May 2016 Bike Bicycle Cycling Challenge

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  • 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
    5/2 - 15.56 miles
    5/3 - 31.67 miles
    5/5 - 9.24 miles
    5/6 - 14.48 miles
    5/10 - 20.13 miles
    5/11 - 19.27 miles
    5/17 - 22.78 miles
    5/18 - 38.23 miles
    5/19 - 15.82 miles

    MTD - 211.11

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

    YTD - 1263.99
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    5/3 - 23 miles
    5/4 - 23 miles
    5/5 - 23 miles
    5/6 - 23 miles
    5/7 - 20 miles
    5/8 - 20 miles
    5/10 - 16 miles
    5/11 - 17 miles
    5/12 - 23 miles
    5/13 - 20 miles
    5/16 - 14 miles
    5/18 - 23 miles
    5/19 - 23 miles
    5/20 - 29 miles - In honor of bike to work day here in Minneapolis, I dragged my behind out of bed early enough to take the longer route in, and road my gunnar (aka my "fast" bike) instead of my giant. The Minneapolis Bike Coalition had pit stops set up around the city, so I stopped to grab some granola and an "I Biked" sticker. Got a good half dozen compliments on my gunnar from the people at the stop :) It's a fun bike to talk about, and it's even more fun that it was such a great deal. Yeah, handmade wisconsin steel, custom sized for shorties, basically new 105 groupset, AND it was like 1/4 the price of what it was new. Yaaay deals!

    Month to date: 297 miles
    Year to date: 1468 miles


  • tristramtrent
    tristramtrent Posts: 257 Member
    UmmSqueaky wrote: »
    so I stopped to grab some granola and an "I Biked" sticker.

    Arrg! I want an "I Biked" sticker! I did so bike also today! Not such encouragement here in the countryside, I just got stared at by a small pony and ignored by some joggers and whizzed past by some athletic cyclists in full tracing gear. But I DID make it all the way up our most brutal hill nearby, where they train for the Triathlon, without stopping, if slowly, which is a personal best, hurrah.

    3/5 5.6 miles indoor
    4/5 5.7 miles outdoor Pitfield Lane
    5/5 12.88 outdoor Tadley rec ground
    6/5 10.5 outdoor Padworth church circuit
    9/5 7.5 indoor
    10/5 10indoor
    11/5 8.5 outdoor
    13/5 7.9 outdoor
    16/5 10 outdoor silchester
    19/5 8 miles indoor
    20/5 9.2 outdoor Ufton hill


  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    UmmSqueaky wrote: »
    so I stopped to grab some granola and an "I Biked" sticker.

    Arrg! I want an "I Biked" sticker! I did so bike also today! Not such encouragement here in the countryside, I just got stared at by a small pony and ignored by some joggers and whizzed past by some athletic cyclists in full tracing gear. But I DID make it all the way up our most brutal hill nearby, where they train for the Triathlon, without stopping, if slowly, which is a personal best, hurrah.

    Yaaay! Sticker for you:
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  • ssflbelle2012
    ssflbelle2012 Posts: 311 Member
    I am in this month for 125 miles.
    5/1 -6.04
    5/4 -7.51
    5/6 - 7.51
    5/7 - 6.04
    5/8 - 6.04
    5/11 -4.31
    5/12 - 4.31
    5/13 -4.31
    5/14 -4.31
    5/15 -5.78
    5/16 - 6.04
    5/18 - 1.97
    5/20 - 4.31

    May Total 68.48
    May Goal 125
  • wayneh73
    wayneh73 Posts: 39 Member
    Good 64 mile ride with a friend today we really upped the pace for the last 20 something miles home and I ended up with a new PB for 40k 1hr 12mins 35secs or an average speed of 20.54mph!!! Total average speed for the ride was 17.2mph but it started out as a social ride lol. I'm hoping to get at least one more longish ride in over the weekend :smile:
  • tristramtrent
    tristramtrent Posts: 257 Member
    UmmSqueaky wrote: »
    Yaaay! Sticker for you:
    Thankyouthankyouthankyou! Printing and sticking!

  • jlklem
    jlklem Posts: 259 Member
    180 km or 112.3 miles...5:22...totally spent...

    For the month of May...right at 50 hours so far

    Incredibly nice day again
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,880 Member
    I'm in for 250 again!

    05/02 - 12.50 miles
    05/03 - 13.00 miles
    05/04 - 12.50 miles
    05/05 - 12.50 miles
    05/07 - 13.00 miles
    05/08 - 12.75 miles...76.25 so far
    05/10 - 12.75 miles
    05/11 - 12.00 miles
    05/12 - 12.00 miles
    05/15 - 12.75 miles...127.75 so far
    05/16 - 12.50 miles
    05/17 - 12.75 miles
    05/18 - 12.00 miles
    05/19 - 12.25 miles
    05/21 - 16.50 miles

    Chris
  • wayneh73
    wayneh73 Posts: 39 Member
    End of the week update....

    Had a good 63 mile ride Friday with a friend. Started as a social ride but we upped the pace for the last 20 something miles home and I ended up with a new 40k PB of 1hr 12mins 35secs at an average speed of 20.54mph

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    This is why we ride lol

    May 1-8 228.1 miles
    May 9-15 95.6 miles
    May 16-22 145.8 miles

    May total 469.5 miles
    Year total 2220 miles
    268 miles ahead of my 5000 miles/yr goal

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  • jlklem
    jlklem Posts: 259 Member
    So I rode 62 yesterday, nice and easy

    103 today in 5:05...averaged 20.2 solo

    For the week I hit 470 miles, biggest week ever
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    @wayneh73 Great photo, what a nice reward! I love that with three pieces of cake, you still got a speculoos with your coffee ^^

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    My rides this week:
    Mon, 5/16/2016 6 km supermarket and back;
    Tue, 5/17/2016 12.7 km work and back;
    Fri, 5/20/2016 11.5 km work and back

    --> 104.8 km (of 125 km goal for May) done
  • Ohhim
    Ohhim Posts: 1,142 Member
    Lots of commuting/riding through the rain today, and took a day off from riding yesterday as I skipped out on the ballgame to see some family for dinner. Installed some tiagra brakes on the front of my commuter bike as I wanted a bit better stopping power, and due to some clearance sales on the older tiagra 4600 groupset, the brakes + pads were only about $10 more than just getting new pads. Pads are still being broken in and I need to adjust them so they toe-in better, but happy to have better stopping power in the hills up here, especially given how rainy it has been as of late.

    5/3 - 21 miles
    5/4 - 13 miles
    5/5 - 4 miles
    5/6 - 4 miles
    5/8 - 33 miles
    5/10 - 33 miles
    5/11 - 58 miles
    5/12 - 34 miles
    5/13 - 28 miles
    5/14 - 17 miles
    5/15 - 50 miles
    5/16 - 13 miles
    5/17 - 15 miles
    5/18 - 21 miles
    5/19 - 13 miles
    5/20 - 11 miles
    5/22 - 12 miles

    Total: 380 miles
    Goal: 500 miles
    Remaining: 120 miles
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,859 Member
    sijomial wrote: »
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    Main goal for May is a 100 mile Audax in the New Forest (southern England) on May 8th.
    Last big training ride before the event was today - easy week ahead to arrive at the event with fresh legs.

    Today's ride was 73 miles @ 16.5mph, felt good and even had some welcome sunshine at last - April was cold!
    That took me to over 7000 exercise calories for the week.

    Audax done!
    Weather turned hot and the strong wind was a PITA! Although it was a circular route the wind was on my back on the flat, sheltered parts and in my face on the climbs and open moorland sections with no shelter. Never cycled so much on the drops and my poor old neck is killing me now.
    My neck is a bit damaged from repeatedly throwing myself into the scenery and Armco barriers in my misspent youth as a motorcycle racer. :)

    100.6 miles @ 14.7mph in drop-dead gorgeous countryside.

    213.7 miles so far for the month.

    Four rides of varying lengths this week totalling 127 miles. Sunshine and warmer temperatures certainly make a difference!
    340 miles for month so far.

    Entered another Audax event at beginning of June (205km this time) so training hard.

    Had to take what weight lifters would call a deload as legs got really fatigued. So an easy 5 days, lots of recovery walking, couple of one hour gentle spins in the gym to pump some blood through my legs, and no weight training for my legs at all (training like Johnny Bravo!).

    Worked wonders and I came back this weekend feeling really strong.
    Nice fairly fast 56 miles on Saturday with some climbs and Sunday was mostly hill training for 41 miles including 3 laps of the iconic Zig Zag Road up Box Hill in Surrey (part of the 2012 Olympic course).

    107 miles for the week and 447 for the month so far.
  • tristramtrent
    tristramtrent Posts: 257 Member
    @wayneh73 great infographic! My local bike shop is an Aladdin's cave of totally obscure and incomprehensible gear, most of it expensive and very colourful.
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    5/3 - 23 miles
    5/4 - 23 miles
    5/5 - 23 miles
    5/6 - 23 miles
    5/7 - 20 miles
    5/8 - 20 miles
    5/10 - 16 miles
    5/11 - 17 miles
    5/12 - 23 miles
    5/13 - 20 miles
    5/16 - 14 miles
    5/18 - 23 miles
    5/19 - 23 miles
    5/20 - 29 miles
    5/22 - 14 miles - Went to a tri workshop yesterday morning, bought myself a tri kit afterwards and now am attempting to shift myself into obsessive tri training mode, cuz up until now I've been very successfully avoiding it. T minus 11 weeks until the tri. Biked to the gym, swam, biked home, ran. Wore the tri shorts for the ride and the run and they're surprisingly comfy. Alas, they're 110% unflattering, so I'm thinking I'll get a little skirt to wear over them in the future.

    Month to date: 311 miles
    Year to date: 1482 miles
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    May 1st 30.4 Miles -- Duration 1:38:59
    May 3rd 15.6 Miles -- Duration 1:10:26
    May 4th 13.2 Miles -- Duration 1:15:39
    May 5th 7.61 Miles -- Duration 1:03:57
    May 6th 5.98 Miles -- Duration 1:21:27
    May 7th 21.23 Miles -- Duration 2:20:54
    May 8th 40.1 Miles -- Duration 2:42:35
    May 10th 20.7 Miles -- Duration 1:26:07
    May 14th 31.6 Miles -- Duration 2:14:59
    May 15th 12.1 Miles -- Duration 1:25:57
    May 17th 13.7 Miles -- Duration 0:55:21
    May 18th 10.7 Miles -- Duration 1:00:02
    May 19th 11.7 Miles -- Duration 1:16:58
    May 20th 18.3 Miles -- Duration 1:20:58
    May 22nd 38.7 Miles -- Duration 4:37:42 (Marathon MTB Race)

    May Total Miles: 291.62
    May Total Duration: 24:30:34
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    Had a death in my extended family. Lots of family in, too much eating, and zero riding.
  • Birdgirl2305
    Birdgirl2305 Posts: 6 Member
    We failed to make it to the trail on Saturday, but on Sunday I completed my longest ride to date. Very pleased with that accomplishment! The weather forecast for next Sunday looks fantastic, so we are going to try and hit 50 miles that day.
    • May 1- 23.28 mi
    • May 6- 14.51 mi
    • May 15- 46.14 mi

    total Mileage for May= 84.03

    We managed to hit 52.70 miles on Sunday! This is my longest ride to date...thought I was going to die around the 30 mile point, but I was really, really proud when we finally made it back to the car!

    May 1- 23.28 mi
    May 6- 14.51 mi
    May 15- 46.14 mi
    May 22- 52.70 miles

    Total Mileage for May= 136.73
  • HopHead28
    HopHead28 Posts: 180 Member
    May: 154 mi // 11:09 hours

    YTD Totals -- 703.4mi // 53.5 hours