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Up to 100 Mile Challenge--September

Old 09-03-11, 06:27 PM
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Up to 100 Mile Challenge--September

Up to 100 Mile Challenge--September
Who is in?


I'm starting another pick your mileage challenge for the new riders. Pick your mileage goal and report here. Are you brand new to riding? How about 50 miles? Is it insufferably hot and humid? Too many long days at work? Try 75 or 100.

The participants:

Zencalm for 75
swoodwrking for 100
Wreader for 100
tjakins for 100
teon for 100
Klepto1 for 80
Allen55 for 50

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Old 09-04-11, 11:58 AM
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Goldfinch,

Thanks so much for starting this one up! I appreciate it.

Please put me down for 75 miles.

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Old 09-04-11, 02:00 PM
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You are first on the list. Anyone else? Some from last month?
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I would like to get in for 100 miles if still open, tried 150 last month but too many long days at work. Thanks swoodwrkng

Miles for September

9/1 - 6.0
9/6 - 9.0
9/7 - 6.0
9/20 -7.0
9/22 - 5.5
9/27 - 6.0


September Total Miles 39.5

Dang Job keeping me from riding everyday...

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Old 09-05-11, 09:47 AM
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Please put me down for 100 miles this month. I made my first 100 last month. (actually it was a little more than a month), and I think I can do 100 this month. If I can do more, all the better, but I don't want to commit to more.
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You are in!
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I'm in. Put me down for 100, although I get busy and it might not happen. Heck, I'm already at 19.
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Count me in for 100+
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Today I did a rainy, wet, fabulous 5 miles.
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You are in, tjakins and teon.

zen, the ride sounds very zen.
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9/6 5 miles
9/12 6 miles
9/13 6 miles (do people update daily or weekly?)
9/16 5 miles
9/19 5 miles
9/20 2.5 miles
9/21 2.5 miles
9/22 5 miles
9/23 5 miles
9/25 3 miles (on the weekend! with my husband! racing each other! )
9/26 6 miles
9/27 6 miles
9/28 6 miles
9/29 8 miles (!!! Longest mileage to date/ spread over 3 rides)
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Zen, I usually update my mileage every day unless I don't ride. I am on the 300 mile challenge, which I think I am not going to meet this month. This month is quiet on the 100 mile challenge as a number of new riders graduated to the 150 plus and others dropped away --next spring it will boom.

I wonder about those who started here, posting their mileage and about their rides, but then just disappear. But I am such a mother!

Good rides to you and Edith.
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Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
Zen, I usually update my mileage every day unless I don't ride. I am on the 300 mile challenge, which I think I am not going to meet this month. This month is quiet on the 100 mile challenge as a number of new riders graduated to the 150 plus and others dropped away --next spring it will boom.

I wonder about those who started here, posting their mileage and about their rides, but then just disappear. But I am such a mother!

Good rides to you and Edith.
Thanks Finch. I rode 5/5.5 miles today. (17 + 5 = 22 miles to date)

And.....I fell off my bike on a busy "highway". It's called a highway but just seems like a big street. Lesson learned - skinny jeans and Edith don't mix. Luckily, it was a slow drop and a minivan in front of me stopped diagonally, so no other cars could pass. I hope the universe buys that soul some drinks! And glad I had gloves on. Nothing hurt, not even my ego. In fact, it just makes me laugh. if you can't laugh at yourself, life will be a heck of a lot harder.

In other news, I am bouncing around because of my improved cadence, but I love 2nd gear and I feel like I'm flying. So I'm sticking with that for now.

How are your rides going? You might not make 300, but will you make at least 100? Join our thread!

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Old 09-19-11, 07:31 PM
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Can I join? My goal for this month is 80. I am up to 64 for the month. 57 was the most I did in a month (June), but I have been riding further and more consistently.
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Sure. This thread has been quiet this month so it would be great if someone else participated!
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Can I get in? I just bought my bike on the 16th. I have 11 miles so far. I can try for 50 by the end of the month.
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Sounds great Allen! I added you to the list.
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Originally Posted by zencalm View Post
And.....I fell off my bike on a busy "highway". It's called a highway but just seems like a big street. Lesson learned - skinny jeans and Edith don't mix. Luckily, it was a slow drop and a minivan in front of me stopped diagonally, so no other cars could pass. I hope the universe buys that soul some drinks! And glad I had gloves on. Nothing hurt, not even my ego. In fact, it just makes me laugh. if you can't laugh at yourself, life will be a heck of a lot harder.

In other news, I am bouncing around because of my improved cadence, but I love 2nd gear and I feel like I'm flying. So I'm sticking with that for now.

How are your rides going? You might not make 300, but will you make at least 100? Join our thread!
I missed this post! I like pedaling fast as well. Sure feels better than slogging it. I'm glad that your fall didn't do any damage. What happened?

I seem to be adding miles on again, I should get to 200 anyway, it depends on the weather.
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you all are doing great!
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1.66 for me...hill KILLED me! That will take me to right at 13.
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I did 6.65 today bringing me upto 70.65
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Another 2 today...up to 18 now.
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Just did 11.38, which puts me up to 82 miles. I reached my goal for the month. If the weather holds up and I can get some rides in I can clear 90.
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Congratulations Klepto!
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I put myself down for 100 miles this month, but I am probably not going to make it. I had a minor surgery on one leg, and it is still sort of black and blue, so I am taking it easy. I did add 10.6 miles today, so I might make it to 50 before the end of the month. So, I have not forgotten, I am just plugging away.
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