January 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • MrsSuperDW
    MrsSuperDW Posts: 19 Member
    Hi,
    I'm just beginning to get back in to cycling, at the moment I'm doing this on a static bike at home, this is due to hubby being away until April, and well, with 2 kids can't get out much during the evenings.
    I am hoping to build up, at the moment doing around 35-40 mins an evening, moving up and back down the levels (5mins on each). I would like to build up to around an hr to an hr and a half.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,860 Member
    Starting to plan out the year ahead....
    Will do my usual New Forest (100 miler in May) and Ditching Devil (128 miles in June) Audax events but if the Spring weather is kind and I get plenty of time outdoors I may change up the New Forest ride to the longer route that adds a loop of the Isle of Wight (124 miles).

    There's a couple of unsupported long rides I want to do this year, one near Winchester and the other around the Trough of Bowland. Very tempted by a London - Paris ride for my first taste of foreign cycling.

    Right now I've a bit of Christmas weight to lose and hitting the weights hard and training indoors on a Wattbike Pro in the gym and with my hybrid on a turbo trainer in the garage. Really looking forward to getting outside when weather improves.

    76 miles so far this month, mostly indoors.

  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    Checking in with my current numbers:

    Jan 1 - 37.3mi
    Jan 3 - 12.4mi
    Jan 5 - 12.0mi
    Jan 7 - 19.1mi
    Jan 8 - 24.4mi

    Month to date total: 105.2mi
  • wobblybots
    wobblybots Posts: 52 Member
    Goal 400km

    03/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session
    04/01 - 12km Turbo session
    06/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session
    08/01 - 50km road cycle

    Total to date: 92km
  • 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 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17

    January Total Miles: 146.38
    January Total Duration: 11:08:26
  • 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
    1/5 - 8.0 miles - outside 12* F
    1/6 - 7.91 miles - outside 8*F
    1/7 - 10.39 miles - outside 12*F

    YTD - 34.56 miles
  • dtcjem
    dtcjem Posts: 76 Member
    For those of you riding indoor trainers... Does anyone have a shelf in front of their bike for Ipad or such? I have seen one from Wahoo but its pricey so looking for suggestions or solutions you have found. I currently have my Ipad on a shelf beside me
  • askewrj
    askewrj Posts: 13 Member
    edited January 2017
    Hi everyone I'm new to Myfitnesspal and I'm slowly figuring it out. I cycle quite a lot, road bike mainly, but with some mountain biking. At home I have a Wattbike and can be found on Zwift a few evenings a week under my name "Rob Askew", would be great to get a ride organised if there are a few of us. Just started training again on the 1st Jan and have about 20KG's to shift before the summer.

    I've entered the Stelvio Santini (http://www.granfondostelviosantini.com/) in June so really need to ramp up my training.

    Its great to see so many fellow cyclist on this site I'll try and update my stats weekly. Last week I managed 100km in the week on 4 indoor sessions.

    Target for January is 500km.

    Have fun and take care out there.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,860 Member
    dtcjem wrote: »
    For those of you riding indoor trainers... Does anyone have a shelf in front of their bike for Ipad or such? I have seen one from Wahoo but its pricey so looking for suggestions or solutions you have found. I currently have my Ipad on a shelf beside me
    @dtcjem
    My laptop sits on top of my wine fridge in my garage so that's no help!
    Tri bars on the Wattbike in my gym double up as a handy phone/laptop/iPad shelf though.
  • askewrj
    askewrj Posts: 13 Member
    edited January 2017
    Hi Everyone, Am I missing something obvious as I don't seem to be able to reply to an existing post? Can anyone help?
  • dtcjem
    dtcjem Posts: 76 Member
    askewrj wrote: »
    Hi everyone I'm new to Myfitnesspal and I'm slowly figuring it out. I cycle quite a lot, road bike mainly, but with some mountain biking. At home I have a Wattbike and can be found on Zwift a few evenings a week under my name "Rob Askew", would be great to get a ride organised if there are a few of us. Just started training again on the 1st Jan and have about 20KG's to shift before the summer.

    I've entered the Stelvio Santini (http://www.granfondostelviosantini.com/) in June so really need to ramp up my training.

    Its great to see so many fellow cyclist on this site I'll try and update my stats weekly. Last week I managed 100km in the week on 4 indoor sessions.

    Target for January is 500km.

    Have fun and take care out there.

    @Askwerj - A zwift ride would be great. I ride very early...4:30 - 5:00 am (Eastern Time) Also Thanks for suggestion on tablet holder.

    @sijomial - Sounds perfect....unless it prevents you from getting to the wine



  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,860 Member
    dtcjem wrote: »
    askewrj wrote: »
    Hi everyone I'm new to Myfitnesspal and I'm slowly figuring it out. I cycle quite a lot, road bike mainly, but with some mountain biking. At home I have a Wattbike and can be found on Zwift a few evenings a week under my name "Rob Askew", would be great to get a ride organised if there are a few of us. Just started training again on the 1st Jan and have about 20KG's to shift before the summer.

    I've entered the Stelvio Santini (http://www.granfondostelviosantini.com/) in June so really need to ramp up my training.

    Its great to see so many fellow cyclist on this site I'll try and update my stats weekly. Last week I managed 100km in the week on 4 indoor sessions.

    Target for January is 500km.

    Have fun and take care out there.

    @Askwerj - A zwift ride would be great. I ride very early...4:30 - 5:00 am (Eastern Time) Also Thanks for suggestion on tablet holder.

    @sijomial - Sounds perfect....unless it prevents you from getting to the wine

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    I have a cunning plan.....
  • askewrj
    askewrj Posts: 13 Member
    @dtcjem That could pose a problem as I'm GMT and ride in the evening. I think Eastern is around 5 hours behind. Weekend ride could be the best option?
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    edited January 2017
    Finally got some miles on the board for this month, and going to set my target for the month to 250 miles, and aim for 4000 for the year (last year was just short of 2750, but I didn't start riding until May)

    Mon 09 - 23.8 miles

    MTD 23.8 / 250, YTD 23.8 / 4000

    (Also discovered that the mysterious irritation on my throat on the way home was caused by having my compression shirt on back to front! Hopefully that's the first and last time for that this year)
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,433 Member
    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

    Jan 3 - 5.6 km (70 min) walking
    Jan 4 - 6.2 km (77 min) walking + 16 flights of stairs (12 min)
    Jan 5 - 6.65 km (83 min) walking + 20 flights of stairs (16 min)

    Jan 6 - 8.9 km (111 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)

    Jan 7 - 4 km (50 min) walking + 26.8 km (85 min) cycling

    Jan 8 - 2 km (25 min) walking + 30.9 km (98 min) cycling

    Jan 9 - 1.3 km (16 min) walking + 21 km (66 min) cycling + 17 flights of stairs (13 min)



    Totals for January:
    Walking Distance 34.65
    Walking Time 433.125
    Cycling Distance 207.5
    Cycling Time 655
    Stairs Climbed Number 78
    Stairs Climbed Time 62.4

    Total Distance (Km) 242.15
    Total Distance (M) 150.4650361
    Total Time (Min) 1151
    Total Time (Hr) 19:10:47

  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,433 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?

    Thanks! :) We're doing a Petite Year Round Randonneur challenge ... 100 km in each month of the year, starting in November 2016 (the Audax calendar year starts in November for reasons lost in the mysteries of time). So this was our third metric in this series. :)

    It took:
    Elapsed Time: 5:35
    Moving Time: 5:14

    Yeah ... we're not fast. :grin:

  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    dtcjem wrote: »
    For those of you riding indoor trainers... Does anyone have a shelf in front of their bike for Ipad or such? I have seen one from Wahoo but its pricey so looking for suggestions or solutions you have found. I currently have my Ipad on a shelf beside me

    I saw that one on the Wahoo site - definitely pricey. I use a "Travel Trac Book Caddy", and have done so for the past two years. I'm able to have my phone and an iPad on the caddy. If you do an internet search it will pop up for you. This has worked very well for me, but I am looking for a new one too because of different devices I have added to my handlebar. I did a search on amazon for iPad holders and found one not specifically for a bike but for an Ipad. If you use the search terms "floor tablet stand" you'll see several options.
  • 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.
    January 2nd 40 minutes - Total 40 minutes 860 to go.
    January 3rd 30 minutes - Total 70 minutes 830 to go.
    January 6th 18 minutes - Total 88 minutes 812 to go.
    January 9th 45 minutes - Total 133 minutes 767 to go.
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    edited January 2017
    dtcjem wrote: »
    For those of you riding indoor trainers... Does anyone have a shelf in front of their bike for Ipad or such? I have seen one from Wahoo but its pricey so looking for suggestions or solutions you have found. I currently have my Ipad on a shelf beside me
    @dtcjem From looking at the wahoo shelf, you want something that's in front of your bike instead of fixed to the handle bar, right? How about a music stand? For 10-20$ you should be able to find one that you can adjust in height, fold up for storage, ... No reason you couldn't put an ipad on it instead of music sheets.

    --

    I bought new gloves on the weekend (according to the sales guy the warmest bike gloves they had in the shop), and on yesterdays commute, my hands only got really cold, but not completely numb and stiff. I guess that's as good as it will get.
    No chance to use them today, when I woke up this morning there were 10cm of fresh snow on the ground with more coming down. A good day to drive the car to work and do some grocery shopping on the way home...

    I'm actually considering getting an indoor trainer, to be independent from the weather. I saw some rollers online that aren't too expensive. I just have to figure out if I would actually use them or if they would just end up collecting dust after the first excitement has worn off.
    I have a bike computer that measures using a little magnet on a spoke of the front wheel. Would that also work on rollers, or would I have to buy something else to track speed and distance?


    04/01/2017 - 3.2km new chain test ride
    05/01/2017 - 12.5km commute
    07/01/2017 - 3.2km supermarket and back
    09/01/2017 - 11.8km commute
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    30.7 km (of 150km Jan goal) done