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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-02-09, 12:11 AM   #1
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300 Mile Challenge

I just signed up for the ASICS Cycle 300 Miles in a Month Challenge on http://mapmyride.com.

To some of you that doesn't sound like a lot. (Those of you that regularly commute 10+ miles a day)

Considering I had only been hitting 150 miles or under each month...I think it will be a useful enticement for upping my mileage.

Anybody else up for the challenge? It's only 10 miles a day for the rest of the month.
What a way for some of us to start the year right!

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Old 01-02-09, 12:13 AM   #2
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I just did an easy 10.7miles today.
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Old 01-02-09, 12:16 AM   #3
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I once did the century a month challenge, 1 each month for 12 months. I ended up doing 23 !

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Good for ya! Set a goal and then make it happen, you're off to a good start. I'm starting the year off with 25 miles under my belt.
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Old 01-02-09, 05:47 AM   #5
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Yea, what the heck, I'm in.

I need more than 300 a month to get my sorry *** ready for the epic ride anyway, lol.

JTGYK, we gotta figure out how to get some rides in together. I was headed your way yesterday and my legs "esploded" at Shiloh and 190, lol. Stupid wind.

Edit: OK, I'm all signed up. I'm already 9% there, woohoo.

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I'm in as well. This will be challeging as we are heading to the Happiest Place on earth in a couple of weeks and the temp in these parts has been around 30 degrees. But hey, I needed some motivation to get up off my fat arse and do something.
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i'm in i already have 107 miles for this week not including tomorrows ride.
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I just signed up for the ASICS Cycle 300 Miles in a Month Challenge on http://mapmyride.com.

To some of you that doesn't sound like a lot. (Those of you that regularly commute 10+ miles a day)

Considering I had only been hitting 150 miles or under each month...I think it will be a useful enticement for upping my mileage.

Anybody else up for the challenge? It's only 10 miles a day for the rest of the month.
What a way for some of us to start the year right!

Hmm, I could do that. All I need is to take off a week each month and tour.
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Yep... I started Jan 1st... didn't do so great with it last month though... flu and travel... only 140 miles.

I'm wb416 on mapmyride also.
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i'm in i already have 107 miles for this week not including tomorrows ride.
Oh to live down south!
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It has its good and bad points, bad being that when i ride for over 3 hours i usually get a little bit of a sunburn. Nothing that will stop me from riding the next day though.
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I'm in..... Started January 1st. 16% there (45 miles).
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Old 01-02-09, 08:50 PM   #14
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well you guys are eating my lunch! Guess I'll be going out for teh night ride!
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Anyone wanting to reach me on Mapmyride.com - I'm MakotoDFW over there.
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I was just checking. In October, I did 280 miles or so, around 300 in November, over 400 in December, so I will hopefully be good for 300 in January.
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Old 01-03-09, 12:56 AM   #18
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Just got my ride in barely before midnight for 1-2-09. Whew! Another 10.5 miles just rambling around the neighborhood. It was really nice out...around 61-63*F...though slightly humid. Kind of miles for miles sake, but broken up by some of the better Christmas lights on the houses.

At least I'll be able to commute to/from work tomorrow.
CRAP!!! I just checked the weather forcast!
It's gonna be 79 freakin' degrees and sunny...and I have to work extra hours since we're short staffed right now. It'd be different if it was snowing and icy, don't like the cold at all...but to be stuck indoors...working when I'm normally off...MISSING THE GOOD STUFF???
BOO!
HISS!
FEH!
Of course, when I'm off long enough for a Morning ride on Sunday,
the high is expected to be 46...in the afternoon ...and 20 mph wind. Of course I have to ride in the morning. (I was really looking forward to a 30 mile ride)
stupid weather!
(rant ends)
Exit sulking....

well poop
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To some of you that doesn't sound like a lot. (Those of you that regularly commute 10+ miles a day)
Yeah, but...

300 is a good benchmark for fitness. You will feel better, look better, live longer, if you can get that time every month. I would consider committing to 300 a month indefinitely, instead of one time. If you enjoy it, like I do, like it sounds like you do, then it should not be tough to stick with it. have fun.
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It will be tough for this month. But I may be able to pull it off if its not too snowy and cold (under 25ish). I'm taking care of family today (sick kid and wife) but I' supposed to head out this afternoon for a ride. SO if I get in 20+ I'll be on target for 10 miles a day.
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I just signed up for the ASICS Cycle 300 Miles in a Month Challenge on http://mapmyride.com.

To some of you that doesn't sound like a lot. (Those of you that regularly commute 10+ miles a day)

Considering I had only been hitting 150 miles or under each month...I think it will be a useful enticement for upping my mileage.

Anybody else up for the challenge? It's only 10 miles a day for the rest of the month.
What a way for some of us to start the year right!

You want a 300 mile challenge? I got one for ya......

Last Summer, I had this attempt blown because of a hard crash a month and a half before the attempt, fracturing my shoulder.

June 21, 09, I'm going to try for a 311 mile day. Anyone else interested?
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I just signed up for the ASICS Cycle 300 Miles in a Month Challenge on http://mapmyride.com.

To some of you that doesn't sound like a lot. (Those of you that regularly commute 10+ miles a day)

Considering I had only been hitting 150 miles or under each month...I think it will be a useful enticement for upping my mileage.

Anybody else up for the challenge? It's only 10 miles a day for the rest of the month.
What a way for some of us to start the year right!

I'm tempted. The drawback is PA's winter weather. It's a colder than normal winter, and a lot windier too. I doubt I'd hit a 300 mile month until March or April.
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I'm tempted. The drawback is PA's winter weather. It's a colder than normal winter, and a lot windier too. I doubt I'd hit a 300 mile month until March or April.
Is it liimited to just January? I thought it was any month you could swing it. I dunno.
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I'm tempted. The drawback is PA's winter weather. It's a colder than normal winter, and a lot windier too. I doubt I'd hit a 300 mile month until March or April.
If anyone gets 300 miles in the winter months up north, you have my utmost respect and admiration.
I lived for 3 winters in Pittsburgh with a bike as my only transportation....of course I was in my 20's and didn't know any better!
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You want a 300 mile challenge? I got one for ya......

Last Summer, I had this attempt blown because of a hard crash a month and a half before the attempt, fracturing my shoulder.

June 21, 09, I'm going to try for a 311 mile day. Anyone else interested?
Interested? Highly interested in the endeavor. Interested in doing it? Umm, no.
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