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Old 06-30-04, 09:55 PM
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Bikeforums TdF Challenge!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yes, it's on again, the annual virtual TdF. This is the chance for those of us who ride in the real world to show those imposters in France a thing or two! The challenge is two-fold. Firstly, to see who can ride the most miles/kilometres in the three weeks of the tour, and secondly to see who can ride the full distance of 3,400-odd km (I'll post the exact distance when I have time to look it up) this evening. As a special treat, this year we are teaming up with the boys (and gals) over at http://www.activebody.org so that we can log the miles and see just where we all sit in the challenge. We'll also have a polka-dot jersey for those of us with gravity-defying fetishes.

Further details can be found here, and the standings will appear here when the tour itself starts. As usual, anyone who can ride the 3,400-odd km in the three weeks wins a no-expenses paid holiday in Murwillumbah - the political, economic, social and cultural hub of the known universe!
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Old 07-01-04, 05:09 AM
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Just an update from my earlier post, the total distance of the tour is 3,390km. Route information is available on the tour page at www.cyclingnews.com.
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Hey everyone,

If you don't know me I'm the guy that did activebody.org. I'm really excited to host this on the activebody web site this year for you all (as well as the other activebody users)!

One small note beyond what Chris said below... The ability to view the standings (and also add miles) you will need a free account on the website. You can do that here:

http://www.activebody.org/add_new_user.php

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yes, it's on again, the annual virtual TdF. This is the chance for those of us who ride in the real world to show those imposters in France a thing or two! The challenge is two-fold. Firstly, to see who can ride the most miles/kilometres in the three weeks of the tour, and secondly to see who can ride the full distance of 3,400-odd km (I'll post the exact distance when I have time to look it up) this evening. As a special treat, this year we are teaming up with the boys (and gals) over at http://www.activebody.org so that we can log the miles and see just where we all sit in the challenge. We'll also have a polka-dot jersey for those of us with gravity-defying fetishes.

Further details can be found here, and the standings will appear here when the tour itself starts. As usual, anyone who can ride the 3,400-odd km in the three weeks wins a no-expenses paid holiday in Murwillumbah - the political, economic, social and cultural hub of the known universe!
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Old 07-01-04, 02:48 PM
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sorry, cant compete in the challenge becuase im going to be gone most of the month...but now that i know about activebody i will be sure and enter in the fall challenge
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Nice site! I'm entered, I had to back date all of my data since April, anything prior to that I no longer have. Fun
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Heh, this will be fun. Ill have to come up with some good explanations for my g/f about why im not home more.
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The activebody.org site rocks! If you haven't joined up yet to log your rides, do so you'll thank yourself.

It's too bad the TDF challange wasn't in June though as I log most of my miles in that month. Oh well...Good luck everyone and have fun!!!
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Im in... I hope to get a few metric centuries in this coming week. I have not had time to add distances to activebody.org for a while, so my total distance is done a fair bit. but the amount in the challenge should be pretty accurate.

I will even install a computer on my MTB commuter to count the measly 2km commute!
Starting distance on ODO: 2,117km. Finishing reading: 5,507km.

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Just went to the site....am hoping I can take out the U23 title. I will try! I will compete it for the next 6 years so look out!

And clint! I get this header error: Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/active8/public_html/challenge_tdf.php:2) in /home/active8/public_html/challenge_tdf.php on line 7
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and in the main frame window where im guessing the TDF challenge is suposed to show...:The query failed! table_name must be a valid table name that exists in the database specified in mysql_select_db 1

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Just went to the site....am hoping I can take out the U23 title. I will try! I will compete it for the next 6 years so look out!

And clint! I get this header error: Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/active8/public_html/challenge_tdf.php:2) in /home/active8/public_html/challenge_tdf.php on line 7
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and in the main frame window where im guessing the TDF challenge is suposed to show...:The query failed! table_name must be a valid table name that exists in the database specified in mysql_select_db 1

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Old 07-02-04, 11:28 AM
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My user name over at ActiveBody.org is Gojohnny go. I hope to see allot BF users in this years TDF Challenge.
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Ummmm yea ill change my training plan right away to accomadate this challenge. for real though, i myself would think it be better idea who rides the most miles in the least amount of time to simulate the TDF.but since it's not a challenge in the "REAL" world where no cheating can take place, ill stick to my racing schedule for true results, good luck lady's and gents.

PS, funny how the guy logging the most miles would come up with this idea,i wonder if hes at the top in the GC in USCF races localy.
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PS, funny how the guy logging the most miles would come up with this idea,i wonder if hes at the top in the GC in USCF races localy.
"USCF" and "locally" in the same sentence. Just a slight contradiction in terms in this part of the world.
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Would you be able to keep the Abody.org challenge up long enough to see a top 10 of finishers? basically leave it until 10 people have finished? just from a logging perspective, cause I see that it only runs for the duration of the tour.

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I haven't been able to get active body.org to come up in two days! Am I the only one with this problem? Seems to have occured after I signed up for the weather option. I can't get on to enter my miles.
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delete your activebody cookie and try again...
Yeah, that did the trick. Thanks
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Looks like I will have some competition..... hehe time will tell.

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Looks like I will have some competition..... hehe time will tell.
I think we all will. I had a slightly slower weekend to start it.
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I really like this. Maybe because I am currently in the yellow, I think that like the real Tour de France I am merely keeping it warm for now though. Chris is sure to do an epic ride and crush me anyday now!

Thanks to Chris for suggesting it, and to Clint for setting up such a great site!
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No prob... Glad things are going well... Keep up the miles and don't look back.

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I really like this. Maybe because I am currently in the yellow, I think that like the real Tour de France I am merely keeping it warm for now though. Chris is sure to do an epic ride and crush me anyday now!

Thanks to Chris for suggesting it, and to Clint for setting up such a great site!
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Stop it with all that climbing! Just stop! I can't take it. I will never be able to match you guys in the mountains.
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This sux....been so busy i've only been able to do 22km of racing!!!! totall sux man.... might wack in 40-60 on saturday morning. I am hoping to get 100km+ in on next wednesday. argghh! damn new house...and it's wiring....
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One more day guys (maybe a little less).

The way I'm going to do the cut off is when lance wins in France. I'm in eastern (US) time zone so when ever that time is in your city... make sure you have your miles in by then...

Good luck and keep the miles going...

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This sux....been so busy i've only been able to do 22km of racing!!!! totall sux man.... might wack in 40-60 on saturday morning. I am hoping to get 100km+ in on next wednesday. argghh! damn new house...and it's wiring....
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