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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 01-01-12, 02:49 AM   #1
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100 Plus Mile Club: January Edition: Strap on the Studs and Lets Roll!

This month YOU pick the miles you want to do. Make it a challenge... and have fun and be safe.

For those in warmer climates... stay cool and people in the colder climates, stay warm!


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Who's In????

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Old 01-01-12, 11:17 AM   #2
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I will go for 300 miles this month. Most of these miles will be on the rollers since the roads are all covered with ice and snow.
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Old 01-01-12, 12:29 PM   #3
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My modest goal is for 210 miles per month for the next year, only about 50 miles per week. That will give me a yearly total of 2,500 miles. A modest goal, which should be easily accomplished.

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20120101 - 33.45 mi. for a New Year's ride. Beautiful day. Link to the Garmin Connect activity
20120110 - 42.36 mi.
20120114 - 17.29 mi.
20120115 - 17.66 mi.
20120120 - 11.46 mi.
20120122 - 26.19 mi.
20120127 - 11.48 mi.
20120128 - 27.50 mi.
Jan total - 187.39

20120203 - 25.29 mi.
20120205 - 61.74 mi.
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Old 01-01-12, 12:37 PM   #4
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My goal is 3000 miles for 2012, averaging 300 miles a month for 10 months a year. This month my goal is 300.

January 1: 13 miles, planned more but a flat tire. This flat was moderately inconvenient as I brought no tools because spouse would pick me up if I had a problem. Well, his phone was off! @#$%^&! I walk a mile and a half carrying the front end of my bike up and got bit repeatedly by mosquitoes. Then I got rained on.

Jaunary 1: 4 more miles. Total, 17 for the month.

I snapped at the spouse when I got back to the rv.

Never again will I ride without what I need to fix a flat.

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Old 01-01-12, 01:07 PM   #5
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gold: you should carry all that stuff with you girl. Cant rely on the spouse.
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Old 01-01-12, 01:07 PM   #6
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1-1-12: 17 miles.
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Old 01-01-12, 01:18 PM   #7
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200 miles, all trainer since the trainer tire's on and I won't change it till Spring. Oh, and 30 miles walking.
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I'm in but due to a couple of family issues not sure what kind of mileage I'll achieve. 100 should be easy, I'm hoping to get more like 250 but we'll see.
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Old 01-01-12, 02:44 PM   #9
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cont: I KNOW you can do it my friend!
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In for the 100 Plus. Strap on the studs is the plan as I just took a spill on smooth tires while clipped in, poor judgement on the turn, didn't think a little slush was going to be a problem. Got in 9.2 miles however. Next 2 days will be snow so time to use the studded MTB. Plan for month not to fall down.
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line: did you slip on the front or back tire? I am scared of that too. I need studded tires too.
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line: did you slip on the front or back tire? I am scared of that too. I need studded tires too.
Front tire slid out, my fault really as I guess the concrete had not iced yet. I was making a shape turn off the snow covered wooden board walk by the river into a Holiday Inn parking lot thinking the cement sidewalk was just wet. On my MTB I have 80 studs front 40 back. If you only use 1 the front is the most important. When riding straight up the studs hardly even touch. When that front tire slips you really feel helpless....
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My goal this, and every, month of this year is to do at least 333.33 miles in order to realize my yearly goal of 4000(+) miles.
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line: so you slipped on your road bike? And your mtn bike has studs? Are you putting studs on your road bike?

What studded tires did you go with?
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Old 01-01-12, 06:31 PM   #15
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300 miles
some indoors some out
weather dependent
Its a lofty goal for me
as Im 35 pounds over weight
smoked for 39 years
and havent rode a bike more than 4/5 times a year for the last 37 years
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Old 01-01-12, 07:25 PM   #16
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Shooting for 300 for January. First ride tomorrow.
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Does indoor count as well ?

If so, I'm in for a 100
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Old 01-01-12, 07:54 PM   #18
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I would say indoor does count. Riding is riding even if it is "riding"

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I'm in, don't have a goal this month though.

01/01 - 42
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January can either be a horrible, ice filled nightmare or just cold. I'm shooting for 150 miles this month but hopefully more.
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200 miles a month this year is my goal. I finished 2011 with 2042 miles, going for a modest increase, and hopefully I'll do much better.
2 miles in on a test ride of a friend's bike I worked on yesterday! Ha! At least I started the year out with some time in the saddle!

January month to date:
1/1: 2 mi
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100 miles a month? I'm over 1/3 there already... 300 mi/month average would be nice. However, 今年我要到中國去和研究. That could throw a wrench in my mileage.

January month to date:
1/1: 42 mi (and boy do I hurt... Damn headwinds)

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Chef,
Put me down for 200 miles for January.
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1-2-12 13.06 miles - Snow/Ice/24F. Feel like I earned every mile.
January total 22.26
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Old 01-02-12, 04:21 PM   #25
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Count me in for at least 100. 22 yesterday. NOT supposed to be able to ride 22 road miles in January in the Colorado mountains. Oh well, skiing can wait.
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