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June 2020 Biking Cycling Bicycling Bike/ Bicycle/Unicycle/Tricycle Challenge!

Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 16,837 Member Member Posts: 16,837 Member
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 bicycle ... or unicycle, tricycle, tandem, etc.

Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? So you ride weekends? Do you spin at home or in the gym? Is Zwift your thing? 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.

There's no set challenge across participants - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group.
Just pick your own target that you want to achieve this month, post that when you join the thread, and post updates throughout the month as you're working towards your target.


Given the current situation many of us will be cycling solo or indoors ... share your accomplishments with us. :)


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(BTW - Thanks to @CricketKate for starting all this back in 2012)
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  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,633 Member Member Posts: 16,633 Member
    First day of the month and time to set myself some cycling goals:
    • Strava climbing challenge for sure as it does encourage me to work on my weakest aspect.
    • More drive/rides for variety and exploring new areas.
    • Step up my hill work from hard (10% 'ish) to very hard (15% +).
    • At least two 100km+ rides.


    Not a great start to June as got a mystery flat with no obvious puncture - luckily happened near a friend's house so I got a cuppa while I replaced the tube. Flats are a PITA but at least it happened in a convenient place on an unimportant ride so that's a consolation.
  • dreamer12151dreamer12151 Member Posts: 964 Member Member Posts: 964 Member
    Well, last month I set a 25 mile goal, and I seriously failed to get back in the saddle. Even though I am working through some shoulder, rotator cuff pain, I start OT today, and I should be able to accomplish the goal, considering I am actually starting at the beginning of the month this time.

    GOAL: 25 miles
  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 37 Member Member Posts: 37 Member
    I’m going to have a work schedule that is all over the place this month, so I’m gonna drop my goal to 250 miles and hope for the best.
    First day of the month and I did a 25.5 mile ride, so I’m already 10% down🤘🏼🚲
  • Ikeeptrying2Ikeeptrying2 Member Posts: 64 Member Member Posts: 64 Member
    My goal for this month is 200 miles.
  • dreamer12151dreamer12151 Member Posts: 964 Member Member Posts: 964 Member
    I got out early today as it is set to get up to 92F - "record breaking heat" per the weatherman this morning - and was able to cross the busy highway to get over to the open country roads, even 1 I hadn't gone down before. Now, in my defense, it WAS at the end of the ride, I was going uphill, into 13mph winds when the huge farm tractor passed me...followed by the delivery truck...followed by the UPS truck....sigh. #tiredlegs

    GOAL: 25 miles

    6/2 - 11.12 miles (11.12 done, 13.88 to go)
  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,633 Member Member Posts: 16,633 Member
    sijomial wrote: »
    First day of the month and time to set myself some cycling goals:
    • Strava climbing challenge for sure as it does encourage me to work on my weakest aspect.
    • More drive/rides for variety and exploring new areas.
    • Step up my hill work from hard (10% 'ish) to very hard (15% +).
    • At least two 100km+ rides.


    Not a great start to June as got a mystery flat with no obvious puncture - luckily happened near a friend's house so I got a cuppa while I replaced the tube. Flats are a PITA but at least it happened in a convenient place on an unimportant ride so that's a consolation.

    Mystery flat seemed to be a manufacturing fault where the valve assembly was vulcanised to the tube.
    Tube held air for hours until I manipulated the tube and a tiny pinprick appeared. Tube had done a few thousand miles before failing - very strange!

    Got a drive/ride in today as weather is expected to take a downturn here in southern England.

    54 mile loop from historic Windsor out into the beautiful Chiltern Hills, lovely views and quiet traffic. Got dehydrated towards the end as it was very hot and sunny, two bottles on the bike and a small bottle in a pocket wasn't close to being enough.
    edited June 2
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 16,837 Member Member Posts: 16,837 Member
    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
    Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
    Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
    Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
    Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
    Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
    Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
    Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
    Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
    Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
    May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
    June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
    July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
    Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
    Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
    Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
    Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
    Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
    Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
    Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
    Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
    May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
    Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes
    Jul-19 ... 217.3 km (135.0 miles) = 33 hours 45 minutes
    Aug-19 ... 162.5 km (100.9 miles) = 28 hours 4 minutes
    Sep-19 ... 136.0 km (84.5 miles) = 23 hours 10 minutes
    Oct-19 ... 196.5 km (122.1 miles) = 31 hours 27 minutes
    Nov-19 ... 155.5 km (96.6 miles) = 25 hours 01 minutes
    Dec-19 ... 203.7 km (126.6 miles) = 26 hours 54 minutes
    Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes
    Feb-20 ... 248.6 km (154.5 miles) = 34 hours 50 minutes
    Mar-20 ... 148.3 km (92.2 miles) = 30 hours 12 minutes
    Apr-20 ... 171.9 km (106.8 miles) = 19 hours 28 minutes
    May-20 ... 183.7 km (114.1 miles) = 20 hours 49 minutes

    Monday, 1 June 2020 … 0.0 km walking + 10.8 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 2 June 2020 … 4.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.6 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 3 June 2020 … 4.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.6 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs


    2020 Monthly June
    Walking Distance (km): 9.2
    Walking Time (min): 103.0
    Cycling Distance (km): 10.8
    Cycling Time (min): 41.0

    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 0.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 0.0
    Rowing Distance (km): 3.2
    Rowing Time (min): 20.0


    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 23.3
    Total Distance (miles): 14.5
    Total Time (min): 164.0
    Total Time (hr): 2:44:00

    Here we go again!
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 16,837 Member Member Posts: 16,837 Member
    Welcome here!!

    It's winter where I am, so I'll see how I go with outdoor rides. :) Otherwise there will be indoor exercise.
  • AlanKmfpAlanKmfp Member, Premium Posts: 50 Member Member, Premium Posts: 50 Member
    Goals for June:

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    Zero cycling so far, waiting for a delivery of new tyres, tubes & brake pads. Hoping to be up and running by Sunday!
  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 37 Member Member Posts: 37 Member
    I got a just under 26 mile ride in today, bringing me to 51.25 miles so far🚲
  • _nikkiwolf__nikkiwolf_ Member Posts: 1,360 Member Member Posts: 1,360 Member
    I'm in again! Or I will be, if the apocalyptic rain ever stops :D
    At the beginning of the week it was warm and sunny, but I went running instead of cycling. I had a 30km route planned for yesterday - but there was so much rain, they even had to close the highway a few kilometres away from where I live, due to flooding. Today there were a few dry 30min-intervals, but right now it's pouring again...

    Anyway, it can't rain forever! I'm actually hoping to increase my distance a bit from last month. 150km maybe? I'll set that as a goal and see if it's doable for me.
  • dreamer12151dreamer12151 Member Posts: 964 Member Member Posts: 964 Member
    @sijomial So jealous! Well, ok, not of the flat, obviously, but of where you are! Southern England is my "happy place", specifically Salisbury. I'm a "hybrid", Mum is from there (born in Oxford, uni @ Cambridge, Hitchen is "home") and was just in Market Harborough in Feb before all the CV-19 hit. Would love to be back there!


    GOAL: 25 miles

    6/2 - 11.12 miles
    6/4 - 6.8 miles (17.92 done, 7.08 to go)
  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,633 Member Member Posts: 16,633 Member
    @sijomial So jealous! Well, ok, not of the flat, obviously, but of where you are! Southern England is my "happy place", specifically Salisbury. I'm a "hybrid", Mum is from there (born in Oxford, uni @ Cambridge, Hitchen is "home") and was just in Market Harborough in Feb before all the CV-19 hit. Would love to be back there!


    GOAL: 25 miles

    6/2 - 11.12 miles
    6/4 - 6.8 miles (17.92 done, 7.08 to go)

    @dreamer12151

    I'm lucky to live near the Surrey Hills and it's a cyclist's playground if rather challenging in terms of climbing. A lot of the roads that feature in the Ride London 100 are local to me.
    Salisbury and the surrounding area is lovely - I did a big ride centered around Winchester and Salisbury Plain a few years ago and it was idyllic.
  • Ikeeptrying2Ikeeptrying2 Member Posts: 64 Member Member Posts: 64 Member
    Goal = 200 miles / Actual = 25.75 miles / Balance = 174.25

    6/4 - 25.75 miles
  • helen_goldthorpehelen_goldthorpe Member Posts: 250 Member Member Posts: 250 Member
    About 50km for me today including a diversion up a hill I'd never tried before - steeper than 10% and a bit of a shock to the legs! I've got some long rides on the schedule for the weekend, then my coach has set me a week of tests (FTP and vo2 max) so I'll be mainly on the turbo for a while.
  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,633 Member Member Posts: 16,633 Member
    About 50km for me today including a diversion up a hill I'd never tried before - steeper than 10% and a bit of a shock to the legs! I've got some long rides on the schedule for the weekend, then my coach has set me a week of tests (FTP and vo2 max) so I'll be mainly on the turbo for a while.

    Does your coach hate you Helen?
    :wink: :smiley:

    Hope the tests aren't too unpleasant.
  • helen_goldthorpehelen_goldthorpe Member Posts: 250 Member Member Posts: 250 Member
    The worrying thing is that an FTP test actually sounds far more appealing than the session he set me this week - an hour on the turbo at threshold. At least the FTP test is only 20 minutes not 60!
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 16,837 Member Member Posts: 16,837 Member
    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
    Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
    Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
    Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
    Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
    Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
    Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
    Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
    Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
    Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
    May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
    June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
    July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
    Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
    Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
    Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
    Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
    Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
    Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
    Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
    Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
    May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
    Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes
    Jul-19 ... 217.3 km (135.0 miles) = 33 hours 45 minutes
    Aug-19 ... 162.5 km (100.9 miles) = 28 hours 4 minutes
    Sep-19 ... 136.0 km (84.5 miles) = 23 hours 10 minutes
    Oct-19 ... 196.5 km (122.1 miles) = 31 hours 27 minutes
    Nov-19 ... 155.5 km (96.6 miles) = 25 hours 01 minutes
    Dec-19 ... 203.7 km (126.6 miles) = 26 hours 54 minutes
    Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes
    Feb-20 ... 248.6 km (154.5 miles) = 34 hours 50 minutes
    Mar-20 ... 148.3 km (92.2 miles) = 30 hours 12 minutes
    Apr-20 ... 171.9 km (106.8 miles) = 19 hours 28 minutes
    May-20 ... 183.7 km (114.1 miles) = 20 hours 49 minutes

    Monday, 1 June 2020 … 0.0 km walking + 10.8 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 2 June 2020 … 4.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.6 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 3 June 2020 … 4.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.6 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Thursday, 4 June 2020 … 3.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Friday, 5 June 2020 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 6 June 2020 … 0.5 km walking + 11.5 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs


    2020 Monthly June
    Walking Distance (km): 13.3
    Walking Time (min): 166.0
    Cycling Distance (km): 22.3
    Cycling Time (min): 82.0

    Rowing Distance (km): 3.2
    Rowing Time (min): 20.0


    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 38.8
    Total Distance (miles): 24.1
    Total Time (min): 268.0
    Total Time (hr): 4:28:00
  • helen_goldthorpehelen_goldthorpe Member Posts: 250 Member Member Posts: 250 Member
    80km for me today, a bit windy so I just rode up the valley and back rather than climbing up onto the tops.
    edited June 6
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 16,837 Member Member Posts: 16,837 Member
    Sat Jun 6th, 2020 -- Bicycle Ride Outside

    My husband and I got out for a bicycle ride. It was quite chilly out there, but very little wind which was good. It was only 11.45 km ... I'd like to ride longer, but today that was good enough. My feet were really feeling the cold by the end of the ride.

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