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    2011 100 mile/month Challenge - May

    Let me know if you want in the group of if you want out. I've marked a few below that seem to be moving up to another group.

    The goal of this group is one of two things:
    1 - To encourage you getting on your bike enough to meet 100 miles in the month.
    2 - To promote yourself out and get into the next higher group, whatever you feel that may be.

    Participants
    Big_Bird
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    Seattle Forrest
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    goldfinch
    CalPastor
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    Potential Ex-Members
    Kerrvillian <-- Promoted self out of group
    guybierhaus <-- Achieved Goal, is abandoning the 100 mile group
    Last edited by WonderMonkey; 05-09-11 at 08:36 PM.

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    I'm in.

    May 2: 8 miles
    May 2: 1.6 miles
    Last edited by goldfinch; 05-02-11 at 04:14 PM.

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    May 1: 5miles
    Legs start to burn way before I even get winded. Blah....Guess I am not yet used to cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IcanIwill View Post
    May 1: 5miles
    May 2: 5miles Total: 10miles
    Legs start to burn way before I even get winded. Blah....Guess I am not yet used to cycling.
    It's true, you may not be "used" to cycling yet. But once you get a few rides in, that sensation of tiring your legs out before you get winded is usually a good indication that you're pushing too large a gear. Shift to a lower gear and spin for a while.
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    I have the opposite issue. I am winded before my legs get the least bit tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    I have the opposite issue. I am winded before my legs get the least bit tired.
    Same here. My lungs are bad. Never been able to out ride my legs.
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    Yeah, I have been doing a lot of cardio exercises at the gym, so I feel my CV is in pretty good shape. As for riding my bike, I find myself spinning for a bit then legs will start to burn and I have no choice but to stop spinning and just kind of cruise for the lack of a better term. So although I might do 5miles at the time I am not always spinning those 5 miles. Maybe ~2-3miles of just coasting due to muscle fatigue. I might be a bit off on the mileage of coasting but that's how it feels.

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    5/2/2011 - 13.61

    Total For May - 13.61

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    Count me in!

    May 7th ~ 10.25 miles
    May 20th ~ 9.93 miles
    May 21st ~ 8.8 miles
    May 23rd ~ 10.46 miles
    May 24th ~ 10.80 miles
    May 26th ~ 10.06 miles
    May 27th ~ 16.75 miles
    May 30th ~ 15.27 miles
    May 31st ~ 8.08 miles

    Total miles 100.40 miles!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalPastor View Post
    Count me in!
    You are in! Now go get some miles!

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    May 2: 9.6, split in two rides
    May 3: 3.2 Windy, felt like crap, came home (earlier in the day I "jogged" in the pool and swam for 45 minutes).
    May 4: 8.5. Slow ride with lots of stops, but it was good. I think I am getting past my neck and shoulder pain.
    May 5: 5.5 Just around the neighborhood, and to pick up chinese food.
    May 7: 4.7 Hot for me, road the flats, after spending all morning at the flea market. My neck is sore again. But I'm riding.
    May 8: 10.07 Yeah, I know, what is with ".07". It is my longest ride at one time in 30 years. It took me a long time. Still shoulder pain but no worse. Most of the ride was up and down on a gravel MUP. A runner would pass me on the uphill and I would pass him on the down. He beat me. But I'm riding. Saw Indigo Buntings and a couple of red headed woodpeckers. Heard a ring-necked pheasant.
    May 8: 2.0 extra ride (43.57 so far!!!!!)
    May 10: 6.0 Hot. Neck and shoulder hurts. 49.57 total for the month. I"ll have to ride a half a mile later to hit 50. Then, I am on a trip for the rest of the month. Hope I can snag a bike on my trip and ride it.
    May 11: .8 Squeezed in before I had to leave town to beat 50 miles.
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    Sign "US" up as many of our rides are on a tandem or at least together on solos. So far we did 12.6 miles (tandem) on May 2nd. More planned.

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    I'm in.

    May 1 (Sunday) - 13 miles on the bike, plus a whole lotta kayaking. The ducklings are late.
    May 2 (Monday) - 8 miles to and from the gym.

    Today remains to be seen. I've got about an hour this evening before my girlfriend and I are going kayaking in search of goslings.
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    I want to be in this challenge. I know a 100 mile month is not alot of riding but it will be more than I've been doing.
    It is not about the destination. It is about the journey getting there.
    Competitors work until they get it right, but champions work until they can't get it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcanIwill View Post
    May 1: 5miles
    Legs start to burn way before I even get winded. Blah....Guess I am not yet used to cycling.

    Have you thought about switching to an easier gear and going further? Maybe go for a time goal, maybe 45 minutes or whatever you can spare. Then keep at that gear and time until you feel you can click it up a gear, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mthayer View Post
    I want to be in this challenge. I know a 100 mile month is not alot of riding but it will be more than I've been doing.
    You are in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morph3715 View Post
    Count me in
    Done.

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    I saw this on iSpy. I'm not a clyde. but still slightly overweight (5'2" 135lbs), but can I still be counted in? I am on par for ~150 miles/week (42mi so far, and it's only Tuesday), granted the weather is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    I saw this on iSpy. I'm not a clyde. but still slightly overweight (5'2" 135lbs), but can I still be counted in? I am on par for ~150 miles/week (42mi so far, and it's only Tuesday), granted the weather is nice.
    Alpha, you might want the 500 mile a month thread instead. This is 100 miles for the entire month, not for a week.

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    i'm in. need to get serious about getting out regularly.

    5/5 5.65 miles. huh, huh, huh, huh..... who stole my wind?
    Last edited by root11; 05-05-11 at 06:28 PM. Reason: mileage update.
    sigless at the moment....

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    Quote Originally Posted by root11 View Post
    i'm in. need to get serious about getting out regularly.
    Done. Now go get serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by root11 View Post
    i'm in. need to get serious about getting out regularly.

    5/5 5.65 miles. huh, huh, huh, huh..... who stole my wind?
    5/6 5.65 miles, same ride, but colder/windier. 11.3 miles.
    5/8 another 5.65 16.95 miles. nice 60 degree day with a light breeze. much more pleasant ride.
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    sigless at the moment....

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    Ok count me in, We rode 23.9 miles on May 1st on the GAP from Fort Hill to Rockwood and back.

    Tomorrow we have a planned ride from Rockwood to Myersdale and back on the GAP I will post miles tomorrow evening.








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    Quote Originally Posted by ncbikers View Post
    Sign "US" up as many of our rides are on a tandem or at least together on solos. So far we did 12.6 miles (tandem) on May 2nd. More planned.
    Done.

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