You all know the importance of setting goals for the upcoming season. If you don't, your goal should be to set some goals. (That will be $25 for the rocket science level coaching advice). Read through the varying Cyclingnews or Velonews websites and there are a bunch of articles about the pros outlining their varying goals for the season. Landis wants a good showing at Cali. Sastre has noted the Giro & World Champs as important objectives with Le Tour being his primary objective (i.e., "goal").
My first goal of the season is to make a good showing at the Tour of California. Yes, THE Tour of California -- as in the land of the Governator, great wine, crazy traffic, Alcatraz, earthquakes, & some amazing coastline. I have made plans to be in Solvang for the ITT on Feb 20 so if you happen to catch the race on Versus, look for the Brewery Ommegang flag -- yes, that will be my first goal of the season -- to get the Ommegang colors on TV. Ya gotta start somewhere right?