May 2016 Bike Bicycle Cycling Challenge

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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
    7th May: 40.81 km
    8th May: 40.35 km

    Month to date: 267.97 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
    5/3 - 23 miles
    5/4 - 23 miles
    5/5 - 23 miles
    5/6 - 23 miles
    5/7 - 20 miles - I've had my Gunnar for 3 weeks, 2 weeks assembled, but haven't had a chance to take it out anywhere substantial until today. OMG it is amazing. So freakin smooth, light and nimble. Split speeds for today's rides were quicker, but that could just be a fluke of the wind or the day. I'm going to take it on my usual commute to work in the coming weeks to see if it's faster overall or if it's just in my head. I think I need to start a custom Gunnar touring bike fund. I can definitely see riding across the country on one of their bikes.

    Also, I went on a mini etsy spending spree a few weeks back and got my last purchase today.

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    Month to date: 112 miles
    Year to date: 1283 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 4th 13.2 Miles -- Duration 1:15:39
    May 5th 7.61 Miles -- Duration 1:03:57
    May 6th 5.98 Miles -- Duration 1:21:27
    May 7th 21.23 Miles -- Duration 2:20:54

    May Total Miles: 82.06
    May Total Duration: 7:29:55
  • 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
    05/07 - 13.00 miles

    Chris
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    5/1- 30 miles
    5/2- 30 miles
    5/3- 15 miles
    5/5- 30 miles
    5/6- 20 miles
    5/7- 20 miles

    Total: 145 miles
    Goal: 450 miles
    Remaining: 305 miles
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    5/1- 30 miles
    5/2- 30 miles
    5/3- 15 miles
    5/5- 30 miles
    5/6- 20 miles
    5/7- 20 miles
    5/8- 30 miles

    Total: 175 miles
    Goal: 450 miles
    Remaining: 275 miles
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    edited May 2016
    May 1st 30.4 Miles -- Duration 1:38:59
    May 3rd 15.6 Miles -- Duration 1:10:26
    May 4th 13.2 Miles -- Duration 1:15:39
    May 5th 7.61 Miles -- Duration 1:03:57
    May 6th 5.98 Miles -- Duration 1:21:27
    May 7th 21.23 Miles -- Duration 2:20:54
    May 8th 40.1 Miles -- Duration 2:42:35

    May Total Miles: 134.12
    May Total Duration: 10:12:30
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,859 Member
    sijomial wrote: »
    Main goal for May is a 100 mile Audax in the New Forest (southern England) on May 8th.
    Last big training ride before the event was today - easy week ahead to arrive at the event with fresh legs.

    Today's ride was 73 miles @ 16.5mph, felt good and even had some welcome sunshine at last - April was cold!
    That took me to over 7000 exercise calories for the week.

    Audax done!
    Weather turned hot and the strong wind was a PITA! Although it was a circular route the wind was on my back on the flat, sheltered parts and in my face on the climbs and open moorland sections with no shelter. Never cycled so much on the drops and my poor old neck is killing me now.
    My neck is a bit damaged from repeatedly throwing myself into the scenery and Armco barriers in my misspent youth as a motorcycle racer. :)

    100.6 miles @ 14.7mph in drop-dead gorgeous countryside.

    213.7 miles so far for the month.
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    5/3 - 23 miles
    5/4 - 23 miles
    5/5 - 23 miles
    5/6 - 23 miles
    5/7 - 20 miles
    5/8 - 20 miles - pretended to be a roadie today and did my fastest ever loop around South Minneapolis. I've basically made peace with the fact I'll never be fast, but sometimes I like to pretend and go all out.

    Month to date: 132 miles
    Year to date: 1303 miles

  • 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
    05/07 - 13.00 miles
    05/08 - 12.75 miles...76.25 so far

    Chris
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    edited May 2016
    @tristramtrent I love the idea of going out on a challenge like "photograph surrounding churches", sounds like a nice way to discover new places and bike routes around.

    @asltiffm those elevations sound scary! And there I was whining about the 200 ft I have to climb on my way to work...

    --

    Last weeks cycling:
    Mon 5/2 10.3 km - to work and back home
    Wed 5/4 21.5km - to work, from there to the next village to do some shopping, then back home. Picked a nice traffic-less route through the fields. So now I realised my bike isn't really made for riding through mud, much less when it's loaded with hardware store purchases...
    Sat 5/7 5.4 km - supermarket and back

    --> 37.3 km (of 125 km goal for May) done
  • rachelr1116
    rachelr1116 Posts: 334 Member
    Spent most of the day Saturday biking around town with a friend. Forgot to put on sunscreen so now I have a sunburn and will eventually have interesting tan lines. We made stops at a farmer's market, a bike shop, and a long stop to enjoy a few beers. I did find out that my "new" cruiser bike does not do well on hills and in high winds. The cute basket on the front acts like a parachute. I ended up having to have my husband bring my old German road bike to me when we stopped for lunch.

    5/1 - 10 miles
    5/3 - 3.2 miles
    5/4 - 8.2 miles
    5/7 - 24 miles

    Total - 45.4 miles
    Goal - 200 miles
    Remaining - 154.6 miles
  • 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


    May 5th - 15.89km PM cycling Commute
    May 5th - 3.85 km Walk
    May 6th - 31.93 km Cycling Commute
    May 9th - 15.85 KM am Cycling Commute

    Monthly Totals
    Cycling - 143.57/450km
    Walking- 31.82/150km

    Though i was out for a couple of walks on the weekend I didn't log them with the app on my phone so won't count them (they were more photography / dog walks anyway) Back at it for the next 5 days which look pretty nice for the commutes
  • eddiesmith1
    eddiesmith1 Posts: 1,550 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.

    completely doable mate, look at what I log as a commute approx 32km a day - about 20 miles (the ride in is brutal steady uphill for virtually the entire ride with 125meters in rise but only 12 meters in drop....the ride home OTOH is a blast). For perspective I'm about to turn 56 I'm still a good 30 lbs overweight and this is the most exercise of done since i was 20, thankfully its been a few years since i quit smoking or I'd be stroked out somewhere along the way ;)
  • eddiesmith1
    eddiesmith1 Posts: 1,550 Member
    May 1 - 21.94km Walk
    May 2nd - 2.46 km Walk
    May 3rd - 32.07km Cycling Commute
    May 4th - 32.05 km Cycling Commute
    May 4th - 3.57km Walk
    May 5th - 31.67km Cycling Commute
    May 5th - 3.85 km Walk
    May 6th - 31.93 km Cycling Commute
    May 9th - 31.69 KM Cycling Commute
    May 9th - 2.47 Km Walk
    May 10 - 15.89km AM Cycling Commute


    Monthly Totals
    Cycling - 175.3/450km
    Walking- 34.29/150km

    This mornings commute my time improved by 3 minutes (triple espresso appears to be what I need)
  • Birdgirl2305
    Birdgirl2305 Posts: 6 Member
    Hi there! I'm new to the group. I ride mostly on the weekends. Hit the gym 4 or 5 days a week otherwise. Just started riding a year or so ago. We are lucky enough to have a Rail-to-Trail conversion near our house. Very flat, crushed limestone and it is a true pleasure to ride! There are however frequent stops for wine or beer :smile:

    This will be the first time I have set a goal, so we shall see how this turns out.

    120 miles for May (40 per weekend)

    5/1-23.38 miles
    5/6-14.51 miles

    total for May= 37.89
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    5/1- 30 miles
    5/2- 30 miles
    5/3- 15 miles
    5/5- 30 miles
    5/6- 20 miles
    5/7- 20 miles
    5/8- 30 miles
    5/10- 5 miles indoor

    Total: 180 miles
    Goal: 450 miles
    Remaining: 270 miles

  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    5/3 - 23 miles
    5/4 - 23 miles
    5/5 - 23 miles
    5/6 - 23 miles
    5/7 - 20 miles
    5/8 - 20 miles
    5/10 - 16 miles - happy international bike to work day! Rain on the way in, so I just biked to the train this morning. I had an eventful commute home though. A stupid huge black suv corporate car pulled out in front of me a block from work and I went down hard on my left knee and knocked one of my brifters off kilter. Hoping it won't be too sore to ride tomorrow. Will probably get a pretty sweet bruise though.

    Month to date: 148 miles
    Year to date: 1319 miles