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March 2016 Bike Bicycle Cycling Challenge

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  • phil2795phil2795 Member Posts: 59 Member Member Posts: 59 Member
    Hi There Everyone
    First time I've seen this .. fairly new to MFP .. although I've had it for a while I've not used it much
    This sounds great
    Put me down for 500km for March
    How does everyone track their rides ??
  • lynz4589lynz4589 Member Posts: 389 Member Member Posts: 389 Member
    February 2016 Target - 75 miles - Achieved - 138.91 miles
    March 2016 Target - 160 miles

    8th March - 11.84 miles
  • SteveCroSteveCro Member Posts: 852 Member Member Posts: 852 Member
    I'm in goal set at 300 miles

    3/2 - 13.32 miles, 1:01:21time, 32*F
    3/3 - 7.14 miles, 38.55 min. 32*F, snowing like crazy, got 2 to 3 inches had to go to the old mountain bike.
    3/5 - 25.12 miles
    3/6 - 12.11 miles
    3/7 - 13.66
    3/8 - 14.15

    MTD - 85.50


    Totals-
    Jan. miles - 170.5 bike
    Feb. miles- 245.25 bike

    Total for 2016- 501.25 bike
  • SingingSingleTrackerSingingSingleTracker Member Posts: 1,866 Member Member Posts: 1,866 Member
    March 2: 7.53 Miles -- Duration 0:54:35
    March 3: 20.6 Miles -- Duration 1:06:00
    March 4: 2.36 Miles -- Duration 0:30:39
    March 5: 31.0 MIles -- Duration 2:16:47
    March 6: 42.49 Miles -- Duration 3:06:48
    March 8: 16.3 Miles -- Duration 2:24:13 (Hurricane Cliffs, Utah)

    March Total Miles: 120.28
    March Total Duration: 10:19:02
  • tcaley4tcaley4 Member Posts: 416 Member Member Posts: 416 Member
    @phil2795. I think we all use a different app. I use Map My Ride. I think others use Strava. Read the first post for general guidelines of how the group works. And post your rides, and have fun.
  • tcaley4tcaley4 Member Posts: 416 Member Member Posts: 416 Member
    Rain forecasted for the next five days. So back to the stationary bike at the fitness center.

    3/1 - 17.74
    3/2 - 14.59
    3/4 - 12.42
    3/5 - 17.58
    3/6 - 23.00
    3/7 - 10.71 - forgot to charge my headlight. had to quit early
    3/8 - 17.74


    Total for month: 113.78
    Total for year: 632.89
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 14,949 Member Member Posts: 14,949 Member
    I'm in for another 250 recumbent miles!

    3/01 - 13.50 miles
    3/02 - 13.00 miles
    3/03 - 12.25 miles
    3/05 - 12.00 miles
    3/07 - 13.00 miles
    3/08 - 15.25 miles
    3/09 - 13.00 miles

    Chris
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 16,586 Member Member Posts: 16,586 Member
    phil2795 wrote: »
    How does everyone track their rides ??

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  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 16,586 Member Member Posts: 16,586 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    Machka9 wrote:
    Review ...
    Distances include cycling + walking ... but mostly cycling. :grin:
    March: 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    April: 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May: 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    June: 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    July: 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug: 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep: 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct: 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov: 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec: 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan: 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb: 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min



    Mar 3 - 8.95 km (25 min) cycling
    Mar 5 - 34.54 km (100 min) cycling
    Mar 6 - 100.5 km (315 min) cycling

    Totals:
    Mar Cycling Outside: 143.99 km (440 min)
    Mar Cycling Inside: 0 min
    Mar Walking: 23.1 km (280 min)
    Mar Stairs: 138 flights (108 min)
    Mar Time Total: 828 min = 13 hours 48 min
    Mar Distance Total: 167.09 km = 103.8 miles

    Kinda slowed down a bit to let my knee heal. I bruised it in a balancing act trying to hold my bicycle and take a photo. When the bicycle fell, it hit the bottom part of my ITB rather sharply.


    Mar 9 - 10.8 km (35 min) cycling in the dark + lots of Mexican food. Happy Birthday to me! :)


    Totals:
    Mar Cycling Outside: 154.79 km (475 min)
    Mar Cycling Inside: 0 min
    Mar Walking: 38.6 km (470 min)
    Mar Stairs: 138 flights (108 min)
    Mar Time Total: 945 min = 17 hours 33 min
    Mar Distance Total: 193.39 km = 120.2 miles



    About my birthday last year ...
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    About my birthday this year ...
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    edited March 2016
  • OhhimOhhim Member Posts: 1,142 Member Member Posts: 1,142 Member
    Made some quick derailleur adjustments at the shop, and my bike is now reliably hitting all gears. Very modest improvement in shift speed/crispness between my old 105 derailleur/tiagra cassette/sunrace chain setup vs. the dura-ace derailleurs/ultegra chain/ultegra cassette combo (both used same dura-ace bar end shifters), but glad I did the upgrade.

    Still, the chain stretching combos I'm supposed to avoid (big/big and little/little) seem slightly happier and things are getting pretty crisp and reliable with my bar end shifters. Just wanted to get everything in place a month before my next race (Ironman 70.3 Florida).

    3/1 - 50 miles
    3/2 - 25 miles
    3/3 - 21 miles
    3/4 - 41 miles
    3/5 - 13 miles
    3/7 - 23 miles
    3/8 - 27 miles
    3/9 - 13 miles

    Total: 213 miles
    Goal: 600 miles
    Remaining: 387 miles

    @phil2795 - I just keep two distance counters on my bike computer - current ride, and a total I reset monthly (and luckily can easily swap the wireless computer between my tri bike and road bike). Still, once I head up north for the summer and use a 3rd bike up there, I'll just log manually.

    @ssflbelle2012 - You'll find your progress will ramp up pretty fast once you start committing the time, as even with 10% increases in total mileage weekly, you'll be doubling your distance every 2 months! Started my journey at 260lb, I encounter a reasonable number of 230lb+ folks on century (100+ mile) rides, and I ran my first 10 mile road race at 240lb, so as you take off weight, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Being 160lb now makes climbing much easier, but my wattage output (and flat land speed) isn't too far from where I was at 200lb.
  • DvdgzzDvdgzz Member Posts: 430 Member Member Posts: 430 Member
    I think I have a problem. I do between 80-110 miles per day on a recumbent bike. Weight loss competition has me going a little crazy, lol.

    I ride at home and at work.
    edited March 2016
  • SteveCroSteveCro Member Posts: 852 Member Member Posts: 852 Member
    I'm in goal set at 300 miles

    3/2 - 13.32 miles, 1:01:21time, 32*F
    3/3 - 7.14 miles, 38.55 min. 32*F, snowing like crazy, got 2 to 3 inches had to go to the old mountain bike.
    3/5 - 25.12 miles, road bike
    3/6 - 12.11 miles, road bike
    3/7 - 13.66 miles, road bike
    3/8 - 14.15 miles, road bike
    3/9 - 20.43 miles, road bike

    MTD - 105.93


    Totals-
    Jan. miles - 170.5 bike
    Feb. miles- 245.25 bike

    Total for 2016- 521.68 bike
  • SingingSingleTrackerSingingSingleTracker Member Posts: 1,866 Member Member Posts: 1,866 Member
    March 2: 7.53 Miles -- Duration 0:54:35
    March 3: 20.6 Miles -- Duration 1:06:00
    March 4: 2.36 Miles -- Duration 0:30:39
    March 5: 31.0 MIles -- Duration 2:16:47
    March 6: 42.49 Miles -- Duration 3:06:48
    March 8: 16.3 Miles -- Duration 2:24:13 (Hurricane Cliffs, Utah)
    March 9: 15.9 Miles -- Duration 3:12:43 (Gooseberry Mesa, Utah)

    March Total Miles: 136.18
    March Total Duration: 13:31:45

    Yesterday's ride was unbelievable fun on the slickrock, ledges, walls, rocks (I'm worn out from the workout, but grinning from ear to ear)...

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  • tcaley4tcaley4 Member Posts: 416 Member Member Posts: 416 Member
    Wow great pics @SingingSingleTracker. Looks like a great time.
  • UmmSqueakyUmmSqueaky Member Posts: 715 Member Member Posts: 715 Member
    I love it when people post pictures of their rides :smiley: More pictures, more pictures!

    re: tracking, I use map my ride, since it syncs with the health and wellness app my work uses for their fitness program.

    My tailbone continues to plague me after my slip and fall on ice this weekend - it doesn't hurt while riding, but it's still sore throughout the day and requires advil to not be too much of a distraction. I don't think not riding would speed the healing process, but I probably should consult the nurses hotline. Then, it's really a question of what do I need more - the mental health I get from biking or perhaps slightly faster physical healing?

    3/3 -15 miles
    3/7 - 26 miles
    3/8 - 17 miles
    3/10 - 17 miles

    Month to date: 75
    Year to date: 380.6


    And my picture contribution, perhaps the last day my winter rig will go out this year, last Thursday (fingers crossed for no more snow), the building decided to close the bike storage without warning to repaint, so I had to bring my bike up to my office

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    edited March 2016
  • ssflbelle2012ssflbelle2012 Member Posts: 307 Member Member Posts: 307 Member
    phil2795 wrote: »
    Hi There Everyone
    First time I've seen this .. fairly new to MFP .. although I've had it for a while I've not used it much
    This sounds great
    Put me down for 500km for March
    How does everyone track their rides ??

    I use mapmyride.
  • ssflbelle2012ssflbelle2012 Member Posts: 307 Member Member Posts: 307 Member
    Ohhim wrote: »

    @ssflbelle2012 - You'll find your progress will ramp up pretty fast once you start committing the time, as even with 10% increases in total mileage weekly, you'll be doubling your distance every 2 months! Started my journey at 260lb, I encounter a reasonable number of 230lb+ folks on century (100+ mile) rides, and I ran my first 10 mile road race at 240lb, so as you take off weight, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Being 160lb now makes climbing much easier, but my wattage output (and flat land speed) isn't too far from where I was at 200lb.

    Thanks Ohhim for that info. I can't imagine going on 100 mile rides at my weight. Someday when I am at goal I might.

    Singingsingle What beautiful photos. That must have been an awesome ride. I can't imagine riding on anything right now but flat land.

    Machka9 Good for you! I can see a difference.
    edited March 2016
  • kcjchangkcjchang Member Posts: 663 Member Member Posts: 663 Member
    3/1 - 18.7 miles
    3/2 - 13.9
    3/5 - 49.0 trainer (Rain & cold weather is back :( . Trying for a three hour trainer ride but the legs wouldn't take it. Stopped @ 2:25:00 moving/2:31:00 total. Also couldn't maintain any wattage and rode mostly in low Z2 @ 184w AP / 194w NP.)
    3/7 - 19.4 trainer
    3/8 - 23.4 trainer
    3/9 - 27.7 trainer

    Active time: 10:06:55
    Total Duration: 10:14:41
    Goal: 40:00:00
    Elevation Gain: 8,056'
  • HopHead28HopHead28 Member Posts: 180 Member Member Posts: 180 Member
    @SingingSingleTracker Those are stunning photos.
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 14,949 Member Member Posts: 14,949 Member
    I'm in for another 250 recumbent miles!

    3/01 - 13.50 miles
    3/02 - 13.00 miles
    3/03 - 12.25 miles
    3/05 - 12.00 miles
    3/07 - 13.00 miles
    3/08 - 15.25 miles
    3/09 - 13.00 miles
    3/10 - 12.00 miles

    Chris
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