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Thousand mile month challenge

Old 07-31-11, 10:42 PM
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Thousand mile month challenge

1. If you have been a road nazi for more than 5 years, you should not compete.

2. Post here when you complete 1k miles, and at month's end total mileage, or whenever the heck you feel like it.
Steps to prove time/date/mileage accuracy must be included in photo.

3. All rashes, sores, crashes, flats, break downs, carbon aspolosions, must be verbally and photo documented here. Pay careful attention to detailed photography of the rashes.

4. Tickling people is x1000000000000.

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Old 07-31-11, 10:54 PM
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So ****ing close. I had a bad situation of a blown hub on my Eastons and 3 busted alloy nipples on my crappy b/u wheels all in the last 3 days of the month. I would have done 60 miles on a friggin unicycle if I had the possibility. I SERIOUSLY considered walking 2 miles to the lakefront and renting a bike for $60/day just to get the 1K. I didn't, but I will always wish I did. Bah.
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Old 07-31-11, 10:56 PM
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There is a 1000-mile month challenge in the Long Distance forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...onth-Challenge

And a 1000-km month challenge too.
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Old 08-01-11, 05:57 AM
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I was a much slower cyclist 10 years ago when I was doing 1000 miles per month. Then I learned more isn't always better. Since I started training smarter (with a powermeter), I learned that I am significantly faster with only about 500 miles per month (but much smarter miles). Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by jrobe View Post
I was a much slower cyclist 10 years ago when I was doing 1000 miles per month. Then I learned more isn't always better. Since I started training smarter (with a powermeter), I learned that I am significantly faster with only about 500 miles per month (but much smarter miles). Just a thought.
Do you think you'd be faster now on, say, a double century?
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Old 08-01-11, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jrobe View Post
I was a much slower cyclist 10 years ago when I was doing 1000 miles per month. Then I learned more isn't always better. Since I started training smarter (with a powermeter), I learned that I am significantly faster with only about 500 miles per month (but much smarter miles). Just a thought.

who cares
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Old 08-01-11, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jmio View Post
who cares
wow, someone woke up pissy this morning.
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Old 08-01-11, 08:37 AM
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Damn, I just completed my first ever 700 miles month, and now you do this to me??? With a full time job, 4 kids, and a commitment to my ice hockey league, I'm not sure that is ever going to happen.

And sorry to be an ass, but your computer is not acceptable evidence to me. I can sit at my workbench in my garage and spin the wheel while watching TV to get 1k miles. I think it has to be somethnig gps based, or at least where you can log in and see individual rides....
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Old 08-01-11, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jrobe View Post
I was a much slower cyclist 10 years ago when I was doing 1000 miles per month. Then I learned more isn't always better. Since I started training smarter (with a powermeter), I learned that I am significantly faster with only about 500 miles per month (but much smarter miles). Just a thought.
1. Not the point of this thread.

2. No body gives a flying leap what you think.

@Scorer - I'm gonna use the honor system here. Nobody to cheat but yourself.

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Old 08-01-11, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Scorer75 View Post
Damn, I just completed my first ever 700 miles month, and now you do this to me??? With a full time job, 4 kids, and a commitment to my ice hockey league, I'm not sure that is ever going to happen.

And sorry to be an ass, but your computer is not acceptable evidence to me. I can sit at my workbench in my garage and spin the wheel while watching TV to get 1k miles. I think it has to be somethnig gps based, or at least where you can log in and see individual rides....

Ditto!!!!!! 622 miles in june and I was walking around with my chest out! heheheh Oh well, I have 3 kids and run my own business by myself but I would love to try to do 1000 in one month to see if I could. Congrats to all who do.
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Old 08-01-11, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by iheartbenben View Post
1. Not the point of this thread.
No, but it could prevent someone from injuring themselves unnecessarily

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2. No body gives a flying leap what you think.
But there are people that do.
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Old 08-01-11, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by C_Heath View Post
Oh well, I have 3 kids and run my own business by myself but I would love to try to do 1000 in one month to see if I could. Congrats to all who do.
Haha - based off of this, I'm pretty sure you're my brother. Pretty funny seeing you on bikeforums!

Also, man, 622 miles - I barely managed to rack up 250! Nice job - we need to ride next time you're out in Utah!
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Count me in. My original goal was 1200 this month so 1000 shouldn't be a problem. And you dont have to kill yourself to hit 1k at all. My fav split is 25 miles before and after work to wind down. Easy and it would allow you to just ride 5 days a week with 2 complete rest days. Let the games begin!
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not pissy, just find it funny people come on 1000 mile month thread and talk about their power meter and 500 mile month training, start your own 500 mile month WITH power meter training month.
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Murphy's Law :

Flat at 30 miles out, no big deal. Tiny wire in the tread. Patch the tube and insert cartridge into C02 canister, ASPLOSION, time slows down and I hear money being sucked from my wallet...I ram the head onto the valve and hear about 40psi go into the tire.

I decide my lithion2 tire will be sacraficed, and my cxp22 rims tested as well. 25mph descents are not cool on the rim.

I'm going back to Krylons.
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Originally Posted by jmio View Post
not pissy, just find it funny people come on 1000 mile month thread and talk about their power meter and 500 mile month training, start your own 500 mile month WITH power meter training month.
Yeah, I laugh at them from my arm chair. Ah ha!

I only know a handful of people wealthy enough to own these. I mean, look at my computer and bike...power meter, uh no sir thanks no but no thanks sir, sir.

Going to put my old front racexlite on the rear rim and see what happens. Going riding.

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I worked my butt off to do 500 this last month. We even had 5 weekends to do it in. I could never round up enough time to get a thousand in.
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1,458 miles in July. And yes, it was hot.
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jrobe- I refer you to the Velominati, The Rules. See #74, amd maybe #5 also. www.velominati.com/rules. Oh and btw 1001.3 miles in July.
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Originally Posted by sevrdhed View Post
Haha - based off of this, I'm pretty sure you're my brother. Pretty funny seeing you on bikeforums!

Also, man, 622 miles - I barely managed to rack up 250! Nice job - we need to ride next time you're out in Utah!
lets do it!
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1,117 miles in May. My club has a mileage challenge and I was the high person that month. It will likely be the last time I am the high person, since the club is filled with Randeneurs, and I have a job. June was upper-400's. July was mid-300's. I expect 500's in August and 600-700 in each of Sept. and Oct.....we'll see.

I'd rather just get faster.
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Originally Posted by goose70 View Post
I'd rather just get faster.
Me too, that's why I do 3 hours of plyo every week. I'm trying to achieve 1000 miles while working out in the gym 5 days a week, school 5 days a week, work 5 days a week, yada yada.

If you're reading this and thinking about posting some mind drivel that has nothing to do with 1)a picture of your odometer or 2) a ride report from your competition in this event, please STFU.

To all my challegers, keep going, I am!

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