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November 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

_nikkiwolf_
_nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
Welcome to the November 2017 Cycling Challenge thread!
This is a continuation of the October thread.
ohhim wrote:
If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, We welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, We welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a bike. Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? So you ride weekends? Do you spin, at home or the gym? Do you race crits, ironman, or centuries? Or, are you just starting out and remembering how much fun you had biking when you were a kid? However you choose to push your pedal, you are welcome on this thread.
35dollars wrote: »
There's no set challenge across participants - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group. Just pick your own target that you want to achieve this month, post that when you join the thread, and post updates throughout the month as you're working towards your target.
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  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 19,922 Member
    I'm in again. :) Summer's coming!!

    And for those miserable days, there's always indoor cycling.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,055 Member
    First indoor bike training session of the winter and more like an IT training course.
    Had to remember how to connect my HRM to the bike, my phone to the WiFi and and also to the bike, the bike to my Garmin to pick up the power and cadence sensors and then control the bike from a phone app. Phew!
    Data flying everywhere....

    To get my head around using power as my intensity metric again did a variety of workouts:
    20 min fast (meaning fast for me of course!) @ 211 watts, 40 min steady ride at 160 watts and then a fast 3 min sprint @ 247 watts.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 19,922 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 2015: 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug: 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep 2015: 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 2016: 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug: 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep 2016: 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
    Apr: 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May: 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    June: 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    July: 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    August: 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    September: 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    October: 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min

    October went better than anticipated ... hoping for a good November too! Roughly the same distance/hours as in previous years ... or more. :) I am finished university for a couple months, so hopefully I will have more time to be active.

    Nov 2015: 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Nov 2016: 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min

    No cycling yet ... been rather busy with work and university. But the cycling is coming ... :)

    Nov 1 - 7 km walking (85 min) + 16 flights of stairs (12 min) ... that's 16 flights of 20 steps, up and down and including a few steps on each landing. :)

    Nov 2 - 1.4 km walking (17 min) ... mad studying for exam

    Nov 3 - 6.7 km walking (80 min) + 8 flights of stairs (6 min) ... lots of walking to university for exam, between university and work, out to the grocery store to get lunch, and out to dinner later in the day.



    2017 Monthly November
    Walking Distance (km): 15.1
    Walking Time (min): 188.8
    Cycling Distance (km): 0.0
    Cycling Time (min): 0.0
    Flights of Stairs Climbed Number: 24.0
    Flights of Stairs Climbed Time (min): 19.2


    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 15.1
    Total Distance (miles): 9.4
    Total Time (min): 208.0
    Total Time (hr): 3:27:57
  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    In, and aiming for 350 miles this month.
  • resale3108
    resale3108 Posts: 294 Member
    Does turbo count, as well as miles on the road?
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 19,922 Member
    resale3108 wrote: »
    Does turbo count, as well as miles on the road?

    Yep ... indoor, outdoor, whatever you like. :)
  • 4Deanna
    4Deanna Posts: 5 Member
    I am new to this
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a beginner on stationary bike...not very active, but looking to change that
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 19,922 Member
    4Deanna wrote: »
    I am new to this
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a beginner on stationary bike...not very active, but looking to change that

    Do you have a stationary bike?

  • resale3108
    resale3108 Posts: 294 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    resale3108 wrote: »
    Does turbo count, as well as miles on the road?

    Yep ... indoor, outdoor, whatever you like. :)
    Great! Thank you

    2/11/17 - sweaty turbo malarkey; Av HR 143, Max HR 185; Av Speed 22.1km/h, Max Speed 41.1km/h;
    Time; 51 mins
    Distance 18.8km
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,055 Member
    edited November 2017
    Got an outdoor ride in today - was in two minds whether to cycle as temperature was borderline for me (9c) but so glad I did. Beautiful mostly bright day with dry roads. Hands and feet cold but not dead! :)

    MTD - 3 Hours 58 miles 9 Personal Records 4 Activities

    YTD - 262 Hours 4,267.2 miles 686 Personal Records 228 Activities

    Here is a view from the bottom of the Staple Lane climb into the Surrey Hills....
    The second half of the climb is over the visible summit.
    http://veloviewer.com/segment/628859/Staple+Lane

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  • 35dollars
    35dollars Posts: 828 Member
    Moderately chilly on the commute this morning - a balmy -3.2C. Time to break out the lobster gloves if this cool snap continues
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    edited November 2017
    Oh man, I've had a pretty poor cycling year. Also a pretty poor year for maintaining my weight loss. Ugh, whyyyyy???? But, better late than never, gearing myself up for winter bike commuting! I'm hoping for no snow for a little while longer yet so I can ride my new (to me) bike - a teeny tiny Waterford ST-14. Holy heck I'm in love. Once the snow hits and stays, I'll need to drag out my old winter rig, which needs some significant work. Bah.

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    11/2 - 28 miles
    11/3 - 8 miles (last outing for my road bike for the year. I put it down in the basement to hibernate after this ride, sniff sniff)
    11/6 - 17 miles

    November total: 53 miles
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    11/2 - 28 miles
    11/3 - 8 miles
    11/6 - 17 miles
    11/7 - 18 miles - signed up for the masters swim team at the Y. Alarm set for 4:45 to bike to the gym for the 6:30 practice. Instead, I stayed in bed until 6:45. Hard to motivate oneself out of bed when it's so freakin cold. Going to try again on Thursday.

    November total: 71 miles

  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,055 Member
    Happy dance in the gym today - set a new PR for 20 minute FTP test.

    Nothing impressive in the grand scheme of things but I'm just delighted still to be improving my fitness at age 57.

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  • tracymegan
    tracymegan Posts: 391 Member
    I used to bike 20 miles a few times a week, but got out of the habit...I like this group...let's see if I can get peddling again!!!
  • resale3108
    resale3108 Posts: 294 Member
    Windy, chilly cycle; thankfully only the garmin died! 43k
    Total; 61k.
  • kcjchang
    kcjchang Posts: 707 Member
    In for 30 hours.
    First of four meso base period done (4 week blocks), this week being recovery. Think I got a nice bump of 10-15w. Thursday's ride.
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    Saturday's ride almost killed me.
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    MTD
    Duration: 8:21:10
    Time Moving: 8:17:07
    Distance (miles): 161.9
    Activities: 5
    Elevation Gain (feet): 2,862

    YTD
    Duration: 231:52:28
    Time Moving: 225:38:38
    Distance (miles): 3,636.9
    Activities: 165
    Elevation Gain (feet): 182,288
  • uprightnmovin
    uprightnmovin Posts: 6 Member
    I haven't ridden my bikes (indoor or outdoor ) for a couple of years. I want to start up again so thought this challenge would be a good way to start. I am a fair weather rider so will do primarily indoor cycling to start.
  • courtslocum
    courtslocum Posts: 34 Member
    I'm in.
    Been a little sore, plus donated blood last week so lost a day there :smiley:. Trying not to overdo it (as I always do) and get injured, so working on ramping back up. I cycled 355 miles in October, but in November I'm off to a slow start, so I'll shoot for 300 miles.

    11/3: 15 miles
    11/5: 15 miles
    11/6: 15 miles

    Total: 45/300 miles
  • courtslocum
    courtslocum Posts: 34 Member
    11/3: 15 miles
    11/5: 15 miles
    11/6: 15 miles
    11/8: 15 miles

    Total: 60/300 miles