February 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • ending_start
    ending_start Posts: 20 Member
    Alright, finally got onto my bike today for a commute into work. Pretty cold but at least the bike path was cleared of snow, though few ice patches. I do have an indoor trainer but have been lacking the motivation to ride. Maybe once my ANT+ reader comes in and I can move Zwift to the PC instead of my phone I might be more motivated to ride.

    Feb 1-5: 42.1km
    Feb 6-12: 148km
    Feb 13-19: 7km

    Goal: 550km
    KM left until Goal: 352.9km
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Thu 16 - 23.94 miles: MTD 273.85 / 250, YTD 435.47 / 4000

    Going well - looking to beat my month target by at least 100 miles
  • coreyj1
    coreyj1 Posts: 5 Member
    Hi all. I'm new to the challenge. I'm shooting for 200 this month. Lost January to Pneumonia, but am getting back in the saddle again this week:

    Mon, Feb 13, 2017 10:12 AM
    Morning ride

    Distance 40.3 mi
    Moving Time 2:39:58
    Avg Speed 15.1 mi/h
    Avg Watts 153 W
    Elev Gain 2,300 ft

    Wed, Feb 15, 2017 1:35 PM
    Afternoon ride

    Distance 21.8 mi
    Moving Time 1:27:26
    Avg Speed 15.0 mi/h
    Avg Watts 165 W
    Elev Gain 1,699 ft
    Ride
  • txchics
    txchics Posts: 19 Member
    I quit smoking 8 yrs ago and bought a bicycle. Best decision I could of made!! Sure enjoy riding, my favorite is my Fat Bike that I ride on our farm. It's perfect going through any terrain! Starting to hit the trails since warm weather is beginning!

    Charlie from Texas
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    edited February 2017
    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 16th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 0:59:37

    February Total Miles: 226.97
    February Total Duration: 16:50:47
  • 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 16th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 0:59:37
    February 17th 6.0 Miles -- Duration 0:32:22

    February Total Miles: 232.97
    February Total Duration: 17:23:09
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Fri 17 - 24.81 miles: MTD 298.66 / 250, YTD 460.28 / 4000
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Set up a new ride in RideWithGPS today. Would have been a lovely ride for a summer evening, with loads of small lanes and riverside cycle paths, wending backwards and forwards over the Thames. However, riding it for the first time in the dark? Not so much.

    Still, it becomes my longest single ride, even after I had to drastically redesign it in the middle to get home at a reasonable time

    Sat 18 - 42.05 miles: MTD 340.71 / 250, YTD 502.33 / 4000
  • 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 16th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 0:59:37
    February 17th 6.0 Miles -- Duration 0:32:22
    February 18th 30.9 Miles -- Duration 2:14:17

    February Total Miles: 263.87
    February Total Duration: 19:37:26
  • sijaeabc
    sijaeabc Posts: 43 Member
    First I was dealing with back issues and then had some neck trouble but finally got out on my bike this month and enjoyed it so much! :D So, I made a slight inroads into my Feb. goal, which I think was 50 miles:

    02/18/17 10 miles, 46 minutes
  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    I'm trying to get back to exercise after hip surgery (piriformis). I think it's time to get the bike out. I had been running before surgery.

    I am not coordinated or strong enough yet to unclip in the outwards motion from my Shimano clipless pedals. I can unclip inwards though.

    @SteveCro made the point that that may not be advisable since it forces the momentum opposite of putting your foot down.

    I'd like to keep the upward pull on the pedal stroke if possible. (I could go back to regular pedals) I was looking at the SpeedPlay pedals, thought they might be easier to get out of? They also have a 0-15° side to side float, which may be useful in rebuilding strength in my case.

    Any suggestions? Experience?

    Thanks.
  • twenaj
    twenaj Posts: 37 Member
    Double groin strain stopped play for 4 days.
    Even though it's still a little sore I have started cycling again now.
    Taking it easy and a little longer and I should hopefully still hit my target.
    Man it's a little frustrating to put up with though.

    Elise4270...
    I admire you for getting back on a bike after such an op.
    I would maybe go for a standard pedal but with a cage, easy to get foot in and out plus you can still pull as well.
    Main thing is to keep the hip moving, (but don't over do it) any exercise which you choose to do that will help you recover well and stronger.
    You'll soon be back in the saddle in no time clipping and all.
    Good luck.

    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
    14th Feb - 0 Miles
    15th Feb - 0 Miles
    16th Feb - 0 Miles
    17th Feb - 0 Miles
    18th Feb - 6.49 Miles on Rollers
    19th Feb - 20 52 Miles on Rollers

    Total so far 219.81 Miles
    Target 300 Miles
    80.19 Miles to go
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,852 Member
    Has Spring sprung in southern England? :glasses: Double digit temperatures this weekend.

    One of those rites of Spring is switching my default bike on Strava from an indoor to an outdoor bike.....

    No mileage target this month, just to do as much as possible. Fitness levels are down following a couple of bouts of illness but recovering at last.

    Miles so far this month:
    Indoors (mix of Wattbike, eSpinning bike and Turbo Trainer in the garage)-
    126.1

    Outdoors-
    59.6
  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    Thanks @twenaj. I don't mind the toe cages. I have some nerve damage in my foot. Idk how they'll work. So I am not sure I wanna go that route yet. Least. They are cheap. :wink:

    Just kickin' options around.
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    @Elise4270 I'm still very much a newbie to biking. So with that disclaimer: when I bought my bike, it came with Look pedals. They freaked me out because I found it really hard to unclip. At the suggestion of a collague, I switched to Time RXS pedals. They seem to require a lot less force to unclip.
    But they do cost some money; maybe too much to order them if you don't know if they'll work for you. Maybe you can find a bike shop when you can try different pedals?

    ---

    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
    18.2.17 - 13.5km (42min) indoor/rollers "do as you're told"
    ---
    90.7km (of 150km goal)

  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    @Elise4270 I'm still very much a newbie to biking. So with that disclaimer: when I bought my bike, it came with Look pedals. They freaked me out because I found it really hard to unclip. At the suggestion of a collague, I switched to Time RXS pedals. They seem to require a lot less force to unclip.
    But they do cost some money; maybe too much to order them if you don't know if they'll work for you. Maybe you can find a bike shop when you can try different pedals?


    Yes that's what I plan on doing. I don't mind spending the money. I have a bit saved from my now non-runner running account.

    We have a small LBS I can get information from. He'll even put them on and align them properly if needed. If they don't carry what I decide on. I can find it in Dallas.
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    February 2nd - 20.1 miles/1:01:31 min
    February 3rd – 10.7 miles/35:03 min
    February 4th – 10.6 miles/35:05 min
    February 5th 40.5 miles/1:55:17 min
    February 8th – 20.4 miles/59:30 min
    February 9th – 20.1 miles/59:38 min
    February 10th – 35.9 miles/1:45:36
    February 12th 23.5 miles/1:11:11 min
    February 13th 17 miles/48:22 min
    February 15th 32 miles/1:27:54 min
    February 17th 8.6 miles/26:50 min
    February 19th 50.2 miles/2:20:04

    February Miles to date: 289.6
    February Duration to date: 14:25:25
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    @Elise4270 I asked my hubby (the more experienced cyclist) about loosening the tension. Have you tried to loosen the tension on the pedals? I did this when I was first learning how to clip in and out as I was having trouble unclipping.

    Speedplay is most definitely a good option. Hubby said that several of the guys in his riding group moved to that brand after back, knee, and hip surgeries.

    Look pedals have an adjustable flow. They might work for you.

    Hubby recommends trying to loosen the tension on your current pedals first - before investing in the Speedplay (which may require you to purchase new shoes too).



  • 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 16th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 0:59:37
    February 17th 6.0 Miles -- Duration 0:32:22
    February 18th 30.9 Miles -- Duration 2:14:17
    February 19th 36.1 Miles -- Duration 2:25:46

    February Total Miles: 299.97
    February Total Duration: 22:03:12
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    Work has been keeping me really busy, but have been able to get a few rides in.

    02/06 5.65 mi
    02/07 10.98
    02/08 10.89
    02/10 14.54
    02/11 4.66
    02/13 12.17
    05/15 15.04
    02/16 14.79

    Month total: 98.52
    Year total: 160.40