May 2016 Bike Bicycle Cycling Challenge

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  • eddiesmith1
    eddiesmith1 Posts: 1,550 Member
    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 2.46km walk rest day (bloody blisters)
    05/03 - 32.07 km cycling (pretty much my commute)
    05/04 - 15.91 KM

    may 4th - 16.14km Cycling (afternoon)
    May 4th - 3.57km Walk
    May 5th - 15.78km Cycling (am)

    Monthly Totals
    Cycling - 79.9/450km
    Walking- 27.97/150km

    Off for the afternoon commute shortly (hopefully the rain holds off till i'm home
  • AlanBardgett
    AlanBardgett Posts: 7 Member
    Man, y'all are killing me. For the last 2 weeks, I've been the most consistent I've ever been exercising, cycling 5 miles during my lunch break. I know you got to start somewhere, but sheesh, I don't see 30 miles+ happening anytime in the near future.
  • psychicandroid
    psychicandroid Posts: 1 Member
    Eh, what the heck. Maybe some interaction with some of the fine people here will help me stay on the site this time. My goal is to be riding to and from work each day by the end of the month. That's a 16 mile round trip, if I do that every day... hmmm... that's 320 miles. I'm trying to take it slow since It's been two years since I did heavy bike commuting. Next months I'll try adding in leisure rides on my days off, maybe.
  • tristramtrent
    tristramtrent Posts: 257 Member
    3/5 5.6 miles indoor
    4/5 5.7 miles outdoor
    5/5 12.88 outdoor

    May "photograph surrounding churches by bike" challenge

    An odd church this, Mortimer West End Chapel, it's a 19th cent chapel attached to an 18th cent chapel in the woods, still being used, with working graveyard. My pictures are a bit rubbish as someone came out and watched me on my bike with a scary threatening demeanour. Maybe he thought I was up to no good! So i hurried away. i7z5w5fch12k.jpg


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  • saphin
    saphin Posts: 246 Member
    I'm in again with a goal of 800 km

    2nd May: 41.02 km
    3rd May: 53.63 km
    4th May: 40.09 km
    6th may: 52.07 km

    Month to date: 186.81 km

    Year to end Apr: 1,779.48 km
    (Jan: 393.82 km
    Feb: 538.62 km
    Mar: 315.82 km
    Apr: 531.22 km)
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    Man, y'all are killing me. For the last 2 weeks, I've been the most consistent I've ever been exercising, cycling 5 miles during my lunch break. I know you got to start somewhere, but sheesh, I don't see 30 miles+ happening anytime in the near future.

    Welcome! Start short, add a bit at a time and the distance will grow before you know it. First time out I made it like a mile from my house before I turned around. Now I'm thinking I'd like to bike across the country (yeah, it's a bit addictive).
  • asltiffm
    asltiffm Posts: 521 Member
    I am coming off a long break from biking...at least 6 months. I just arrived at my new house up in the mountains in Colorado. I biked 10 miles yesterday. It was mostly on paved roads but to stay on paved roads means I have to bike back up the mountain on the way back. I climbed over 1300 ft in the last half of the ride. Today, I decided to go up so I could end with a downhill. But that means taking a road bike on gravel roads with hairpin switchbacks and scariness! I rode 9 miles and climbed 1400 feet in the first half. Coming down was something else! Beautiful but painful! Lol feels good to be back on my bike again!
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,681 Member
    I'm in for 250 again!

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

    Chris
  • StephanieJane2
    StephanieJane2 Posts: 191 Member
    So far this month I'm on target, 7 miles 2 x 10 miles and 29 yesterday. Off out again later if legs can stand it !
  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 786 Member
    Missed my April goal so I will go for 300 in May. April had 2 weeks of cold, wind, and rain that really messed things up!

    5/1 - 23.94 miles
    5/2 - 15.56 miles
    5/3 - 31.67 miles
    5/5 - 9.24 miles

    MTD - 80.42

    Jan - 170.47
    Feb - 245.31
    Mar - 409.88
    Apr - 227.22

    YTD - 1133.29
  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 786 Member
    Welcome to the new riders!! It all takes time, hang with it and you will be riding more miles than you ever thought you could.

    To the challenge friends here- you are all doing great, your miles makes me keep getting out there and push those miles. All have a great weekend!!!
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    I knew I was going out to eat last night so I wanted to get in a big bike ride after work. I got in about 30 miles and I had been careful not to overeat during the day, so by the time I got to the restaurant I was hungry! Although I did eat a lot (and at restaurants it's hard to determine calorie content so I tend to over report calories), but even so, I felt happy about the day.

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

    Total: 105 miles
    Goal: 450 miles
    Remaining: 345 miles
  • 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 6th 7.61 Miles -- Duration 1:03:57

    May Total Miles: 66.81
    May Total Duration: 5:09:01
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    5/3 - 23 miles
    5/4 - 23 miles
    5/5 - 23 miles
    5/6 - 23 miles - gorgeous gorgeous 60 degree weather for the ride in. Almost made a fool out of myself though - I'd clipped out in anticipation of a stop, but my cleats got caught on the pedal and I almost went down in front of a police officer and a bunch of construction workers. That would have been quite a bruise to the ego, not to mention my body. Luckily I only wobbled and managed to stay upright.

    Month to date: 92 miles
    Year to date: 1263 miles

  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    5/1 - 18.15
    5/2 - 14.22
    5/3 - 14.29
    5/4 - 18.12
    5/5 - 17.97


    April total: 82.75
    Year to date: 1,300.91

    Jan - 175.9
    Feb - 343.3
    Mar - 353.8
    Apr - 363.4
  • ssbeadlady
    ssbeadlady Posts: 126 Member
    I am in this month for 125 miles.
    5/1 -6.04
    5/4 -7.51
    5/6 - 7.51

    May Total 21.06
    May Goal 125
  • wayneh73
    wayneh73 Posts: 39 Member
    May update....

    1/5 - 49.8
    3/5 - 95.4 two rides a 77.6 solo ride and a 17.8 group training ride
    4/5 - 57.1
    5/5 - 9.2 + a 10k run
    6/5 - 8.2 + a 5k run

    May total 219.7 miles
    Year total 1971 miles
    223 miles ahead of my 5000 mile/year goal
  • StephanieJane2
    StephanieJane2 Posts: 191 Member
    66 miles so far, 7&10 &10& 29 &16 and another 10 today x although looks like weather going to get rainy again
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member

    Yesterday's ride was really great. It was my ideal weather (around 80 and sunny) and it was just one of those rides where I could have happily kept going except for the sun setting.
    5/1- 30 miles
    5/2- 30 miles
    5/3- 15 miles
    5/5- 30 miles
    5/6- 20 miles

    Total: 125 miles
    Goal: 450 miles
    Remaining: 325 miles
  • Cave_Goose
    Cave_Goose Posts: 156 Member
    Wow! Managed to get in two Metric Centuries in the same week. I remember when MC was a major goal:

    5/1 - 61.03
    5/2 - Run
    5/3 - 28
    5/4 - Run
    5/5 - 19
    5/6 - Rest
    5/7 - 63.1 (Tour de Stooges in Lebanon, IL [new PR])

    Total - 171.13
    Goal - 400
    42% of goal