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Old 07-03-03, 03:37 AM   #1
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Bikeforums TdF Challenge

Alright, in view of receiving a couple of requests, it's here! Bikeforums TdF challenge. There are two aspects of this one. The first is to see how many miles/km we can ride from July 5 to July 27 (i.e. the duration of the tour).

The second is to ride the 3,427.5km/2,125 mile distance of the tour. Given that we are mere mortals on this forum, this challenge will allow until October 27 to complete that one (although I'm sure there are people here who will have it done much sooner than that!).

This is a 100% honesty system, so use a computer and record those distances accurately!

Oh yeah, if anyone actually manages to ride the 3,427.5km distance from July 5-27, they win a no expenses paid holiday in Murwillumbah!

P.S. You can view a map of the route here.
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Old 07-03-03, 06:15 AM   #2
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Do we have to send urine samples to you Chris?

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Do we have to send urine samples to you Chris?

Come on Chewa, that's taking the piss too far
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Do commute miles count?

And why are you un american?

(Being that you've started it on the 4th of July and I'm gonna be out of town and in my wife's car.. not fair!!)
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Is it possible for me to just post my Odometer reading on July 5th, then post the next reading on July 27th, and another when I've finished all the 3,427.5km of Le Tour? Should take me about 3.5 months. Maybe more maybe less.

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Where in the hel! is Murwillumbah?!
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Yes great idea, but same questions as on other occasions:

Do we register? Do we post progressive totals (daily, weekly, as we feel like it)?... Here on BFs? Elsewhere (preferably not)? Any restrictions? And the old perennial, do indoor trainer miles count?

Now, how do I enter in the circumference code on my Cateye again?... just so I can tweak the setting a little to a smaller number... oh, oh... right, h-o-n-e-s-t-y. I forget already.
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Old 07-04-03, 01:28 AM   #9
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Do we register?
Nope, although you can log your totals on bikeprolog.com or a similar site if you choose to, although maintaining your own spreadsheet is just as good.

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Do we post progressive totals (daily, weekly, as we feel like it)?... Here on BFs? Elsewhere (preferably not)?
As in all the other challenges, pretty much whenever you feel like it.

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And the old perennial, do indoor trainer miles count?
As I recall, they didn't in any of the others, so they won't this time either.

And yes, commute miles do count.

More info on Murwillumbah can be found at http://www.tropicalnsw.com.au/aaa_si...willumbah.html

Oh yeah, and I'd prefer not to receive any urine samples in the mail, but thanks all the same.

Now, how do I enter in the circumference code on my Cateye again?... just so I can tweak the setting a little to a smaller number... oh, oh... right, h-o-n-e-s-t-y. I forget already. [/B][/QUOTE]
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Old 07-04-03, 03:31 AM   #10
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Do I get bonus points if I ride into work in my bright pink 2001 ONCE kit (it was cheap, and drivers notice you...)?

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I plan on having 120-125 miles in on Saturday.So you guys and gals better get riding.

See ya later I have to go back to work.
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T-storms kept my early saturday morning ride to only 47 miles.: I wanted to get an early jump on the rest you.Then mother nature stepped in.


47 miles 7/5/03
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ChrisL, at the 24 hours of Yukon, you get double your laps if you do them naked, does that count here too?
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7/5 - 19 miles

Hey, it's a start!
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7/3 - 21 miles(warming up), 7/4 - 33 miles (warming up), 7/5 - 33miles. Planning another 33 training miles for 7/6. TTL to date...33 miles. (Hot and humid miles I might add!)

P.S. Still wondering where Murwillumbah is?
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ChrisL, at the 24 hours of Yukon, you get double your laps if you do them naked, does that count here too?
Only if you post the pics of yourself riding nekkid!

BTW Viper, Murwillumbah is located in the Tweed Valley in Northern NSW, Australia. It is the social, political, cultural and economic hub of the universe - except that the rest of the universe doesn't know it yet!

The challenge started yesterday for those of us down under - I scored a rare duck due to non-cycling commitments. I had a cold today and felt like crap, but still managed 136km. First century of the challenge this coming Saturday.
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7/5 - 33miles. 7/6 - 33 miles.

66 miles (106 km) ttl.

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126 total miles 7/6.
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Today, 7/6, 31 hot and humid miles...even early in the morning...

31 + 19 = 50 total...yippee!

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Jump on LegalIce we got to catch Gojohnnygo! He's only a couple of minutes ahead of us!
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Four Miles a day so far - do i get the lantern rouge?

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Your not going to catch me. My two week vacation starts Friday

27 more a total of 153.Does this mean I get to where the YELLOW jersey for tomorrows ride.
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Initial Odomoetre reading: 5704.4km

Todays reading: 5833.4km

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Your not going to catch me. My two week vacation starts Friday

27 more a total of 153.Does this mean I get to where the YELLOW jersey for tomorrows ride.

Yeah, you get to wear the yellow. We'll try to reel you in with only a km left.

Two days off for me , life catches up once in awhile. I'll be back on track tomorrow.
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284km/176.5 miles so far - and I've done it all with a cold. I'll have an easy day tomorrow (just my 26km commute) and start to pick things up a little this weekend.
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