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30 Days of Cycling in April

Old 03-29-15, 02:44 AM
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30 Days of Cycling in April

It's on again ... starting in just a couple days ...

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Is anyone planning to do it?
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Old 03-29-15, 04:59 AM
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Probably not. I ride my bike a lot, but I suspect that there will be days when I just curl up at home and go nowhere.
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I don't ride competetively. But thanks for asking.
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I don't ride competetively. But thanks for asking.
It isn't a race. It isn't competitive.

To quote the site ... and you would have seen this if you bothered to go there ...

"30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April — any distance, any destination — and share your adventures online."



There is a pledge element involved if you want to participate in that aspect.


But I just thought that perhaps the Living Car Free folk might actually ride their bicycles just about every day anyway, so riding 30 days in April would be a piece of cake.

If you didn't want to record 30 days of cycling on that site, you could even do it, unofficially, here. Just as a personal challenge.

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Old 03-29-15, 11:10 PM
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I'm not sure I'll be able to do 30 days of cycling in April, although I will try to cycle as many days as possible.

But I could probably do 30 days of walking.
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I'm in.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
It's on again ... starting in just a couple days ...

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Is anyone planning to do it?
Well ... I'm not officially signing up, but I am going to try to move (cycling, walking, canoeing) every day in April.

March ended about 15 hours ago, and I moved (cycling or walking) 28 out of 31 days. The three days I missed were because of illness (flu). Also, most of my activity was utility or had an element of utility to it ... commuting, errands, etc.
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Day 1: 2.5 mile loop, 1 lap, around the island on my mtb, 26 x 2.3" knobby dirt tires. I am soooo out of shape.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Well ... I'm not officially signing up, but I am going to try to move (cycling, walking, canoeing) every day in April.
I'm all in for that part; I walk my dog at least an hour every day without fail.

I can't say how the cycling will go for the month. Today was my first day back on the bike since being hit by a car on my motorcycle. I had a broken arm and a few other issues to work through, but I am mostly better now. I only went a few miles today, but I felt pretty good.
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@Machka - Thanks for pointing this out. I had never seen this challenge before. I signed up! l

Today was ride #1 - My usual daily commute, 12 miles. Beautiful weather here in Memphis. The cherry trees are in bloom.
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Well, I signed up but don't see anywhere to log it. I guess facebook tagging will have to do!
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Well, I signed up but don't see anywhere to log it. I guess facebook tagging will have to do!
No logging rides, just pledging to ride and have fun. Ride a block or 50 miles it doesn't matter. It's about promoting biking by being visible. No pressure either. Just have fun and share your rides if you want.
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Yep, you drank the kool-aid. Good luck and have fun!

I went 12 years or so when I "moved" every single day for an hour or more. (Might have missed a couple days, but not very many.) Then I owned a car for about a month, and only "moved" for a few days out of that month. That shows how destructive car ownership can be for undisciplined people like myself!
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yep, you drank the water. Good luck and have fun!

I went 12 years or so when i "moved" every single day for an hour or more. (might have missed a couple days, but not very many.) then i owned a car for about a month, and only "moved" for a few days out of that month. That shows how destructive car ownership can be for undisciplined people like myself!
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Day 2, one lap around the island. faster this time.
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Two days of commuting done. Let's see how I do on the four day weekend!
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Day #2 - I went for a nice 20-mile ride this morning before work. 17mph winds made the ride feel much hillier than it is!
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Cycling: 1 day out of 3. 40.52 km

Walking: 3 days out of 3.

I would have liked to cycle 3 days out of 3, but we've been travelling ... mostly by boat.

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Cycling: 1 day out of 3.

Walking: 3 days out of 3.

I would have liked to cycle 3 days out of 3, but we've been travelling ... mostly by boat.
That's a pretty good excuse for not cycling!

Ride number three: i'm working from home today, so I took a lunch as an excuse to get out of the house. 6.92 miles round-trip to have lunch at a local café.
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Yesterday- Day 3. Not much time so jumped on the mtb for a run or two around the block. These are hills I normally cannot get up w/o being in a very low gear. Chain keeps jumping, looks like the middle chainring, (shark-toothed) but cannot be sure that's all the story. Chain and rear cluster are new this winter. Guess I will go on the same street today to see if I can isolate when the chain jumps. That's the beauty of used bikes - lot's of chances to repair things.

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I'm 3/4. Didn't ride yesterday. Of course I'll get some make up miles in this evening.
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Is it April already? I was going to take today off and do some "yard work" ( I despise this term...) but I think you've convinced me, Machka. I shouldn't waste a sunny day
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