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  • UmmSqueakyUmmSqueaky Posts: 715Member Member Posts: 715Member Member
    HopHead28 wrote: »
    Been a while since I have checked in. Still trying to make an effort to get on the bike regularly and had a nice few rides over March.

    For anyone that hasn't heard of it 30 days of biking starts in April.

    30 days of biking is pretty straight forward -- you can sign up here - http://30daysofbiking.com/ (free) to make a commitment to bike all 30 days of the month -- no distances too far or short, no repercussions if you don't.

    The coolest part is that for every 2 people that commit to 30 Days of Biking they will donate $1 to World Bicycle Relief.

    Its a good cause and always a great way to have a daily reminder to get on a bike.
    Last time I rode 30 days straight was last April.

    Pledged and ready to go! Super psyched for the Saturday Pastry Rides. That's really why I bike, for the donuts.
  • UmmSqueakyUmmSqueaky Posts: 715Member Member Posts: 715Member Member
    Backcountry.com has my favorite Giro wool jerseys on sale, yaay! I've now got three mostly wool short sleeved jerseys, which should take me through a whole week (or 2 [or 3 if I'm really lazy]) of riding without having to do laundry. If you're a bike commuter, I can't say enough good things about wool. You arrive at work all sweaty and icky, the jersey dries out pretty well in your locker during the day and you're not putting on a damp, clammy, stinky shirt for your ride home.

    Wrapping up March, less miles than I would have hoped, but I'll blame it on my bruised tailbone and not a post winter malaise. 30 days of biking starts tomorrow, looking forward to the challenge!

    3/3 - 15 miles
    3/7 - 26 miles
    3/8 - 17 miles
    3/10 - 17 miles
    3/12 - 2 miles
    3/13 - 14 miles
    3/14 - 26 miles
    3/16 - 9 miles
    3/17 - 24 miles
    3/22 - 22 miles
    3/25 - 24 miles
    3/27 - 12 miles
    3/28 - 21 miles
    3/29 - 24 miles
    3/31 - 17 miles

    Month to date: 260
    Year to date: 574.6
  • HopHead28HopHead28 Posts: 180Member Member Posts: 180Member Member
    @UmmSqueaky That sounds amazing! What shop do you prefer?
  • HopHead28HopHead28 Posts: 180Member Member Posts: 180Member Member
  • farmerpam1farmerpam1 Posts: 402Member Member Posts: 402Member Member
    Total miles so far-140.30
    3/30-12.21

    Total for the month-152.51
    goal for the month - 150

    Woo -hoo, you guys rock, you've all inspired me to pedal on!

    Signed up and ready for 30 days in April.
  • farmerpam1farmerpam1 Posts: 402Member Member Posts: 402Member Member
    UmmSqueaky wrote: »
    Thousands of miles later, this weekend I finally clipped in. Holy cow, it's amazing.

    UmmSqueaky- I hear ya, why didn't I clip in years ago!? Wowza, it's like having a whole extra engine for power! "Push-pull", is sometimes the mantra I have in my head when pedaling hard. I only forgot I was clipped in once and I went to put my foot down and, well, I fell, lol. Only a few cows witnessed that sight, and for that I'm grateful. :blush:
  • UmmSqueakyUmmSqueaky Posts: 715Member Member Posts: 715Member Member
    HopHead28 wrote: »
    @UmmSqueaky That sounds amazing! What shop do you prefer?

    My neighborhood shop is the Baker's Wife, which if they're fresh are aaaamazing. It's unfortunately a little too easy to stop on my way to work, but if I limit it to one it doesn't kill my calorie count. Any place you'd recommend?

    This week looks like we're getting scones. Not sure from where :)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1697232860556779/
  • UmmSqueakyUmmSqueaky Posts: 715Member Member Posts: 715Member Member
    farmerpam1 wrote: »
    UmmSqueaky wrote: »
    Thousands of miles later, this weekend I finally clipped in. Holy cow, it's amazing.

    UmmSqueaky- I hear ya, why didn't I clip in years ago!? Wowza, it's like having a whole extra engine for power! "Push-pull", is sometimes the mantra I have in my head when pedaling hard. I only forgot I was clipped in once and I went to put my foot down and, well, I fell, lol. Only a few cows witnessed that sight, and for that I'm grateful. :blush:

    Man, be careful with those cows. They're notorious gossips!
  • cpanuscpanus Posts: 14,770Member Member Posts: 14,770Member 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
    3/14 - 13.50 miles...117.50 so far
    3/15 - 13.27 miles
    3/16 - 13.00 miles
    3/17 - 13.00 miles
    3/20 - 12.50 miles...169.27 so far
    3/22 - 13.10 miles
    3/23 - 13.25 miles
    3/24 - 13.82 miles
    3/27 - 25.00 miles...234.44 so far
    3/28 - 13.50 miles...almost there!!
    3/29 - 13.00 miles...260.94!!! Yes!
    3/30 - 13.25 miles
    3/31 - 13.00 miles...287.19

    Chris
  • SingingSingleTrackerSingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866Member Member Posts: 1,866Member 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 0:30:3
    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 10: 33.2 Miles -- Duration 3:48:42 (Bearclaw Poppy, Utah)
    March 11: 21.54 Miles -- Duration 3:28:42 (Little Creek Mesa & JEM/Dead Ringer, Utah)
    March 13: 25.1 Miles -- Duration 1:49:16
    March 15: 19.5 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    March 16: 5.95 Miles -- Duration 0:30:28
    March 17: 18.2 Miles -- Duration 1:18:42
    March 18: 4.2 Miles -- Duration 0:30:00
    March 19: 11.5 Miles -- Duration 1:16:12
    March 20: 41.92 Miles -- Duration 3:15:17
    March 21: 3.94 Miles -- Duration 0:24:05
    March 22: 21.6 Miles -- Duration 1:42:22
    March 25: 29.3 Miles -- Duration 2:05:33
    March 26: 26.5 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    March 27: 32.9 Miles -- Duration 2:41:00
    March 28: 3.92 Miles -- Duration 0:26:17
    March 29: 22.2 Miles -- Duration 1:51:17
    March 30: 2.88 Miles -- Duration 0:30:19
    March 31: 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:33:25

    March Total Miles: 463.58
    March Total Duration: 43:13:22

    That's a wrap for March, 2016!!
    edited March 2016
  • SteveCroSteveCro Posts: 852Member Member Posts: 852Member Member
    '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
    3/11 - 26.0 miles, road bike
    3/14 - 30.64 miles, road bike, little wind finally, great weather
    3/15 - 11.49 miles, road bike
    3/16 - 17.91 miles, road bike, windy 27 mph with gusts to 40
    3/17 - 20.25 miles, road bike, another 20+mph windy eve.
    3/18 - 21.59 miles, road bike
    3/19 - 17.67 miles, road bike
    3/21 - 18.49 miles, road bike, where did our spring go 43*F
    3/23 - 19.27 miles, road bike, started up the Wed. eve ride group again for the summer
    3/25 - 53.12 miles, road bike, great day of riding
    3/26 - 15.33 miles, road bike
    3/29 - 29.1 miles, road bike, weather was perfect...
    3/30 - 10.07 miles, road bike, windy and rain
    3/31 - 12.95 miles, road bike, 14-22 mph winds

    MTD - 409.78

    Goal reached yesss!!!


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

    Total for 2016- 826.56 bike
  • ssbeadladyssbeadlady Posts: 126Member Member Posts: 126Member Member
    This last week the weather was horrible- rainy and windy and didn't get to bike ride but two days. I didn't hit my newest total for the month. However am pleased with the miles I did!
    3/2 - 2.93
    3/6 - 2.81
    3/7 - 3.68
    3/9 - 4.12
    3/10 - 4.12
    3/11 - 4.65
    3/12 - 2.81
    3/13 - 4.31
    3/14 - 4.65
    3/16 - 4.79
    3/18 - 5.40 Yea and I did that in 53 minutes.
    3/19 - 5.40
    3/20 - 3.47 another windy day and feeling tired.
    3/21 - 2.81 20 mile an hour winds and felt like 55 outside just too tired to go on.
    3/23 4.31
    3/26 4.31

    Total for the month so far 60.57 miles
    Goal for the month 25 miles - met it
    New goal for the month 50 miles - met new goal too
    Newest goal for the month 75 miles - didn't met it but happy with 60.57 miles this month
  • Machka9Machka9 Posts: 16,083Member Member Posts: 16,083Member Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
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    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
    Mar 12 - 85 km (268 min) cycling
    Mar 13 - 67 km (211 min) cycling
    Totals:
    Mar Cycling Outside: 306.79 km (954 min)
    Mar Cycling Inside: 0 min
    Mar Walking: 51.3 km (630 min)
    Mar Stairs: 158 flights (124 min)
    Mar Time Total: 1708 min = 28 hours 28 min
    Mar Distance Total: 358.09 km = 222.5 miles


    My husband and I spent the long weekend in the northern part of the state checking out roads for routes for events we're hosting in October. Some really nice cycling up there. :)

    Mar 19 - 28.34 km (90 min) cycling ... a cold, damp, windy slog
    Mar 20 - 41.47 km (130 min) cycling

    Totals:
    Mar Cycling Outside: 376.6 km (1174 min)
    Mar Cycling Inside: 0 min
    Mar Walking: 70.2 km (850 min)
    Mar Stairs: 248 flights (196 min)
    Mar Time Total: 2220 min = 37 hours 00 min
    Mar Distance Total: 446.8 km = 277.6 miles

    I'll have to add in my distances for 3 more days of cycling, but for the moment I'll just mention one of those three days.

    On Saturday 26 March, my husband and I rode a 300 km randonnee ... 300 kilometres in 17 hours and 6 minutes. :)

    I've written about it here:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Machka9/view/march-madness-aka-april-animation-300k-826886


    Mar 24 - 26.9 km (85 min) cycling

    Mar 25 - 25.6 km (80 min) cycling

    Mar 26 - 307.43 km (17 hours, 30 min) cycling

    Mar 30 - 38 km (120 min) cycling

    Mar 31 - 46 km (145 min) cycling


    Totals:
    Mar Cycling Outside: 820.53 km (2574 min)
    Mar Cycling Inside: 0 min
    Mar Walking: 97.2 km (1183 min)
    Mar Stairs: 273 flights (216 min)
    Mar Time Total: 3973 min = 66 hours 13 min
    Mar Distance Total: 917.73 km = 570.2 miles


    Plus kayaking and swimming!
  • tcaley4tcaley4 Posts: 416Member Member Posts: 416Member Member
    3/01 - 17.74
    3/02 - 14.59
    3/04 - 12.42
    3/05 - 17.58
    3/06 - 23.00
    3/07 - 10.71 - forgot to charge my headlight. had to quit early
    3/08 - 17.74
    3/09 - 18.00
    3/15 - 11.06 - very windy
    3/16 - 16.01
    3/17 - 07.51
    3/20 - 17.74 - stationary bike indoors
    3/21 - 07.22
    3/22 - 14.20
    3/24 - 17.73
    3/25 - 14.50
    3/26 - 33.31
    3/28 - 15.01
    3/29 - 17.74 - stationary bike indoors, thunderstorms in the area
    3/31 - 14.48


    Total for month: 353.77
    Total for year: 872.88
  • cyndi2012cyndi2012 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    Going for 120k in March, while training for a Duathlon:

    Mar 1 - 20k
    Mar 5 - 10k
    Mar 7 - 20k
    Mar 12 - 15k
    Mar 14 - 20k
    Mar 19 - 15k
    Mar 21 - 20k

    120k total
  • wobblybotswobblybots Posts: 52Member Member Posts: 52Member Member
    March goal - 400km

    01/03 - 25km turbo.
    04/03 - 18km turbo.
    05/03 - 60km road.
    13/03 - 55km road.
    15/03 - 20km turbo.
    18/03 - 63km road.
    20/03 - 52km road.
    28/03 - 75km road.

    Total: 368km

    Didn't make my goal this month either though I'm not far short. My road rides will be upping in distance now so hopefully April will be the month for me to finally hit goal!!
  • cjritocjrito Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Despite unpredictable midwestern weather....I got in almost 800 miles in March, so I feel pretty good about getting a good start on the cycling season. April has some weekend conflicts, so it won't be any higher, but I hope to top out over 1000 miles/month starting in May! Commuting to work is an easy way to rack up miles for those looking to increase activity without having a lot of time.
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