February 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • twenaj
    twenaj Posts: 37 Member
    January - Achieved 181.79 Miles - No target set.

    1st Feb – 0 Miles
    2nd Feb – 21.17 Miles on Rollers
    3rd Feb - 11.08 Miles on Rollers
    4th Feb - 26.10 Miles on Rollers
    5th Feb - 35.12 Miles on the Road - Eastwood Town to Matlock Bath return.
    6th Feb - 0 Miles
    7th Feb - 14.03 Miles on Rollers
    8th Feb - 0 Miles
    9th Feb - 0 Miles
    10th Feb - 31.04 Miles on Rollers
    11th Feb - 0 Miles
    12th Feb - 40.68 Miles on Rollers
    13th Feb - 13.58 Miles on Rollers

    Total so far 192.80 Miles
    Target 300 Miles
    107.20 Miles to go
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    February 1st 8.53 Miles -- Duration 0:50:31 (MTB)
    February 3rd 18.1 Miles -- Duration 1:00:01
    February 5th 40.6 Miles -- Duration 3:05:57 (MTB)
    February 6th 18.4 Miles -- Duration 1:13:18
    February 9th 26.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    February 11th 37.3 Miles -- Duration 2:33:09 (MTB)
    February 13th 48.8 Miles -- Duration 4:00:04

    February Total Miles: 197.63
    February Total Duration: 14:13:59
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,429 Member
    @Machka9 Wow, that's a really impressive ride! I can't even imagine riding up and down such a hugh mountain. Awesome job!
    @Machka9 Amazing, amazing, amazing!!

    That descent probably would have terrified me.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Thanks! :)

    One of the reasons I started with MFP was to lose weight so I could climb hills. I'm a flatlander who moved to a very hilly area and all of a sudden my cycling just dropped off because I couldn't get up the hills.

    This was my second time up Mt Wellington ... my first was last year ... and it feels great that I have lost the weight and am able to climb! :):)
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,429 Member
    edited February 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
    Jan: 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min


    So ... the goal is more than February last year!

    Feb 1 - 8.6 km (105 min) walking + 16 flights of stairs (13 min)
    Feb 2 - 6 km (75 min) walking + 16 flights of stairs (13 min)
    Feb 3 - 9.4 km (115 min) walking + 20 flights of stairs (16 min)
    Feb 4 - 4.5 km (55 min) walking + 48 km (150 min) cycling with 728 metres of climbing
    Feb 5 - 73.4 km (328 min) cycling with 1636 metres of climbing. Up Mt Wellington!
    Feb 6 - 3 km (35 min) walking. Rest day.

    Feb 7 - 6.6 km (80 min) walking + 24 flights of stairs (19 min)
    Feb 8 - 6.7 km (80 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Feb 9 - 5.4 km (65 min) walking + 30 flights of stairs (24 min)
    Feb 10 - 1.2 km (15 min) walking + 20 flights of stairs (16 min)

    Feb 11 - 161.3 km (509 min) cycling ... my 100th century! :) 100 rides of 100 miles. I've cycled a century of centuries now. :)

    Feb 12 - 3.2 km (40 min) hiking up the Stanley Nut. The town is Stanley, and the Nut is a great round land feature with great views from the top.
    Feb 13 - 2.7 km (30 min) walking
    Feb 14 - 7.6 km (95 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)


    February Totals
    Walking Distance (km): 64.9
    Walking Time (min): 811.3
    Cycling Distance (km): 282.7
    Cycling Time (min): 988.9
    Stairs Climbed Number: 176.0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min): 140.8

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 347.6
    Total Distance (miles): 216.0
    Total Time (min): 1941.0
    Total Time (hr): 32:21:00
  • ending_start
    ending_start Posts: 20 Member
    Having a bit harder time getting on the bike. I think the snow on the ground has affected my motivation.

    Feb 1-5: 42.1km
    Feb 6-12: 125.8
    Feb 13-19: 0km

    Goal: 550km
    KM left until Goal: 382.1km
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    edited February 2017
    Having a bit harder time getting on the bike. I think the snow on the ground has affected my motivation.

    Are you riding indoors then? Do you have any videos or anything to follow?
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    Having a bit harder time getting on the bike. I think the snow on the ground has affected my motivation.

    Feb 1-5: 42.1km
    Feb 6-12: 125.8
    Feb 13-19: 0km

    Goal: 550km
    KM left until Goal: 382.1km

    Motivation is lacking for me as well largely because of the weather. Cold, dark, and wet instead of cold and snowy does it to me every time we have winters like the one we are having. Give me snow and I get outside and do things like snowshoeing or skiing. When it is wet and dark with just slush and ice, all I want to do is curl up on a comfy chair and read or watch videos.
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    edited February 2017
    Mon 13 - 23.73 miles
    Tue 14 - 26.33 miles: MTD 226.14 / 250, YTD 387.76 / 4000

    Yesterday was horrible - really strong headwind in the morning, mixed with really unpredictable crosswind on the way home. Today wasn't bad at all - cold in the morning, but the evening was quite pleasant in comparison to the last couple of days.
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    I think my goal for February is 500 minutes, 150 miles on the trainer.

    Starting today
    February 6th cycled on trainer for 10 minutes and 2.8 miles. Total 10 minutes 490 to go, and 2.8 miles 147.2 to go.
    February 7th cycled on trainer for 20 minutes and 5.8 miles. Total 30 minutes 470 to go, and 8.6 miles 141.4 to go.
    February 8th cycled on trainer for 22 minutes and 5.9 miles. Total 52 minutes 448 to go, and 14.5 miles 135.5 to go.
    February 9th cycled on trainer for 30 minutes and 8.0 miles. Total 82 minutes 418 to go, and 22.5 miles 127.5 to go.
    February 14th cycled on trainer for 31 minutes and 8.0 miles. Total 113 minutes 387 to go, and 30.5 miles 119.5 to go.
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    Very frustrated tonight. Cadence/speed sensor stopped working for no reason. Changed the battery. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

    Ugh!

    Had planned on riding 40 miles tonight.
  • jennyp
    jennyp Posts: 11 Member
    Is it to late to join? I would love to.
  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    It's never too late to join! You can either make a commitment for the whole month, and figure out what you've done already, *or* you can just commit to doing some amount for the rest of the month and forget the first half entirely :)

    You also have options on how to specify your commitment: You can go for time, or distance, or a combination. Me, for instance, I'm going with distance. I've got an indoor trainer with a speed sensor, which means I can track distance traveled indoors while enduring winter. Which method you choose is entirely up to you.

    Just tell us how you're doing (I still need to log my miles for Feb so far myself), and we'll help you keep on track!
  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 799 Member
    I'm in.... Goal 200 again. Fell a little short last month.. Never know what the winter weather will be like.

    I'm only counting my outdoor miles because that is all I can count on a LBS challenge.

    2/1 - 20.58 miles 37*F
    2/2 - 12.65 miles 25*F winds NNW @ 10 feels like 9 accordingly to weather bug lol.
    2/6 - 18.18 miles 45*F
    2/7 - 5.49 miles 52*F so windy 20 mph gust to 30+
    2/9 - 8.38 miles 13*F winds 11 mph feels like 6*
    2/10 - 14.95 miles
    2/11 - 30.67 miles
    2/14 - 10.53 miles

    MTD - 121.46

    YTD - 293.61

    Jan - 172.15
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    Very frustrated tonight. Cadence/speed sensor stopped working for no reason. Changed the battery. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

    Ugh!

    Had planned on riding 40 miles tonight.

    This happened to me. Make sure the sensor on your crank arm is still in alignment with the sensing unit. Moved it back into place and all was fine.

  • teicu1
    teicu1 Posts: 71 Member
    Only another cautious half-hour this week. Lower back problems still continuing, but getting less intense. Maybe and hopefully this next week will be my “breakout week”(?).
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    February 1st 8.53 Miles -- Duration 0:50:31 (MTB)
    February 3rd 18.1 Miles -- Duration 1:00:01
    February 5th 40.6 Miles -- Duration 3:05:57 (MTB)
    February 6th 18.4 Miles -- Duration 1:13:18
    February 9th 26.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    February 11th 37.3 Miles -- Duration 2:33:09 (MTB)
    February 13th 48.8 Miles -- Duration 4:00:04
    February 14th 5.94 Miles -- Duration 0:31:35
    February 15th 12.4 Miles -- Duration 1:05:36 (MTB)

    February Total Miles: 215.97
    February Total Duration: 15:51:10
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Wed 15 - 23.77 miles: MTD 249.91 / 250, YTD 411.53 / 4000

    Just a nadgers short of the month's target, with 13 days to go :)
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    edited February 2017
    tcaley4 wrote: »
    Very frustrated tonight. Cadence/speed sensor stopped working for no reason. Changed the battery. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

    Ugh!

    Had planned on riding 40 miles tonight.

    This happened to me. Make sure the sensor on your crank arm is still in alignment with the sensing unit. Moved it back into place and all was fine.

    Thanks for the advice @tcaley4 . We checked that this morning and it didn't work. Turns out that I was right that it needed a new battery, but... then the sensor needed to be "reset". And on some models there is no reset button......

    FYI to all of you....what we needed to do was put the battery in backwards or the wrong way. (It was one of those little circle/disc batteries.) Anyway, you put it in the wrong way and close the compartment for 10 seconds. This resets the sensor. Then you put the battery in the correct way, put the sensor back making sure it is set the way that was described above, and you're set.

    My husband will be returning the new sensor he bought tonight :D . He was a sweetie for picking it up for me. It was the guy at the bike shop that mentioned the reset issue to him. My husband checked the website for the device and there it was - instructions on how to reset it using this "battery method".

    Got 30 miles in tonight! [Doing the happy dance.]
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    edited February 2017
    1.2.17 - 10.1km commute
    2.2.17 - 5.3km (14min) indoor/rollers
    3.2.17 - 12.7km commute
    5.2.17 - 2.5km (8min) indoor/rollers
    6.2.17 - 7.2km (20min) indoor/rollers
    7.2.17 - 7.4km (20min) indoor/rollers
    11.2.17 - 12.8km (38min) indoor/rollers "Half is Easy"
    14.2.17 - 8.0km (23min) indoor/rollers "Igniter"
    15.2.17 - 11.2km commute
    ---
    77.2km (of 150km goal)
  • ending_start
    ending_start Posts: 20 Member
    Having a bit harder time getting on the bike. I think the snow on the ground has affected my motivation.

    Feb 1-5: 42.1km
    Feb 6-12: 125.8
    Feb 13-19: 0km

    Goal: 550km
    KM left until Goal: 382.1km

    Motivation is lacking for me as well largely because of the weather. Cold, dark, and wet instead of cold and snowy does it to me every time we have winters like the one we are having. Give me snow and I get outside and do things like snowshoeing or skiing. When it is wet and dark with just slush and ice, all I want to do is curl up on a comfy chair and read or watch videos.

    Oh definitely. I tend to bike to work but our bike paths/lanes are the last to be cleared of snow and more often than not, filled with snow from the clearing of the main road. Today seemed like a better day, a few ice patches which got my nervous but I rode in.