January 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • wobblybots
    wobblybots Posts: 52 Member
    Goal 400km

    03/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session
    04/01 - 12km Turbo session
    06/01 - 15km Turbo HIIT session
    08/01 - 50km road cycle
    10/01 - 10km Turbo Strength & Power session
    13/01 - 22km Turbo Endurance session
    20/01 - 25km Turbo Endurance session
    22/01 - 60km road cycle

    Total to date: 209km

    Didn't cycle much over the last week or so but I'm running and doing strength sessions as well as cycling so hard to fit it all in.
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    Impressive to see how much cycling everyone is doing in winter!

    My poor bike hasn't been touched for the last 10 days :| Still too much ice and snow, after two almost-falls on my last commute I decided to wait until the ice is gone from the bike lanes before trying again. And the indoor trainer I ordered two weeks ago still isn't here - apparently, the shipment got lost. Amazon's sending a new one, which will hopefully arrive in the next few days...
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,232 Member
    Impressive to see how much cycling everyone is doing in winter!

    It's summer here! :grin: And, at last, we're finally actually getting a bit of summer weather.

  • SteveCro
    SteveCro Posts: 799 Member
    I'm in this month. I missed being in it last month. I will set my goal at 200 miles combination of indoors and outdoors. Depends on the weather and snow for outside.

    1/4 - 8.27 miles - outside 18*F with 18 mph winds weather bug says feels like 3*F
    1/5 - 8.0 miles - outside 12* F
    1/6 - 7.91 miles - outside 8*F
    1/7 - 10.39 miles - outside 12*F
    1/9 - 8.53 miles - outside 27*F
    1/10 - 6.5 miles - indoors on trainer - 30 to 40 mph winds with rain
    1/11 - 12.18 miles - outside 50*
    1/13 - 11.50 miles - outside 29*
    1/14 - 15.74 miles - outside 28*
    1/15 - 9.99 miles - outside 28*
    1/17 - 10.65 miles indoors on trainer rainy os
    1/22 - 8.19 miles outside 52*
    1/24 - 17.27 miles outside 38*

    YTD - 135.12 miles
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28
    January 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)
    January 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17
    January 10th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:09:58
    January 11th 15.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 12th 27.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    January 14th 26.9 Miles -- Duration 2:31:34 (MTB)
    January 15th 54.2 Miles -- Duration 3:51:02
    January 17th 22.7 Miles -- Duration 1:19:58
    January 18th 9.9 Miles -- Duration 1:02:18 (MTB)
    January 19th 22.8 Miles -- Duration 1:15:58
    January 21st 26.9 Miles -- Duration 1:29:58
    January 22nd 55.4 Miles -- Duration 4:00:04 (MTB)
    January 25th 18.1 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00

    January Total Miles: 446.58
    January Total Duration: 31:19:16
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    edited January 2017
    Since I got my 800 minutes in December, I think I will see if I can start the year with 900 minutes on my trainer. If I can find my BT speed/cadence sensor, I may put a distance measure in there, but it seems to be hiding from me.

    January 1st 0 minutes. I am just too tired after not getting to sleep until 4:30AM and then waking up at 9AM.
    January 2nd 40 minutes - Total 40 minutes 860 to go.
    January 3rd 30 minutes - Total 70 minutes 830 to go.
    January 6th 18 minutes - Total 88 minutes 812 to go.
    January 9th 45 minutes - Total 133 minutes 767 to go.
    January 10th 40 minutes - Total 173 minutes 727 to go.
    January 11th 55 minutes - Total 228 minutes 672 to go.
    January 12th 30 minutes - Total 258 minutes 642 to go.
    Back to it after getting sick.
    January 26th 15 minutes - Total 273 minutes 627 to go. 3.99 Miles
  • bubbles2621
    bubbles2621 Posts: 546 Member
    Sweet thread!! I'm a newbie here but have been riding for awhile, I'm training for a Half Ironman so I'll be logging some serious miles soon.
  • ending_start
    ending_start Posts: 20 Member
    Zwift is making the indoor cycling a lot more fun. My overall totals so far: 383.2km. This is a mix of indoor and outdoor rides. Surpassed my goal for the month, so going to up it to 500km by Jan 31.

    Week Jan 23 – 29 – 152.9km (on going)
    Week 16 – 22 – 138.1km
    Week Jan 9 – 15 – 81.3km
    Week Jan 2 – 9 – 10.9km

    Hope everyone is having a great time riding!

  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    Jan 1 - 37.3mi
    Jan 3 - 12.4mi
    Jan 5 - 12.0mi
    Jan 7 - 19.1mi
    Jan 8 - 24.4mi
    Jan 10 - 12.8mi
    Jan 11 - 13.5mi
    Jan 12 - 13.6mi
    Jan 13 - 6.6mi
    Jan 14 - 20.5mi
    Jan 15 - 26.5mi

    Jan 17 - 13.5mi
    Jan 18 - 13.9mi
    Jan 24 - 13.7mi
    Jan 25 - 13.6mi
    Jan 26 - 14.7mi

    Month to date total: 268.1mi

    Last week didn't end so very well, so I'll be paying for it this weekend to make sure I've made my goals. Ah well, just keep moving forward!
  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Jan 5: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Pearl Jam
    Jan 7: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Buffalo Tom
    Jan 10: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Van Halen
    Jan 11: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Queen
    Jan 12: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to The Connells
    Jan 14: 19.8 mi. / 69 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Toad the Wet Sprocket
    **sore left calf muscle** :s (rested it 4 days)
    Jan 19: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Blues Traveler
    Jan 22: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to John Cougar Mellencamp
    Jan 24: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to The Outfield
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,232 Member
    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
    Aug: 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep: 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct: 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov: 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec: 511.05 km (317.55 miles = 52 hours 2 min

    I see last January was a big month for me! My goal for this month will be to match that. :)

    Jan 1 - 101.9 km cycling (321 min)
    Jan 2 - 26.9 km cycling (85 min)
    The story of the Jan 1 metric century:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Machka9/view/beaches-100k-permanent-907843

    Jan 3 - 5.6 km (70 min) walking
    Jan 4 - 6.2 km (77 min) walking + 16 flights of stairs (12 min)
    Jan 5 - 6.65 km (83 min) walking + 20 flights of stairs (16 min)
    Jan 6 - 8.9 km (111 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 7 - 4 km (50 min) walking + 26.8 km (85 min) cycling
    Jan 8 - 2 km (25 min) walking + 30.9 km (98 min) cycling
    Jan 9 - 1.3 km (16 min) walking + 21 km (66 min) cycling + 17 flights of stairs (13 min)
    Jan 10 - 8 km (100 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 11 - 9.1 km (113 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 12 - 8.5 km (105 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 13 - 6 km (75 min) walking + 30 flights of stairs (24 min)
    Jan 14 - 6.3 km (78 min) walking + 75 min on bicycle on trainer
    Jan 15 - 48.6 km (150 min) cycling
    Jan 16 - 8.9 km (110 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 17 - 5.4 km (65 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 18 - 6.2 km (75 min) walking + 30 flights of stairs (24 min)
    Jan 19 - 10.7 km (130 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 20 - 4.5 km (55 min) walking + 18 flights of stairs (14 min)
    Jan 21 - 5.7 km (70 min) walking + 75 min cycling indoors
    Jan 22 - 56.1 km (175 min) cycling
    Jan 23 - 1.8 km walking (20 min) + 26.9 km (85 min) cycling + 5 flights of stairs (4 min)

    Jan 24 - 7.5 km walking (90 min) + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)

    Jan 25 - 3.1 km walking (35 min) + 30 flights of stairs (24 min)

    Jan 26 - 161.9 km cycling (510 min)
    The Story: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Machka9/view/happy-australia-day-911319


    Totals for January:
    Walking Distance (km) 126.4
    Walking Time (min) 1579.4
    Cycling Distance (km) 501.0
    Cycling Time (min) 1732.1
    Stairs Climbed Number 366.0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min) 292.8


    Total Distance (km) 627.4
    Total Distance (miles) 389.8
    Total Time (min) 3604.3
    Total Time (hr) 60:04:17


  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    January 1st 12.7 miles/57:49 min
    January 2nd 9.7 miles/41.47 min
    January 3rd - walked on the treadmill; my body has to get used to the saddle again - no biking today
    January 5th - 9.09 miles/41 min
    January 7th - 9.07 miles/44 min
    January 11th – 7.5 miles/32:20 min
    January 12th – 7.2 miles/31:26 min
    January 14th – 7.1miles/24:58 min
    January 15th – 9.6 miles/34:43 min
    January 16th – 20.6 miles/1:04:28 min
    January 17th – recovery day – walked 5 miles
    January 18th -9.6 miles/32:43 min
    January 19th – 13.7 miles/55:22 min
    January 20th – 9.6 miles/43:27 min

    January 22nd – 18 miles/1:00:00 min
    January 23rd – 25 miles/1:22:05 min
    January 24th – 10 miles/31:49 min
    January 26th – 10.2 miles/41:21 min
    January 28th – 25.4 miles/1:41:33 miles


    January Total Miles: 214.06
    January Total Duration: 13:16:48
  • saeleelai88
    saeleelai88 Posts: 9 Member
    Will you have a February challenge?
  • ajwcyclist2016
    ajwcyclist2016 Posts: 161 Member
    LaceyLieb wrote: »
    Trying to stick to my Trainer Road plan. I have a hard time staying focused on indoor rides longer than an hour. How does everyone here avoid boredom?

    Jan 2: 9.3 mi, 45min. Thunderbolt - TrainerRoad

    Intervsls and being very specific in the ride also play maths games. If just ride aimlessly on the trainer very boring but if do intervsls and have to be in a correct zone for 10 minutes power or heart and cadence at a certain revs then easy 5 mins or what ever the intervals are. Having something to concentrate on helps a great deal
  • amorfati601070
    amorfati601070 Posts: 2,691 Member
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    Had a pretty good month!
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Will you have a February challenge?

    A new challenge runs every month
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,767 Member
    sijomial wrote: »
    sijomial wrote: »
    Starting to plan out the year ahead....
    Will do my usual New Forest (100 miler in May) and Ditching Devil (128 miles in June) Audax events but if the Spring weather is kind and I get plenty of time outdoors I may change up the New Forest ride to the longer route that adds a loop of the Isle of Wight (124 miles).

    There's a couple of unsupported long rides I want to do this year, one near Winchester and the other around the Trough of Bowland. Very tempted by a London - Paris ride for my first taste of foreign cycling.

    Right now I've a bit of Christmas weight to lose and hitting the weights hard and training indoors on a Wattbike Pro in the gym and with my hybrid on a turbo trainer in the garage. Really looking forward to getting outside when weather improves.

    76 miles so far this month, mostly indoors.

    Added another 66 (indoor) miles this week.
    Hope the weather improves soon as indoor training is getting dull.

    Got a week's holiday coming up soon in Fuerteventura so I'm going to investigate bike hire while I'm there - don't tell my wife! ;)
    Another 22 miles indoors in week three but then came down with an awful head cold.

    Week in Fuerteventura was good though! Had intended hiring a road bike but chatting to the bike hire shop owner convinced me to try some mountain biking for a new experience.

    Good choice as it turned out. Explored volcanoes and a drop dead gorgeous coastal dirt/rock/gravel/sand road.
    Also learned that the brakes tend to be reversed on the continent by locking the front on a fast descent when I thought I was squeezing the back brake - oops!
    The main roads are well maintained, loads of dedicated cycle tracks and considerate drivers - that plus 21c temperatures made it biking heaven.

    May turn out to be an expensive holiday as I feel I need a MTB in my garage now. :smiley:
    I used a Specialized Rockhopper - anyone have opinions on them or an alternative for a "doing it in the dirt" novice?

  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Jan 5: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Pearl Jam
    Jan 7: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Buffalo Tom
    Jan 10: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Van Halen
    Jan 11: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Queen
    Jan 12: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to The Connells
    Jan 14: 19.8 mi. / 69 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Toad the Wet Sprocket
    **sore left calf muscle** :s (rested it 4 days)
    Jan 19: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Blues Traveler
    Jan 22: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to John Cougar Mellencamp
    Jan 24: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to The Outfield
    **Business Travel this week, but did do 30 min's each day on hotel elliptical **
    Jan 29: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Foreigner
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    edited January 2017
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28
    January 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)
    January 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17
    January 10th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:09:58
    January 11th 15.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 12th 27.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    January 14th 26.9 Miles -- Duration 2:31:34 (MTB)
    January 15th 54.2 Miles -- Duration 3:51:02
    January 17th 22.7 Miles -- Duration 1:19:58
    January 18th 9.9 Miles -- Duration 1:02:18 (MTB)
    January 19th 22.8 Miles -- Duration 1:15:58
    January 21st 26.9 Miles -- Duration 1:29:58
    January 22nd 55.4 Miles -- Duration 4:00:04 (MTB)
    January 25th 18.1 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 29th 21.4 Miles -- Duration 1:05:00

    January Total Miles: 467.98
    January Total Duration: 32:24:16
  • ending_start
    ending_start Posts: 20 Member
    Only 22.2km away from my goal for the month of January.

    Jan 30 – 31 – 6.7km (ongoing)
    Jan 23 – 29 – 240.8km
    Jan 16 – 22 – 138.1km
    Jan 9 – 15 – 81.3km
    Jan 2 – 8 – 10.9km

    Total: 477.8km
    Goal: 500km