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January 2021 Biking Cycling Bicycling Unicycling Tricycling Tandemming Challenge!

Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 18,138 Member Member Posts: 18,138 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.

Are you an experienced road cyclist? Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? Do you ride weekends? Do you spin at home or in the gym? Is Zwift your thing? Do you race crits, ironman, or centuries? Touring? Audax/Randonneuring?
Or are you just starting out and remembering how much fun you had biking when you were a kid? 

There are no set challenges - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group. 

Just pick the target that you would like to achieve this month and post updates throughout the month as you work toward your target. We love seeing photos of your rides and hearing all about them.

Given the current situation many of us will be cycling solo or indoors.  Don't feel alone! Share your accomplishments with us. :)


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(BTW - Thanks to @CricketKate for starting all this back in 2012)
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  • TheMrWobblyTheMrWobbly Member Posts: 2,349 Member Member Posts: 2,349 Member
    First ride of the year with 20 miles round trip to the seafront. Trying to add in more inclines which I struggle with though still under 1.000 ft of climbing on this ride.
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  • sijomialsijomial Member, Premium Posts: 17,580 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,580 Member
    January cycling is living down to expectations so far - sadly!
    Ultra painful hands and a puncture on one ride and on today's ride got soaked in freezing rain with a howling headwind despite the forecast showing rain unlikely and a gentle breeze.

    Not setting myself any hard goals this month as realistically the weather conditions will dictate how much riding I can tolerate. 4 or 5C and dry I can stand about an hour at a brisk pace, when colder it becomes too unpleasant.
  • tristramtrenttristramtrent Member Posts: 256 Member Member Posts: 256 Member
    3rd jan Off to an indoor start with 5km! Aiming for 100 km this month indoors or out. It’s a start!
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 18,138 Member Member Posts: 18,138 Member
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    First ride of the year!
  • tristramtrenttristramtrent Member Posts: 256 Member Member Posts: 256 Member
    4jan 7km indoors. Starting from way behind where I was in 2017 when life changed and cycling got neglected
  • jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 630 Member Member, Premium Posts: 630 Member
    First ride of the new year today! More snow tonight.

    November total 256.0 mi
    December total 186.9 mi
    January so far 12.3 mi
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 18,138 Member Member Posts: 18,138 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
    Aug-20 ...148.9 km (92.5 miles) = 21 hours 43 minutes
    Sep-20 ... 119.8 km (74.4 miles) = 23 hours 17 minutes
    Oct-20 ... 191.7 km (119.1 miles) = 23 hours 40 minutes
    Nov-20 ... 273.0 km (169.6 miles) = 29 hours 16 minutes
    Dec-20 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 21 hours 59 minutes

    Goal: More than ... Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes

    Friday, 1 January 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 2 January 2021 … 5.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Sunday, 3 January 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 12.8 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Monday, 4 January 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 5 January 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 4 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 6 January 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 5 flights of stairs


    2021 Monthly January
    Walking Distance (km): 9.1
    Walking Time (min): 113.8
    Cycling Distance (km): 12.8
    Cycling Time (min): 49.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 9.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 7.2

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 21.9
    Total Distance (miles): 13.6
    Total Time (min): 170.0
    Total Time (hr): 2:49:57


    Bit of a slow start, but picking up steam ...
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 18,138 Member Member Posts: 18,138 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
    Aug-20 ...148.9 km (92.5 miles) = 21 hours 43 minutes
    Sep-20 ... 119.8 km (74.4 miles) = 23 hours 17 minutes
    Oct-20 ... 191.7 km (119.1 miles) = 23 hours 40 minutes
    Nov-20 ... 273.0 km (169.6 miles) = 29 hours 16 minutes
    Dec-20 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 21 hours 59 minutes

    Goal: More than ... Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes

    Friday, 1 January 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 2 January 2021 … 5.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Sunday, 3 January 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 12.8 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Monday, 4 January 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 5 January 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 4 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 6 January 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 5 flights of stairs
    Thursday, 7 January 2021 … 4.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 4 flights of stairs
    Friday, 8 January 2021 … 7.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 4 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 9 January 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 26.3 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Sunday, 10 January 2021 … 5.5 km walking + 17.7 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs


    2021 Monthly January
    Walking Distance (km): 28.1
    Walking Time (min): 357.9
    Cycling Distance (km): 56.8
    Cycling Time (min): 223.0

    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 17.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 13.6

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 84.9
    Total Distance (miles): 52.8
    Total Time (min): 594.5
    Total Time (hr): 9:54:29
  • AsthmaticHippoAsthmaticHippo Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
    Hi cool to see a cycling challenge group. So far this year I am on 97km (60miles) and 753m (2500ft) climbing

    Target is to maintain around 100km per week through January while I am on Zwift
  • tristramtrenttristramtrent Member Posts: 256 Member Member Posts: 256 Member
    5 Jan 5km indoors
    6 Jan 5.5km indoors
    7 Jan 5km indoors
    10 Jan 8km indoors

    So far 35.5km indoors of my 100 this month goal, and my legs are beginning to feel a little more willing.
  • sijomialsijomial Member, Premium Posts: 17,580 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,580 Member
    Hi cool to see a cycling challenge group. So far this year I am on 97km (60miles) and 753m (2500ft) climbing

    Target is to maintain around 100km per week through January while I am on Zwift

    @AsthmaticHippo

    There's a Strava challenge group for MyFitnessPal members too if you are interested.
    https://www.strava.com/clubs/179287
  • AsthmaticHippoAsthmaticHippo Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
    @sijomial cheers I have just joined
  • lmbarretolmbarreto Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    sijomial wrote: »
    Hi cool to see a cycling challenge group. So far this year I am on 97km (60miles) and 753m (2500ft) climbing

    Target is to maintain around 100km per week through January while I am on Zwift

    @AsthmaticHippo

    There's a Strava challenge group for MyFitnessPal members too if you are interested.
    https://www.strava.com/clubs/179287

    I just joined the group, thanks for the heads up!
  • lmbarretolmbarreto Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    Hi Fellow riders. I just joined the
    challenge. you can find me here @lmbarreto . I'm an Echelon rider , if you have a spin bike feel free to add me @Vicious-Cycle

    So far 114.60 miles in 11 days (I missed one day)

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  • tristramtrenttristramtrent Member Posts: 256 Member Member Posts: 256 Member
    SOme of you can do such a lot and I can do so little but I am glad to be doing any! Another 6km indoors yesterday, that's 41.5 of my 100.
  • sijomialsijomial Member, Premium Posts: 17,580 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,580 Member
    SOme of you can do such a lot and I can do so little but I am glad to be doing any! Another 6km indoors yesterday, that's 41.5 of my 100.

    You are lapping everyone sitting on the sofa!
    And that includes me today on a wet and miserable day. :neutral:
  • sheclimbersheclimber Member Posts: 145 Member Member Posts: 145 Member
    Just found this challenge so I'm in! My goal is to ride at least 3 days a week, outside when I can (I live in snowy/cold Colorado) trainer when I must. Normally I ride more but I'm trying to work in some more weights for the off season
  • AsthmaticHippoAsthmaticHippo Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
    SOme of you can do such a lot and I can do so little but I am glad to be doing any! Another 6km indoors yesterday, that's 41.5 of my 100.

    Hey don’t compare yourself to others just be the best that you can be. The most important thing is that you enjoy it.
  • AsthmaticHippoAsthmaticHippo Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
    sheclimber wrote: »
    Just found this challenge so I'm in! My goal is to ride at least 3 days a week, outside when I can (I live in snowy/cold Colorado) trainer when I must. Normally I ride more but I'm trying to work in some more weights for the off season

    In Sweden and locked in my garage until spring on a smart trainer
  • TheMrWobblyTheMrWobbly Member Posts: 2,349 Member Member Posts: 2,349 Member
    Sorry, not riding at the moment as year end at work is really busy. Good to see you getting mileage in!!
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