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Old 03-01-14, 12:46 PM
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This is the third year I've pledged to ride every day in April.

All the events are in Minneapolis, and I'm in California, so there really isn't much point in it, except as just for the heck of it.

I commute by bike every day, so it isn't a huge stretch for me, though I did have to do a 1 mile ride to the corner store one day just to keep the streak going.

Are any of you signing on?
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I'd do it but I'm heading out to CO part of the month, and I don't want to stress my family too much. Do trainer hours count?
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It would be a lot easier to ride every day if you're in California. Early April in Minnesota can be pretty raw.
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Interesting... Never heard of this b4, I just may do it... I may have to go out of town in April, if I ride the stationery bike in the hotel's "gym" does that count?
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Originally Posted by dhender02
Interesting... Never heard of this b4, I just may do it... I may have to go out of town in April, if I ride the stationery bike in the hotel's "gym" does that count?
Ok, 30 days in April to get ready for the National Bike Challenge?
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I'm in. Although some days may be pretty weak due to weather and corn planting.
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May perhaps but not April with the way it can snow that month...or in May. Cold spring rains? Brrrrrr.
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I'm in. I did this last year and it really helps to get in the habit of daily riding, if only a mile.
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I'm in, thanks for the heads up and the link, Curtis.

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I totally misread the title. Somehow I was thinking it was 300 days of cycling at first. I would like to try 30 days, but I don't see it happening, unless trainers count. Because of my toe issue, I'm restricting my riding to 48F+ weather. Also, not likely riding in the rain unless caught in it.
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I did the 30 Days of Biking last year and it was fun. Some days my ride was just a couple of turns around the yard, or a test ride of a newly built bike in the back parking lot of the bike shop. I was all set to sign up again this year with a firm commitment to do more real rides and less turns around the yard, but I am going to have some surgery (nothing serious) towards the end of March and riding a bike will be out of the question for a few weeks.
There is always next year though!
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Old 03-06-14, 03:48 PM
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Might be pretty iffy here in Minnesota too. I still have 2' of snow in my yard and I live in a suburb of the twin cities.

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