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2010 1000-Mile Month Challenge

Old 12-30-09, 02:47 AM
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2010 1000-Mile Month Challenge

Note: I know this won't fit into everyone's training plans, or life plans, and I know this will not interest everyone, so there is absolutely no pressure to participate in this challenge. If you don't want to participate in this one, that's OK. But it is do-able (I've done it many times) and may encourage some of us to get out there and ride more.



The challenge: Ride 1000 miles in at least one month this year ... or as many months as you want ... go for all 12 months if you have the time and energy!!



I know lots of you ride this amount and more during your "season", so let us know how it's going. I've posted this challenge in Bikejournal in the past, and there are a lot of enthusiastic participants over there. So I thought I'd post it here too this year.

If you don't quite make 1000 miles in a month, check out the 1000-Kilometer Month Challenge: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...onth-Challenge
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Old 12-30-09, 10:39 AM
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I'm in. Hope to do 1000+ mi every month in 2010 all

Wish you easy miles :-)))

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Old 12-30-09, 10:45 AM
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It's cold as hell here but I'm in. Definitely not every month, but at least 3.
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Old 12-30-09, 02:19 PM
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I'll give it a shot during May, June & July.
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Old 01-04-10, 01:14 AM
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I'll go for all 12 this year. Hopefully I'll have better luck than last year.
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Old 01-04-10, 06:36 PM
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I'm going to try for 10 months this year or, ultimately, 10,000 miles total. As I'm normally doing about 5000 miles a year, I'm going to have some work to do...
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Old 01-06-10, 09:45 PM
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Do inside miles count?
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Old 01-14-10, 06:13 PM
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No and i am in watertown MA and plan to do 1,000 a month for this year. Good luck to all.
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Old 01-14-10, 07:47 PM
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I don't plan on "giving it a try", but it appears that - if all goes well - I may "fall into it" in May. 400 & 600 km of the SR, plus an informal 200k with friends, plus - oh, gawd - Dave wants to do a Picnic on Hanging Rock the week after the 600 (the "picnic" is after doing a 50-mile tour of Pilot Mtn, Sauartown Mtn, and Hanging Rock Mtn -- short, baby mtns, but nothing to sneeze at -- heck the "little hills" in between are not to be sneezed at).

August also has potential due to a planned one-week trip the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

But in my case, the 1000-mile month will go unnoticed at home. The "other" has done PacTour x-country (~ 3000 in 27 days); also, RAAM qualified, but not from the PacTour.
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January-2010, 1455,38 mi done

including 200 miles - 2010 Double Century Thread

- https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post10298254
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Scraped over the line in January. I lost some time due to a chest infection, but came back with a century in the rain on the last day of the month. Final tally was 1,650km. Roll on Feb.
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Originally Posted by serhiypopoff View Post
January-2010, 1455,38 mi done

including 200 miles - 2010 Double Century Thread

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1455 miles during winter in Ukraine! You are insane. I want to come over and ride with you!(when it warms up)
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1455 miles during winter in Ukraine! You are insane. I want to come over and ride with you!(when it warms up)
Yes, I'm crazy while pedalling
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Old 02-08-10, 12:40 PM
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I'll be lucky if I can find the time to ride 1000 miles in one month, let alone all twelve, but I'll report back if I do. Whether I do or don't, I want you all to know: I'd like to be a member of your club!
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Old 02-28-10, 10:32 AM
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February - 1288, 81 mi done till today, grand total for all Winter monthes - 4040,14 mi ))
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Old 03-31-10, 11:50 AM
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March - 1530,12 mi done ))
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I like it! Terrific challenge, and might even be possible for me this month I figure, despite work schedule and post-winter feebleness getting in the way. I'm thinking, if I manage to do my work commute, a round-trip 110km, by bike ten times in the month (can't do it every day, as it reduces the day to 1. ride 2. work 3. ride 4. eat 5. sleep), and do a couple serious weekend rides (Easter weekend is here), it's possible.

Could throw in some rides on the tandem so as not to lose the wife in the process of seizing upon this challenge.

An exciting challenge. Though as much a scheduling challenge as a cycling one.
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Wasn't really trying for it, but I pulled off 1,127 miles in March. The weather has been great around here lately.
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Anytime you ride a 1000 miles in a month - you can be sure you are ready to add in some intensity.
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I'm responding to this as an inspiration and commitment to my future self -- Put me down for July. Then we'll see about Aug Sept Oct and the others...
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April - 1352,47 mi done ))
Including Double Century Thread
Results: pedaling time - 14:08:12, average speed - 14.1 mph. Start time - 4:07AM, finish time - 21:30 PM ))
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May - 1584,46 mi done ))
Including Double Century Thread
Results: pedaling time - 12:25:41, average speed - 16.1 mph. Start time - 5:55AM, finish time - 20:57 PM ))

And an official metric Double Century organised by brevet AUDAX Bycicle Club, Lvivi city as well
Result: 200 km, 08 hors 34 min
https://i.piccy.info/i5/31/06/150631/...8.43-1_500.jpg
https://velomax.lviv.ua/forum/index.php?showtopic=6840

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I did two 1000 mile months last year and this year had a much slower start but rode 1004 miles in April and noodled 16 miles today to get 1003 in May. My average ride was 44 miles in April and 48 in May.

I'm tempted to try a 300 or 400km brevet. Orthotics enable me to ride 100 miles without Advil. My I imaginary obstacles are 1. feet, 2. fueling so I have energy and don't cramp, 3. reading the cue sheet and navigation. 4. alert decision making.
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How have the last few months of cycling been for you? It has been winter here, and not much cycling, but the northern hemisphere people have been riding all summer ...
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