October 2016 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • sakvani
    sakvani Posts: 37 Member
    Sp8zmanSpiff Wrote:

    Sure! If you do 30 minutes at 20 mph, that is 10 miles per stationary bike session. If you go every other day or so, that is 150 miles. But you can set the target at whatever you'd like.

    My target for October is 400 miles, I did 333.6 miles in September and I want to make a stretch goal for myself. I do stationary (recumbent) cycling and road cycling.

    Thank you very much for your idea and reply and good luck with your target.
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    10/3 - 23 miles
    10/4 - 23 miles - gorgeous fall weather for the most part after a very rainy late September. Like 60 degrees on the way into work and 75 on the way home. The morning commute is now more and more in the dark - I usually try to leave by 6:30 but I've been postponing it until a bit later so it's lighter out. Gotta get into the dark commuting mindset again since it's going to be that way until the spring.

    month to date: 46 miles
    Year to date: 3009 miles

  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    10/03 - 11.03 time: 0:41 avg speed: 15.9 mph
    10/04 - 15.10 time: 1:00 avg speed: 15.0



    October total: 26.13
    Goal for month: 300
    Year to date: 2,718.50

    Jan - 175.9
    Feb - 343.3
    Mar - 353.8
    Apr - 363.4
    May - 319.1
    Jun - 316.2
    July - 166.1
    Aug - 167.6
    Sep - 368.2
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    October 1st 15.58 Miles -- Duration 1:25:07 (MTB Race)
    October 2nd 17.6 Miles -- Duration 1:49:10 (MTB)
    October 4th 11.5 Miles -- Duration 00:59:37 (Recovery Ride)
    October 5th 18.6 Miles -- Duration 1:11:17

    October Total Miles: 63.28
    October Total Duration: 5:25:11
  • sakvani
    sakvani Posts: 37 Member
    So far I have been using the stationary bike. Now i am thinking of buying a bike which I can take out side. Any suggestion the kind of bike to buy or what should I look when buying the bike.
  • SpectreTT
    SpectreTT Posts: 2 Member
    Oooh, fun. In for 250mi this month. Starting week 2 of HIM base training.

    Oct 1st - 25.85mi/1:31:05
    Oct 4th - 17.70mi/1:01:45

    October Total Miles:43.65mi
    October Total Duration:2:32:50
  • Missnu13
    Missnu13 Posts: 65 Member
    3 Oct-23.5mi
    5 Oct-19mi




    42.5/300
  • sakvani
    sakvani Posts: 37 Member
    sakvani wrote: »
    So far I have been using the stationary bike. Now i am thinking of buying a bike which I can take out side. Any suggestion the kind of bike to buy or what should I look when buying the bike.

  • sakvani
    sakvani Posts: 37 Member
    October 5th 18 Miles -- Duration 1:04
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,695 Member
    I'm in for 200 miles in October

    10/02 - 15.00 miles
    10/03 - 15.00 miles
    10/05 - 15.00 miles

    Chris
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Wed 05 - 24.03 miles

    MTD 79.35 / 400, YTD 2059.26 / 2500

    Really cold last night, and really strong headwind as well
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,863 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
    May: 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    June: 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    July: 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    August: 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    September: 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min

    All right, let's see what I can do for October. Unfortunately, I'm not off to a brilliant start ... sick again ... spent the first weekend of October sleeping. But hopefully the energy will come back quickly.

    Totals:
    Oct Cycling Outside: 0 km (0 min)
    Oct Cycling Inside: 0 min
    Oct Walking: 0 km (0 min)
    Oct Stairs: 0 flights (0 min)
    Oct Weightlifting: 0 min
    Oct Rowing: 0 km (0 min)
    Oct Time Total: 0 min = 0 hours 0 min
    Oct Distance Total: 0 km = 0 miles

    No cycling yet ... but soon, I hope!

    Oct 1 - sick

    Oct 2 - sick

    Oct 3 - 1.4 km walking (17 min)

    Oct 4 - 4 km walking (50 min)

    Oct 5 - 1.3 km walking (16 min)

    Oct 6 - 1.5 km walking (18 min)


    Totals:
    Oct Cycling Outside: 0 km (0 min)
    Oct Cycling Inside: 0 min
    Oct Walking: 8.2 km (101 min)
    Oct Stairs: 0 flights (0 min)
    Oct Weightlifting: 0 min
    Oct Rowing: 0 km (0 min)
    Oct Time Total: 0 min = 1 hours 41 min
    Oct Distance Total: 8.2 km = 5 miles


  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    sakvani wrote: »
    So far I have been using the stationary bike. Now i am thinking of buying a bike which I can take out side. Any suggestion the kind of bike to buy or what should I look when buying the bike.
    @sakvani I think that greatly depends on where you want to go with the bike (roads? mountain bike trails? grocery shopping in the city?), and also how much you want to spend.
    I used to ride a "trekking bike" which I bought quite cheap at a large supermarket chain; but I never went any long distances with it. This summer, I bought a used road bike, and I love it. I never knew the type of bike could make such a difference!
    In my case, one of the deciding factors which bike to buy was what was available in my price range in the used bike ads when I was looking. Once I save up a little money to spend on it again, I might exchange the chainset from the standard double (53/39) it is now to a compact one (maybe 50/30), because I live in a rather hilly area and would like to have some more lower gear options, but if I had waited for the "perfect bike", I'd still be browsing the classifieds and taking my car to work ;)

    One of the main things to keep in mind is to get a bike with the right frame size - all the other components you could upgrade later, but if the frame is too small or too large, there's not too much you can do about it.

    And of course, it should be the right kind of bike for what you want to do with it. I love my new bike, but there are a few cross-country shortcuts that I took in the past that I can't take with it anymore, because it's not really suited for that terrain.
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    3.10.2016 14.3km commute
    5.10.2016 10.6km commute
    --
    24.9km of 200km October goal done

  • Sp8zmanSpiff
    Sp8zmanSpiff Posts: 57 Member
    October Ride Challenge

    10/03 - 12.0 miles, REB (Recumbent Exercise Bike), 12.0 down, 388 to go
    10/04 - 13.3 miles, The Loop (Road Bike), 25.3 down, 374.7 to go
    10/06 - 13.3 miles, The Loop (Road Bike), 38.6 down, 361.4 to go

    @sakvani - Brakes: Rim Pads or Disc? Mountain Bike, Cyclocross, cruiser, Road Bike, Tri-Bike? Material: Steel, Aluminum, Carbon, Titanium? How much money? What nikkiwolf said above, (one option) buy a used bike that fits to figure out what you want and then buy the bike you want.

    I am riding a 2011 Specialized Sectuer which is the Aluminum framed version of the Specialized Carbon Roubaix. The Sectuer was sold as an "Entry Level Road Bike." Over time I've changed a lot of the components to customize the bike to my riding capabilities.

    Good Luck!
  • Sp8zmanSpiff
    Sp8zmanSpiff Posts: 57 Member
    Forgot to share this. My friend's rear tire was punctured and he used a tube that had been in his seat bag for awhile and it had a hole in it, so we ended up changing the tube twice. The moral of the story is, if your spare tube has been in your seat bag for over a year, replace it (or at least check it).

    I keep mine in a thicker zip lock bag in the seat bag. Good Luck!
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    10/03 - 11.03 time: 0:41 avg speed: 15.9 mph
    10/04 - 15.10 time: 1:00 avg speed: 15.0 mph
    10/06 - 14.71 time 0:57 avg speed: 15.2 mph



    October total: 40.84
    Goal for month: 300
    Year to date: 2,733.21

    Jan - 175.9
    Feb - 343.3
    Mar - 353.8
    Apr - 363.4
    May - 319.1
    Jun - 316.2
    July - 166.1
    Aug - 167.6
    Sep - 368.2
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Fri 07 - 26.86 miles

    MTD 106.21 / 400, YTD 2086.12 / 2500

    Tomorrow is "new bike day" - oh yes!
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    3.10.2016 14.3km commute
    5.10.2016 10.6km commute
    7.10.2016 18.1km commute (+a little detour on the way home)
    --
    43.2km of 200km October goal done


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    @35dollars Awesome, enjoy the new bike!
  • sakvani
    sakvani Posts: 37 Member
    edited October 2016
    sakvani wrote: »
    October 5th 18 Miles -- Duration 1:04

    October 7th 10 Miles0:40