you have to leave the stage to fully update before closing the page and I was trying to close down things and hit that one.

BUT, I shall be doing all game work on a different browser to web surfing this year  19

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oddbydefault [83 posts] 3 years ago
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I always get excited and interested about these sorts of topics... then realise it's about FANTASY cycling  29

Anyone got any thought on their real world goals for 2014  3

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adholman [75 posts] 3 years ago
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This was my first full season and experience certainly helps you rack up more points. My target for next season is to get more Top Ten badges, win one race and crack the top 50 in a Grand Tour!

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 3 years ago
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Was 21st last year, so I guess I'm aiming for top 20! Can't imagine I'll top my 3rd in Purist though.

My main aim is to finally win a competition in the bloody Forum league!

For those of you that were rookies this year - take heart from the fact that I came 178th in my first season and 21st in my second without really spending any more time on it - a year of following things closely makes a hell of a difference when you're scanning those startlists...

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Stumps [3460 posts] 3 years ago
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It would also be nice to get to the 3rd stage of a race without thinking "thats me buggered for the win".  102

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adholman [75 posts] 3 years ago
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Is the forum league "Forum Scorum"?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I'd like a Grand Tour stage win and the overall in the South West  26

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TERatcliffe26 [4692 posts] 3 years ago
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adholman wrote:

Is the forum league "Forum Scorum"?

Correct

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Efe M. Balli [14 posts] 3 years ago
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-Survive in a Category 1 road race
-Back to back double centuries for a week
-Turkish Time Trial Championship title
Yes, I'm asking too much.

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chiv30 [987 posts] 3 years ago
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Have more fun on the forum whilst hopefully getting finishing top 15 in fs league ...oh and more Enrique bashing if he hasn't paid up this season  4

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enrique [2383 posts] 3 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

... and more Enrique bashing if he hasn't paid up this season  4

God. No. Please. I wouldn't be able to take it. So, just in case, Dave, can I send you a US Postal Money Order a few weeks before the Giro? Would you accept it since I'm electronically challenged?  1

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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How's everyone doing compared to their aims?

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
orli wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

Run the game better than last year. Less mistakes on my part.....that's about it

Yeah. Less mistakes would be pretty cool... Don't forget to log out whenever you update the scores... It can be pretty frustrating to wait for hours while the game is updating only to find out you forgot to logout... Appreciate the owning up to that, Gkam, I really do!

Logout....Nothing should have been wrong for not logging out  39 I'm not sure I ever said that anywhere.....

But the mistakes I did make, most of them I put on the forum  105

Excuse my stupidness, but as explained to me, forum is not linked to fantasy, separate entity. So when u make mistakes and deadline changes, how do non forum reading fantasy players know ?
What's the use of putting it in here? Mailing list maybe?
Just asking some reasonable question's here?

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 2 years ago
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I did jot them down on another thread. Can't find it now but I think it was something like improve my performance in the Grand Tours and get a better score in the overall, ideally breaking into the top 100 excluding premium races (think I finished in the 90s in the overall overall)

Looking OK for both so far, though the latter is largely a result of the former (my spring classics campaign in particular being rubbish). However even at this stage I reckon top 100 in the non-premium is already beyond my grasp.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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Came 4th in Paris -Nice standard last year was hoping to go 3 better  1 failed, but did get 2nd in paris -nice Purist.
This is my second year and first year premium, Currently sitting in second in Overall Purist (non-Premium races) pretty happy with that.
Would also like to finish on top of one of the rest of the world leaderboards (my region).
Good luck.

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chiv30 [987 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

How's everyone doing compared to their aims?

Well I've had forum fun ....Enrique paid up and I'm only 68 points behind Dr who is sat in 15 in the fs overall.....
So far I'm spot on for my years goals

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm sure I put some aims up somewhere but can't remember where. Probably something along the lines of top 20 overall and a top 20 in the Giro (my favourite GT).

Basically screwed up both, totally missed the Giro del Trentino so scored 0 points and messed up a couple of early Giro stages making risky transfers so dropped right out of contention. If I'd scored an average 500 points in Trentino I'd still only be 38th, really need to up my game.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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VVV73 wrote:

Came 4th in Paris -Nice standard last year was hoping to go 3 better  1 failed, but did get 2nd in paris -nice Purist.
This is my second year and first year premium, Currently sitting in second in Overall Purist (non-Premium races) pretty happy with that.
Would also like to finish on top of one of the rest of the world leaderboards (my region).
Good luck.

Correction, currently 1ST  1 Overall purist (non-prem races)
20th Overall Purist all races

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Targets for the second half of the season are to continue my improvement in my rookie season. Have bagged a stage win in my first GT, led the standings on it for a couple of days. Have finished 6th in one stage race and am sitting pretty high up in my leagues including 39th overall.

Pleased as punch really, but hopefully there is more to come. Have learnt loads so far.

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enrique [2383 posts] 2 years ago
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...hopefully there is more to come. Have learnt loads so far.

You have done so well!  1

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TERatcliffe26 [4692 posts] 2 years ago
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Being ahead of Wig so far is a +

Being knocked down to 4th in fs and 8th overall due to a poor Giro was not what I hoped for (would have been worse had I not been on my game for ToC).

Generally not been my best so far despite 2nd in ToC, 3rd in Med and 3rd in Algarve (plus a stage win in Algarve I think). Must be better in longer races (only 73rd in the Giro). Purist has been poor, down in 15th overall.

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Twybaydos [449 posts] 2 years ago
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Didn't write my goals on this thread at the start of the year but my main aim is to finish above 42nd overall. I was at one point 42nd in fantasy premier league so I'd like to get higher than that in a sport I actually care about.

I'm currently 21st in standard so it's working well. Re-assessing my goals I'd like to keep my first place in London; let's see how that goes.

And not crumple at the end of a stage race after doing well at the start (Classics, Catalunya)

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enrique [2383 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

Well I've had forum fun ....Enrique paid up and I'm... behind Dr...

And you've been 'demuted'!  1

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chiv30 [987 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:
chiv30 wrote:

Well I've had forum fun ....Enrique paid up and I'm... behind Dr...

And you've been 'demuted'!  1

Unfortunately being muted wasn't one of my goals  45

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