2022 Cycling Challenge

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  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,919 Member
    May 19 - Peloton ride for 10.09 miles
    Previous - 1448.11

    YTD - 1458.2/2022
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,919 Member
    May 20 - Peloton ride for 15.28 miles
    Previous - 1458.2

    YTD - 1473.48/2022
  • wendsg
    wendsg Posts: 248 Member
    That 100 mile ride was in Zwift, so on a stationary. :smile: I've done real ones before, but I don't have a regular group to ride with right now, and I don't like doing long rides without anyone amongst the rather ludicrous drivers on the roads. Maybe once I have a riding partner again, I'll start doing longer efforts outdoors.

    Speaking of outdoors, hit the paved trails and did this (wish I had my Bianchi, but it has a flat rear tire. I have to figure out where the imperfection is so I stop blowing tubes). Panasonic it is, so me and the cromaloy vintage beast had fun in the high winds in this area today. Made for one heck of a workout!

    Ride - 31.05
    Previous - 1816.43

    Year Total - 1847.48/2022

    Strava:
    https://www.strava.com/activities/7175752090
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,568 Member
    Soooooo far behind...

    Prev: 530.67
    Saturday exercise ride: 15.97
    Saturday Pub ride: 23.79


    Total: 570.43

  • SavageMrsMoose
    SavageMrsMoose Posts: 169 Member
    Hello all! I’ve been MIA for most of the month but don’t feel too bad for me. I took my daughter on a “bucket-list” trip to Italy so away from the Peloton for almost 3 weeks. But it was worth it…

    Previous YTD: 305.03

    5/4 11.68
    5/6 Soulcycle 12 miles
    5/7 Soulcycle 15 miles
    5/20 5.15
    5/21 11.0
    5/22 17.95

    Total: 72.78

    YTD: 377.81

    Still way off pace, but I’ll do my best
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,919 Member
    Oh my @SavageMrsMoose ... how exciting!! How was the trip? What was the highlight?
  • SavageMrsMoose
    SavageMrsMoose Posts: 169 Member
    Hello @ashleycarole86 !!! Would it be too corny to say everything? Seriously, felt relieved to have gone at all, what with Covid still hanging around. My daughter is a great travel buddy (this was her 25th birthday present). We started in Capri and spent 3 days relaxing, then traveled to visit Pompeii and on to Rome and Florence. Our final stop was Venice. There is something so unique about a city in the water. It was just fantastic!

    I saw in an earlier post of yours where you mentioned a bike ride from Cannmore (might have been on a different thread.) My husband used to do business in Canada and he would go on hiking trips with some of his customers from there. I've never been but the pictures look beautiful!
  • SwimBikeRun_Mom
    SwimBikeRun_Mom Posts: 46 Member
    Hello! New to this thread - training for IM so I have a LOT of miles head of me this spring/summer. Learning to navigate the constant hills, it's brutal!

    Good luck? Are you doing full or half?

    The full!! I spent most of my life in the flatlands and recently moved to WI where there are more hills and it's taking some adjusting for sure.

    I've got a hill workout this week, my coach wants me to focus on cadence up hills - and trying to find the right combination of gear and cadence that is most efficient uphill. I'm often around 50-60 RPMs while climbing - and this IN my easiest gears. I'm riding a carbon frame road bike with the pretty standard components that it came with.

    I get SO LOST in all the discussions about various cassette options, etc. Maybe I just need to go into the bike shop and say, "I need help on hills... what can we do?"
  • SwimBikeRun_Mom
    SwimBikeRun_Mom Posts: 46 Member
    edited May 23
    @wendsg

    Thank you for your comments on hills! I appreciate all the insight!!
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,919 Member
    @SavageMrsMoose Yes it's truly lovely to live so close to the Rocky Mountains. It's a beautiful place to spend time being active outdoors.
  • SavageMrsMoose
    SavageMrsMoose Posts: 169 Member
    Hello! New to this thread - training for IM so I have a LOT of miles head of me this spring/summer. Learning to navigate the constant hills, it's brutal!

    Good luck? Are you doing full or half?

    The full!! I spent most of my life in the flatlands and recently moved to WI where there are more hills and it's taking some adjusting for sure.

    I've got a hill workout this week, my coach wants me to focus on cadence up hills - and trying to find the right combination of gear and cadence that is most efficient uphill. I'm often around 50-60 RPMs while climbing - and this IN my easiest gears. I'm riding a carbon frame road bike with the pretty standard components that it came with.

    I get SO LOST in all the discussions about various cassette options, etc. Maybe I just need to go into the bike shop and say, "I need help on hills... what can we do?"

    That is so darn impressive! You go girl! It is a real commitment! I am no help with advice for the gears though, as I've stuck to the Peloton for the past 5 years. But hopefully, the bike shop can help.

    Keep us posted on your race!
  • SavageMrsMoose
    SavageMrsMoose Posts: 169 Member
    5/23 Peloton 14.9

    YTD: 392.71
  • wendsg
    wendsg Posts: 248 Member
    Tiniest ride today, but going to be the only ride for a few more days as I work on catching up on the running Strava challenge I fell way behind on lol

    Ride - 1.93
    Previous - 1847.48

    Year Total - 1849.41/2022

    Strava:
    https://www.strava.com/activities/7197194450
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,919 Member
    May 24 - Peloton ride for 14.99 miles
    Previous - 1473.48

    YTD - 1488.47/2022
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,568 Member
    Soooooo far behind...

    Prev: 570.43
    Spin Class: 13.4


    Total: 583.83



  • wendsg
    wendsg Posts: 248 Member
    Did a half-marathon run. Needed a slow and short recovery ride.

    Ride - 10.05
    Previous - 1849.41

    Year Total - 1859.46/2022

    Strava:
    https://www.strava.com/activities/7202985377
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,568 Member
    Chipping away...

    Prev: 583.83
    Spin Class: 16.9


    Total: 600.73


  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,919 Member
    May 30 - Peloton ride for 20.48 miles
    May 31 - Peloton ride for 14.54 miles
    Previous - 1488.47

    YTD - 1523.49/2022
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,568 Member
    Chipping away...

    Prev: 600.73
    Social Ride: 16.1


    Total: 616.83




  • SwimBikeRun_Mom
    SwimBikeRun_Mom Posts: 46 Member
    Rode 1 lap of the Ironman course over the weekend. (Race will be 2 loops) It was HARD. But, I made it! So cheers to forward progress!