January 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

2456789

Replies

  • 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.

    1/4 - 8.27 miles - outside 18*F with 18 mph winds weather bug says feels like 3*F

    YTD - 8.27
  • DomCraigKing
    DomCraigKing Posts: 103 Member
    Hi all, well not done this before but certainly up for challenging myself.
    Going to go at the starting level of 200 miles. I cycle outdoors and in but my stationary has mileage so will be logging that.
    January 4th 10 miles stationary
    January 5th 9 miles

    19 miles to date.
  • LaceyLieb
    LaceyLieb Posts: 12 Member
    Jan 2: 9.3 mi, 45min. Thunderbolt - TrainerRoad
    Jan 4: 24.3 mi, 92min. Outside!
    Jan 5: 17.1 mi, 60min. Trainer

  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Hey gang! Like some of you, I've never done this, but I'M IN!!! All miles in Jan. will be via Trainer

    Jan 5: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Pearl Jam
  • RRRobison71
    RRRobison71 Posts: 56 Member
    I'm back to log some miles.

    1/3: 15.93 miles
    1/4: 8.20 miles
    1/5: 5.62 miles

    January total: 29.75 miles
    Year to date: 29.75 miles
  • atjays
    atjays Posts: 803 Member
    I got a nice 8 mile trail ride in on Jan 2nd. Sadly the few inches of snow and blistering cold we now have is going to curtail my rides for the foreseeable furture :(
  • dtcjem
    dtcjem Posts: 76 Member
    Great to see this again! Starting off the year strong, for me anyway, I have made a transition from TrainerRoad to Zwift...At least for now. Tomorrow is a new FTP test!

    1/2 6.3 Miles - TrainerRoad
    1/3 6.3 Miles - Zwift Ride
    1/4 7.1 Miles - Zwift Ride
    1/5 12.9 Miles - Zwift Ride
    1/6 6.9 Miles - Zwift Ride

    January Total: 39.5 Miles
    2017 Total to Date: 39.5 Miles
  • wobblybots
    wobblybots Posts: 52 Member
    Goal 400km

    03/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session
    04/01 - 12km Turbo session
    06/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session

    Total to date: 42km
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    edited January 2017
    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 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00

    January Total Miles: 100.48
    January Total Duration: 7:07:37
  • DomCraigKing
    DomCraigKing Posts: 103 Member
    Hi all, well not done this before but certainly up for challenging myself.
    Going to go at the starting level of 200 miles. I cycle outdoors and in but my stationary has mileage so will be logging that.
    January 4th 10 miles stationary
    January 5th 9 miles

    January 6th 4 miles

    23 miles to far.

  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Jan 5: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Pearl Jam
    Jan 7: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Buffalo Tom
  • janetpam
    janetpam Posts: 13 Member
    I love to ride and want to take on more distance rides this year. I was a spin instructor but recently gave that up. Now I am looking for something to fill the void. I am currently riding on an indoor spin bike and use the Peloton app. It provides a virtual cycle class. It is excellent.

    What do you do with this? Is this a goal setting challenge?
  • 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 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)

    January Total Miles: 115.58
    January Total Duration: 8:53:09
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    janetpam wrote: »
    I love to ride and want to take on more distance rides this year. I was a spin instructor but recently gave that up. Now I am looking for something to fill the void. I am currently riding on an indoor spin bike and use the Peloton app. It provides a virtual cycle class. It is excellent.

    What do you do with this? Is this a goal setting challenge?

    You can use this forum for whatever you desire. Goals. Logging distance, and time. Asking questions. Posting up minutes. It's really up to the individual. There are no rules or guidelines. Nor is there any sort of a "challenge" required.
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    edited January 2017
    Happy new year everyone!

    I'll aim for at least 150km this month. If it doesn't snow too much and I find better gloves... I got a pair sold as "winter cycling gloves" for Christmas. But when I tried them on my way to work on Thursday, my hands were frozen after 2km, the cold started to really hurt after 4km, and when I arrived at work after 6km I nearly didn't manage to get my access card out of my jacket pocket to swipe it. The way home in the evening was every bit as painful...

    04/01/2017 - 3.2km new chain test ride
    05/01/2017 - 12.5km commute
    07/01/2017 - 3.2km supermarket and back
    ---
    18.9 km (of 150km Jan goal) done
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    Hello Everyone,

    At the end of week one I have the following. I'm riding indoors with my bike on a trainer. Way tooo cold outside. I usually do a quick 15-20 minute walk/warm up on the treadmill before the cycling.

    January 1st 12.7 miles/57:49 min
    January 2nd 9.7 miles/41.47 min
    January 3rd - walked on the treadmill; my body has to get used to the saddle again - no biking today
    January 5th - 9.09 miles/41 min
    January 7th - 9.07 miles/44 min

    January Total Miles: 40.56
    January Total Duration: 184.36
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 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 have the bike set-up on a trainer in the basement in view of a TV. I also have an book holder attached to the bike, and have cycling training videos that I use either playing them on my IPad (that is set on the book holder), or DVDs I play. Lately I've rotating through some cycling training videos on the IPad and while on the bike I watch shows that I've DVRd. This typically helps me through the time.
  • DomCraigKing
    DomCraigKing Posts: 103 Member
    Hi all, well not done this before but certainly up for challenging myself.
    Going to go at the starting level of 200 miles. I cycle outdoors and in but my stationary has mileage so will be logging that.
    January 4th 10 miles stationary
    January 5th 9 miles
    January 6th 4 miles
    January 7th 10 miles stationary

    33 miles so far.
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    Welcome to all of the newcomers. Between weather, preparing for holiday company, and the holidays, I got no rides logged in December and I am itching to get back on the bike. @SteveCro challenged me to ride in the cold last year and I see that he is at it again. I don't know if I can man up and ride in the tempatures that he is, but I want to get back outside. Not going to commit to a mileage goal, I'll just take what I can get.
  • RRRobison71
    RRRobison71 Posts: 56 Member
    1/3: 15.93 miles
    1/4: 8.20 miles
    1/5: 5.62 miles
    1/7: 4.00 miles

    January total: 33.75 miles
    Year to date: 33.75 miles