May 2016 Bike Bicycle Cycling Challenge

UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
edited May 2016 in Challenges
Welcome to our May Cycling Thread! If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, We welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, We welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a bike. Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? So you ride weekends? Do you spin, at home or the gym? Or, are you just starting out and remembering how much fun you had biking when you were a kid? However you choose to push your pedal, you are welcome on this thread.

There are no rules to how or what you post. You may post miles, minutes, # of rides, what the scenery looks like, anything. Whatever will motivates you to get on your bike.

Now, go forth and bike friends!


  • StephanieJane2
    StephanieJane2 Posts: 191 Member
    7 miles logged today before the puncture fairy paid a visit.
  • andysport1
    andysport1 Posts: 572 Member
    I'd like to be consistent from week to week, one week I'll do 120 next 270 then 180 then 220 no rhyme or reason to it, would love to hit 1000 in a month, Jan in rubbish weather 480, Feb rubbish weather 850, March 510, April 780 Maybe May will be my month, then again maybe not I have a week on holiday (no bike) plus 3 days of working away this month. I'll need to average 50 miles a day every day. Oh well 40 this morning.
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    Missed my April goal by 15 miles... Womp womp :P for May, I will try not to leave 30 miles for the very last day of the month when it is predicted to be rainy, lol. I'm increasing my mileage goal to 450 miles for May, in the hopes that it will be nicer biking weather. I'm about to go out for a ride now to kick off the new month :)
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    Thank's for posting the challenge, @UmmSqueaky !

    I'd like to join again; cycling to work and back two to three days per week.
    In April I made it to 124.5km - let's see if I can't get past 125km this month :)
  • tristramtrent
    tristramtrent Posts: 257 Member
    I'm up for it again, cheerful beginner cyclist - as soon as I can breathe again , trying to kick off a terrible cold! Goal for this month: visit all the old churches within a 6 mile radius and photograph them all. There's quite a few.
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    May 1st 30.4 Miles -- Duration 1:38:59

    May Total Miles: 30.4
    May Total Duration: 1:38:59
  • saphin
    saphin Posts: 246 Member
    I'm in again with a goal of 800 km

    2nd May: 41.02 km
  • rachelr1116
    rachelr1116 Posts: 334 Member
    It's my first time joining this challenge. I have two cruiser bikes (one new Huffy, and a 1952 German bike) so my rides are usually pretty slow. I do try to use the stationary bikes at the gym too. I'm going to set my May goal at 200 miles. Started the month out with a 10 mile ride with my son today!
  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,566 Member
    I'm back too! I love this challenge! I missed my goal of 200 miles last month so I'll go for 200 going out for longer rides as I get stronger so it should be doable. I signed up for a metric century in September so I have a solid goal. It's been a couple of years (and a broken foot) since I've ridden a century so I gave myself plenty of time to prepare (and look forward)!
  • Cave_Goose
    Cave_Goose Posts: 156 Member
    I'm in. Aiming for 100 miles per week.

    Hit 61 miles on my road bike this afternoon. Perfect day for it.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 22,243 Member
    edited May 2016
    Machka9 wrote:
    Review ...
    Distances include cycling + walking
    March: 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    April: 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May: 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    June: 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    July: 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug: 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep: 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct: 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov: 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec: 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan: 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb: 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    March: 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    April: 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min

    April wasn't a brilliant month for me in terms of exercise ... I had hoped to do one or two longer bicycle rides but sometimes life intervenes in the plans. April ended up being an incredibly busy month with a heavier-than-usual workload at work + assignments due at university + the final steps of my citizenship process. I wrote the citizenship exam and then my ceremony was on April 29 and I am now officially an Australian Citizen! :):)

    May should be a calmer month, although I will be wrapping up the uni course I'm in so there will be work to do for that. Nevertheless, I hope for more kilometres than last May. :)


    May 1 - 3.8 km (45 min) walking + 40 min on my bicycle on the trainer indoors. It was a windy, rainy, cold day. Winter is upon us.

    May Cycling Outside: 0 km (0 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 40 min
    May Walking: 3.8 km (45 min)
    May Stairs: 0 flights (0 min)
    May Time Total: 85 min = 1 hours 25 min
    May Distance Total: 3.8 km = 2.3 miles

  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    5/1- 30 miles

    Total: 30 miles
    Goal: 450
    Remaining: 420 miles
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,882 Member
    I'm in for 250 again!

  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 788 Member
    Missed my April goal so I will go for 300 in May. April had 2 weeks of cold, wind, and rain that really messed things up!

    5/1 - 23.94 miles

    MTD - 23.94
    Jan - 170.47
    Feb - 245.31
    Mar - 409.88
    Apr - 227.22

    YTD - 1076.82
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    Missed my April goal by about 40 miles. I try it again at 400.

    5/1 - 18.15

    April total: 18.15
    Year to date: 1,236.31

    Jan - 175.9
    Feb - 343.3
    Mar - 353.8
    Apr - 363.4
  • HopHead28
    HopHead28 Posts: 180 Member
    Thanks for posting @UmmSqueaky -- It slipped my mind to get the new thread up until I got to work today and saw it was 5/2.

    I think I am going to change up my riding goals for the year -- this year I am going to log overall mileage/saddle time for month with no set mileage goal.

    May - 50.4 mi // 3.7 hours

    YTD Totals -- 599.8mi // 46.8 hours
  • wayneh73
    wayneh73 Posts: 39 Member
    No monthly goals as such for me just working towards my yearly goal of 5000 miles

    Nice 50 mile ride out yesterday with the Sunday Social group making the most of the weather, although I seemed to be the only one brave enough to get his (shockingly pale) legs out. Fortunately I'm behind the camera so you will all be spared having to see them lol.

    *WARNING* the photos below contain pictures of middle aged men in lycra!!!!

    I'm also going to try and fit another couple of longish rides in this week before I have to go back to work for the weekend

  • Tinymeaf
    Tinymeaf Posts: 30 Member
    Going to try for 500 km. Building distance into my rides as I prepare for a 125 km gran Fondo in September. May 1st - got 40 km ride in cool, damp weather. Hope things get warmer.
  • cyndi2012
    cyndi2012 Posts: 60 Member
    Gonna try for 120k this month and just keep my fingers crossed. April was total rubbish!