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September 2023 100+ Miles/km Thread

Old 09-06-23, 11:10 PM
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September Goal: 300 miles
9/3: 20.0
9/4: 20.0
9/6: 20.2

MTD: 60.2
YTD: 2171.2

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I didn't meet the goal for August mostly because I took a week off from cycling to do some yardwork and home improvement for a week with my son.
Although August was only 283+ miles, I am planning to bike the C&O Canal trail and the Great Allegheny Passage in September, so I have the fairly aggressive goal of 550 miles.

Date - Miles
01 - 12.01
02 - 16.01
04 - 12.02
05 - 16.1
06 - 16.02


September Goal: 550 miles
MTD Total: 72.18
August Total: 283.63 miles
YTD Total 763
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09/02 - 26.36 (PR distance), 1:50.37 (PR time ridden in one ride), 14.3mph avg, 2:00 fastest mile (PRindividual mile). About 65F at start, 77F at finish. Weekly weigh-in after ride: 203.2#.
09/04 - 26.31, 1:54.19, 2:05 fastest mile (coming back down the canyon). Canyon climb - painfully slow.
09/05 - 2.14. My puny commuting round trip distance. Many days, it’s faster to cycle than to drive.
09/06 - 14.33 - includes workout miles before work, plus commute.
09/07 - 19.07 - includes workout miles before work, commute to work and then the district office and back, and then home.

Sept MTD: 86.07

Sept goal: 300
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9/1/2023: 20 miles, 1:23 time, 14.3 mph average pace
9/2/2023: 50 miles, 3:48 time, 13.1 mph average pace
9/3/2023: 10 miles, active recovery ride on an ebike, so time/pace is irrelevant
9/4/2023: 33.3 miles, pace unknown, forgot to hit 'resume' on Strava after pausing at a stoplight. Oops. If it wasn't recorded, did it happen?
9/7/2023: 22.6 miles, 20 miles at 16.4 mph average pace, then 2.6 miles cooldown. Fastest 20 miles I've managed ever. Could not have gone faster but could have maintained the pace for longer. Missed the last two days due to my daughter being in the hospital.

MTD: 136 miles
Goal: 500

In September I'm riding for the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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9/5: 10.57
9/7: 5.10
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09/01 - 33.9 miles
09/02 - 34.6 miles
09/03 - 34.2 miles
09/04 - 41.4 miles
09/05 - 33.2 miles
09/06 - 33.2 miles
09/07 - 20.2 miles
09/08 - 33.3 miles

MTD: 263.9 miles
GOAL: 600 miles
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09/02 - 26.36 (PR distance), 1:50.37 (PR time ridden in one ride), 14.3mph avg, 2:00 fastest mile (PRindividual mile). About 65F at start, 77F at finish. Weekly weigh-in after ride: 203.2#.
09/04 - 26.31, 1:54.19, 2:05 fastest mile (coming back down the canyon). Canyon climb - painfully slow.
09/05 - 2.14. My puny commuting round trip distance. Many days, it’s faster to cycle than to drive.
09/06 - 14.33 - includes workout miles before work, plus commute.
09/07 - 19.07 - includes workout miles before work, commute to work and then the district office and back, and then home.
09/08 - 12.25, 45:53 rolling time, 16mph avg

Sept MTD: 98.32

Sept goal: 300

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September Goal: 300 miles
9/3: 20.0
9/4: 20.0
9/6: 20.2
9/8: 20.0

MTD: 80.2
YTD: 2191.2

Sorry for the short notice, but I just noticed that Continental GP 4 Season tires are on sale for a few more hours at BikeTiresDirect. Just paid $49 each for 700cx32mm.

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09/01 - 33.9 miles
09/02 - 34.6 miles
09/03 - 34.2 miles
09/04 - 41.4 miles
09/05 - 33.2 miles
09/06 - 33.2 miles
09/07 - 20.2 miles
09/08 - 33.3 miles
09/09 - 33.3 miles

MTD: 297.2 miles
GOAL: 600 miles
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9/1/2023: 20 miles, 1:23 time, 14.3 mph average pace
9/2/2023: 50 miles, 3:48 time, 13.1 mph average pace
9/3/2023: 10 miles, active recovery ride on an ebike, so time/pace is irrelevant
9/4/2023: 33.3 miles, pace unknown, forgot to hit 'resume' on Strava after pausing at a stoplight. Oops. If it wasn't recorded, did it happen?
9/7/2023: 22.6 miles, 20 miles at 16.4 mph average pace, then 2.6 miles cooldown. Fastest 20 miles I've managed ever. Could not have gone faster but could have maintained the pace for longer. Missed the last two days due to my daughter being in the hospital.
9/9/2023: 100.0 miles at 13.6 mph average pace. Read it and weep. This is my first century. Lots of learnings that I'll post about in a separate post. I'm pretty sure my soul left my body in the last 15 miles. Not bad for a 300 lb fat guy.

MTD: 236 miles
Goal: 500

In September I'm riding for the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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09/02 - 26.36 (PR distance), 1:50.37 (PR time ridden in one ride), 14.3mph avg, 2:00 fastest mile (PRindividual mile). About 65F at start, 77F at finish. Weekly weigh-in after ride: 203.2#.
09/04 - 26.31, 1:54.19, 2:05 fastest mile (coming back down the canyon). Canyon climb - painfully slow.
09/05 - 2.14. My puny commuting round trip distance. Many days, it’s faster to cycle than to drive.
09/06 - 14.33 - includes workout miles before work, plus commute.
09/07 - 19.07 - includes workout miles before work, commute to work and then the district office and back, and then home.
09/08 - 12.25, 45:53 rolling time, 16mph avg
09/09 - 30.24: distance PR. 2:35.15 rolling time: time in the saddle PR (and yes, I am chafed a bit). Max speed (downhill from canyon pavement dead-end): 37mph - downhill speed PR. Fastest mile: 1’49” - mile PR.
This started as a VeloVets Saturday ride, so average speed was very low until I made a wrong turn and got separated from the group/off the route. I went where I thought they were going, but I was wrong. That was not where they were going, and I never re-connected with them. But I met my goal mileage for the day, and saw a bunch of deer and wild turkeys on the mountain during my detour.

Matt, you are still the Machine, doing mileage like this every day. I don’t think I will ever be able to do it regularly.

I’ll be traveling next weekend, so I doubt my mileage will be as high this coming week.

Sept MTD: 128.6

Sept goal: 300
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09/01 - 33.9 miles
09/02 - 34.6 miles
09/03 - 34.2 miles
09/04 - 41.4 miles
09/05 - 33.2 miles
09/06 - 33.2 miles
09/07 - 20.2 miles
09/08 - 33.3 miles
09/09 - 44.9 miles
09/10 - 30.1 miles

MTD: 339.0 miles
GOAL: 600 miles
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9/1 - 20.3 mi commute
9/2 - 15.5 mi
9/3 - 11.8 mi
9/5 - 20.1
9/6 - 20.1
9/10 - 27.2


September Goal: 500 miles
MTD: 115.1 miles
2023 Goal: 4000 miles
YTD: 2710.3 miles
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09/01 - 33.9 miles
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09/04 - 41.4 miles
09/05 - 33.2 miles
09/06 - 33.2 miles
09/07 - 20.2 miles
09/08 - 33.3 miles
09/09 - 44.9 miles
09/10 - 30.1 miles
09/11 - 33.1 miles

MTD: 372.2 miles
GOAL: 600 miles
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09/02 - 26.36 (PR distance), 1:50.37 (PR time ridden in one ride), 14.3mph avg, 2:00 fastest mile (PRindividual mile). About 65F at start, 77F at finish. Weekly weigh-in after ride: 203.2#.
09/04 - 26.31, 1:54.19, 2:05 fastest mile (coming back down the canyon). Canyon climb - painfully slow.
09/05 - 2.14. My puny commuting round trip distance. Many days, it’s faster to cycle than to drive.
09/06 - 14.33 - includes workout miles before work, plus commute.
09/07 - 19.07 - includes workout miles before work, commute to work and then the district office and back, and then home.
09/08 - 12.25, 45:53 rolling time, 16mph avg
09/09 - 30.24: distance PR. 2:35.15 rolling time: time in the saddle PR (and yes, I am chafed a bit). Max speed (downhill from canyon pavement dead-end): 37mph - downhill speed PR. Fastest mile: 1’49” - mile PR.
09/11 - 12.19, 46.53, 15.6 mph. Put Specialized saddle back on - the one I used Saturday is a no-go: too wide on the tongue, not enough of a channel. Played with the angle and position on this ride. It’s okay, but kind of hard.

Sept MTD: 140.79

Sept goal: 300
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9/5: 10.57
9/7: 5.10
9/10: 8.09
9/11: 20.09
mtd: 43.85
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09/01 - 33.9 miles
09/02 - 34.6 miles
09/03 - 34.2 miles
09/04 - 41.4 miles
09/05 - 33.2 miles
09/06 - 33.2 miles
09/07 - 20.2 miles
09/08 - 33.3 miles
09/09 - 44.9 miles
09/10 - 30.1 miles
09/11 - 33.1 miles
09/12 - 30.1 miles

MTD: 402.3 miles
GOAL: 600 miles

About 12 miles this morning were in the rain. 68 Degrees wet sure beats 105 degrees we were having in the afternoons for a couple of month!
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09/01 - 33.9 miles
09/02 - 34.6 miles
09/03 - 34.2 miles
09/04 - 41.4 miles
09/05 - 33.2 miles
09/06 - 33.2 miles
09/07 - 20.2 miles
09/08 - 33.3 miles
09/09 - 44.9 miles
09/10 - 30.1 miles
09/11 - 33.1 miles
09/12 - 30.1 miles
09/13 - 30.3 miles

MTD: 432.6 miles
GOAL: 600 miles
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09/02 - 26.36 (PR distance), 1:50.37 (PR time ridden in one ride), 14.3mph avg, 2:00 fastest mile (PRindividual mile). About 65F at start, 77F at finish. Weekly weigh-in after ride: 203.2#.
09/04 - 26.31, 1:54.19, 2:05 fastest mile (coming back down the canyon). Canyon climb - painfully slow.
09/05 - 2.14. My puny commuting round trip distance. Many days, it’s faster to cycle than to drive.
09/06 - 14.33 - includes workout miles before work, plus commute.
09/07 - 19.07 - includes workout miles before work, commute to work and then the district office and back, and then home.
09/08 - 12.25, 45:53 rolling time, 16mph avg
09/09 - 30.24: distance PR. 2:35.15 rolling time: time in the saddle PR (and yes, I am chafed a bit). Max speed (downhill from canyon pavement dead-end): 37mph - downhill speed PR. Fastest mile: 1’49” - mile PR.
09/11 - 12.19, 46.53, 15.6 mph. Put Specialized saddle back on - the one I used Saturday is a no-go: too wide on the tongue, not enough of a channel. Played with the angle and position on this ride. It’s okay, but kind of hard.
09/12 - cross training, no miles
09/13 - 12.19, 45:40, 16mph avg

Sept MTD: 152.94

Sept goal: 300
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9/1/2023: 20 miles, 1:23 time, 14.3 mph average pace
9/2/2023: 50 miles, 3:48 time, 13.1 mph average pace
9/3/2023: 10 miles, active recovery ride on an ebike, so time/pace is irrelevant
9/4/2023: 33.3 miles, pace unknown, forgot to hit 'resume' on Strava after pausing at a stoplight. Oops. If it wasn't recorded, did it happen?
9/7/2023: 22.6 miles, 20 miles at 16.4 mph average pace, then 2.6 miles cooldown. Fastest 20 miles I've managed ever. Could not have gone faster but could have maintained the pace for longer. Missed the last two days due to my daughter being in the hospital.
9/9/2023: 100.0 miles at 13.6 mph average pace. Read it and weep. This is my first century. Lots of learnings that I'll post about in a separate post. I'm pretty sure my soul left my body in the last 15 miles. Not bad for a 300 lb fat guy.
9/13/2023: 22.7 miles at 16.8 mph average pace. New 20 mile average pace record for me. Had to take the past couple days off because of work travel. Hoping to rack up some big miles here in a bit.

MTD: 256 miles
Goal: 500

In September I'm riding for the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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9/6 - 20.1
9/10 - 27.2
9/11 - 20.2 commute
9/12 - 20.3 commute
9/13 - 20.2 commute


September Goal: 500 miles
MTD: 175.8 miles
2023 Goal: 4000 miles
YTD: 2770.5 miles
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09/04 - 26.31, 1:54.19, 2:05 fastest mile (coming back down the canyon). Canyon climb - painfully slow.
09/05 - 2.14. My puny commuting round trip distance. Many days, it’s faster to cycle than to drive.
09/06 - 14.33 - includes workout miles before work, plus commute.
09/07 - 19.07 - includes workout miles before work, commute to work and then the district office and back, and then home.
09/08 - 12.25, 45:53 rolling time, 16mph avg
09/09 - 30.24: distance PR. 2:35.15 rolling time: time in the saddle PR (and yes, I am chafed a bit). Max speed (downhill from canyon pavement dead-end): 37mph - downhill speed PR. Fastest mile: 1’49” - mile PR.
09/11 - 12.19, 46.53, 15.6 mph. Put Specialized saddle back on - the one I used Saturday is a no-go: too wide on the tongue, not enough of a channel. Played with the angle and position on this ride. It’s okay, but kind of hard.
09/12 - cross training, no miles
09/13 - 12.19, 45:40, 16mph avg
09/14 - 11.2: 8.35 tempo workout, 2.31 commuting.

Sept MTD: 163.6

Sept goal: 300
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09/01 - 33.9 miles
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09/04 - 41.4 miles
09/05 - 33.2 miles
09/06 - 33.2 miles
09/07 - 20.2 miles
09/08 - 33.3 miles
09/09 - 44.9 miles
09/10 - 30.1 miles
09/11 - 33.1 miles
09/12 - 30.1 miles
09/13 - 30.3 miles
09/14 - 21.1 miles
09/15 - 33.3 miles

MTD: 487.0 miles
GOAL: 600 miles
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9/1/2023: 20 miles, 1:23 time, 14.3 mph average pace
9/2/2023: 50 miles, 3:48 time, 13.1 mph average pace
9/3/2023: 10 miles, active recovery ride on an ebike, so time/pace is irrelevant
9/4/2023: 33.3 miles, pace unknown, forgot to hit 'resume' on Strava after pausing at a stoplight. Oops. If it wasn't recorded, did it happen?
9/7/2023: 22.6 miles, 20 miles at 16.4 mph average pace, then 2.6 miles cooldown. Fastest 20 miles I've managed ever. Could not have gone faster but could have maintained the pace for longer. Missed the last two days due to my daughter being in the hospital.
9/9/2023: 100.0 miles at 13.6 mph average pace. Read it and weep. This is my first century. Lots of learnings that I'll post about in a separate post. I'm pretty sure my soul left my body in the last 15 miles. Not bad for a 300 lb fat guy.
9/13/2023: 22.7 miles at 16.8 mph average pace. New 20 mile average pace record for me. Had to take the past couple days off because of work travel. Hoping to rack up some big miles here in a bit.
9/15/2023: 31.3 miles at 12.4 mph average pace. Between it being dark and on a unfamiliar route this turned into more of a Zone 2 workout than planned, but that's okay.

MTD: 290.2 miles
Goal: 500

In September I'm riding for the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

https://greatcyclechallenge.com/riders/AaronMoller
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