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Your Ride Reports - May 2021

Old 05-01-21, 05:18 AM
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Your Ride Reports - May 2021

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a bicycle ... or unicycle, tricycle, tandem, etc.

Are you an experienced road cyclist? Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? Do you ride weekends? Do you spin at home or in the gym? Is Zwift your thing? Do you race crits, ironman, or centuries? Touring? Audax/Randonneuring?
Or are you just starting out and remembering how much fun you had biking when you were a kid?

There are no set challenges - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group.

Just pick the target that you would like to achieve this month and post updates throughout the month as you work toward your target. We love seeing photos of your rides and hearing all about them.

Given the current situation many of us will be cycling solo or indoors. Don't feel alone! Share your accomplishments with us.


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Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes
Jul-19 ... 217.3 km (135.0 miles) = 33 hours 45 minutes
Aug-19 ... 162.5 km (100.9 miles) = 28 hours 4 minutes
Sep-19 ... 136.0 km (84.5 miles) = 23 hours 10 minutes
Oct-19 ... 196.5 km (122.1 miles) = 31 hours 27 minutes
Nov-19 ... 155.5 km (96.6 miles) = 25 hours 01 minutes
Dec-19 ... 203.7 km (126.6 miles) = 26 hours 54 minutes
Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes
Feb-20 ... 248.6 km (154.5 miles) = 34 hours 50 minutes
Mar-20 ... 148.3 km (92.2 miles) = 30 hours 12 minutes
Apr-20 ... 171.9 km (106.8 miles) = 19 hours 28 minutes
May-20 ... 183.7 km (114.1 miles) = 20 hours 49 minutes
Jun-20 ... 130.9 km (81.3 miles) = 18 hours 50 minutes
Jul-20 ... 41.8 km (26 miles) = 9 hours 8 minutes
Aug-20 ...148.9 km (92.5 miles) = 21 hours 43 minutes
Sep-20 ... 119.8 km (74.4 miles) = 23 hours 17 minutes
Oct-20 ... 191.7 km (119.1 miles) = 23 hours 40 minutes
Nov-20 ... 273.0 km (169.6 miles) = 29 hours 16 minutes
Dec-20 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 21 hours 59 minutes
Jan-21 ... 208.2 km (129.4 miles) = 24 hours 39 minutes
Feb-21 ... 229.6 km (142.7 miles) = 29 hours 01 minutes
Mar-21 ... 259.8 km (161.4 miles) = 30 hours 48 minutes
Apr-21 ... 282.1 km (175.3 miles = 28 hours 42 minutes

Saturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running + 24.0 km cycling + 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs




2021 Monthly May
Walking Distance (km): 1.0
Walking Time (min): 9.0
Cycling Distance (km): 24.0
Cycling Time (min): 94.0
Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 0.0
Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 0.0
Rowing Distance (km): 1.0
Rowing Time (min): 6.0
Other Distance: 0.0
Other Time: 0.0

Totals
Total Distance (km): 26.0
Total Distance (miles): 16.2
Total Time (min): 109.0
Total Time (hr): 1:49:00
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Saturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running + 24.0 km cycling + 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Sunday, 2 May 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 13.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Monday, 3 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs
Tuesday, 4 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 21 flights of stairs ** First vaccine today**

Thursday, 6 May 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs
Friday, 7 May 2021 … 0.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Saturday, 8 May 2021 … 0.6 km walking + 50.7 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Sunday, 9 May 2021 … 0.7 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Monday, 10 May 2021 … 5.6 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 … 5.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.2 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs


2021 Monthly May
Walking Distance (km): 20.9
Walking Time (min): 235.3
Cycling Distance (km): 87.7
Cycling Time (min): 306.2
Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 73.0
Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 52.6
Rowing Distance (km): 2.2
Rowing Time (min): 14.0
Other Distance: 0.0
Other Time: 0.0

Totals
Total Distance (km): 110.7
Total Distance (miles): 68.8
Total Time (min): 608.0
Total Time (hr): 10:07:59
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I was on vacation in the mountains of NC the first week of May. Got in some short hikes. Maybe 9 miles total. Sunday when I got back I did my S. Tampa ride for 42 miles. I also went out last evening for my Davis Is. 27 mile ride.
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How about a "UCantTouchTHis" ride report.

25 miles last night. Not as dark as usual wanting to get in some daylight for the video. Just a few scenes. The last part of the video where it is totally dark, is more like 75% of my usual night ride. Really love riding in the dark, very refreshing. But more daylight yesterday starting early.

I dig the way the street lights are lighting up from my rear red blinkies. Let's me know they are working. Also, a helmet light. Comes in handy when a car approaches from a side street. I turn my head and flash it into their window for a quick second to let them know I am there. Works great!

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A nice 45 miler with a buddy at 18.3 average speed, 2:30 ride time. But windy but much better when you have a partner to work with. Even if he is half my height and half my weight. Sometimes it's hard to get a good draft with a much smaller rider up front.
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Saturday did the Picnic to Davis Is. ride. Got a slow leak a little more than half way and had to pump the tire up 3 times, but did 40 miles. Sunday did a repeat ride, but no leaks. Got honked at once, which is a rarity. Impatient jerk. Nice weather, but very windy.
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I was in the Ocala Nat. Forest this weekend. Finally got to really use my gravel bike for some non paved road riding. Saturday I went down a packed dirt road I had wanted to try out. Unfortunately, about a mile in they were doing some road work. I was a bit disappointed, but decided to try another road further away. It turned out to be pretty nice. Mostly a mix of loose gravel, packed dirt and grass. I rode around on several stretches. Also unexpectedly encountered some gators on the ditches next to the road. On the way back I found another set of non paved roads. However, I kept encountering private property fences trying to get back to the paved road. I found one overgrown road that morphed into a trail. I finally found my way out of the wilderness to the trail head. 43 miles total of mixed paved/non paved riding. On Sunday I wanted to try some more. I rode to another section of non-paved trail. It paralleled the defunct FL cross canal and eventually came out at a camp ground. Beautiful 40 mile ride.

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I have been almost nowhere this month other than a couple rides with my boys to increase their distance. Ages 11 and ( and our most recent trek was a 12.1km loop. Both seem to be wanting bike upgrades and customization for the next ride. They want to challenge themselves to go further and explore more.
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I did a record 225 miles last week between my commuter and the tandem. I am tired today. Saturday I did 30 miles in the morning and another 20 on the tandem Sunday did 35 total with a stop to get my wife her last vaccination.
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Did 28.5k / 650ft on May 21
Did 18.5k / 1000ft on May 23
Did 103k / 4500ft yesterday

Legs need a break, but planning on going for a recovery ride after work today.
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May 2021 - I did the most mileage in a month than I've ever done in my life up to this point so I thought I'd brag about it a bit here: 697.47 miles (28,035 ft of elevation gain).

The bulk of it came from the last 4 days of the month where I went on a ~400 mile bike tour.

Day 1 - 63.7 mi
Day 2 - 113.5 mi
Day 3 - 124.3 mi
Day 4 - 116 mi

It was a good, long, memorable, Memorial day weekend.
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I'm still mostly jogging rather than riding due to neck pain. TBH, I'm probably going to have to give up cycling or switch to a recumbent before long. We'll see how it goes after diagnostics and consults with ortho, etc. All of that stuff was supposed to have been done last year but the pandemic delayed most non-urgent care appointments.

I still can't figure out how to sort through Strava data quickly. Looks like 314 miles total for May 2021. Averaged 43 miles cycling per week, between outdoor rides and indoor trainer sessions. And around 20 miles jogging per week, usually averaging 5 miles per session, three or four times a week.

While my distance is way down from previous years, my total time spent on physical activities is the same, about 45 hours a month.

I had planned to run a solo half-marathon by the end of May, but injured my hip on a 10 mile run in March and never fully recovered. So most of my runs since then have been 3-5 miles, with a once-weekly 7 miler. I'm taking the entire first week of June off, other than walking, so we'll see if things heal up by next week.

And jogging fitness definitely ain't cycling fitness. I did very little cycling from February-April and when I resumed bike stuff in May my legs were dead on climbs that I used to handle fairly well. On the plus side, aerobic fitness is aerobic fitness, so that part does translate.
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