April 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    April 4 -- 10 minutes 3.79Km Indoor cycling
    April 5 - - 30 minutes 12.7Km Indoor cycling
    April 6 -- 25 minutes 9.55Km Indoor cycling

    Time for Month--55 minutes
    Distance for Month -- 26.04 Kilometers

  • mummoid
    mummoid Posts: 683 Member
    edited April 2017
    Joining in, beginner, just getting back into exercise. Challenge virtual stage 1 and part of stage 2 of the Tour De France.

    Stage 1 Dusseldorf- Dusseldorf 14km individual time trial. Background, Dusseldorf Germany is know for its fashion and art.
    April 7
    20mins 7.55km light intensity stationery bike. 6.45 km of ITT to go.
  • NJPhil
    NJPhil Posts: 43 Member
    4/7 - 22.2 miles

    MTD - 58.0 / 300
    YTD - 765.3 miles
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,228 Member
    edited April 2017
    I'll catch up on my distances in a little bit, but thought I'd just post this for now ... :)

    Saturday -- My husband and I decided to do a relaxing ride on Bruny Island today.

    We took the ferry over to the island, and started the ride with a climb. I was testing new shoes and whenever I get new shoes, the whole cleat thing is always a pain. I thought I had it right, then second guessed myself and changed it ... and so on and so forth ... and it was wrong. So at the top of the hill, my husband "shoed"? "shod"? me. :D And we finally got it right.

    The ride continued!

    With shoes and cleats that worked, I actually attempted climbing some hills standing up. I haven't done that in a long, long time! It's a bit of work! I could be stiff tomorrow working a set of muscles I haven't worked recently.

    Two rain storms came through ... one just before we reached our turn-around town, and we missed it. And one while we were in our turn-around town, and we missed it because we were having a relaxing lunch under shelter. That one was accompanied by thunder!

    So it was a good ride. And nice to not really have much in the way of schedules and deadlines. :)

    Distance: 74.5 km
    Elevation: 640 m
    Moving Time: 4:21:31
    Elapsed Time: 5:45:08
    Speed: Avg: 17.1 km/h | Max: 51.1 km/h
    Heart Rate: Avg: 135 bpm | Max: 178 bpm

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  • twenaj
    twenaj Posts: 37 Member
    April 4th - 25.34 Miles on the Turbo Trainer - Duration: 1:09:59
    April 5th - 30.58 Miles on the Turbo Trainer - Duration: 1:23:18
    April 6th - 15.51 Miles on the Turbo Trainer - Duratin : 42:17
    April 9th - 25.08 Miles Road Cycling in Nottinghamshire - Duration: 1:42:17

    96.51 Miles done so far
    Target 350 Miles
    253.49 Miles to go
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,750 Member
    edited April 2017
    sijomial wrote: »
    Promising start to the month - finally the wind has died down and the sun has come out so a series of firsts:
    First ride over 50 miles this year.
    First ride this year on my carbon wheeled bike.
    First ride in mitts not gloves.
    :smiley:

    Going to aim for 600 miles in April and see about entering my first Audax event of the year in early May.

    MTD:
    4 Hours - 59 miles - 3 Personal Records - 2 Activities

    YTD:
    59 Hours - 998.5 miles - 52 Personal Records - 61 Activities

    Absolutely glorious weather for cycling in Southern England this weekend so did a little fittest/endurance test to help me decide what event to enter in early May as my first Audax or the season - options are 100 or 130 miles.

    Over 100 miles this weekend but felt fatigued on the last 20 miles so will go for the shorter event. Quite pleased to average over 17mph though.

    MTD:
    12 Hours - 204 miles - 9 Personal Records - 7 Activities

    YTD:
    67 Hours - 1143.5 miles - 58 Personal Records - 66 Activities
  • NJPhil
    NJPhil Posts: 43 Member
    4/8 - 26.6 miles

    MTD - 84.6 / 300
    YTD - 791.9 miles
  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    According to Strava, as of now I'm at 93 miles for the month. It was a slow week due to getting a power meter installed, tested, and usable. But I still got a nice 40mi in today, and that felt awesome.

    Now, this week I get to practice clipping into the power meter. That was throwing me off pretty badly today.

    MTD: 93/300
    YTD: 1028.7
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    edited April 2017
    April 1st 32.4 Miles -- Duration 1:53:01
    April 2nd 19.4 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    April 5th 9.38 Miles -- Duration 0:30:00
    April 6th 11.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    April 7th 12.5 Miles -- Duration 1:02:25
    April 8th 5.47 Miles -- Duration 0:36:42 (MTB)
    April 9th 3.66 Miles -- Duration 0:22:00 (MTB Warm-Up)
    April 9th 15.0 Miles -- Duration 1:26:37 (MTB XC Race)

    April Total Miles: 109.61
    April Total Duration: 7:50:45
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,228 Member
    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking)
    March 15: 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 16: 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
    Jan: 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb: 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar: 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min

    March's goal was 1000 km of cycling, and we did that ... maybe we'll do it again in April.


    April 1 - 101.5 km cycling (320 min)
    April 2 - 68.8 km cycling (250 min)

    I'm back!!

    April 3 - 8.3 km (103 min) walking

    April 4 - 5.6 km (70 min) walking

    April 5 - 3.9 km (48 min) walking + 26.9 km (85 min) cycling

    April 6 - 5.2 km (65 min) walking + 12 flights of stairs (10 min)

    April 7 - 7.1 km (88 min) walking + 24.8 km (78 min) cycling

    April 8 - 74.5 km (235 min) cycling

    April 9 - 33.2 km (104 min) cycling

    April 10 - 8.3 km (103 min) walking


    Tapering a bit for next weekend. :)


    April's Activities
    Walking Distance (km): 38.4
    Walking Time (min): 480.0
    Cycling Distance (km): 329.7
    Cycling Time (min): 1041.2
    Stairs Climbed Number: 12.0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min): 9.6
    Other Distance: 0.0
    Other Time: 0.0

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 368.1
    Total Distance (miles): 228.7
    Total Time (min): 1530.8
    Total Time (hr): 25:30:45
  • NJPhil
    NJPhil Posts: 43 Member
    4/10 - 23.4 miles

    MTD - 108.0 / 300
    YTD - 815.4 miles
  • barryhiro
    barryhiro Posts: 12 Member
    I want to join, Goal 300 miles per month.
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    April has been a washout for me, prior to this morning. I had hoped for more, but I'm revising my target down to 300 miles.
  • NJPhil
    NJPhil Posts: 43 Member
    4/11 - 20.2 miles

    MTD - 128.3 / 300
    YTD - 835.7 miles
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    edited April 2017
    Finally off the mark, after a mare of a month:

    Sat 01 - missed planned ride
    Sun 02 - rest
    Mon 03 - missed planned ride
    Tue 04 - missed planned ride
    Wed 05 - missed planned ride
    Thu 06 - missed planned ride
    Fri 07 - missed planned ride
    Sat 08 - rest
    Sun 09 - rest
    Mon 10 - missed planned ride
    Tue 11 - 23.8 miles: MTD 23.8 / 300, YTD 1072.94 / 4000

    I've fallen a bit off the pace for the year target, but I'm not too worried about that - the big miles should come in June to August, I wasn't expecting much more than to not get too far behind
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Wed 12 - 32.79 miles: MTD 56.59 / 300, YTD 1105.73 / 4000
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    Back from travelling since, so I finally got the first rides of the month in. Fortunately the weather is great, so extending my usual commute route a little bit to play catch-up was fun :smile:

    11.04. 22.8 km commute
    12.04. 17.6 km commute
    --
    40.4km of 150km for April
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    My ride last night took me over the 9,000 mile mark since I started tracking my riding since 2013. :)

    04/01 19.99 mi 1:24
    04/04 15.49 mi 1:01
    04/11 11.36 mi 0:41
    04/12 11.65 mi 0:41

    Monthly total miles: 58.49
    Monthly total time: 3 hrs 07 min
    Monthly goal: 200
    Total for year: 364.28
  • MAH80T50
    MAH80T50 Posts: 23 Member
    edited April 2017
    I'm super addicted to my exercise bike, can I join in this thread ... I don't ride a road bike because I have balance issues and riding a real bike terrifies me - I love exercising biking though.

    I do 30 minutes H.I.I.T cycling every other day, on the days in between I do weight training, so I guess I cover some cyber mileage ... my profile picture is me on my exercise racer bike lol

    xXx
  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    There's nothing wrong with using a trainer! It's how I got through the winter. I hate being cold, and really didn't want to give up such an awesome pastime. Welcome aboard!