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# August 2020 Biking Cycling Bicycling Bike/ Bicycle/Unicycle/Tricycle Challenge!

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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.

(BTW - Thanks to @CricketKate for starting all this back in 2012)
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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
Other Time: 0.0

Totals
Total Distance (km): 0.0
Total Distance (miles): 0.0
Total Time (min): 0.0
Total Time (hr): 0:00:00
• Member Posts: 2,617 Member
Finished July goal of 300 miles with a total of 308.92. Goal for August is 315 miles!
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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
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26 mile morning ride
505 ft elevation gain
13.7 mph 🚴🏻‍♂️🤘🏼
Goal will be 300 miles.

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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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☹️👎🏻
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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.
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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.
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That’s a rough one
I got a 15.6 mile afternoon ride in
Bringing monthly total to 68.2🚴🏻‍♂️🤘🏼
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Think I'll join y'all if that's ok....

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

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
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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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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
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Racing again last night. Got my 12.5 mile pb down to 32.19. only one more race on that course this year though.
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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

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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
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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.
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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