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Old 04-01-12, 01:34 AM   #1
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April Fools, aka the 100+ mile-a-month challenge

Chefisaac didn't start this one which is most unusual so I'll do it, being in the UK and so up while most of you guys are probably still sleeping.

So here's the challenge, as before, how far can we get in a month? I'm going to be bold and target 400 miles.

MTD - 0 miles
YTD - 1129 miles
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those lazy yanks!
only 172 in march so hopefully, ill be up at about 250-300 in April.
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Going for 75...

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Cont: I was about to post it last night but remembered you wanted to do post it last month so I thought what the he11! Gotta give the UK folks a chance! They are the underdogs! he he he
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Iron chef is in!

Goal: 350 miles
Year to date: do not know until I am back in the office and can look.
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April goal

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So here's the challenge, as before, how far can we get in a month?
It looks like I can get in 100/week in group rides + another 50/week of other riding, will go for 600.

MTD - 0
YTD - 1332

Now I need to get out and get that MTD above 0, sun's not up yet...
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Going to go for 300 this month. Hopefully I can meet my goal this month, a little dissapointed I did not meet last months goal but hopefully better luck this month.

4/1 - 4 miles
4/2 - 22 miles
4/4 - 22 miles
4/5 - 10 miles
4/6 - 10 miles
4/7 - 10 miles
4/9 - 12 miles
4/11 - 12 miles
4/12 - 10 miles
4/14 - 10 miles
4/16 - 13 miles
4/18 - 12 miles
4/19 - 10 miles
4/21 - 5 miles
4/22 - 5 miles
4/23 - 10 miles
4/25 - 22 miles
4/27 - 10 miles
4/28 - 20 miles
4/29 - 10 miles
4/30 - 22 miles

Total: 261 miles

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I'm not going to set an exact ammount of miles, BUT I would like to do more than last month.

January Miles ~ 208.10

Febuary Miles ~ 349.82

March Miles ~ 624.17


Total Miles ~ 1182.09
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Cont: I was about to post it last night but remembered you wanted to do post it last month so I thought what the he11! Gotta give the UK folks a chance! They are the underdogs! he he he
I don't mind posting, last month I thought you'd slipped and was all about to do it for you only to find you'd already done it.

As long as it gets done that's what matters, even though since this one was started in GREAT Britain I hope all my fellow larger riders (from anywhere in the world) get to bask in a bit of greatness this month
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Iron chef is in!

Goal: 350 miles
Year to date: do not know until I am back in the office and can look.
I recommend using bikejournal to keep track of mileage. It is easy to use and free, unless you want a bunch of extra fields.

Like last month I am going to be traveling quite a bit this month as we make our way north. I have no idea how much I will ride. The last half of the month I'll be at our Iowa condo and should get good riding in. However, I am going to go more for quality than quantity when in Iowa as there are a lot of hills and I want to work the hills. So, I'll be conservative and say 200 miles.
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Hit 250 last month, and I missed a week. So let's aim for 350 or higher.
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I hit 222 last month so 250 ho!

Cant ride today though.
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I am in and going to shoot for 200...

not a bad start for me (played hookie from work) with 17 mile ride this morning! oh yeah and was riding with 2 of my bosses Wooo Hooooo !

bring on the nice weather!
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I hit 260 last month. They were quality miles and I upped my avg mph by one. I'm very happy with that...I pushed myself hard.

I would like to increase my running. I only ran 5 days last month and would like to bring that up. So my April goals will be 10 times running and 200 miles on the bike (while maintaining my new avg speed).

I hope mother nature and the kids sports schedules cooperate!
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January Miles ~ 208.10

Febuary Miles ~ 349.82

March Miles ~ 624.17


Total Miles ~ 1182.09


April
4/1 ~ 25.5 (going for another ride in a few)
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I recommend using bikejournal to keep track of mileage. It is easy to use and free, unless you want a bunch of extra fields.

Like last month I am going to be traveling quite a bit this month as we make our way north. I have no idea how much I will ride. The last half of the month I'll be at our Iowa condo and should get good riding in. However, I am going to go more for quality than quantity when in Iowa as there are a lot of hills and I want to work the hills. So, I'll be conservative and say 200 miles.
Thanks Gold. I like to write it the old fashioned way by hand and in a calender that sits on my desk at work. Feels great to look at it.
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I don't mind posting, last month I thought you'd slipped and was all about to do it for you only to find you'd already done it.

As long as it gets done that's what matters, even though since this one was started in GREAT Britain I hope all my fellow larger riders (from anywhere in the world) get to bask in a bit of greatness this month
I am just glad that one of us remembers! I am getting old and forgetful. Throw work in there and it messes me up!
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4-1: 40 miles. Nothing says "welcome to april" then a 40 mile ride!
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I'm on-board! I'll shoot for 400 miles again this month. Had 430+ in March, but it took a Metric Century on the last day of the month to make it happen. That's 100 miles a week, a good goal for me.

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Okay, I'm in again this month; this time around I'm going to shoot 235 miles (up from 200 in March).
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4-1: 40 miles. Nothing says "welcome to april" then a 40 mile ride!
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An even 40 sounds suspicious... BTW I too recommend the free bikejournal tracking site.


April kickoff,
Rode the mountain bike to the Bass River Rec. area, took the long route there up river to the next bridge. More riders than I've seen in the past. Did a few laps and headed home on the south side, shorter route. Came in just under 50, so I rode up to park to run across the soccer field and to get over 50.

April 1
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--53.10-----04:04:52--------166------
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4/1 - 4 miles

Crafted some bar wrap out of an old tire tube for my SS project and just had to test it out. So far its much comfier then the athletic tape I had on the bars.
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I'm back. Count me in for 300.
4-2 20 miles.
4-4 10 miles.
4-21 20 miles.

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An even 40 sounds suspicious... BTW I too recommend the free bikejournal tracking site.


April kickoff,
Rode the mountain bike to the Bass River Rec. area, took the long route there up river to the next bridge. More riders than I've seen in the past. Did a few laps and headed home on the south side, shorter route. Came in just under 50, so I rode up to park to run across the soccer field and to get over 50.

April 1
Distance---Ride Time---Max Heart Rate
--53.10-----04:04:52--------166------
it was actually 40.25 but who is cutting hairs!
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4-2: 22 miles.
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