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September 2020 100+ Miles/km Thread

Old 08-31-20, 10:46 AM
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September 2020 100+ Miles/km Thread

We survived August! Time to think about September. I'm looking forward to a little cooler weather, that's for sure. And I have several goals this month.

Goal 1: 1,000 miles.
Goal 2: Be at 200 consecutive days riding.
Goal 3: Get my mojo back...August took it out of me. Put another way...have some fun. Fun rides will be recorded thusly in my logs: .

What about everybody else?
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Last September was my first 200 mile month .
The last two months have been back to back 200+ mile months with August being my personal best at 230.2 miles
I have surpassed my expectations.
Goal : I’m going to stay conservative at 150 miles for September. That’s 5 mile average per day .
But, If it cools off and I can get to ride a few long rides on the rails to trails, and the greenway path in Carrollton ( 18 mile loop) , I’ll be able to do more .

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Going to try for another 500 mile month, Kids are back in school so this might get interesting as my mornings are more compressed and may need to help with homework int he afternoon/evening but lets see where it goes
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09/03/20 - 23.29 mi (2,000 miles/year achieved)
09/05/20 - 46.66 mi
09/06/20 - 34.13 mi
09/07/20 - 42.26 mi
09/12/20 - 45.67 mi
09/13/20 - 28.25 mi
09/14/20 - 19.85 mi
09/17/20 - 22.07 mi

MTD 262.18

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I chased kirby999 all month and couldn't catch him...ended August with 211 miles which was my first 200 mile month
this month I'm going for 200 miles
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I chased kirby999 all month and couldn't catch him...ended August with 211 miles which was my first 200 mile month
this month I'm going for 200 miles
So youíre the one that was pushing me . 😃 . Thanks !
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So youíre the one that was pushing me . 😃 . Thanks !
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First ride of the month and it is still plenty hot. Left at 521 this morning and it was 78 out

Goal for the month is 350

Sep 1: 17


MTD: 17
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Goal: 150 miles

09/01 - 7
09/05 - 20
09/11 - 6 (been running the last few days - the dog needed it - finally got back in the saddle)
09/12 - 26
09/14 - 6
09/15 - 6
09/16 - 5

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One more goal I forgot to mention is that I’d like to get my fitness score in Strava back up to 100. It’s kind of vague what that number is supposed to represent, but I know when it gets to 97 or so, there is fun riding going on. It was at 76 this morning. Generally, if I ride three hours a day, that number goes up. At about 2 hours a day it stays static and less than that it goes down. I’m sure it’s based on training stress over those times but that’s what it takes with my rather average efforts.

Today’s morning ride failed the fun test. Windy and muggy and just work.

09/01 - 35.2 miles

MTD: 35.2 miles
GOAL: 1000 miles
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September
Goal : 150 miles
9-01 12.3
MTD 12.3
YTD 1297.3
I wanted a good start to September, so I left the neighborhood and headed into town . I had a destination in mind I wanted to ride to and I think that helped . Had to dodge a couple of dog walkers and joggers, but it wasnít too bad . Now Iím beat and have a cramp in my right hamstring. 🤨
Time to hydrate and rest .

Rode to the end of the road and back 😎


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My September goal will be 300 miles, again. Hopefully I will get more.
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Okay, so back on my bikes after my surgery, doc said I need to take it easy but that I could add five miles per week just to be safe. Six weeks of inactivity ( I was actually doing 40 miles a day before my surgery) and I did struggle with my ten miles Saturday and Sunday, but I know I will get stronger and besides, I need to get rid of the soft fat I added. Believe it or not, this group, and this goal, is tremendous motivation for me; thank you all for your support! So, with that said, I rode 10.41 miles this morning and will put a goal of 400 miles for September. Good Luck to everyone!!

09/01/20 10,41 Miles
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On the board 9-1 11.7 miles
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09/01 - 14.9 miles



MTD - 14.9 miles

GOAL: 200 miles I might only get half a month. Mrs Good4u has knee replacement mid-September with resultant appointments and errands before and after. I'll being sticking close to home at any rate.
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Yes, August was a brutal month. I got off to a great start, and missed a few days due to travel and rain. Thatís ok. I think riding should be fun, and admittedly Iíve gotten a bit carried away, thanks partially to this thread and forum. Yes, I pounded out a few miles, but I am supremely proud of everyone that posts here, gets off the couch, and rides - even when they donít feel quite up to it.

Well, I hope to get in 700 this month. Weíll see............the good news is my new Domane should be at the dealer in less than two weeks. It is a serious machine.

I consider myself beyond blessed to be riding the caliber of road bikes in my stable.

And finally, I hope to be a Clydesdale no more as I go through September. My weight last week was 200.5 lbs, down almost 34 from where I started.....
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Goal: 1000 Figured that I would just start out with the big number
9/1 - 55 miles

What strange weather we're having, over the last couple of weeks there have been high temps varying from 80's to 105. This morning the was some rain, so I decided to ride after making lunch. The temps were supposed to be in the mid 70's by then and have a high of 80. When I got out to ride, the temps were 65 and it got as high as 70 by the time that I finished riding. Well 55 miles is a good start to the month.
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
We survived August! Time to think about September. I'm looking forward to a little cooler weather, that's for sure. And I have several goals this month.

Goal 1: 1,000 miles.
Goal 2: Be at 200 consecutive days riding.
Goal 3: Get my mojo back...August took it out of me. Put another way...have some fun. Fun rides will be recorded thusly in my logs: .

What about everybody else?
Your Goal #2 is going to be put to the test today. Woke up to steady rain with predictions that it will last all day.

Good luck!
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Your Goal #2 is going to be put to the test today. Woke up to steady rain with predictions that it will last all day.

Good luck!
Not an insurmountable problem. I rode Zwift. And Iíd forgotten how I donít much care for it. Iíd much rather do real riding, but Zwift is okay for rainy days and super cold days. But unpleasant on the back side because I canít bring myself to coast out of the saddle. Pedaling out of the saddle works, but Iíve apparently let that aspect of my riding slip a bit. Going to have to build that back up.
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09/01 - 35.2 miles
09/02 - 12.4 miles

MTD: 47.6 miles
GOAL: 1000 miles
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09/01/20 10,41 Miles
09/02/20 10.41 Miles

September: 20.82 Miles
Goal 400 Miles
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September goal: 300 miles

September 1 - 14.5 miles - Trek 830
September 2 - 12.6 miles - Trek 830

Riding my backup bike these days. My wife has both her primary and backup in the shop, so she's riding my Fuji.

September to date: 27.1 miles

2020 to date: 1893.7 miles

2020 goal: 2100 miles

All my miles are outdoor miles, on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3.0 unless otherwise noted.

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September
Goal : 150 miles
9-01 12.3
9-02 6.5
MTD 18.8
YTD 1303.8
Back to my average distance this morning Legs and knees a little tight .
In trying to get ready for an 18 miler ( Carrollton Greenway) when it cools off some .
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09/01 - 14.9 miles
09/02 - 30.0




MTD - 44.9 miles

GOAL: 200 miles
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9/1 - 55 miles
9/2 - 55


MTD: 110 Miles

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9/2 - 54.1 miles

MTD: 54.1 miles
September Goal: 700 miles

Took a day off after Monday's epic journey, rode the beach bike path today from one end to the other, and back again. It's supposed to get really hot later this week, so we'll just have to see how many more miles I can get in these next few days.
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