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Calling all bikers--Biker Challenge!

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  • CyclingDivaCyclingDiva Posts: 492Member Member Posts: 492Member Member


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    Where did you get the cute lil smilie on a bike????? I WANT HIM!!!!! LOL!!!! :laugh:
  • shoreridershorerider Posts: 3,936Member Member Posts: 3,936Member Member


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    Where did you get the cute lil smilie on a bike????? I WANT HIM!!!!! LOL!!!! :laugh:

    http://www.mysmiley.net/free-fighting-smileys2.php
  • DoozieDoozie Posts: 53Member Posts: 53Member
    Count me in too, I ride to work at least 3 days a week weather permitting. It is 12.5 each way. I also get out for my long ride on the weekends. I will ride at least 100 miles each week. Thanks for starting this.
  • shoreridershorerider Posts: 3,936Member Member Posts: 3,936Member Member
    Count me in too, I ride to work at least 3 days a week weather permitting. It is 12.5 each way. I also get out for my long ride on the weekends. I will ride at least 100 miles each week. Thanks for starting this.

    WOW--100 miles a week!!

    I'm not worthy!!
  • DoozieDoozie Posts: 53Member Posts: 53Member
    I love cycling! I get out there and ride and clear my head. I have a Trek 2300 road bike that I've had for several years. Don't know what I would do with out it. I saw your post abut getting a road bike. I Perhaps you can go to a few different bike shops and test ride a few different types of bikes to get a feel for what bike you feel good on. Then check out Craigs list for a used one. A friend has bought several decent road bikes for very little $$ off the site.
  • ohthatbambiohthatbambi Posts: 1,098Member Member Posts: 1,098Member Member
    I have 20 miles in for the day! That is 7 more than my usual routine!!
  • cecreechcecreech Posts: 119Member Member Posts: 119Member Member
    I am in, right now I am doing between 50 and 80 miles a week but I want to bump that up to 100. I did 16 miles this morning between 630 and 8 and felt like it didn't take anything out of my day at all. I have a few friends who ride with me now and it is getting to be funner and funner-er. :laugh:
    Perhaps this will really bring me over the threshold of weight loss that I have needed. I ride a LeMond Versailles road bike, if that makes a difference to anyone, and I am planning some touring on my bike this year.
    I am thankful that this thread is open, it is a great encouragement to me, you folks are great!

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  • CyclingDivaCyclingDiva Posts: 492Member Member Posts: 492Member Member
    I love cycling! I get out there and ride and clear my head. I have a Trek 2300 road bike that I've had for several years. Don't know what I would do with out it. I saw your post abut getting a road bike. I Perhaps you can go to a few different bike shops and test ride a few different types of bikes to get a feel for what bike you feel good on. Then check out Craigs list for a used one. A friend has bought several decent road bikes for very little $$ off the site.

    OH YES I agree. I forgot about Craigs list...lots of great thing on there :bigsmile: :happy:

    I've been riding around 100 miles per week too. Your right it seriously is a great way to clear the head :tongue:
    I'm going to love this challenge. I may go for a few extra miles just to push myself :bigsmile:
  • CyclingDivaCyclingDiva Posts: 492Member Member Posts: 492Member Member
    I am in, right now I am doing between 50 and 80 miles a week but I want to bump that up to 100. I did 16 miles this morning between 630 and 8 and felt like it didn't take anything out of my day at all. I have a few friends who ride with me now and it is getting to be funner and funner-er. :laugh:
    Perhaps this will really bring me over the threshold of weight loss that I have needed. I ride a LeMond Versailles road bike, if that makes a difference to anyone, and I am planning some touring on my bike this year.
    I am thankful that this thread is open, it is a great encouragement to me, you folks are great!

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    I'm double posting, but I had to say....SSSSWEEETTTTT BIKE!!!!! :bigsmile:
  • stschulzstschulz Posts: 340Member Posts: 340Member
    Count me in.
    50 miles?week now.
    Increase by 10% every week.
    Metric century (= 65 miles on one day) end of August.

    riding a recumbent (Bacchetta Giro 26) = NO sore butt!:tongue:
  • chiefironchiefiron Posts: 305Member Posts: 305Member
    And, no, I don't mean motorcyclists--sorry!

    Dang!!!! :brokenheart:

    And here i thought....Finally a topic i can really get behind.

    For those who have never ridden a road course full out you dont know the work out your missing.

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  • jadaiglejadaigle Posts: 161Member Member Posts: 161Member Member
    I did 22 miles yesterday in the 97 degree heat with my husband.
  • PrincessLaundryPrincessLaundry Posts: 2,758Member Member Posts: 2,758Member Member
    Awwwww! Great idea! I pledge to clear up all my sores, bruises, and owies by this next week, and pick up my bike as soon as they call for it to be ready. ::whewh!:: There, I can do that!

    I'll set my riding goals when you all do a check as soon as I get my bike back.

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    Have a lovely week riding and good luck!
  • shoreridershorerider Posts: 3,936Member Member Posts: 3,936Member Member
    I am officially wiped out completely!

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    This morning's ride was easiest the hardest--even more so than my 30 miler last week!

    I did 25.5 miles in 85 degree weather with 99% percent humidity--it felt like I was riding in a green house!

    But I got my ride in!!!

    Tomorrow is supposed to be worse, so I might not try it tomorrow--will have to see.
  • ohthatbambiohthatbambi Posts: 1,098Member Member Posts: 1,098Member Member
    I did 15.5 miles this morning. Now I am going to the gym for my weight training!! I feel GREAT!
  • jill927jill927 Posts: 471Member Member Posts: 471Member Member
    whoo... i went 15 miles today before work! plus my 2 miles to work and 2 miles home, thats 19 miles today total!
  • erin1205erin1205 Posts: 99Member Posts: 99Member
    My bike is in the shop till Wednesday, but I would like to join this challenge when I get it back! Sounds like fun!

    On the same note, I remember seeing on a post here at some point a link to a map that would let you pick points and give you the mileage. That way you could get your miles accounting for any twists and turns, instead of just one straight shot from A to B. Does anyone know of a site like that?

    I'll pledge my weekly miles after routing out a map...very excited for this one!! :smile:
  • shoreridershorerider Posts: 3,936Member Member Posts: 3,936Member Member
    Mapmyride.com has a map that allows you to plot your route using roadways. It's great!
  • CyclingDivaCyclingDiva Posts: 492Member Member Posts: 492Member Member
    41 miles today....OMG! half that milage we were anywhere from 5% to 10% inclines that lasted 3 miles or more at a time...what a rush!
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    Kel~
  • ohthatbambiohthatbambi Posts: 1,098Member Member Posts: 1,098Member Member
    41 miles today....OMG! half that milage we were anywhere from 5% to 10% inclines that lasted 3 miles or more at a time...what a rush!
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    Kel~

    Super BikerWoman!!! You go!
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