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Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 17,045 Member Member Posts: 17,045 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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  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 17,045 Member Member Posts: 17,045 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
    Jun-20 ... 130.9 km (81.3 miles) = 18 hours 50 minutes
    Jul-20 ... 41.8 km (26 miles) = 9 hours 8 minutes


    Nothing yet ... wait for it!


    2020 Monthly August
    Walking Distance (km): 0.0
    Walking Time (min): 0.0
    Cycling Distance (km): 0.0
    Cycling Time (min): 0.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 0.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 0.0
    Rowing Distance (km): 0.0
    Rowing Time (min): 0.0
    Other Distance: 0.0
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    Totals
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    Total Time (hr): 0:00:00
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,617 Member Member Posts: 2,617 Member
    Finished July goal of 300 miles with a total of 308.92. Goal for August is 315 miles!
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 17,045 Member Member Posts: 17,045 Member
    Saturday - nice, slow, casual, flat ride. :) 

    Distance: 8.30km
    Elevation: 28m 
    Moving Time: 36:17
    Elapsed Time:    36:56 
    Speed: Avg: 13.7km/h | Max: 25.6km/h
  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    26 mile morning ride
    505 ft elevation gain
    13.7 mph 🚴🏻‍♂️🤘🏼
    Goal will be 300 miles.

  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,734 Member Member Posts: 16,734 Member
    Goals for August:

    Strava 7,500m climbing challenge (10% done so made a start)

    Gran Fondo - at least one and if the COVID situation continues to improve in my area I'll start refuelling during rides (I've only done home to home or car to car rides so far this year to minimise contact which limits my range.)
    I'd like to be ready for Century rides if/when organised events restart this year.

    FTP test - if a rainy day and rested legs happen to coincide.
  • helen_goldthorpehelen_goldthorpe Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Goals for August - get some racing in while I can! The season ends in September anyway, and we're a bit too close to areas with tighter restrictions for comfort at the moment. Also hopefully a long weekend away somewhere hilly.

    Yesterday was a turbo day (2 hours on Zwift) but today I got out for 120km. Although my oh is a cyclist, we normally ride separately other than when we're on holiday as he wanted to ride faster than me, and I'm fine riding solo. Anyway, after our last holiday (and me beating him comprehensively at Thursday's time trial), he said he'd ride with me today as we both had similar routes planned. He was really struggling and I dropped him on the hills :-o after a couple of hours he decided to head home via a more direct route while I carried on. He thinks it's a bit of fatigue, but I can't remember ever being so much stronger than him!
  • _nikkiwolf__nikkiwolf_ Member Posts: 1,362 Member Member Posts: 1,362 Member
    In May I reached ~125km with a 100km goal, June 180km with a 150km goal, July ~210km with a 200km goal. So new goal for August: 250km?
    I have no idea honestly if I can manage that, since I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks :-) No long distance travel to exotic places, obviously, but two weeks in a camping car a few hours away from home, together with my sister. We're planning on hiking, canoeing and hopefully also a bit of cycling. My sister only rides a bike about once per year when we are on vacation together somewhere. We did a 44km ride last year, and 40km the year before. This year I can probably get her to add one or two more shorter rides as well.
    Still, I'll be "missing out" on ~100km of commute rides during the vacation, which means I need to find some time to do an extra ride during the first or last week of the month.
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,617 Member Member Posts: 2,617 Member
    Morning ride: 15.66 miles
    Running total: 15.66 miles
    Left to goal: 299.34 miles

    Was nice this morning, starting temp in the 70's and stayed there for the whole ride.
  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    26.4 mile afternoon ride
    617 ft elevation gain
    13.4 mph
    52.4 of 300 mile goal
    Work is gonna have me all mixed up this month. Will be out of town for two weeks of work, and won’t be able to take my bike like I have been able to☹️👎🏻
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,617 Member Member Posts: 2,617 Member
    8/4:
    Morning ride: 16.19 miles
    Running total: 31.85 miles
    Left to goal: 283.15 miles

    Has been cool (mid 70's) the last 2 mornings and that has made for enjoyable rides. Unfortunately, the cool front is pushing out so the temp will be climbing for the rest of the week.
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,617 Member Member Posts: 2,617 Member
    8/5:
    Morning ride: 1.5 miles riding, 1.5 miles walking... Got 1.5 miles from the house, stopped at a traffic light and when I went to kick off from the light, pop, friggin' chain comes apart. Good news is that I only had to walk it back the same 1.5 miles.
  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    That’s a rough one
    I got a 15.6 mile afternoon ride in
    Bringing monthly total to 68.2🚴🏻‍♂️🤘🏼
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 739 Member Member Posts: 739 Member
    Think I'll join y'all if that's ok....

    Goal is to ride at least 3 times a week, preferably more.

    8/1: 24.7 miles flat road
    8/3: 19.8 miles gravel ride at night
    8/4: 22.1 miles rolling hills paved.

    Total to date: 66.6 miles
    edited August 6
  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,734 Member Member Posts: 16,734 Member
    Today's hot and humid ride included a couple of laps of Richmond Park, one of the Royal Parks dotted around London.

    The deer were seeking out shade and leaving "mad dogs and Englishmen to go out in the midday sun".

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  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    Welcome pridesabtch.
    I got in a 17.2 mile ride in after work
    528 ft elevation gain
    13.9 mph
    Nice ride with quite a few hills to challenge me a bit. Been doing shorter rides but trying to make them harder. 🚴🏻‍♂️🤘🏼Keep on truckin
  • helen_goldthorpehelen_goldthorpe Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Racing again last night. Got my 12.5 mile pb down to 32.19. only one more race on that course this year though.
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 739 Member Member Posts: 739 Member
    Goal is to ride at least 3 times a week, preferably more.

    8/1: 24.7 miles flat road (15.7 mph)
    8/3: 19.8 miles gravel ride at night (11 mph)
    8/4: 22.1 miles rolling hills paved (14.8 mph)
    8/7: 19.6 miles flat road: (15 mph)


    Total to date: 86.2 miles

  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,617 Member Member Posts: 2,617 Member
    Got the bike put back together and rode this morning!

    Morning ride - 14.51 miles
    Running total - 46.36 miles
    Left to goal - 268.64
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,617 Member Member Posts: 2,617 Member
    8/8:
    Morning ride: 23.21 miles
    Running total: 69.57 miles
    Left to goal: 245.43 miles

    Got out early this morning and hit all 3 bike trails that are near the house. Was nice weather but a little muggy.
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 739 Member Member Posts: 739 Member
    Goal is to ride at least 3 times a week, preferably more.

    8/1: 24.7 miles flat road (15.7 mph)
    8/3: 19.8 miles gravel ride at night (11 mph)
    8/4: 22.1 miles rolling hills paved (14.8 mph)
    8/6; 19.6 miles flat road: (15 mph)
    8/7: 24.6 miles flat road (16.2mph)



    Total to date: 110.8 miles


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