May 2016 Bike Bicycle Cycling Challenge

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  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 786 Member
    @ marioernesto.. google bike clubs in the LA area. A city this size should have more than one. They will list ride calenders and where they meet.

    2nd. search out the closest bike shop to you. Most have a ride club and meet a couple days a week for rides.

    Hope this helps and happy riding!!!
  • bluestarlight19
    bluestarlight19 Posts: 419 Member
    I may do this challenge. I used to ride 10-20 miles treks back in the days of yore (cough, my 20s, cough). I have not ridden since I got married and had kids. But they have just figured out how to ride bikes a few weeks ago, even with training wheels. So I just picked up a bike at a yardsale last weekend, needs to tires and some greasing but should work great! Hopefully will take it out for spin with my kids when this rain stops this weekend. Mother's day first riding adventure! Probably just to the school down the street and back, hahaha. Not sure how far my 3 year old will go.
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    Yesterday was one of those days that I just wanted to eat everything in sight. I heard someone talking about hot chocolate, and suddenly I wanted a hot chocolate, ect. So, by the time I was done with my snacky dinner, I had racked up quite a few calories. I had gone on a leisurely paced ride, but didn't burn too many calories. Ended up going for a late run and was able to hack away at all those extra calories I ate, and even had enough wiggle room for a nice healthy salad (which tasted great after so much snacking throughout the day).

    5/1- 30 miles
    5/2- 30 miles
    5/3- 15 miles

    Total: 75 miles
    Goal: 450 miles
    Remaining: 375 miles
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    @puglife456 I have had days like that. It just seems like you could eat everything in sight. I just chalked it up as one of those things that happen and just moved on. No words of wisdom about why or how to prevent another one. Glad you were able to overcome yours.
  • rachelr1116
    rachelr1116 Posts: 334 Member
    Yesterday was a short 3.2 round trip ride with my son to a scout meeting. I'm going to have to find time for longer rides if I'm going to even get close to my goal!

    5/1 - 10 miles
    5/3 - 3.2 miles

    Total - 13.2 miles
    Goal - 200 miles
    Remaining - 186.8 miles
  • ghouli
    ghouli Posts: 207 Member
    Did 17.24 miles on the trail after work yesterday, and another 7.39 later that night with a friend cruising around town. The wind was brutal yesterday on my way to the checkpoint on the trail.

    Total: 24.63
    Remaining: 175.37
  • eddiesmith1
    eddiesmith1 Posts: 1,550 Member
    edited May 2016
    I'm away for a week so I'll set my goal at 450km this month (I also have a walking goal of 150)
    05/01 - half marathon walk (21.94km) no cycling (in the cold and steady rain )
    05/02 - Short 2.5km walk rest day (bloody blisters)
    05/03 - 32.07 km cycling (pretty much my commute)
    05/04 - 15.91 KM

    MTD
    Cycling - 47.98km 402.02 remaining
    Walking - 23.44 km 126.56 remaining
  • eddiesmith1
    eddiesmith1 Posts: 1,550 Member
    May "Photograph all the surrounding churches by bike challenge"

    3/5 - 5.6 miles indoor ( no churches indoors)
    4/5 - 5.7 miles outdoor

    Today's route was obstructed by a forest fire - rare and very early for that to happen here - peat under the trees caught fire and I was rerouted by the fire brigade. Acrid smoke through the trees, very eerie, and low but powerful flames in the undergrowth.
    So I went south instead and clocked this disused Methodist chapel from 1866, now a house, but the graveyard is still in use. egq0o2gb1cv1.jpg
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    Nice, I'll have to stop and shoot some images (I did a little last month mostly Infrared)
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    5/1 - 18.15
    5/2 - 14.22
    5/3 - 14.29


    April total: 46.66
    Year to date: 1,264.82

    Jan - 175.9
    Feb - 343.3
    Mar - 353.8
    Apr - 363.4
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    May 1st 30.4 Miles -- Duration 1:38:59
    May 3rd 15.6 Miles -- Duration 1:10:26

    May Total Miles: 46.0
    May Total Duration: 2:49:25
  • wayneh73
    wayneh73 Posts: 39 Member
    Another longish (57mile) ride today with a group of friends and clocking up a few more miles before going back to work......

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  • Ohhim
    Ohhim Posts: 1,142 Member
    13 more miles today of mostly commuting to/from a ballgame. Cleared to resume running tomorrow, but will ramp that back up slowly and stick with just longer rides.

    5/3 - 21 miles
    5/4 - 13 miles

    Total: 34 miles
    Goal: 500 miles
    Remaining: 466 miles
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,661 Member
    I'm in for 250 again!

    05/02 - 12.50 miles
    05/03 - 13.00 miles
    05/04 - 12.50 miles

    Chris
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    May 1st 30.4 Miles -- Duration 1:38:59
    May 3rd 15.6 Miles -- Duration 1:10:26
    May 5th 13.2 Miles -- Duration 1:15:39

    May Total Miles: 59.2
    May Total Duration: 4:05:04
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,798 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    Machka9 wrote:
    Review ...
    Distances include cycling + walking
    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
    March: 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    April: 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min

    April wasn't a brilliant month for me in terms of exercise ... I had hoped to do one or two longer bicycle rides but sometimes life intervenes in the plans. April ended up being an incredibly busy month with a heavier-than-usual workload at work + assignments due at university + the final steps of my citizenship process. I wrote the citizenship exam and then my ceremony was on April 29 and I am now officially an Australian Citizen! :):)

    May should be a calmer month, although I will be wrapping up the uni course I'm in so there will be work to do for that. Nevertheless, I hope for more kilometres than last May. :)
    _______________________________
    May 1 - 3.8 km (45 min) walking + 40 min on my bicycle on the trainer indoors. It was a windy, rainy, cold day. Winter is upon us.
    _________________________
    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 0 km (0 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 40 min
    May Walking: 3.8 km (45 min)
    May Stairs: 0 flights (0 min)
    May Time Total: 85 min = 1 hours 25 min
    May Distance Total: 3.8 km = 2.3 miles

    May 3 - 40 min on my bicycle on the trainer indoors. Wintery out there.


    _______________________________
    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 0 km (0 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 80 min
    May Walking: 17 km (200 min)
    May Stairs: 95 flights (76 min)
    May Time Total: 356 min = 5 hours 56 min
    May Distance Total: 17 km = 10.5 miles



  • Cave_Goose
    Cave_Goose Posts: 156 Member
    Goal- 400 miles biking

    May 1- 61 miles
    May 2 - Run day
    May 3 - 28 miles
    May 4 - Run day

    Total - 89 miles

    Remaining - 311 miles
  • rachelr1116
    rachelr1116 Posts: 334 Member
    Another fairly short ride last night. I have plans with a friend to ride almost all day Saturday. We're going to ride to a farmer's market and then to a ribbon cutting for a new bike trail.

    5/1 - 10 miles
    5/3 - 3.2 miles
    5/4 - 8.2 miles

    Total - 21.4 miles
    Goal - 200 miles
    Remaining - 178.6 miles
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    Looks like we've got a lot more people this go around. Yaay!

    Haven't managed to convince myself to run after biking yet. Procrastination is my specialty! Hooboy this tri is going to be fun :/

    5/3 - 23 miles
    5/4 - 23 miles
    5/5 - 23 miles

    Month to date: 72 miles
    Year to date: 1240 miles

  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    5/1 - 18.15
    5/2 - 14.22
    5/3 - 14.29
    5/4 - 18.12

    April total: 64.78
    Year to date: 1,282.94

    Jan - 175.9
    Feb - 343.3
    Mar - 353.8
    Apr - 363.4