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August challenge: 6,000 vertical feet

Old 08-06-12, 07:35 AM
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August challenge: 6,000 vertical feet

Chris had asked for a climbing thread - here you go.

6,000' is the goal
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I'm in for 20,000'

08.01 531'
08.02 586'
08.03 587'
08.04 1,461'
08.05 1,578'

mtd 4,743'
ytd 139,861'
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I'm at 3,400 feet so far, so I'll go in for 600 miles and 20,000 feet.
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Chalk me up for 10,000 ft... I have a flat century this month so my focus is on miles more than altitude but I'm at 5,545 feet already in 92 miles of riding so i'm probably sandbagging a little.
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Thanks. I'm going to stick with my humble 6,000'.

MTD: 31.1 miles / 1,510'
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I'm in for 10K+ since I am already at 5753 acording to what I have already uploaded to Strava and I do not upload every ride.
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I'll try for 15,000'. Already have about 5,000', but I've got some travel which really messes up my riding.

8/25 - total fail. I will make 10,000' with a short ride today, but headed out on business travel which will make a total of 10 days this month away from home (with no riding). Still, better than nothing.

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Originally Posted by IBOHUNT
Chris had asked for a climbing thread - here you go.

6,000' is the goal
Hoser. Chris didnt ask for it and you both did way more then 6,000 on one day!
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Originally Posted by chefisaac
Hoser. Chris didnt ask for it and you both did way more then 6,000 on one day!
Actually, I made a comment in the mileage thread, about there not being an elevation thread, so IBOHUNT created this thread. And last month, I ended up 1,000' short of my elevation goal of only 7,000'.
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I am going for 30K this month. I hit my 20K last month without riding two weeks. I have almost 5000 so far this month. I plan to train in the mountains as hard as I can this month, to prepare for the fall centuries I want to ride. As usual I will only post results at the end of the month...too much work posting to garmin connect, strava, and training peaks as it is.
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Originally Posted by ChrisM2097
Actually, I made a comment in the mileage thread, about there not being an elevation thread, so IBOHUNT created this thread. And last month, I ended up 1,000' short of my elevation goal of only 7,000'.
Thanks Chris.
Chef - I'll post my gain and mileage when I can find my phone. I know the gain was just a bit(!) over 6,000 this past weekend.
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I don't keep a running total, but this coming Sunday I am going to do a ride that is 4,400'. Guesstimating that I did 3,000' total this Sat. and Sun.

In a couple of weeks I am going to take a shot at the 100K course of d2r2. 7,900' on that one. The 180K course has 15,900'.
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These climbing threads have been a real encouragement to add hills into my regular routes.
I really appreciate the challenge and accountability.
I'll sign up for 15,000' for August and post results weekly.

3 rides so far this month.

MTD = 2,941' (19% of 15,000' goal)
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Originally Posted by ChrisM2097
Actually, I made a comment in the mileage thread, about there not being an elevation thread, so IBOHUNT created this thread. And last month, I ended up 1,000' short of my elevation goal of only 7,000'.
lol. Wrong chris. Sorry!
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1 Aug 35.6 miles / 1971'
2 Aug 29.5 miles / 1934'
4 Aug 101 miles / 12,661

MTD - 166 miles / 16,566'

That better Chef?
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I got you beat in miles but nothing close to elevation but I know my lead in miles wont last long!

How do you feel after the ride IBO?
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Do we get credit for hiking?
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Originally Posted by chefisaac
I got you beat in miles but nothing close to elevation but I know my lead in miles wont last long!

How do you feel after the ride IBO?
Oh you'll beat me in mileage this month. I probably won't be ridding any after the 17th.
Feel good after that century. Took yesterday off and I'll probably just get on the cross bike and do some flat C&O Canal ridding this evening to get the legs spun up for this weekends century.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
Do we get credit for hiking?
If you climbed it unassisted by a motor it counts IMO!
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
Do we get credit for hiking?
It should probably count more than on a bike but I'm not sure of the exchange rate
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
Do we get credit for hiking?
I don't know...this is www.bikeforums.net, not www.hikeforums.net.

You're only accountable to yourself, so you do whatever you want to. Personally, I have separate tallies - one for biking, one for walking/hiking. Strava does a nice job at separating them.
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I'm in for 20k ft this month but most will be on the dirt


8/1 7.3mi and climbed 1,099ft - roadie
8/2 15.5mi and climbed 990ft -MTB
8/5 11.5mi and climbed 1,371ft - MTB

MTD 34.3 miles/3460ft
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1 Aug 35.6 miles / 1971'
2 Aug 29.5 miles / 1934'
4 Aug 101 miles / 12,661
7 Aug 37.5 miles / 1733'




MTD - 204 miles / 18,299'
YTD - 3625 miles / 218,821'
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Originally Posted by paisan
If you climbed it unassisted by a motor it counts IMO!
Originally Posted by IBOHUNT
It should probably count more than on a bike but I'm not sure of the exchange rate
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I don't know...this is www.bikeforums.net, not www.hikeforums.net.

You're only accountable to yourself, so you do whatever you want to. Personally, I have separate tallies - one for biking, one for walking/hiking. Strava does a nice job at separating them.
Well, you can put me down for 6,000 bike feet, but it sounds questionable whether I get credit for the 4,300 feet of elevation I gained while backpacking this weekend. With a ~50 pound pack!
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We don't want to hear about no stinking hiking! (ptooey). Put 'em both down, hiking up mountains is hard work.

As for me, took a little spin around the neighborhood today because it was damn bloody hot and broke 6k

100.4 miles, 6,263 feet for the month so far. I'll hit 3k on my century next weekend, which will give me the 10k I'm looking for (it's a pretty flat century)
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