January 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

35dollars
35dollars Posts: 828 Member
Happy New Year and welcome to our January 2017 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? Do you race crits, ironman, or centuries? 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.

-- Ohhim
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  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    Since I got my 800 minutes in December, I think I will see if I can start the year with 900 minutes on my trainer. If I can find my BT speed/cadence sensor, I may put a distance measure in there, but it seems to be hiding from me.

    January 1st 0 minutes. I am just too tired after not getting to sleep until 4:30AM and then waking up at 9AM.
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    edited January 2017
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09

    January Total Miles: 51.6
    January Total Duration: 4:00:09
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to this board, and am looking forward to participating this month. For the time being I'm riding at home on a trainer. It's a bit chilly outside :) .

    January 1st 12.7 miles - Duration 57:49

    January Total Miles: 12.7
    January Total Duration: 57:49
  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    I'm back from the December challenge! I'm still on a trainer, but I do get mileage logged from it, so will be reporting miles. I'm The training program I'm on is ending next week, and a new one starts after that, so I'm going to be mildly conservative and aim for 300 miles. Today was a good start for it, and since Sunday is my reporting day for this, here we go:

    Jan 1 - 37.3mi
  • LaceyLieb
    LaceyLieb Posts: 12 Member
    Trying to stick to my Trainer Road plan. I have a hard time staying focused on indoor rides longer than an hour. How does everyone here avoid boredom?

    Jan 2: 9.3 mi, 45min. Thunderbolt - TrainerRoad
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    I'm back from the December challenge! I'm still on a trainer, but I do get mileage logged from it, so will be reporting miles. I'm The training program I'm on is ending next week, and a new one starts after that, so I'm going to be mildly conservative and aim for 300 miles. Today was a good start for it, and since Sunday is my reporting day for this, here we go:

    Jan 1 - 37.3mi

    I wish I had distance measure with my trainer. If I could just find my BT speed and cadence sensor. It came off early in the summer, and I put it in a "good" place since I don't need it outside since my Moov Now will measure cadence and distance and speed are handled by the app using GPS. Now I am back to indoor training, it would be nice to have the distance, albeit, it isn't really the same as the distance outside.
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    January 1st 0 minutes. I am just too tired after not getting to sleep until 4:30AM and then waking up at 9AM.
    January 2nd 40 minutes trainer. 40 down 860 to go.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,433 Member
    edited January 2017
    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
    May: 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    June: 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    July: 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug: 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep: 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct: 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov: 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec: 511.05 km (317.55 miles = 52 hours 2 min

    I see last January was a big month for me! My goal for this month will be to match that. :)

    Jan 1 - 101.9 km cycling (321 min)
    Jan 2 - 26.9 km cycling (85 min)


    The story of the Jan 1 metric century:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Machka9/view/beaches-100k-permanent-907843


    Totals for January:
    Cycling Outside: 128.8 km (406 min)
    Cycling Inside: 00 min
    Walking: 0 km (0 min)
    Stairs: 0 flights (0 min)
    Weightlifting: 0 min
    Rowing/Canoeing: 0 km (0 min)
    Time Total: 406 min = 6 hours 46 min
    Distance Total: 128.8 km = 80 miles
  • wobblybots
    wobblybots Posts: 52 Member
    I'm back in. Had to ease off the bike the end of last year due to back issues but I've been given the all clear to get back on it again.

    Goal for January 2017 is 400km
  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 799 Member
    I'm in this month. I missed being in it last month. I will set my goal at 200 miles combination of indoors and outdoors. Depends on the weather and snow for outside.
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    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
    May: 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    June: 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    July: 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug: 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep: 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct: 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov: 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec: 511.05 km (317.55 miles = 52 hours 2 min

    I see last January was a big month for me! My goal for this month will be to match that. :)

    Jan 1 - 101.9 km cycling (321 min)
    Jan 2 - 26.9 km cycling (85 min)


    The story of the Jan 1 metric century:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Machka9/view/beaches-100k-permanent-907843


    Totals for January:
    Cycling Outside: 128.8 km (406 min)
    Cycling Inside: 00 min
    Walking: 0 km (0 min)
    Stairs: 0 flights (0 min)
    Weightlifting: 0 min
    Rowing/Canoeing: 0 km (0 min)
    Time Total: 406 min = 6 hours 46 min
    Distance Total: 128.8 km = 80 miles

    Nice work on the metric century. How long did it take you?
  • wobblybots
    wobblybots Posts: 52 Member
    Goal for January 2017 is 400km

    03/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session
  • LaceyLieb
    LaceyLieb Posts: 12 Member
    Missed yesterday :/

    Jan 2: 9.3 mi, 45min. Thunderbolt - TrainerRoad
    Jan 4: 24.3 mi, 92min. Outside!
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00

    January Total Miles: 61.7
    January Total Duration: 4:31:09
  • tristramtrent
    tristramtrent Posts: 257 Member
    So I have motivation this time - I've put my name down for a 40 mile charity bike ride in mid-March, which is quite ambitious by my standards, and the first time I've ever attempted one. It will take some preparation, but I'm up for it!
    Slow start this month, but
    1 Jan 12km indoor
    4 jan 20.24km Burghfield village ave 15.6kmh gain 104m

  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 799 Member
    LaceyLieb wrote: »
    Trying to stick to my Trainer Road plan. I have a hard time staying focused on indoor rides longer than an hour. How does everyone here avoid boredom?

    Jan 2: 9.3 mi, 45min. Thunderbolt - TrainerRoad

    I built a stand that holds my laptop that straddles my front wheel. I watch Netflix sometimes. I watch youtube video of cycling rides. Youtube also has interval videos that mixes it up by going all out then backing off.

    Sometimes I just crank to Pandora workout music with a good beat.

    I have challenged myself to watch an entire nfl football game. If there playing I'm riding. Commercials or halftime I stop and get a drink and rest.

    good luck and glad to see your in the challenge

    Steve
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Finally kicked off the year, with 40 minutes on a spin bike. Hoping to get out for real tomorrow.
  • wobblybots
    wobblybots Posts: 52 Member
    Goal for January 2017 is 400km

    03/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session
    04/01 - 12km Turbo session

    Total to date: 27km
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28

    January Total Miles: 72.7
    January Total Duration: 5:31:37