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2011 1000-Mile Month Challenge

Old 12-30-10, 05:21 AM
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2011 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.



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 12-31-10, 07:54 PM
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I'm on board with this. I just ticked off this year at 8952. Next year I was hoping of breaking 10k, but 1000 miles a month sounds better I don't think I'll be doing that much in winter, though, so I'll have to stock up in warmer seasons and average it out.
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Should be no problem considering my 2010 mileage.

Total mileage ridden on my road bicycle for 2010 = 11,863.56 miles
Dec 2010 = 1034.01 miles
Nov 2010 = 1187.50 miles
Oct 2010 = 1219.49 miles
Sep 2010 = 1160.36 miles
...Aug 2010 = 1297.73 miles
Jul 2010 = 1320.53 miles
Jun 2010 = 1197.23 miles
May 2010 = 1345.51 miles
Apr 2010 = 1102.50 miles
Mar 2010 = 692.00 miles
Feb 2010 = 196.70 miles
Jan 2010 = 110.00 miles
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Originally Posted by Haku
Should be no problem considering my 2010 mileage.

Total mileage ridden on my road bicycle for 2010 = 11,863.56 miles
Dec 2010 = 1034.01 miles
Nov 2010 = 1187.50 miles
Oct 2010 = 1219.49 miles
Sep 2010 = 1160.36 miles
...Aug 2010 = 1297.73 miles
Jul 2010 = 1320.53 miles
Jun 2010 = 1197.23 miles
May 2010 = 1345.51 miles
Apr 2010 = 1102.50 miles
Did you post these in the 2010 1000-Mile Month Challenge?
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...onth-Challenge
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I was in a mileage challenge with a local bike club (Severna Park Peloton).

...........M1. M2... M3... M4.. M5... M6.. M7... M8... M9. M10. M11 M12..... TL
Isaias 1152 854 1245 1252 1298 1336 1495 1227 1416 1376 1372 1221 15244


It was documented here, except they didn't put December's miles in yet (1221 miles):

https://sites.google.com/site/severna...eloton-mileage (Look for the name - Isaias)

M2 - February - we had a blizzard; most snow in 10 years. I was lucky to get over 800 miles that month.

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Old 03-02-11, 04:38 AM
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January and February 2011: 1000 + miles every month done, this year every month will be the same miles done for every month, I believe in, thank you, Machka, to continue rganizing this healthy topic ! )))))
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I'm in. I was thinking that I would wait until March to start this one... Took me about 5 minutes to realise IT IS MARCH.

I better get the mileage up!
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As Machka would know, it's been a little bit wet in North Queensland for the past couple of weeks. My commuter isn't set up for wet weather right now (I know, not much of a commuter if it can't handle a little bit of rain...) so I've been taking the car to work.

Direct route to work is about 3 kilometres.

When I take the pushbike I just make that route as long as I can. Usually I take the long way around through the city, down the beach. But it's just not fun in the soaking wet with all the car spray.

Maybe I should have joined the 1000 kilometre challenge instead!

That's ok. Cool, dry winter is coming. I'm going to get you 1000 kilometres. I promise.
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I've played with Excel for nearly 20 years now. And I got to thinking how difficult a bad winter will make getting 10,000 miles in the Midwest - let alone 1,000 every month.
However, note the green line - I'm off to a way better start than 2010.....


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Originally Posted by adxdopefish
As Machka would know, it's been a little bit wet in North Queensland for the past couple of weeks. My commuter isn't set up for wet weather right now (I know, not much of a commuter if it can't handle a little bit of rain...) so I've been taking the car to work.

Direct route to work is about 3 kilometres.

When I take the pushbike I just make that route as long as I can. Usually I take the long way around through the city, down the beach. But it's just not fun in the soaking wet with all the car spray.

Maybe I should have joined the 1000 kilometre challenge instead!

That's ok. Cool, dry winter is coming. I'm going to get you 1000 kilometres. I promise.
A little bit wet?? You'd probably be better off going for a 1000 mile month in a canoe than on a bicycle!!
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Valid point!

The skies opened up and poured down again today. Saw a little bit of blue at 2pm for about 10 minutes and then the rains continued.

I love the rain, but I've had enough this year.
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Originally Posted by Richard Cranium
I've played with Excel for nearly 20 years now. And I got to thinking how difficult a bad winter will make getting 10,000 miles in the Midwest - let alone 1,000 every month.
However, note the green line - I'm off to a way better start than 2010.....


Ha, I've been trying to figure out how to compare "2010" vs. "2011". Looking at your chart, I think I may have figured it out. Although, I've tried by "month", but can't seem to get it to work.
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Are you kidding? Anyway - now I'm doing the sig......
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/16129572/2011-mileage-April.htm
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For the first time ever, 1,000 miles in the month of March (actually, 1,012.2).
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For the first time ever, 1,000 miles in the month of March (actually, 1,012.2).
Congratulations on the month.
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1031.7 miles in March
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For the first time ever, 1,000 miles in the month of March (actually, 1,012.2).
Yeah, I had 1,086 -but the only reasons I has these miles was the fact that I ruined my back and could not train for a marathon.

However, I also learned a lot more about cold weather riding gear as well. That helped a lot.

I'm a full month ahead of last year's mileage - currently at a 7,000 per year pace.
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In March 2011 2087,27 km or 1296,97 miles done
Met with Lance Armstrong, big board advertizing, Uzhgorod, 31 March, 2011

My iron ChroMo century bike Merida Dakar 660
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq8OydWnzOQ

MTB cycling in March 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKhi_xZ6AqE

Road cycling in March 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8KpFN3J6ro

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I hit a 1,000 miles last night on my ride, and still have two Saturdays left in April. Got a 200k tomorrow.
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Just completed my first 1,000 mile month ever. All said and done I ended up with 1,031.3 very windy, soggy miles. Woohooo!!!!
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Dang, thats crazy. Ive never came close. Maybe tho.
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Completed a 1000 mile month of ACP events in April:

300 km (186 mi) Brevet April 3
600 km (372 mi) Brevet April 19-20
400 km (248 mi) Brevet April 24
360 km (223 mi) Fleche Northwest April 29-30

Total 1660 km, 1029 miles.

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first 1k+ month ever.

commutted everyday and a few races and weekend rides, then just got done a ~400mi ride across PA

1104mi for april.
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Alright, I'm trying this for June! Already have 76 miles over 2 days, and as I'm commuting 20 miles each day, I think I can reach the 1000. It will be my first one ever though, so I'm pretty excited to get out there and try. In fact, why am I even at this computer?!?
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Update: 257 miles over the first week. Just have to keep pedalling!!!
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