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April 2023 100+ Miles/km Thread

Old 04-01-23, 08:13 PM
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April 2023 100+ Miles/km Thread

What, no April thread yet? Sorry Matt, I just finished a ride and want to get this started.

Should be getting warmer just about everywhere now, so what are your plans for April? I'm going for 250 miles, although I expect to have some travel that may slow me down.

April Goal: 250 miles
4/1: 17.3

YTD: 539.8

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April Goal: 250 miles

I didn't get a chance to ride today - raining here - but can't wait to get some April miles in!

2023 total to date: 609.7 miles
2023 Goal: 2,000 miles
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4/2 - 9.5 mi B$B


Apr Goal: 275 miles
MTD: 9.5 miles
2023 Goal: 2500 miles
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April Goal: 250 miles
4/1: 17.3
4/2: 17.3

MTD: 34.6
YTD: 557.1

On Saturday I was able to ride in shorts for the first time in months, and today back to winter clothing.

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I'll be on the trainer for another 10 days or more before I get cleared to ride on the road again. Cleared for trainer rides as of this morning. Not sure what I'll be able to do this month, but I'll shoot for 300 miles.

04/03 - 8.1 miles

MTD: 8.1 miles
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April Goal: 250 miles

4/3 - 12.1 miles

April to date: 12.1 miles

2023 total to date: 621.9 miles
2023 Goal: 2,000 miles

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04/03 - 8.1 miles
04/04 - 9.8 miles

MTD: 17.8 miles
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Hi folks , it’s been awhile.
The knees got so bad I had to just stop riding totally .
I’ve tried to start back on my Cruiser bikes , thinking they would be easier on the knees .
Even bought a new Electra 7d and swapped out the cranks so I could swap out the chainring .
Didn’t work .
I’m ready to try again , but on my old Schwinn Crisscross with a standard D frame . Hoping this will allow me to get back on the road .
Starting slow , even for this old man . I’ll be 72 this year .
If I could get back to riding five miles a day five days a week , I’d be happy .
April goal , to get back to riding regularly .
April Goal 50 miles
04-04-23 2 miles
MTD 2 miles
YTD 2 miles
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Originally Posted by OldCruiser
Hi folks , it’s been awhile.
The knees got so bad I had to just stop riding totally .
Welcome back! Sorry you had to stop riding for awhile, but here's hoping you're ready to be back in the saddle!

Starting slow , even for this old man . I’ll be 72 this year .
I'm not that far behind you. I'll be 65 in a few months. Hope it goes well!

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April Goal: 250 miles

4/3 - 12.1 miles
4/4 - 21.6 miles


April to date: 33.7 miles

2023 total to date: 643.5 miles
2023 Goal: 2,000 miles

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4/2 - 9.5 mi B$B
4/3 - 14.3 mi Zwift
4/4 - 16.8 mi



Apr Goal: 275 miles
MTD: 40.6 miles
2023 Goal: 2500 miles
YTD: 668.1 miles
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April Goal: 250 miles

4/3 - 12.1 miles
4/4 - 21.6 miles
4/5 - 14.9 miles


April to date: 48.6 miles

2023 total to date: 658.3 miles
2023 Goal: 2,000 miles

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April Goal 50+ (a start)

4-04 2.0
4-05 3.0

MTD 5.0 miles
YTD 5.0 miles

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Just getting back into cycling shape after years of not riding. Working on tweaking bike fit while riding on the trainer and looking forward to nice weather and outside riding!

4/2 15mi
4/3 10.25mi
4/4 15mi
4/5 10mi

April Goal: 295mi
MTD: 50.25
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April Goal 50+ (a start)

4-04 2.0
4-05 3.0
4-06 6.5


MTD 11.5 miles
YTD 11.5 miles
Wanted to get out of the neighborhood “bowl” , uphill no matter which direction I go .
once out it’s rolling terrain.
also wanted test the knees because rain is predicted for the next three days .
feels good , so far

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April Goal: 250 miles

4/3 - 12.1 miles
4/4 - 21.6 miles
4/5 - 14.9 miles
4/6 - 12.8 miles


April to date: 61.4 miles

2023 total to date: 671.1 miles
2023 Goal: 2,000 miles

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I think it's stopped raining for a while, but 3+ weeks off the bike have taken their toll. Took a short ride Tuesday and 8 miles felt like 30. Then 21 today and it felt much better. Hope that's a trend. Going to hope for 150 this month.

Monthly Goal: 150 miles

4/4 - 8.9 mi.
4/6 - 21.7

MTD: 30.6
Goal: 150
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Originally Posted by OldCruiser
April Goal 50+ (a start)

4-04 2.0
4-05 3.0
4-06 6.5

Great job at 6.5 miles today! Glad things are going well.
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4/1: 17.3
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MTD: 51.9
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During the off-season, I continued my tradition of at least one bike ride, however small, per calendar week. That usually means a ride of 1 or 2 miles and I'm an icicle when I get back to the house. Been doing that for going on 3 years now. But, there was no way NE Ohio was going to let me get 100+ outside miles in a month over the winter.

Looking at the April forecast, there's a decent chance I can sneak in 100 this month.

4/4: 10.50
mtd: 10.50
ytd: 56.7
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April Goal 50+ (a start)

4-04 2.0
4-05 3.0
4-06 6.5
4-07 3.3


MTD 14.8 miles
YTD 14.8 miles
rain went to the north of us for now . Got in a ride .
Rode my Schwinn CrossCut. Going to stick with the standard frame bikes .
I got my Specialized Rockhopper out and aired up the tires .
maybe one day next week I’ll take it out .

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Rain !
Rain !
and more
Rain !

it went from 86 degrees yesterday afternoon to 44 degrees today with a wind chill of 38
Edit : rain left us last evening but the cooler temps stayed . Hopefully get in a ride Sunday afternoon.

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4/2 - 9.5 mi B$B
4/3 - 14.3 mi Zwift
4/4 - 16.8 mi

4/5 - 14.3 mi Zwift
4/6 - 11 mi Zwift
4/7 - 7.7 mi Commute
4/9 - 13.7 Zwift

Happy Easter everybody!

Apr Goal: 275 miles
MTD: 87.3 miles
2023 Goal: 2500 miles
YTD: 714.8 miles
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