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Your Ride Reports - December 2021!!

Old 12-08-21, 06:33 AM
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Your Ride Reports - December 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)
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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
May-21 ... 197.9 km (123 miles) = 25 hours 3 minutes
Jun-21 ... 188.2 km (116.9 miles) = 28 hours 5 minutes
Jul-21 ... 244 km (151.6 miles) = 32 hours 33 minutes
Aug-21 ... 234.4 km (145.6 miles) = 27 hours 53 minutes
Sep-21 ... 216.3 km (134.4 miles) = 33 hours 04 minutes
Oct-21 ... 187 km (116.2 miles) = 19 hours 31 minutes
Nov-21 ... 222.3 km (138.1 miles) = 32 hours 34 minutes
Wednesday, 1 December 2021 … 6.4 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs
Thursday, 2 December 2021 … 4.2 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 15 flights of stairs
Friday, 3 December 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Saturday, 4 December 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Sunday, 5 December 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Monday, 6 December 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 4 flights of stairs
Tuesday, 7 December 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 8 flights of stairs

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 … 2.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 15 flights of stairs


2021 Monthly December
Walking/Running Distance (km): 16.2
Walking/Running Time (min): 202.5
Cycling Distance (km): 0.0
Cycling Time (min): 0.0
Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 52.0
Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 37.4

Totals
Total Distance (km): 16.2
Total Distance (miles): 10.1
Total Time (min): 239.9
Total Time (hr): 3:59:56
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No cycling yet.

We organised and hosted the ASH Dash 200 here in Tassie last weekend. 28 riders climbing all over the hills here. But we weren't able to get a ride in. Oh well ... it was great to see all the riders enjoying themselves out there.
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Rode 'down Jersey' with a buddy. Finished my first RUSA P-12.







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It was kind of a mixed bag weekend for riding. Saturday I went to Upper Tampa Bay trail for 40 miles. The traffic was heavier than normal and I got run off the road by a passing FedEx 18 wheeler. Sunday I did the Picnic to Davis Is. ride for 42 miles.
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I just started an 18-week plan from couch to century. Today was ride 1 of week 2 and I managed to 5 mi / 18:18 / 16.5mph. Now if I can just hold that pace for 20X the distance I'll be golden. ;-) But in all seriousness, that same ride took me 28 minutes a week ago. So hooray!
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Wind-chilly ride in South Jersey today. The forecast underestimated the wind velocity; it really ripped across the open farm fields.



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I had a great ride on Saturday in the Ocala Nat. Forest. Temps were in the low 60's and almost no wind. I was flying (for me) up and down the hills for 41 miles. Sunday rain was in the area so I opted for sawing up a pile of branches.
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It was kind of a mixed bag weekend for riding. Saturday I went to Upper Tampa Bay trail for 40 miles. The traffic was heavier than normal and I got run off the road by a passing FedEx 18 wheeler. Sunday I did the Picnic to Davis Is. ride for 42 miles.
I hope you're OK!
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Last weekend we completed our 12th 50 km ride to complete a Petit Year Round Randonneur.

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https://audax.org.au/ridereport/pyrr-2021-complete/
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Got in some miles and hills on a blustery wintry day in South Jersey's Gloucester and Salem Counties.



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I've been in Melbourne for a few days on business, so I hired a bike (through https://livelo.bike/ who do road bike rentals worldwide) and hit up the Beach Road.



A sold 100km both Friday and Saturday. Made some great new cycling buddies along the way! 😀
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Originally Posted by tempocyclist View Post
I've been in Melbourne for a few days on business, so I hired a bike (through https://livelo.bike/ who do road bike rentals worldwide) and hit up the Beach Road.A sold 100km both Friday and Saturday. Made some great new cycling buddies along the way! 😀
fabulous! springtime temps? cold here. enjoy!
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I took a 4 day weekend off and got in some bonus bike rides. Thursday and Friday did the Davis Is. ride for 32 and 27 miles. Saturday I rode to Picnic and Davis Is. for 40 miles. Sunday I went to Weedon Is. and added a few extra miles coming back through downtown. Total miles 42. Weather was great, but not very seasonal.
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I hope you're OK!
Oh yeah, I was okay. I kept an eye on the truck and bailed onto the grass. I was upright the whole time. The driver got my rare middle finger salute.
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fabulous! springtime temps? cold here. enjoy!

Summer temps! Some of the mornings it was passing 30 degrees C (86F) by 9am! ☀
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Summer temps! Some of the mornings it was passing 30 degrees C (86F) by 9am! ☀
nice! told my Daughter & showed her the pic. she was in NZ for 5 months for school & spent a cpl weeks in Aus. she said something about a "7 minute burn time" lol
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nice! told my Daughter & showed her the pic. she was in NZ for 5 months for school & spent a cpl weeks in Aus. she said something about a "7 minute burn time" lol

If you're fair skinned and forget the sunscreen, it's definitely possibly to get fried in a short time on those scorcher days!!

Getting in some solid rides for the Rapha Festive 500, kicked it off with 130km down to Clifton and Cremorne, then back up around the airport.

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Getting in some solid rides for the Rapha Festive 500, kicked it off with 130km down to Clifton and Cremorne, then back up around the airport.
fantastic! slightly diff. situation in MA today



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Salem County NJ. Decent weather. Got a few more miles in with some friends on the last day of the year.

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If you're fair skinned and forget the sunscreen, it's definitely possibly to get fried in a short time on those scorcher days!!

Getting in some solid rides for the Rapha Festive 500, kicked it off with 130km down to Clifton and Cremorne, then back up around the airport.

Did you do the Rapha Festive 500?
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Did you do the Rapha Festive 500?

Certainly did! Weather was absolutely on point for the Christmas to New Year's period so I knocked out around 540km!
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