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    250 will be a stretch for me again without any cold weather gear, so I'll stick with that and add 5%, so I'll shoot for 262.5 miles in October. I'll commit to commuting everyday where Google reports the weather is over 55F in the morning. Otherwise instead of 25 miles round trip I'll put in a 10 to 15 mile ride in the evenings. One benefit of that is, if I continue to get up at 5:45 and out the door at 6am, I can realistically leave work earlier in the afternoon to get more light and heat in the evenings.

    What do I do when it rains? I haven't ridden a bike in the rain in like 25 years!

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    October is looking to be a busy month. I'm losing one weekend to a County Heritage Festival. Was to shoot for 251 miles to put me at 2100 miles for the year. So it looks like 263 1/2 will be the goal.
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    367 miles would be my target, bet yet NOT to get burnt out before my 12hr MTB race Nov 10th

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    About time for me to join in on this. I just started riding again so count me in for 150, gonna be tough, but I'm determined to do it. Gotta start somewhere. Good luck everyone!
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    OK, now that it's October, I'm going to continue my zen-like approach and not make a goal at all. That approach, at least for the last few months, has contributed to a worry-free, no-pressure 2000+ mile season (so far). Works for me. YMMV.
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    300 miles and 15,000'

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    Normally I'd be all over this. Typically I do 20 miles a day minimum, but at the rate I've been going for the last month, I'll settle for 1 mile right now. :/

    I fell off my bike 2.5 months ago in an incredibly dumb maneuver that was 100% my own fault and totally avoidable and got a meniscus tear in my left knee. I'd been putting off having it looked at since it happened 2 and a half months ago. It wasn't getting any better (even though for a while there I was riding through the discomfort). Long story short; need knee surgery to correct it now. Just got back from an MRI a few minutes ago. Surgery hasn't been scheduled yet but I figure that it'll be in a week or three. Having talked to someone who's been through it I know I'm going to be on crutches for almost two weeks.

    Looks like I'll be confined to the stationary bike for the remainder of the year once I get off of the crutches too. :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by islandseas View Post
    I'll round it up to 220 but I have to drive another person to work before I head to the courthouse. Can we count stationary bike miles if I get to the gym?

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    Karen: Thats a tough question..... but yes. Just this month!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    I am still basking in my 457 for September.

    I am not sure what I am going to get as I am heading north in a few days and the weather may be iffy. I am not even bringing my road bike with me, so that will reduce the miles.

    Eh, I can't even guess at a goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBlader View Post
    250 will be a stretch for me again without any cold weather gear, so I'll stick with that and add 5%, so I'll shoot for 262.5 miles in October. I'll commit to commuting everyday where Google reports the weather is over 55F in the morning. Otherwise instead of 25 miles round trip I'll put in a 10 to 15 mile ride in the evenings. One benefit of that is, if I continue to get up at 5:45 and out the door at 6am, I can realistically leave work earlier in the afternoon to get more light and heat in the evenings.

    What do I do when it rains? I haven't ridden a bike in the rain in like 25 years!

    Time to invest in some cold winter gear. It doesnt have to be expensive either regardless what others say. It will make your riding a better experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_N_Carry View Post
    Normally I'd be all over this. Typically I do 20 miles a day minimum, but at the rate I've been going for the last month, I'll settle for 1 mile right now. :/

    I fell off my bike 2.5 months ago in an incredibly dumb maneuver that was 100% my own fault and totally avoidable and got a meniscus tear in my left knee. I'd been putting off having it looked at since it happened 2 and a half months ago. It wasn't getting any better (even though for a while there I was riding through the discomfort). Long story short; need knee surgery to correct it now. Just got back from an MRI a few minutes ago. Surgery hasn't been scheduled yet but I figure that it'll be in a week or three. Having talked to someone who's been through it I know I'm going to be on crutches for almost two weeks.

    Looks like I'll be confined to the stationary bike for the remainder of the year once I get off of the crutches too. :/


    Ever hear of "The Luck of the Irish"? Well I've got "The Luck of the Portuguese". It's like the Irish variety except that it's all bad luck.
    Sorry to hear this my friend. Get on the stationary bike and lets roll. Only 150 miles to go!
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    10-1: 22 miles
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    last month i did 220. This month i probably won't have the time to do that. I was going to shoot for 150, but I'll bump it up 10% to 165.
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    I hit 502 last month. That is 9 months straight of exceeding my goal. This month is going to be much harder to even set a goal. Air quality changes greatly and rapidly on an almost hourly basis here now due to a huge wildfire just north of town. I was hoping to jump start the month with a metric century on Saturday the 6th but due to air quality it has been cancelled. I'm going to shoot real low and go for 150 miles this month plus 5% so with inflation/ creep 157.5 miles. Should the air quality suddenly become much better I'll update the goal. A reasonable goal might be 100 miles a week or 4 hours on the trainer, or a combination of the two but that is just too hard to quantify.

    Thinking trainer time is more of just maintenance of fitness and road miles actually adds to it. I'd really like to be able to get at least 500 more miles in this year which should put me over the 5K mark.


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    I'm in for 400 this month + my 5% + 420.

    10/2 - 20.62
    10/3 - 18.02
    10/4 - 13.52
    10/6 - 32.04

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    I met my 125 last month and was going for 140. But I see the 5% and its a 150 thread so I am going to go for the 150. I am feeling optimistic about it.

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    40 of 367 done today, nice loop after work, 2nd half was in the dark. Got a new light for the roadie and its pretty impressive for the size http://www.bikebling.com/Lezyne-Powe...rdrive-led.htm

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    Two people have posted miles thus far. What the heck folks? I think I said.....LETS ROLL! (aka.... stop eating and ride!)

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    Just got in from a nice 26.5 miler on the mountain bike, about half of it in the woods. Nice morning here in New England, bad weather moving in later today. I have a job interview this afternoon, wish me luck! I've been out of work about 2 1/2 years, but I spent most of that time attending college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    Two people have posted miles thus far. What the heck folks? I think I said.....LETS ROLL! (aka.... stop eating and ride!)

    I love you all.

    That is all.
    It's getting dark early these days. When do we go off DST? Gonna have to ride on the weekends.
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    DST doesn't end till nov 3. or so this year... still, it is getting dark early - I'm going to try out my new 'leave work early, ride, then work more from home' approach today...
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    lights and more lights

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    Just got in from a quick ride after getting home from jury duty. I got 19km in while it was still daylight. It felt great to get out again. Can't wait till I can ride during the day again and get some longer rides in.

    Oct 2 - 19km

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    Okay, let's try it again this month.

    Seeing that I've had some pretty dismal numbers the past few months, I'm hesitant to aim too high, but I'm going to shoot for 200 miles, plus the five percent, for a total of 210 miles. Here's what I've done so far...

    October 01 = 8.27 miles
    October 02 = 14.54 miles

    MTD = 22.81

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBlader View Post
    250 will be a stretch for me again without any cold weather gear, so I'll stick with that and add 5%, so I'll shoot for 262.5 miles in October. I'll commit to commuting everyday where Google reports the weather is over 55F in the morning. Otherwise instead of 25 miles round trip I'll put in a 10 to 15 mile ride in the evenings. One benefit of that is, if I continue to get up at 5:45 and out the door at 6am, I can realistically leave work earlier in the afternoon to get more light and heat in the evenings.

    What do I do when it rains? I haven't ridden a bike in the rain in like 25 years!
    You hexed us... high 90's today - brutal riding conditions.

    and, if you can (assuming its not really cold) just wear clothing that's relatively wind proof and go - 15-20 miles in the rain, and then get in and get dry and warm and you'll be fine. If you want to go farther, get layers, shoe covers, etc. and you should be fine. Clean up your bike when you're done (wash off any grime, check the chain).
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