June Cycling Challenge 2014

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  • Hornsby
    Hornsby Posts: 10,322 Member
    6.1.14 - 28.3 miles - 18.0mph
    6.3.14 - 18.9 miles - 19.6mph
    6.4.14 - 18.9 miles - 19.0mph
    6.4.14 - 19.0 miles - 19.1mph
    6.5.14 - 18.8 miles - 18.3mph
    6.5.14 - 19.1 miles - 19.1mph
    6.7.14 - 38.0 miles - 20.2mph
    6.9.14 - 18.9 miles - 20.8mph

    Totals - 179.9mi 9h 19m

    Goal = 600 miles / 421.1 to go

    Had a lot of rain the last few days. Gotta make up some miles.
  • DaveInFL
    DaveInFL Posts: 84 Member
    01st June - 22.7 miles
    03nd June - 14.1 miles
    08th June - 26.6 miles

    Cumulative: 63.4
  • e_smith06
    e_smith06 Posts: 65 Member
    June 2. - 8.10 miles @13.57mph
    June 10 - 5.00 miles @13.40mph - when the flat occurred.

    MTD - 13.10 miles
  • dancingj2
    dancingj2 Posts: 4,572 Member
    Monthly goal 250
    Total so far 19.0

    5/1 - 11.6
    5/10 - 7.4

    Where has the time gone and why was I not riding my bike?
  • veloman21
    veloman21 Posts: 418 Member
    Kate, this is a very motivating thread, thanks!!

    Like you I returned to cycling after a long hiatus. I had stopped riding my bike at 16 years of age (car was much cooler then ;) ) and got back in the saddle just 4 years ago at the age of 47. I LOVE IT!!!

    I have lost over 100 pounds since I re-started my love affair with biking and enjoyed many great rides and met many great people along the way :)

    I would really love to do 1,000 miles this month but think I may come up just shy.

    June 1st - 10th 337.43 miles, 17,843 ft climbing, 15.1 mph avg
  • veloman21
    veloman21 Posts: 418 Member
    I got in 9.5 miles on Thursday.

    I have a question for the really avid/experienced cyclers. I just had my bike into the shop to get my gears looked at, they were slipping on my last ride. The guy adjusted them at no charge, but recommended that I have an allover tune-up for $60. How often, if ever do you get a tune-up and its that a normal cost?

    Kate,

    There are a number of things that can cause that. Shifter out of adjustment is one, but also a stretched chain or worn cassette can have similar symptoms. Preventive maintenance is always a good idea. Thoroughly clean then lightly re-grease your chain and it may also help.
  • veloman21
    veloman21 Posts: 418 Member
    I made a separate thread in the F&E forum but I really need some urgent help.

    In short, I've broken 3 spokes in as many weeks just from street riding. My LBS said I def need a new 'stronger' rim so I am shopping on Amazon but have zero experience with the intricacies of buying a new wheel so I'll list what is currently on there.

    Diamondback SL7 Aluminum Alloy
    Double Wall
    700c x 28/38C
    ETRTO 662 x 20

    Disc brakes and an 8 speed cassette.

    The bike is a Diamondback Overdrive Sport so I don't want to go too expensive (I only paid $500 for the bike). I am not too concerned with the wheel's weight as long as it's somewhat economical and durable.

    I really appreciate any help you guys can give.

    I don't want to be indelicate, but what weight are you riding at? Unless it is far beyond the stated range of the wheel/spokes, then I would think the problem is poorly tensioned spokes. Find a bike shop that truly knows how to measure and set spoke tension and that should cure your problem.
  • dancingj2
    dancingj2 Posts: 4,572 Member
    I got in 9.5 miles on Thursday.

    I have a question for the really avid/experienced cyclers. I just had my bike into the shop to get my gears looked at, they were slipping on my last ride. The guy adjusted them at no charge, but recommended that I have an allover tune-up for $60. How often, if ever do you get a tune-up and its that a normal cost?

    There is a little nut on the the end of the cable that sometimes needs a click or two to keep my gears shifting OK. I think the cable stretches and that tightens it up.

    The other thing I do from time to time is wipe my chain off and squirt a wax lube on my on it. Usually my chain starts making noises to let me know it needs some (the squeaky chain gets the grease?)

    Every one to two years I figure my bikes needs a good once over. As I recall its almost $100 here for a complete cleaning and adjusting.
  • tinkbaby101
    tinkbaby101 Posts: 180 Member
    Goal: 150
    6/2 - 6.9
    6/5 - 6.9
    6/9 - 4.9
    6/11 - 4.9

    Total: 23.6
    Miles to go: 126.4

    >.< Calculated miles to go wrong last time. I can math.
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    June 2 - rode 34.7 miles for a duration of 2:01:28
    June 3 - rode 43.3 miles for a duration of 2:59:48
    June 4 - rode 19.1 miles for a duration of 1:17:32
    June 5 - rode 29.1 miles for a duration of 1:46:54 (XC Warm-Up and 3 x 10 XC race start intervals)
    June 6 - rode for 10 miles for a duration of 45 mintues
    June 8 - rode 13.5 miles for a duration of 1:13:33 (XC race only - not counting the 45 minute warm-up)
    June 10 - rode 7.57 miles for a duration of 55:33 (singletrack taper rep intervals)

    June totals: 157.27 miles / 10:59:48 hours
  • wendy0210
    wendy0210 Posts: 86 Member
    35.12/50 miles for June:
    10.76 on June 1st
    12.18 on June 8th
    12.18 again on June 10th (I'm guessing the distance on this one, since my app didn't record this ride - bummer! - but I did the same route that I did on the 8th so it's a very, very close estimate) - Feeling great this morning!
  • Wish i had a real bike:sad:

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  • DJManos
    DJManos Posts: 220
    Hello all! I have no idea how I missed this thread until now. At any rate, I am in. I have done 153 miles so far this month and my goal is a minimum of 400 miles for the month. I also track my ride using mapmyride.com so if you want to follow me there that is cool too.

    Look up Donnie Manos or [email protected]

    Ride On!
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
    June 1--26.18 miles
    June 3--1.41 miles
    June 4--10.55 miles
    June 5--20.79 miles
    June 7--14.33 miles
    June 8--12.18 miles
    June 10--8.12 miles

    Total=93.56 miles; 131.44 miles to go.
  • DJManos
    DJManos Posts: 220
    June 1--26.18 miles
    June 3--1.41 miles
    June 4--10.55 miles
    June 5--20.79 miles
    June 7--14.33 miles
    June 8--12.18 miles
    June 10--8.12 miles

    Total=93.56 miles; 131.44 miles to go.
    Nicely done!
  • CricketKate
    CricketKate Posts: 3,657 Member
    13.1 miles today and boy, I needed it.


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  • Hornsby
    Hornsby Posts: 10,322 Member
    6.1.14 - 28.3 miles - 18.0mph
    6.3.14 - 18.9 miles - 19.6mph
    6.4.14 - 18.9 miles - 19.0mph
    6.4.14 - 19.0 miles - 19.1mph
    6.5.14 - 18.8 miles - 18.3mph
    6.5.14 - 19.1 miles - 19.1mph
    6.7.14 - 38.0 miles - 20.2mph

    Total - 161.0mi 8h 24m

    Goal = 600 miles / 439 to go

    That's an impressive first week! I had a great first week too mind - 132 miles is a lot for me.

    I can't get above an average of 18mph though so that's certainly a goal for me. New roadbike on the cards too I think

    Hey, just saw this. What bike you rides definitely makes a difference on speed. Since I can't do a ton of miles on the weekdays, I just try and go b*lls out sprint for as long as I can. Then I slow it down. I feel like this has really helped my speed, but hell, I don't know. I just get on my bike and ride most of the time.

    If you do get a new bike, be sure and post pics. I love some good bike porn :)
  • Hornsby
    Hornsby Posts: 10,322 Member
    6.1.14 - 28.3 miles - 18.0mph
    6.3.14 - 18.9 miles - 19.6mph
    6.4.14 - 18.9 miles - 19.0mph
    6.4.14 - 19.0 miles - 19.1mph
    6.5.14 - 18.8 miles - 18.3mph
    6.5.14 - 19.1 miles - 19.1mph
    6.7.14 - 38.0 miles - 20.2mph
    6.9.14 - 18.9 miles - 20.8mph
    6.10.14 - 19.0 miles - 20.6mph

    Totals - 198.8mi 10h 14m

    Goal = 600 miles / 401.2 to go

    Not gonna lie. Been slacking the last few days.
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    June 2 - rode 34.7 miles for a duration of 2:01:28
    June 3 - rode 43.3 miles for a duration of 2:59:48
    June 4 - rode 19.1 miles for a duration of 1:17:32
    June 5 - rode 29.1 miles for a duration of 1:46:54 (XC Warm-Up and 3 x 10 XC race start intervals)
    June 6 - rode for 10 miles for a duration of 45 mintues
    June 8 - rode 13.5 miles for a duration of 1:13:33 (XC race only - not counting the 45 minute warm-up)
    June 10 - rode 7.57 miles for a duration of 55:33 (singletrack taper rep intervals)
    June 11 - rode 40.68 miles for a duration of 3:20:03

    June Totals: 197.95 miles for a duration of 14:19:51 hours
  • Wonderob
    Wonderob Posts: 1,372 Member
    June total = 188 miles
    Still on course for my 500 mile goal!