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Old 05-02-12, 06:42 PM   #1
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May 250+ mile challenge

It's springtime and biking season. Who's in for 250 miles this month??

Me so far:

5/1 5.25 miles
5/2 13.75 miles
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Old 05-02-12, 07:43 PM   #2
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I'm in for more than twice that many.
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I am in.

5-2: 22 miles
5-3: 22 miles
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I'm in too. If I can get my bike back on the road, I'll do 250 this month just back and forth to work. Need to drive to the bike shop in Sebring tomorrow and get some tubes...then I'm back on the road.

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Was sick the last 3 days so I wasn't able to ride at all. Went out for 18 miles today and felt surprisingly good. I think my legs definately enjoyed the rest days, but I'm going to have to get in some longer rides to get back on pace for 250 miles.


5/1 5.25 miles
5/2 13.75 miles
5/6 18 miles

MTD: 37 miles
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I'm in and plan on busting that. 82 miles to date. 468 last month and 1000 year to date. Upcoming weather is going to be the issue. Lots of rain ahead and I don't ride in the darned rain!
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5/2 28.5
5/5 31.1
5/6 39.6

99.2 miles MTD and almost 7000' of climbing.
I need May to be a big riding month, as I slacked in april due to rain.
Shooting for 400-500
So far 1457 YTD with 73,916' of climbing.
Not bad for a 290lbs uber clyde!!!
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290km last week. Target for this week is 350km if the weather holds for Saturday. If it rains I may just go for a 100km ride in the rain anyway.
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Only been back on the bike for a little over a month (started riding again on April 1st after a 8 month hiatus where I gained 40 lbs), and I'm feeling better and better every ride.

5/1 5.25 miles
5/2 13.75 miles
5/6 18 miles
5/7 10.3 miles
5/8 17.9 miles

MTD: 65.2 miles
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I'm in:

5/1 33.41
5/2 31.82
5/3 42.21
5/4 32.90
5/7 40.21

MTD: 180.55
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Old 05-08-12, 10:08 PM   #11
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I've got slightly over that so far this month. What a great spring I'm a century away from 3000k for the season.
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I got 85 Miles so far in 4 rides.
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Since I posted a goal of 350 in the hundred-mile-plus thread, I guess I'm in for this one as well.

5/3 - 26.07
5/6 - 34.62
5/8 - 26.09

MTD - 86.78

Goal for May - 350
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Only been back on the bike for a little over a month (started riding again on April 1st after a 8 month hiatus where I gained 40 lbs), and I'm feeling better and better every ride.

5/1 5.25 miles
5/2 13.75 miles
5/6 18 miles
5/7 10.3 miles
5/8 17.9 miles

MTD: 65.2 miles
5/9 10 miles
5/11 18 miles

New MTD 93.2 miles
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5/9 10 miles
5/11 18 miles

New MTD 93.2 miles
5/1 5.25 miles
5/2 13.75 miles
5/6 18 miles
5/7 10.3 miles
5/8 17.9 miles
5/9 10 miles
5/11 18 miles
5/12 12.7 miles
5/14 23.7 miles

New MTD 129.6 miles
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Weather report kept saying it was going to rain. It didn't until Saturday. I had said on Friday "Screw this - if it's not raining tomorrow when it's time to go to work, I'm riding."

Thunderstorms & flooding on Saturday.

Oh well.

6/13 - 41.43 Miles
6/14 - 41.68 Miles

MTD: 263.66
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Old 05-15-12, 05:16 AM   #17
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5/3 - 26.07
5/6 - 34.62
5/8 - 26.09
5/13 - 39.03

MTD - 125.81
YTD - 382.08

Goal for May - 350
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Old 05-15-12, 06:54 AM   #18
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I've been trying to get at least 400-450 per month so this should be a "step" goal for getting to the main goal.

Here's what I have so far...

5/03 26.20
5/05 43.20
5/06 36.60
5/07 25.90
5/10 30.75
5/12 35.50
5/14 25.85

Total 224.00
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My goal is 350 for the month.

So far MTD 137.15
YTD 715.20
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5/3 - 26.07
5/6 - 34.62
5/8 - 26.09
5/13 - 39.03
5/15 - 30.05

MTD - 155.86
YTD - 412.13

Goal for May - 350
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Hit 247 this morning, hoping to get to 450, thinking I may even go for 500. We'll see. 300 is my monthly max so far.
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month to date: 298.25 so far.

goal is 450.
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5/03 26.20
5/05 43.20
5/06 36.60
5/07 25.90
5/10 30.75
5/12 35.50
5/14 25.85
5/15 25.60
5/17 33.60

Total 283.20
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5/15 - 40.5
5/16 - 16.62
5/17 - 40.44

mtd: 361.21

What I don't get are people who do century rides. I'm on a 40 mile (thereabouts) round trip commute, and I'm pretty tired by the time I get to work - and again when I get home. I couldn't imagine a century ride.

My hat's off to those guys.

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5/3 - 26.07
5/6 - 34.62
5/8 - 26.09
5/13 - 39.03
5/15 - 30.05
5/17 - 26.08

MTD - 181.94
YTD - 438.21

Goal for May - 350
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