May 2016 Bike Bicycle Cycling Challenge

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  • wayneh73
    wayneh73 Posts: 39 Member
    End of the month update as the weather tomorrow looks horrendous and I'll only get an 8 mile commute in on Tuesday.......

    May 1-8 228.1 miles
    May 9-15 95.6 miles
    May 16-22 145.8 miles
    May 23-29 201.3 miles

    May total 670.8 miles
    Year total 2422 miles
    374 miles ahead of my 5000 miles/yr goal
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,662 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
    05/10 - 12.75 miles
    05/11 - 12.00 miles
    05/12 - 12.00 miles
    05/15 - 12.75 miles...127.75 so far
    05/16 - 12.50 miles
    05/17 - 12.75 miles
    05/18 - 12.00 miles
    05/19 - 12.25 miles
    05/21 - 16.50 miles
    05/23 - 13.00 miles...206.75 so far
    05/24 - 15.00 miles
    05/25 - 12.25 miles
    05/26 - 13.00 miles
    05/28 - 12.00 miles
    05/29 - 15.00 miles...274.00 so far

    Chris
  • Ohhim
    Ohhim Posts: 1,142 Member
    Had some downtime during a fishing trip this weekend, so borrowed a ladies beach cruiser and did 13 miles around the island this morning. Definitely miss my usual bike, but nice to explore the area. Plan to knock out my last miles tomorrow.

    5/3 - 21 miles
    5/4 - 13 miles
    5/5 - 4 miles
    5/6 - 4 miles
    5/8 - 33 miles
    5/10 - 33 miles
    5/11 - 58 miles
    5/12 - 34 miles
    5/13 - 28 miles
    5/14 - 17 miles
    5/15 - 50 miles
    5/16 - 13 miles
    5/17 - 15 miles
    5/18 - 21 miles
    5/19 - 13 miles
    5/20 - 11 miles
    5/22 - 12 miles
    5/23 - 22 miles
    5/24 - 11 miles
    5/25 - 26 miles
    5/26 - 11 miles
    5/29 - 13 miles

    Total: 463 miles
    Goal: 500 miles
    Remaining: 37 miles
  • jlklem
    jlklem Posts: 259 Member
    So I rode my bike 204 miles today....yes 204.4 miles to be exact. It took 10 hours and 5 minutes. Longest ride ever. Puts me at 85 hours for May (with 2 days to go)

    Burned 7000 calories, going to get to eat well tomorrow too.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,859 Member
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    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.

    Four rides of varying lengths this week totalling 127 miles. Sunshine and warmer temperatures certainly make a difference!
    340 miles for month so far.

    Entered another Audax event at beginning of June (205km this time) so training hard.

    Had to take what weight lifters would call a deload as legs got really fatigued. So an easy 5 days, lots of recovery walking, couple of one hour gentle spins in the gym to pump some blood through my legs, and no weight training for my legs at all (training like Johnny Bravo!).

    Worked wonders and I came back this weekend feeling really strong.
    Nice fairly fast 56 miles on Saturday with some climbs and Sunday was mostly hill training for 41 miles including 3 laps of the iconic Zig Zag Road up Box Hill in Surrey (part of the 2012 Olympic course).

    107 miles for the week and 447 for the month so far.

    End of the month for me as I've cycled three consecutive days over the long Bank Holiday weekend.
    Found some lovely new roads to go back and explore but struggling a bit to balance mileage and recovery. Now going to have an easy week ahead of my Audax event next Sunday, fingers crossed for kind weather.

    114 miles for the week, 561 miles for the month.
  • 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
    10th May: 43.78 km
    11th May: 48.86 km
    12th May: 8 km
    13th May: 10 km
    14th May: 45.05 km
    15th May: 40.97 km
    16th May: 50.99 km
    17th May: 20 km
    18th May: 40.89 km
    19th May: 8 km
    20th May: 54.08 km
    23rd May: 42.75 km
    24th May: 20.35 km
    25th May: 55.39 km
    26th May: 29.08 km
    28th May: 42.72 km
    31st May: 43.98 km

    Year to end May: 2,652.34 km

    (Jan: 393.82 km; Feb: 538.62 km; Mar: 315.82 km; Apr: 531.22 km; May: 872.86 km)
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,806 Member
    edited May 2016
    wayneh73 wrote: »
    End of the week update....

    Had a good 63 mile ride Friday with a friend. Started as a social ride but we upped the pace for the last 20 something miles home and I ended up with a new 40k PB of 1hr 12mins 35secs at an average speed of 20.54mph

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    This is why we ride lol

    You're not in Cygnet there, are you? That table looks familiar.


    Oh ... maybe not quite the same, but similar ... :)

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    (Taken a year ago in Cygnet, Tasmania)

  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,806 Member
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    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. :)
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    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.
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    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
    May 14 - 34 km (105 min) cycling outside
    May 15 - 29.4 km (90 min) cycling outside
    Finally getting outside ... but very, very windy.
    _______________________________
    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 63.4 km (195 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 80 min
    May Walking: 59 km (710 min)
    May Stairs: 295 flights (236 min)
    May Time Total: 1221 min = 20 hours 21 min
    May Distance Total: 122.4 km = 76 miles

    OK, back to it again ... I have been up to my eyeballs in my last assignment for the course I'm taking. Got 3 hours sleep in 30 hours over the weekend. So tired!!

    May 21 - 15.7 km (50 min) cycling
    May 22 - 18.69 km (60 min) cycling
    _______________________________
    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 97.79 km (305 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 80 min
    May Walking: 75.2 km (905 min)
    May Stairs: 445 flights (356 min)
    May Time Total: 1646 min = 27 hours 26 min
    May Distance Total: 172.99 km = 107.5 miles

    May 28 - 50.7 km (160 min) cycling

    May 29 - 31.2 km (95 min) cycling


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    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 179.69 km (560 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 80 min
    May Walking: 85.6 km (1030 min)
    May Stairs: 520 flights (416 min)
    May Time Total: 2086 min = 34 hours 46 min
    May Distance Total: 265.29 km = 164.84 miles
  • 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
    5/6 - 14.48 miles
    5/10 - 20.13 miles
    5/11 - 19.27 miles
    5/17 - 22.78 miles
    5/18 - 38.23 miles
    5/19 - 15.82 miles
    5/23 - 20.58 miles
    5/25 - 19.20 miles
    5/28 - 19.89 miles
    5/29 - 30.91 miles
    5/30 - 31.23 miles

    MTD - 332.92

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

    YTD - 1385.79
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Weather foul today so wussed out of the cycling, which leaves me with 260 miles for the month (and year)

    Wed 04/05/16 20 miles
    Fri 06/05/16 20 miles
    Mon 09/05/16 20 miles
    Wed 11/05/16 20 miles
    Fri 13/05/16 20 miles
    Mon 16/05/16 20 miles
    Tue 17/05/16 20 miles
    Thu 19/05/16 20 miles
    Fri 20/05/16 20 miles
    Mon 23/05/16 20 miles
    Tue 24/05/16 20 miles
    Thu 26/05/16 20 miles
    Fri 27/05/16 20 miles

    June target is 360+
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    5/01 - 18.15
    5/02 - 14.22
    5/03 - 14.29
    5/04 - 18.12
    5/05 - 17.97
    5/10 - 14.76
    5/11 - 18.00
    5/12 - 17.97
    5/13 - 18.36
    5/15 - 33.29
    5/17 - 18.05
    5/23 - 14.49
    5/24 - 18.12
    5/25 - 18.09
    5/28 - 50.03




    May total: 303.91
    Goal for month: 400
    Year to date: 1,522.07

    Jan - 175.9
    Feb - 343.3
    Mar - 353.8
    Apr - 363.4
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    A lot of work last week... On the plus side, that meant I had plenty of opportunities for cycling there and back, which I did on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Total distance of those rides was 41.8km.

    --> 146.6 km (of 125 km goal for May) done :)

  • jlklem
    jlklem Posts: 259 Member
    Month over....89 hours....1680 miles

    Best ever

    19 yesterday, I was tired from my long Sunday ride.

    Two rides today...1:03 on the trainer and then 34 outside
  • 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 10th 20.7 Miles -- Duration 1:26:07
    May 14th 31.6 Miles -- Duration 2:14:59
    May 15th 12.1 Miles -- Duration 1:25:57
    May 17th 13.7 Miles -- Duration 0:55:21
    May 18th 10.7 Miles -- Duration 1:00:02
    May 19th 11.7 Miles -- Duration 1:16:58
    May 20th 18.3 Miles -- Duration 1:20:58
    May 22nd 38.7 Miles -- Duration 4:37:42 (Marathon MTB Race)
    May 24th 33.0 Miles -- Duration 2:13:52
    May 26th 30.9 Miles -- Duration 2:03:28
    May 27th 18.3 Miles -- Duration 1:12:49
    May 28th 18.3 Miles -- Duration 1:26:50
    May 31st 17.3 Miles -- Duration 2:27:57

    May Total Miles: 409.42
    May Total Duration: 33:55:30

    And that's a wrap for May in terms of on the bike time...
  • tristramtrent
    tristramtrent Posts: 257 Member
    Well I guess that's it for May, and I did this: far more than I've ever done before and hopefully next month will be bike-filled too, at the end at least as I'm working away from home, fromThurs. Maybe hire a bike where I'm going...

    3/5 5.6 miles indoor
    4/5 5.7 miles outdoor Pitfield Lane
    5/5 12.88 outdoor Tadley rec ground
    6/5 10.5 outdoor Padworth church circuit
    9/5 7.5 indoor
    10/5 10indoor
    11/5 8.5 outdoor
    13/5 7.9 outdoor
    16/5 10 outdoor silchester
    19/5 8 miles indoor
    20/5 9.2 outdoor Ufton Hill
    22/5 12.2 outdoor Duke of Wellington Estate
    24/5 9.7 outdoor Silchester
    27/5 10.4 outdoor
    31/5 8.6 indoor

    Photographed quite a few of the surrounding churches as planned but I think more are hiding in the countryside nearby....here's St Mary's Burghfield, one of the few open during the day to enter. We'll see what I can find next month. Thanks to some of you for friending me and all of you for inspiring me to keep pedalling!

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  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,662 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
    05/10 - 12.75 miles
    05/11 - 12.00 miles
    05/12 - 12.00 miles
    05/15 - 12.75 miles...127.75 so far
    05/16 - 12.50 miles
    05/17 - 12.75 miles
    05/18 - 12.00 miles
    05/19 - 12.25 miles
    05/21 - 16.50 miles
    05/23 - 13.00 miles...206.75 so far
    05/24 - 15.00 miles
    05/25 - 12.25 miles
    05/26 - 13.00 miles
    05/28 - 12.00 miles
    05/29 - 15.00 miles...274.00 so far
    05/30 - 15.00 miles
    05/31 - 12.00 miles...301.00 total recumbent miles in May

    Chris
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,806 Member
    edited June 2016
    Machka9 wrote: »
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    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
    May 14 - 34 km (105 min) cycling outside
    May 15 - 29.4 km (90 min) cycling outside
    Finally getting outside ... but very, very windy.
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    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 63.4 km (195 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 80 min
    May Walking: 59 km (710 min)
    May Stairs: 295 flights (236 min)
    May Time Total: 1221 min = 20 hours 21 min
    May Distance Total: 122.4 km = 76 miles

    OK, back to it again ... I have been up to my eyeballs in my last assignment for the course I'm taking. Got 3 hours sleep in 30 hours over the weekend. So tired!!

    May 21 - 15.7 km (50 min) cycling
    May 22 - 18.69 km (60 min) cycling
    _______________________________
    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 97.79 km (305 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 80 min
    May Walking: 75.2 km (905 min)
    May Stairs: 445 flights (356 min)
    May Time Total: 1646 min = 27 hours 26 min
    May Distance Total: 172.99 km = 107.5 miles
    May 28 - 50.7 km (160 min) cycling
    May 29 - 31.2 km (95 min) cycling
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    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 179.69 km (560 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 80 min
    May Walking: 85.6 km (1030 min)
    May Stairs: 520 flights (416 min)
    May Time Total: 2086 min = 34 hours 46 min
    May Distance Total: 265.29 km = 164.84 miles

    May 31 - 1.8 km (20 min) walking + 30 flights of stairs (24 min) + 40 minutes on the bicycle on the trainer indoors


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    May is the last month of Semester 1 of University here = big assignment due. So, a lot of my time was spent doing that.
    May is also late autumn = cool, rainy
    And in early May we spent a weekend in Sydney for a cycling conference ... without our bicycles!!

    So with all that in mind ...


    Totals:
    May Cycling Outside: 179.69 km (560 min)
    May Cycling Inside: 120 min
    May Walking: 87.4 km (1050 min)
    May Stairs: 550 flights (440 min)
    May Time Total: 2170 min = 36 hours 10 min
    May Distance Total: 267.09 km = 165.9 miles



    I suppose one highlight is that I exercised an hour more this May than last May. Not sure how I managed that ... must be all those stairs. And speaking of which, 550 flights of stairs is a total of 11,000 stairs. :)

  • Ohhim
    Ohhim Posts: 1,142 Member
    Ended up biking to/from Tampa today to meet friends for dinner as the route from my neighborhood (Clearwater Beach) was about 70% on dedicated bike trails/paths which made it relatively safe after dark (with all of my heavy-duty lights). Glad to knock out my goal, even though it came down to the final evening of the month.

    5/3 - 21 miles
    5/4 - 13 miles
    5/5 - 4 miles
    5/6 - 4 miles
    5/8 - 33 miles
    5/10 - 33 miles
    5/11 - 58 miles
    5/12 - 34 miles
    5/13 - 28 miles
    5/14 - 17 miles
    5/15 - 50 miles
    5/16 - 13 miles
    5/17 - 15 miles
    5/18 - 21 miles
    5/19 - 13 miles
    5/20 - 11 miles
    5/22 - 12 miles
    5/23 - 22 miles
    5/24 - 11 miles
    5/25 - 26 miles
    5/26 - 11 miles
    5/29 - 13 miles
    5/31 - 51 miles

    Total: 514 miles
    Goal: 500 miles
    Done!
  • puglife456
    puglife456 Posts: 127 Member
    Awesome job everyone!! I did some biking this weekend and didn't track my miles, but I'm pretty sure I would have fallen short of my goal of 450 miles. Oh well, there's always June!