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May 2021 100+ Miles/km Thread

Old 04-30-21, 11:37 AM
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May 2021 100+ Miles/km Thread

It's time to sign our Mays away.

What are your plans?
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I had what I think was a great April compared to what Iíve been able to do since my knees started acting up .
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Iím still experimenting with crank length.
After doing the formula to determine my crank length, I realize just how short my legs are . . I should be using 155-160mm cranks but they are hard to find at a price Iím willing to deal with . Especially with a stable of bikes that would need changing.
I was doing ok with the 170ís , but Iím thinking if I go to a thicker platform pedal , that should reduce the useable length of the crank . Some pedals are 5mm thicker than what Iíve been using . Maybe get me down to around 165mm . Would be cheaper than changing cranks .
My Goal for May will be to ride as many days as I can .

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Personally, I'd like to get my miles back up to what they were last year. I probably rode too much last year and I think I'm experiencing some over-training issues. And a saddle sore which doesn't want to cooperate. I'm going to try to get back to doing two-a-days. More info than anyone wanted.

I'd really like to set my goal at 1,000 miles, but since I've missed my goal for the past few months, I'll say 800.
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Hi new here this is gonna be my first month trying to achieve a goal so I am gonna aim low for this first month. Hoping to get 150 miles In May.
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Originally Posted by Nasr313
Hi new here this is gonna be my first month trying to achieve a goal so I am gonna aim low for this first month. Hoping to get 150 miles In May.
Welcome !
And good luck on making your goal .
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I will shoot for 200 miles in May
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Originally Posted by kirby999
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And good luck on making your goal .
Thank You!
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Originally Posted by Nasr313
Hi new here this is gonna be my first month trying to achieve a goal so I am gonna aim low for this first month. Hoping to get 150 miles In May.
welcome
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Here we go

1 May 13.15 miles
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Barely made it last month so lets keep it at 400 for May
05/01/21 - 22.32
05/02/21 - 19.60
05/03/21 - 8.74
05/04/21 - 10.55
05/06/21 - 12.03
05/07/21 - 12.30
05/08/21 - 34.18
05/09/21 - 12.30
05/10/21 - 15.21
05/11/21 - 14.22
05/12/21 - 16.43
05/13/21 - 10.38
05/14/21 - 10.88
05/15/21 - 28.84
05/17/21 - 10.69
05/18/21 - 13.40
05/19/21 - 27.07
05/20/21 - 22.64
05/22/21 - 43.53
05/23/21 - 12.97
05/24/21 - 11.26
05/25/21 - 31.26
05/26/21 - 25.95
05/27/21 - 11.21
05/28/21 - 11.35
05/29/21 - 36.93
05/30/21 - 18.87
05/31/21 - 46.38

MTD 550.49 Miles

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May Goal : to Ride as many days as possible.
5-01 10.6
MTD 10.6
YTD 265.7
Weíve got rain coming in first three days next week , so I thought Iíd get a good start on the month by riding into town and back .

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05/01 - 34.5 miles

MTD: 34.5 miles
GOAL: 800 miles
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As usual, no real mileage goals. 100+ will probably happen just by virtue of my availability. I do need to start planning for my tour later this year...

mtd: 0.0
ytd: 381.25
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May Goal : to Ride as many days as possible.
5-01 10.6
5-02 6.3
MTD 16.9
YTD 272.0
warm almost 80, humid and a little windy with the front coming in tonight.
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Headwinds and Hills are kryptonite, good work!
Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis
45 solo miles at 16.7 average speed. Stiff headwinds but I made it.

Good start for May, goal 400

45 mtd.
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2nd real month of riding this year for me. Goal of 200. 28 so far.
5/2 17
5/1 11
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Here we go

1 May 13.15 miles2 May 5.19 miles

MTD: 18.34
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05/01 - 34.5 miles
05/02 - 34.7 miles

MTD: 69.2 miles
GOAL: 800 miles
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May Goal: continuing to survive mountain bike rides, but let's try 300 for all bike rides and see where it goes.

5/2 - 29.9 miles (MTB ride with 4,000' of climbing, took most of the day, won't be doing that again)

MTD: 29.9
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I don't think I've been on a ride this year that hasn't had a seriously annoying and persistent, direction-changing headwind. Yesterday was no exception. Yesterday was also the sixth consecutive ride during which I've seen a snake in the middle of the bike path. I hate snakes!

Hoping to break both of those streaks very soon.

5/2 - 17.39
mtd - 17.39
ytd - 398.7
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May goal.........200 miles

5-3. 13.26 miles
MTD. 13.26 miles
YTD 859.60 miles
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May Goal : to Ride as many days as possible.
5-01 10.6
5-02 6.3
5-03 5.1

MTD 22.0
YTD 277.1
Rain , thunderstorms, even a tornado warning this morning, but by 1:30 the rain had temporarily stopped and the roads dried enough to squeeze in a ride.

Five minutes after I rolled into the garage, the skies opened up and the rain started back .
Kept my continuous riding streak going , now at 32 days .
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05/01 - 34.5 miles
05/02 - 34.7 miles
05/03 - 35.4 miles

MTD: 104.6 miles
GOAL: 800 miles
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05/01 13.15
05/02 5.19
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May Goal : to Ride as many days as possible.
5-01 10.6
5-02 6.3
5-03 5.1
5-04 5.7

MTD 27.7
YTD 285.8
Yearly Goal , 1200 miles . 100 mile per month average .

I only had 88 miles for the first three months this year , so I’ve got some making up to ride .
Beat the rain this morning. Severe T-storms watch went into effect just as I finished .

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