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October 2020 100+ Miles/km Thread

Old 10-18-20, 08:36 AM
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Planning on 350 400 for October

Oct 1: 17
Oct 3: 23
Oct 4: 24
Oct 5: 17
Oct 6: 17
Oct 8: 17
Oct 9: 17
Oct 10: 25
Oct 11: 21
Oct 12: 15
Oct 14: 17
Oct 15: 17
Oct 16: 18
Oct 17: 21
Oct 18: 28

MTD: 298

Warm and humid. New longest ride for the year - 28
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October Goal: 400 Miles

10/01/20 15.32
10/02/20 15.23
10/03/20 30.14
10/04/20 30.18
10/05/20 17.53
10/06/20 20.15
10/07/20 20.20
10/08/20 20.24
10/09/20 40.68
10/10/20 41.38
10/11/20 42.08
10/12/20 20.27
10/13/20 20.28
10/14/20 20.77
10/15/20 20.86
10/17/20 52.36
10/18/20 64.10

MTD: 492.18
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goal “all I can do “
10-01 2.1
10-02 4.1
10-03 3.5
10-04 4.3
10-05 4.5
10-06 4.5
10-13 4.0
10-15 5.1
10-16 5.1
10-17 6.6
10-18 7.1


MTD 50.9
YTD 1446.7
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Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48

10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10/13 - 12
10/18 - 41


MTD 445 miles

Today was to be the 62 miler for my brother-in-law’s birthday, but inexperienced riders and a course that was too hilly spelled disaster. Some dropped out entirely and the others lagged a bit. It was quite windy here in VA, but otherwise a great fall riding day. I felt great, was well rested and really wanted to get the full ride in, but out of courtesy I deferred and stopped with the rest. So took one for the team.
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Old 10-18-20, 05:59 PM
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10/01 - 33.6 miles
10/02 - 34.2 miles
10/03 - 40.6 miles
10/04 - 39.5 miles
10/05 - 40.9 miles
10/06 - 37.0 miles
10/07 - 42.7 miles
10/08 - 36.7 miles
10/09 - 40.0 miles
10/10 - 39.1 miles
10/11 - 43.0 miles
10/12 - 40.1 miles
10/13 - 35.3 miles
10/14 - 43.0 miles
10/15 - 46.7 miles
10/16 - 37.1 miles
10/17 - 35.5 miles
10/18 - 41.4 miles
10/19 - 48.9 miles

MTD: 755.1 miles
GOAL: 1000 miles

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Old 10-19-20, 02:39 PM
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October Goal: 400 Miles

10/01/20 15.32
10/02/20 15.23
10/03/20 30.14
10/04/20 30.18
10/05/20 17.53
10/06/20 20.15
10/07/20 20.20
10/08/20 20.24
10/09/20 40.68
10/10/20 41.38
10/11/20 42.08
10/12/20 20.27
10/13/20 20.28
10/14/20 20.77
10/15/20 20.86
10/17/20 52.36
10/18/20 64.10
10/19/20 20.10

MTD: 512.28
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10-01 2.1
10-02 4.1
10-03 3.5
10-04 4.3
10-05 4.5
10-06 4.5
10-13 4.0
10-15 5.1
10-16 5.1
10-17 6.6
10-18 7.1
10-19 3.3


MTD 54.2
YTD 1450.0

well , I screwed up this evening.
I had another crash.
what is it about October and crashes with me .
different spot but almost identical crash .
I went to turn around , and the front tire dropped into what I call the gutter . An area about 15” wide that separates the road from the curb .
I think I hit some acorns and the front wheel slid out from under me .

Once I got it together and picked up my bike . The front wheel was turned as far as it will go .
small hole in my left thumb where something cut a little chunk of skin out . My right elbow and down my arm has road rash . And my right wrist hurts like hell right now .
But I’m pretty sure nothing is broken. Just bruised up . Right knee is a little sore .
Tell I’ll really be sore next couple of days .
Just noticed my right rib cage is a little sore .
I had hoped to make my 100 this month . Now I’m not sure .

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Old 10-19-20, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post

well , I screwed up this evening.
I had another crash.
what is it about October and crashes with me .
different spot but almost identical crash .
I went to turn around , and the front tire dropped into what I call the gutter . An area about 15Ē wide that separates the road from the curb .
I think I hit some acorns and the front wheel slid out from under me .

Once I got it together and picked up my bike . The front wheel was turned as far as it will go .
small hole in my left thumb where something cut a little chunk of skin out . My right elbow and down my arm has road rash . And my right wrist hurts like hell right now .
But Iím pretty sure nothing is broken. Just bruised up . Right knee is a little sore .
Tell Iíll really be sore next couple of days .
Just noticed my right rib cage is a little sore .
I had hoped to make my 100 this month . Now Iím not sure .

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Hope you're okay, it takes only a second or less of losing your concentration or getting distracted or just plain carelessness; I second I tell ya!!! It's happened to me more than once and I hope nothing got hurt too bad! Stay safe and ride on!!!
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Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48

10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10/13 - 12
10/18 - 41
10/19 - 62


MTD 507 miles

Redemption day. Very strong ride in rugged hills, felt really great to unwind. It was a beautiful fall day here, but the gnats were everywhere. Check out my new bottles for the Bianchi. I set this bike up for the mountains with smaller gearing and shorter cranks, it rocks!

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Originally Posted by Robalero View Post
Hope you're okay, it takes only a second or less of losing your concentration or getting distracted or just plain carelessness; I second I tell ya!!! It's happened to me more than once and I hope nothing got hurt too bad! Stay safe and ride on!!!
They say every accident is avoidable, but I firmly disagree. My first and hopefully worst one was being attacked by a wild dog. Sucker came from behind and side without making a sound and attacked. By the time he was caught up in my wheel it was way too late to unclip. Result, broken pelvis.

Second was a roundabout where I had right of way and a car didn’t stop. I purposely ditched the bike to avoid a head on. Result, broken rib.

I always wear a helmet and would like to think I’m a good, experienced rider. But you never know.

Even yesterday, in high crosswinds all I did was change hand positions to grab the drops and almost went down (that one would have been avoidable, I guess).
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Originally Posted by wthensler View Post
They say every accident is avoidable, but I firmly disagree. My first and hopefully worst one was being attacked by a wild dog. Sucker came from behind and side without making a sound and attacked. By the time he was caught up in my wheel it was way too late to unclip. Result, broken pelvis.

Second was a roundabout where I had right of way and a car didnít stop. I purposely ditched the bike to avoid a head on. Result, broken rib.

I always wear a helmet and would like to think Iím a good, experienced rider. But you never know.

Even yesterday, in high crosswinds all I did was change hand positions to grab the drops and almost went down (that one would have been avoidable, I guess).
You are absolutely correct! Earlier this year I tried to avoid a charging dog and almost went into a pickup who had veered a little too much into my lane and something as simple as grabbing the drops, especially in high wind can do you in. Like you, I disagree that every single accident is avoidable, still we do what we can to stay safe and keep that concentration dead on and rock solid.
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October goal: 250 miles

October 2 - 11.8 miles
October 3 - 17.4 miles

October 4 - 14.4 miles
October 5 - 10.2 miles
October 6 - 24.5 miles
October 7 - 10.4 miles
October 9 - 14.5 miles

October 13 - 14.7 miles
October 14 - 16.5 miles
October 17 - 18.5 miles
October 19 - 10.6 miles


October to date: 163.5 miles

2020 to date: 2164.6 miles
2020 goal: 2100 miles - made it
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Getting a late start jumping on the thread. The rain appears to be coming, temp is dropping, and daylight is quickly diminishing. I can use some motivation.

Goal 1000 km
  • 10/2 29.5 km
  • 10/3 21.3 km
  • 10/3 202.8 km
  • 10/3 17.1 km
  • 10/6 22.5 km
  • 10/7 11.2 km
  • 10/10 120.5 km
  • 10/11 5.3 km
  • 10/13 21.7 km
  • 10/17 59.0 km
  • 10/18 12.8 km
  • 10/19 10.9 km
MTD: 534.6 km
I shoulda racked up the ks when the weather was good.
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Planning on 350 400 for October

Oct 1: 17
Oct 3: 23
Oct 4: 24
Oct 5: 17
Oct 6: 17
Oct 8: 17
Oct 9: 17
Oct 10: 25
Oct 11: 21
Oct 12: 15
Oct 14: 17
Oct 15: 17
Oct 16: 18
Oct 17: 21
Oct 18: 28
Oct 20: 15

MTD: 314
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October goal: 250 miles

October to date: 163.5 miles

2020 to date: 2164.6 miles
2020 goal: 2100 miles - made it

Good job on your 2020 goal. Now you need to set a new 2020 stretch goal
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October Goal: 400 Miles

10/01/20 15.32
10/02/20 15.23
10/03/20 30.14
10/04/20 30.18
10/05/20 17.53
10/06/20 20.15
10/07/20 20.20
10/08/20 20.24
10/09/20 40.68
10/10/20 41.38
10/11/20 42.08
10/12/20 20.27
10/13/20 20.28
10/14/20 20.77
10/15/20 20.86
10/17/20 52.36
10/18/20 64.10
10/19/20 20.10
10/20/20 20.27

MTD: 532.56
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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post
October
goal ďall I can do ď
10-01 2.1
10-02 4.1
10-03 3.5
10-04 4.3
10-05 4.5
10-06 4.5
10-13 4.0
10-15 5.1
10-16 5.1
10-17 6.6
10-18 7.1
10-19 3.3


MTD 54.2
YTD 1450.0

well , I screwed up this evening.
I had another crash.
what is it about October and crashes with me .
different spot but almost identical crash .
I went to turn around , and the front tire dropped into what I call the gutter . An area about 15Ē wide that separates the road from the curb .
I think I hit some acorns and the front wheel slid out from under me .

Once I got it together and picked up my bike . The front wheel was turned as far as it will go .
small hole in my left thumb where something cut a little chunk of skin out . My right elbow and down my arm has road rash . And my right wrist hurts like hell right now .
But Iím pretty sure nothing is broken. Just bruised up . Right knee is a little sore .
Tell Iíll really be sore next couple of days .
Just noticed my right rib cage is a little sore .
I had hoped to make my 100 this month . Now Iím not sure .

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October
goal “all I can do “
10-01 2.1
10-02 4.1
10-03 3.5
10-04 4.3
10-05 4.5
10-06 4.5
10-13 4.0
10-15 5.1
10-16 5.1
10-17 6.6
10-18 7.1
10-19 3.3
10-20 5.6


MTD 59.8
YTD 1455.6

The wrist was better this morning, knees a little stiff as is the right elbow and arm .
Started taking some left over prescription NSAIDs that do wonders for my arthritis ,bruises , and aches .
I always heard of you get thrown from a horse , you get back on .
I’ll continue the pain killers for a few days and try to be more careful.
My bike suffered a few scrapes and scratches like me and now my shift indicator doesn’t tell me what gear I’m in . But it still rides and I took it for a spin .
BTW I almost always have on a helmet and gloves when I’m riding. Those gloves have saved my hands a few times .

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10/2 - 50.5 miles
10/3 - 55.5
10/5 - 87.8
10/9 - 80.5
10/11 - 112.2
10/13 - 62.8
10/14 - 5.0
10/16 - 109.8
10/20 - 30.7


MTD: 594.8
Goal: 700 miles

One more good long ride and I'll have it. Not sure when that can happen, though. Maybe just a few at a time.
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10/01 - 33.6 miles
10/02 - 34.2 miles
10/03 - 40.6 miles
10/04 - 39.5 miles
10/05 - 40.9 miles
10/06 - 37.0 miles
10/07 - 42.7 miles
10/08 - 36.7 miles
10/09 - 40.0 miles
10/10 - 39.1 miles
10/11 - 43.0 miles
10/12 - 40.1 miles
10/13 - 35.3 miles
10/14 - 43.0 miles
10/15 - 46.7 miles
10/16 - 37.1 miles
10/17 - 35.5 miles
10/18 - 41.4 miles
10/19 - 48.9 miles
10/20 - 38.0 miles

MTD: 793.1 miles
GOAL: 1000 miles
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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post
October
goal ďall I can do ď
10-01 2.1
10-02 4.1
10-03 3.5
10-04 4.3
10-05 4.5
10-06 4.5
10-13 4.0
10-15 5.1
10-16 5.1
10-17 6.6
10-18 7.1
10-19 3.3


MTD 54.2
YTD 1450.0

well , I screwed up this evening.
I had another crash.
what is it about October and crashes with me .
different spot but almost identical crash .
I went to turn around , and the front tire dropped into what I call the gutter . An area about 15Ē wide that separates the road from the curb .
I think I hit some acorns and the front wheel slid out from under me .

Once I got it together and picked up my bike . The front wheel was turned as far as it will go .
small hole in my left thumb where something cut a little chunk of skin out . My right elbow and down my arm has road rash . And my right wrist hurts like hell right now .
But Iím pretty sure nothing is broken. Just bruised up . Right knee is a little sore .
Tell Iíll really be sore next couple of days .
Just noticed my right rib cage is a little sore .
I had hoped to make my 100 this month . Now Iím not sure .

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I hope you heal up quickly. I was thinking Iím overdue for a fall. And then I dropped the bike this afternoon pulling off the trail. Same deal...front tire dropped down beside the concrete...no manís land. Fortunately I didnít hit the ground as I was almost stopped. Put a couple of scratches on the rear through axle doodad but I donít see anything else. Not even any shifter rash.
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I hope you heal up quickly. I was thinking Iím overdue for a fall. And then I dropped the bike this afternoon pulling off the trail. Same deal...front tire dropped down beside the concrete...no manís land. Fortunately I didnít hit the ground as I was almost stopped. Put a couple of scratches on the rear through axle doodad but I donít see anything else. Not even any shifter rash.
Glad you werenít hurt .
That rough little drop off from pavement to the area between pavement and curb is a bike riders nightmare .
I had just swapped out the tires on my Specialized Hardrock back to the 26x2.5 Maxxis Hookworms , a tire I usually feel safe riding over that dreaded area . But this time involved leaves , acorns and a little moisture from the neighbors sprinkling system . A recipe for disaster.
If you ride itís not if youíre going down , it when . Things happen !
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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post
Glad you werenít hurt .
That rough little drop off from pavement to the area between pavement and curb is a bike riders nightmare .
I had just swapped out the tires on my Specialized Hardrock back to the 26x2.5 Maxxis Hookworms , a tire I usually feel safe riding over that dreaded area . But this time involved leaves , acorns and a little moisture from the neighbors sprinkling system . A recipe for disaster.
If you ride itís not if youíre going down , it when . Things happen !
Yep it happens.
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They say every accident is avoidable, but I firmly disagree.
Oh, no...itís absolutely correct. Every bike accident IS avoidable...you just have to not ride.

If you ride, youíre going to crash...eventually.
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That's a beautiful bike!!!
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