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# May 2021 Biking Cycling Bicycling Unicycling Tricycling Tandemming Challenge!

Machka9
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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 bicycle ... or unicycle, tricycle, tandem, etc.**

Are you an experienced road cyclist? Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? Do you ride weekends? Do you spin at home or in the gym? Is Zwift your thing? Do you race crits, ironman, or centuries? Touring? Audax/Randonneuring?

Or are you just starting out and remembering how much fun you had biking when you were a kid?

There are no set challenges - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group.

Just pick the target that you would like to achieve this month and post updates throughout the month as you work toward your target. We love seeing photos of your rides and hearing all about them.

**Given the current situation many of us will be cycling solo or indoors. Don't feel alone! Share your accomplishments with us. **

*(BTW - Thanks to @CricketKate for starting all this back in 2012)*

Are you an experienced road cyclist? Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? Do you ride weekends? Do you spin at home or in the gym? Is Zwift your thing? Do you race crits, ironman, or centuries? Touring? Audax/Randonneuring?

Or are you just starting out and remembering how much fun you had biking when you were a kid?

There are no set challenges - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group.

Just pick the target that you would like to achieve this month and post updates throughout the month as you work toward your target. We love seeing photos of your rides and hearing all about them.

## Replies

19,230Member Member Posts:19,230MemberSaturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running + 24.0 km cycling + 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

2021 Monthly MayWalking Distance (km): 1.0

Walking Time (min): 9.0

Cycling Distance (km): 24.0

Cycling Time (min): 94.0

Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 0.0

Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 0.0

Rowing Distance (km): 1.0

Rowing Time (min): 6.0

Other Distance: 0.0

Other Time: 0.0

TotalsTotal Distance (km): 26.0

Total Distance (miles): 16.2

Total Time (min): 109.0

Total Time (hr): 1:49:00

335Member Member Posts:335Member19,230Member Member Posts:19,230MemberSaturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running + 24.0 km cycling + 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 2 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 13.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 3 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 5 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs ** First vaccine today**

2021 Monthly MayWalking Distance (km): 6.4

Walking Time (min): 76.5

Cycling Distance (km): 37.0

Cycling Time (min): 137.3

Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 63.0

Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 45.4

Rowing Distance (km): 1.0

Rowing Time (min): 6.0

Other Distance: 0.0

Other Time: 0.0

TotalsTotal Distance (km): 44.4

Total Distance (miles): 27.6

Total Time (min): 265.2

Total Time (hr): 4:25:12

335Member Member Posts:335MemberThe last 48 hours were a bit brutal so I'm a bit broken now!

18,680Member Member Posts:18,680MemberHighlight was a 57 mile ride with a good friend in lovely countryside but very difficult high winds.

Enjoying that I've worked round the problem with my Garmin not recording elevation climbed on big and slow hills so I'll tackle the Strava monthly climbing challenge again. Fitting a separate speed sensor has worked well.

19,230Member Member Posts:19,230Member18,680Member Member Posts:18,680MemberNot sure how my average speed can be higher than my maximum speed!

(Coasting down a 9% hill by the way, hence the zero cadence and power.)

686Member Member, Premium Posts:686MemberDecember total 186.9 mi

January total 73 mi

February total 40.5 mi

March total 163.9 mi

April 217.7 mi total

May 64.5 mi so far

18,680Member Member Posts:18,680MemberWeather is very patchy and next few days look unpleasant but hoping it clears by next Sunday as I've got an Audax event to look forward to.

19,230Member Member Posts:19,230MemberSaturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running + 24.0 km cycling + 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 2 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 13.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 3 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 5 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs ** First vaccine today**

Thursday, 6 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs

Friday, 7 May 2021 … 0.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 8 May 2021 … 0.6 km walking +

50.7 km cycling+ 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairsSunday, 9 May 2021 … 0.7 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 10 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 … 5.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.2 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 2.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Thursday, 13 May 2021 … 6.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Friday, 14 May 2021 … 1.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 15 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 16 May 2021 … 2.1 km walking + 11.0 km cycling + 1.5 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 17 May 2021 … 5.9 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 32 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 28 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 26 flights of stairs

Thursday, 20 May 2021 … 2.9 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 40 flights of stairs

2021 Monthly MayWalking Distance (km): 54.0

Walking Time (min): 605.8

Cycling Distance (km): 98.7Cycling Time (min): 340.2

Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 199.0

Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 143.3

Rowing Distance (km): 5.7

Rowing Time (min): 37.0

Other Distance: 0.0

Other Time: 0.0

TotalsTotal Distance (km): 158.4

Total Distance (miles): 98.4

Total Time (min): 1126.2

Total Time (hr): 18:46:12

19,230Member Member Posts:19,230MemberSaturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running +

24.0 km cycling+ 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairsSunday, 2 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking +

13.0 km cycling+ 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairsMonday, 3 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 5 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs ** First vaccine today**

Thursday, 6 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs

Friday, 7 May 2021 … 0.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 8 May 2021 … 0.6 km walking +

50.7 km cycling+ 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairsSunday, 9 May 2021 … 0.7 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 10 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 … 5.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.2 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 2.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Thursday, 13 May 2021 … 6.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Friday, 14 May 2021 … 1.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 15 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 16 May 2021 … 2.1 km walking +

11.0 km cycling+ 1.5 km rowing + 0 flights of stairsMonday, 17 May 2021 … 5.9 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 32 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 28 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 26 flights of stairs

Thursday, 20 May 2021 … 2.9 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 40 flights of stairs

Friday, 21 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking +

11.6 km cycling+ 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairsSaturday, 22 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 23 May 2021 … 6.4 km walking & running +

12.4 km cycling+ 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs2021 Monthly MayWalking/Running Distance (km): 60.5

Walking/Running Time (min): 662.8

Cycling Distance (km): 122.6Cycling Time (min): 434.2

Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 199.0

Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 143.3

Rowing Distance (km): 5.7

Rowing Time (min): 37.0

TotalsTotal Distance (km): 188.7

Total Distance (miles): 117.3

Total Time (min): 1277.2

Total Time (hr): 21:17:12

18,680Member Member Posts:18,680MemberWell the Audax turned to complete *kitten*.

Threat of heavy rain made it likely I'd get wet but thought I'd give it a shot with a fast pace to beat the forecast.

Motorway closure on the way to the start made me late, organisers didn't have the sense to warn participants - they seemed stuck in the 1970's when people wrote cheques and communicated by post!

And after arriving late Garmin made a complete hash of navigation with a mixture of not telling me when I was off course, telling me I was off course when I wasn't, telling me I was going the wrong way or simply constantly reporting calculation errors when I might, or might not, have been on, or off, course, or going the right or wrong way.

Ended up having to abandon the event (that's a first for me) purely because the most likely outcome would be I'd be hopelessly lost in an area I don't know at all and soaking wet. Very frustrating when I'd prepared really well for the event.

Time to do some shopping for a new bike computer as this isn't the first problem with the Garmin.

106 miles for the week.

409 miles for May.

335Member Member Posts:335MemberRest day tomorrow then a couple more riding days before we head home.

335Member Member Posts:335Member18,680Member Member Posts:18,680MemberNot that excuses how badly the Garmin handled being off course / reversing the course though.

First ride today with my new Wahoo Elemnt Roam and really liking it so far. Very different approach to navigation (more like a bread crumb trail than a route superimposed on a map) but very clear. Ran both Garmin and Wahoo simultaneously and it showed two things very clearly....

18,680Member Member Posts:18,680Member335Member Member Posts:335MemberI won a race (time trial) today!

19,230Member Member Posts:19,230MemberSaturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running + 24.0 km cycling + 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 2 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 13.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 3 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs

Thursday, 6 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs

Friday, 7 May 2021 … 0.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 8 May 2021 … 0.6 km walking +

50.7 km cycling+ 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairsSunday, 9 May 2021 … 0.7 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 10 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 … 5.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.2 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 2.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Thursday, 13 May 2021 … 6.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Friday, 14 May 2021 … 1.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 15 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 16 May 2021 … 2.1 km walking + 11.0 km cycling + 1.5 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 17 May 2021 … 5.9 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 32 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 28 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 26 flights of stairs

Thursday, 20 May 2021 … 2.9 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 40 flights of stairs

Friday, 21 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 11.6 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 22 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 23 May 2021 … 6.4 km walking & running + 12.4 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 24 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 45 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 … 3.1 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 45 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 … 2.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 32 flights of stairs

Thursday, 27 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Friday, 28 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 29 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Sunday, 30 May 2021 … 0.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 31 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 32 flights of stairs

2021 Monthly MayWalking/Running Distance (km): 69.7

Walking/Running Time (min): 777.8

Cycling Distance (km): 122.6Cycling Time (min): 434.2

Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 353.0

Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 254.2

Rowing Distance (km): 5.7

Rowing Time (min): 37.0

TotalsTotal Distance (km): 197.9

Total Distance (miles): 123.0

Total Time (min): 1503.1

Total Time (hr): 25:03:05

686Member Member, Premium Posts:686MemberMay total 144.6 mi

335Member Member Posts:335MemberIt's my birthday so there was new kit and a lovely lunch stop, the weather played ball too. That was nice after disappointing weather while we were on our holidays in the peak district - while we still got out we only managed 3 hour rides rather than the full day epics we'd hoped for. On the plus side that probably left my legs a little fresher for yesterday's time trial and I was rewarded with my first ever win

1328km for the month. Fairly decent