April 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • chriskemmings7454
    chriskemmings7454 Posts: 7 Member
    Big guy here. 49. 30 years since I rode a bike with any consistency. I am setting myself a goal of 40 miles for this month. I'm not to sure how I will do but I am gonna give it a damn good go.
  • GMFDOM
    GMFDOM Posts: 22 Member
    Would love to join - as I coming to this mid month and I have not logged my miles to date I will set a target of 100 miles.
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Welcome @GMFDOM, @chriskemmings7454, @MAH80T50, @barryhiro and any other new joiners that I may have missed.

    For me, I've closed the week with a surprisingly fast leg into work, and a slog into headwind on the way home:
    Thu 13 - 23.84 miles: MTD 80.43 / 300, YTD 1129.57 / 4000
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    Welcome, everyone who just joined!

    @MAH80T50 , actually I think riding an exercise bike can be even harder than a road bike. I tried indoor cycling for the first time this year, and was quickly soaked in sweat.

    @tcaley4 Wow, that's a huge distance you've been riding in the last years, impressive!



    I didn't have to work today, and the weather was great. Time for a bike ride :smiley:
    Not spectatular compared to what some of you guys are doing, but for me, it was my longest ride since I bought the bike last year: 47.6km.
    It was actually more fun than I expected - my longest ride this year before was only 20km, so I was a little worried about going more than twice that far, but in was fine. There aren't any completely flat routes around, but I got most of the hills out of the way in the first third of the ride, so after that I could relax. :wink:
    And I realised I'm finally able both to ride no-hands and to grab the waterbottle and put it back while riding. Guess a few rides on rollers during the winter did indeed help to improve my balance.

    11.04. 22.8 km commute
    12.04. 17.6 km commute
    14.04. 47.6 km ride
    --
    88.1km of 150km for April
  • janfoselli
    janfoselli Posts: 7 Member
    I forgot to post last week! I'm still having problems with my right knee after my meniscus surgery so I had a very painful, swollen leg but I did manage to ride on Sunday:

    April 9th - 14.8 miles on my road bike; 56:38; knee discomfort :neutral:
    April 14th - 8.4 miles on my road bike; 36:25; major East wind, 15 mph easily

    MTD = 53.2 on the dot!
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    Hi everyone,

    I just purchased a new trainer - Bkool. It has meant lots of changes for me. I can now see my real power, and I'm riding at a much slower pace. The slower pace is more accurate and based on my weight - which I'm working on loosing, and is which is why I'm riding.

    I do most of my riding indoors on the trainer and will very likely continue to do so moving forward, even with the nicer weather.

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  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    Welcome to all the new riders!!
  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    Nothing at all wrong with riding indoors! I spent the whole winter doing it. Keep up the awesome work!
  • pedermj2002
    pedermj2002 Posts: 180 Member
    Doing my check in. This week was pretty unproductive, but I don't think my goal is in any danger.

    MTD: 143mi/300mi
    YTD: 1079.1mi/no goal set
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,753 Member
    edited April 2017
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    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

    Trying to ramp up the distance now - four hour hilly ride yesterday and took a chunk of time off the first big hill. Now closer to nine and a half minutes of hell instead of ten minutes of hell. :)
    Also did the short but nasty Crocknorth Road, 10% average and max of 16% but for some reason it feels far worse than that.
    Pleased I was still hitting Strava PRs after 55 miles so my fitness must be reasonable.

    MTD:
    19 Hours - 310 miles - 30 Personal Records - 19 Activities

    YTD:
    74 Hours - 1250.1 miles - 79 Personal Records - 78 Activities
  • tcaley4
    tcaley4 Posts: 416 Member
    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
    04/15 32.84 mi 2:15

    Monthly total miles: 91.33
    Monthly total time: 5 hrs 22 min
    Monthly goal: 200
    Total for year: 397.12
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,230 Member
    edited April 2017
    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)
    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

    April 11 - 2 km (25 min) walking

    April 12 - 2 km (25 min) walking + 9.4 km (30 min) cycling

    April 13 - 2.2 km (25 min) walking

    April 14 - 301.2 km (1020 min) cycling ... this was a 300 km randonnee completed in 17 hours including all breaks.

    April 15 - 0! Rest day

    April 16 - 203.3 km (732 min) cycling ... this was a 200 km randonnee completed in 12 hours 12 minutes including all breaks.

    April 17 - 4 km (50 min) walking. Active recovery!

    April 18 - 2.8 km (35 min) walking.


    It's been a busy weekend!! :):)


    April's Activities
    Walking Distance (km): 51.4
    Walking Time (min): 642.5
    Cycling Distance (km): 843.6
    Cycling Time (min): 2822.8
    Stairs Climbed Number: 12.0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min): 9.6


    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 895.0
    Total Distance (miles): 556.1
    Total Time (min): 3474.9
    Total Time (hr): 57:54:57

    YTD Cycling: 2924.4 km :)
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Tue 18 - 24.1 miles: MTD 104.53 / 300, YTD 1153.67 / 4000
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    edited April 2017
    @Machka9 Wow, you did some very impressive distances over easter. Great rides!!!

    --

    It's suddenly gotten a lot colder. Took the bike to work today (short way, still okay), rode a longer way back. My hands were freezing without gloves (7°C, "feels like 2°C"). And what was supposed to be a relaxing after-work-ride turned into a struggle against the wind. There's this one climb which I always try to do well on. According to Strava, three weeks ago I did it in 16:53; today it took me 19:37, and I was completely wiped out when I reached the highest point. Evil wind!
    I was exhausted and really, really hungry when I got home. Just as I finished dinner, a friend called and asked if I wanted to join for dinner at the pub. I had some calories left over, so I decided another snack and a nice beer (=isotonic sports drink, right?) would be nice. Took the bike to get there, and the wind was still a nuisance, argh. Don't know why I expected it would be any better an hour later, but at least that time I was prepared and wore a jacket and gloves.
    All in all I covered less distance in four rides than on Friday in a single ride, but it felt much harder.

    11.04. 22.8 km commute
    12.04. 17.6 km commute
    14.04. 47.6 km ride
    18.04. 40.5 km (5.2 + 22.3 + 6.5 + 6.5) commute/ride/pub
    --
    128.6km of 150km for April
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    April 3 -- 10 minutes 3.79Km Indoor cycling
    April 4 -- 10 minutes 3.78Km Indoor cycling
    April 5 - - 30 minutes 12.71Km Indoor cycling
    April 6 -- 25 minutes 9.55Km Indoor cycling

    April 18 -- 25 minutes 10.18Km Indoor cycling

    Time for Month--100 minutes
    Distance for Month -- 40.01 Kilometers



  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    edited April 2017
    April 3 -- 10 minutes 3.79Km Indoor cycling
    April 4 -- 10 minutes 3.78Km Indoor cycling
    April 5 - - 30 minutes 12.71Km Indoor cycling
    April 6 -- 25 minutes 9.55Km Indoor cycling
    April 8 -- 41 minutes 10.3Km Outdoor cycling
    April 18 -- 25 minutes 10.18Km Indoor cycling
    Time for Month--141 minutes
    Distance for Month -- 50.31 Kilometers

    Almost forgot the bolded.




  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    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 12th 33.9 Miles -- Duration 2:12:39
    April 15th 36.2 Miles -- Duration 2:19:26
    April 16th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:31:40
    April 17th 36.2 Miles -- Duration 2:38:35


    April Total Miles: 236.41
    April Total Duration: 16:33:05
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Thu 20 - 24.11 miles: MTD 128.64 / 300, YTD 1177.78 / 4000
  • twenaj
    twenaj Posts: 37 Member
    Back from my hols in Majorca, a couple of rides to get in.....absoloutly fantastic place to ride, I will defo be going back.....love it!

    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
    April 11th - 31.15 Miles in Majorca around Pollensa and Alcudia - Duration: 2:54:37
    April 12th - 51.99 Miles in Majorca from Pollensa to Cap de Formentor and Lluc - Duration: 4:01:12
    April 15th - 17:47 Miles in Majorca around Pollensa and Alcudia (family ride, Lovely) - Duration : 2:03:05
    April 20th - 24.00 Miles Road Cycling in Nottinghamshire - Duration: 1:38:54

    221.12 Miles done so far
    Target 350 Miles
    128.88 Miles to go
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Fri 21 - 27.48 miles: MTD 156.12 / 300, YTD 1205.26 / 4000