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2020 Metric Century Challenge

Time to start thinking about the Metric Century Challenge for 2020!

The challenge is very straightforward: all you need to do is ride one metric century, a ride of 100 km (62.18 miles) each and every month during 2020. Riding one a month is enough but why not set yourself a target to aim for? Get out and ride as many as you can! If 100km isn't long enough then why not try to do a double-century every month? :twisted:

The guidelines are:

* Click 'reply to post' to add yourself to the list of participants before 31st January 2020. Please don't post until you have a ride or are sure you will have one. It will save me some time every month if there aren't any extraneous posts.
* Post only once per participant and edit your original post after each ride, please update your rides by the last day of each month in something along these lines:
Jan 15th, 100kms, 62.18 miles, 1 point, total kms 100, total points 1... and then as you do each ride edit the same post doing a running total of kms and points. Some people don't put the miles in, some put elevation in... whatever floats your boat, but please do keep your points totals up to date.. It just saves me having to go through and add them all up each time.
* Complete your first ride by 31 Jan 2020. No late starters or double rides to catch up after 31 January 2020.
* Ride one metric century each and every month.
* Each Metric Century is worth one point. Double metrics (200km) are worth two points and so on.
* For brevet rides or anything similar lasting longer than one continuous day, the date the ride completed is the date posted. (Your post would look something like this: 10 May 4 Points 403.29 km Total Points 14 Total kms 1,429.76)

Jan 15th, 104.3 kms, 1 point. Total 1 point.
Feb 26th 102 kms, 1 point. Total 2 points.
March 31st 112.2 kms, 1 point. Total 3 points.
April 22nd 107 kms, 1 point. Total 4 points.
May 20th 122.2 kms, 1 point. Total 5 points.
June 10th 149.4 kms, 1 point. Total 6 points.
June 16th 111.5 kms, 1 point. Total 7 points.
June 23rd 218.5 kms, 2 points. Total 9 points.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,933
    edited 29 September
    I'm in. Thanks for organising again!

    After a slow start I'm off...

    12 Jan - Westerley Winter Warmer - 108km, 1,407m, 27.8kmph - 1 Point
    19 Jan - Harp Hilly Hundred - 103km, 1,398m, 28.5kmph - 1 Point
    28 Feb - Wet and Miserable - 100km, 1,157m, 25.3kmph - 1 Point
    1 Mar - VCC RR - 112km, 1,552m, 28.3kmph - 1 Point
    8 Mar - Berko RR - 108km, 1,322m, 28.4kmph, 1 Point
    15 Mar - Ware's Cambridge - 126km, 1,526m, 30.2kmph - 1 Point
    22 Mar - CV19 - R3 - 115km, 1,352m, 28.1kmph - 1 Point
    5 Apr - 100km - 1 Point
    10 Apr - 100km - 1 Point
    11 Apr - 100km - 1 Point
    18 Apr - 100km - 1 Point
    26 Apr - 100km - 1 Point
    3 May - 100km - 1 Point
    8 May - 100km - 1 Point
    9 May - 100km - 1 Point
    17 May - 100km - 1 Point
    25 May - 200km - 2 Points
    31 May - 200km - 2 Points
    14 June - 100km - 1 Point
    21 June - 200km - 2 Points
    28 June - 100km - 1 Point
    5 July - 100km - 1 Point
    12 July - 100km - 1 Point
    15 July - 100km - 1Point
    19 July - 200km - 2 Points
    28 July - 100km - 1 Point
    9 Aug - 200km - 2 Points
    23 Aug - 100km - 1 Point
    30 Aug - 200km - 2 Points
    6 Sept - 100km - 1 Point
    13 Sept - 100km - 1 Point
    20 Sept - 100km - 1 Point


    Total Points - 38

    Pairing back my reported info to the minimum.
  • I'm in. More motivation to get the training in:
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,521
    Go on then
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,856
    edited 17 October
    Oh why not?!
    04-01-2020: 120.3 kms, 1,192 m - strava.com/activities/2981076960
    25-01-2020: 126.3 kms, 1,428 m - strava.com/activities/3041751471
    01-02-2020: 121.1 kms, 1,349 m - strava.com/activities/3061990284
    08-02-2020: 127.1 kms, 1,525 m - strava.com/activities/3082415123
    07-03-2020: 119.1 kms, 1,173 m - strava.com/activities/3161856512
    14-03-2020: 132.2 kms, 1,594 m - strava.com/activities/3182418351
    21-03-2020: 104.1 kms, 1,260 m - strava.com/activities/3203131227
    04-04-2020: 102.2 kms, 1,202 m - strava.com/activities/3253186099
    11-04-2020: 104.3 kms, 1,212 m - strava.com/activities/3283884472
    25-04-2020: 106.1 kms, 1,146 m - strava.com/activities/3350205442
    02-05-2020: 106.6 kms, 1,251 m - strava.com/activities/3384871560
    09-05-2020: 108.3 kms, 1,120 m - strava.com/activities/3423715020
    16-05-2020: 122.3 kms, 1,221 m - strava.com/activities/3459577729
    30-05-2020: 135.4 kms, 1,744 m - strava.com/activities/3535580760
    13-06-2020: 113.2 kms, 894 m - strava.com/activities/3607200104
    20-06-2020: 101.2 kms, 1,193 m - strava.com/activities/3643021123
    25-06-2020: 103.2 kms, 1,111 m - strava.com/activities/3668605393 - 100th straight day on the bike
    04-07-2020: 107.1 kms, 1,656 m - strava.com/activities/3711542734
    11-07-2020: 130.7 kms, 1,551 m - strava.com/activities/3745713774
    18-07-2020: 129.6 kms, 1,620 m - strava.com/activities/3780464086
    25-07-2020: 116.2 kms, 1,088 m - strava.com/activities/3810813822
    01-08-2020: 140.3 kms, 1,338 m - strava.com/activities/3847937807
    08-08-2020: 169.1 kms, 1,874 m - strava.com/activities/3883425847
    15-08-2020: 110.3 kms, 1,163 m - strava.com/activities/3915863268
    22-08-2020: 129.2 kms, 1,324 m - strava.com/activities/3949253977
    29-08-2020: 138.5 kms, 1,508 m - strava.com/activities/3981750038
    05-09-2020: 135.1 kms, 1,415 m - strava.com/activities/4015435463
    13-09-2020: 121.0 kms, 1,211 m - strava.com/activities/4053568795
    19-09-2020: 135.2 kms, 1,640 m - strava.com/activities/4082085043
    26-09-2020: 138.5 kms, 1,555 m - strava.com/activities/4114448665
    17-10-2020: 137.3 kms, 1,130 m - strava.com/activities/4206193974
    31 pts
  • diplodicusdiplodicus Posts: 574
    edited 18 October
    Yes please

    Jan 04..................1 point.................104 km .................total points 1...............total km 104
    Jan 11..................1 point.................100 km .................total points 2................total km 204
    Jan 18..................1 point.................117 km .................total points 3.................total km 321
    Jan 25..................1 point.................119 km .................total points 4.................total km 440
    Feb 08..................1 point.................122 km ................total points 5.................total km 562
    Feb 29..................1 point.................102 km ................total points 6.................total km 664
    Mar 01..................1 point.................131 km ................total points 7.................total km 795
    Mar 02..................1 point.................129 km ................total points 8.................total km 924
    Mar 07..................1 point.................166 km ................total points 9..............total km 1,090
    Mar 21..................1 point.................102 km ..............total points 10..............total km 1,192
    Apr 09...................1 point.................100 km ..............total points 11..............total km 1,292
    May 02...................1 point.................100 km ..............total points 12..............total km 1,392
    May 08...................1 point.................115 km ..............total points 13..............total km 1,507
    Jun 14...................1 point.................100 km ..............total points 14..............total km 1,607
    Jun 21...................1 point.................106 km ..............total points 15..............total km 1,713
    Jul 04....................1 point.................114 km ..............total points 16..............total km 1,827
    Jul 11....................1 point.................100 km ..............total points 17..............total km 1,927
    Jul 18....................1 point.................129 km ..............total points 18..............total km 2,056
    Jul 25....................1 point.................108 km ..............total points 19..............total km 2,164
    Aug 1....................1 point.................128 km ..............total points 20..............total km 2,292
    Aug 8....................1 point.................105 km ..............total points 21..............total km 2,397
    Aug 22..................1 point.................106 km ..............total points 22..............total km 2,503
    Sep 05..................1 point.................130 km ..............total points 23..............total km 2,633
    Sep 09..................1 point.................113 km ..............total points 24..............total km 2,746
    Sep 19..................1 point.................144 km ..............total points 25..............total km 2,790
    Sep 26..................1 point.................126 km ..............total points 26..............total km 2,916
    Oct 10..................1 point.................136 km ..............total points 27..............total km 3,052
  • wotnoshoesehwotnoshoeseh Posts: 500
    edited 2 January
    Go on then - I'm in....
    I had a dismal start to last year's - didn't even get past January - hoping this year can be somewhat better....
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,521
    edited 9 August
    January
    04/01/20 - 100.8km, 368m, 30.3k/h, 1 point
    05/01/20 - 100.8km, 413m, 28.7k/h, 1 point
    11/01/20 - 169km, 692m, 31.4k/h, 1 point
    18/01/20 - 103.2km, 464m, 31.2k/h, 1 point
    19/01/20 - 100.1km, 368m, 29.6k/h, 1 point
    23/01/20 - 105.7km, 576m, 31.2k/h, 1 point
    25/01/20 - 101.1km, 563m, 29.8k/h, 1 point

    February
    01/02/20 - 105.3km, 603m, 31.4k/h, 1 point
    08/02/20 - 100.3km, 466m, 31.5k/h, 1 point

    March
    06/03/20 - 117.2km, 1719m, 26.7k/h, 1 point
    07/03/20 - 171.6km, 2498m, 26.2k/h, 1 point
    26/03/20 - 112.7km, 1035m, 30.5k/h, 1 point

    April
    04/04/20 - 130.3km, 726m, 32k/h, 1 point
    09/04/20 - 100.6km, 412m, 32k/h, 1 point
    15/04/20 - 107.3km, 1039m, 30.8k/h, 1 point
    19/04/20 - 102.6km, 461m, 32.6k/h, 1 point
    21/04/20 - 118.8km, 477m, 34.2k/h, 1 point
    23/04/20 - 101km, 445m, 29.7k/h, 1 point
    25/04/20 - 105.1km, 402m, 34.6k/h, 1 point

    May
    03/05/20 - 104.2km, 313m, 34.7k/h, 1 point
    20/05/20 - 206.2km, 1099m, 31.9k/h, 2 points
    25/05/20 - 104.1km, 435m, 30.2k/h, 1 point
    28/05/20 - 183.3km, 920m, 30.2k/h, 1 point
    31/05/20 - 127.6km, 890m, 29.4k/h, 1 point

    June
    02/06/20 - 141.9km, 774m, 32.7k/h, 1 point
    09/06/20 - 300.3km, 31.4k/h, 1017m, 3 points
    20/06/20 - 101km, 32.4k/h, 422m, 1 point
    24/06/20 - 116.3km, 668m, 30.3k/h, 1 point
    25/06/20 - 168.9km, 733m, 31.1k/h, 1 point

    July
    02/07/20 - 103.5km, 31.4k/h, 615m, 1 point
    18/07/20 - 144.7km, 31.1k/h, 436m, 1 point

    August
    02/08/20 - 100.5km, 35.4k/h, 358m, 1 point
    08/08/20 - 101.4km, 32.9k/h, 364m, 1 point
    09/08/20 - 106.2km, 32.2k/h, 623m, 1 point

    TOTALS
    5172.6km, 26594m, 31.9k/h, 37 points
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,020
    edited 13 October
    Looks like I’m in again:

    04/01/20 103 km 1000 m - 1 point
    08/02/20 115 km 1500 m - 1 point
    07/03/20 101 km 1040 m - 1 point
    27/04/20 114 km 1340 m - 1 point
    15/05/20 111 km 1188 m - 1 point
    12/06/20 110 km 1020 m - 1 point
    06/07/20 104 km 1170 m - 1 point
    22/07/20 102 km 1492 m - 1 point
    03/08/20 111 km 893 m - 1 point
    07/09/20 105km 1000 m - 1 point
    16/09/20 101 km 1200 m - 1 point
    17/09/20 101 km 1500 m - 1 point
    13/10/20 102 km 960 m - 1 point

    Total 13 points 1370 km

  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 896
    edited 18 October
    I fell in today ...

    Jan 5th - 107.10 km - 1 point
    Jan 19th - 109.74 km - 1 point
    Jan 24th - 101.44 km - 1 point

    Feb 2nd - 107.36 km - 1 point
    Feb 7th - 102.04 km - 1 point
    Feb 22nd - 102.61km - 1 point

    Mar 6th - 100.08km - 1 point
    Mar 8th - 109.79km - 1 point
    Mar 13th - 103.00km - 1 point
    Mar 21st - 102.59km - 1 point
    Mar 29th - 101.97km - 1 point

    Apr 1st - 100.9km - 1 point
    April 5th - 101.55km - 1 point
    April 10th - 101.75km - 1 point
    April 12th - 101.6km - 1 point
    April 19th - 101.74km - 1 point
    April 21st - 100.94km - 1 point
    April 24th - 107.38km - 1 point
    April 26th - 102.36km - 1 point

    May 1st - 101.2km - 1 point
    May 3rd - 163.41km - 1 point
    May 7th - 103.34km - 1 point
    May 9th - 101.86km - 1 point
    May 17th - 103.12km - 1 point
    May 20th - 101.05km - 1 point
    May 24th - 104.17 - 1 point
    May 26th - 101.32km - 1 point
    May 31st - 100.99km - 1 point

    June 4th - 104.5km - 1 point
    June 7th - 101.48km - 1 point
    June 10th - 102.89km - 1 point
    June 14th - 101.10km - 1 point
    June 20th - 322.9km - 3 points
    June 28th - 113.07km - 1 point

    July 2nd - 102.0 km - 1 point
    July 7th - 102.88km - 1 point
    July 11th - 131.41km - 1 point
    July 13th - 179.85km - 1 point
    July 17th - 101.35km - 1 point
    July 19th - 106.23km - 1 point
    July 23rd - 183km - 1 point
    July 26th - 102.95km - 1 point
    July 29th - 102.59km - 1 point

    Aug 2nd - 112.85km - 1 point
    Aug 7th - 259.31km - 2 points
    Aug 9th - 106.23km - 1 point
    Aug 16th - 105.51km - 1 point
    Aug 20th - 102.04km - 1 point
    Aug 23 - 205.69km - 2pts
    Aug 30 - 102.29km - 1pt

    Sep 4 - 101.3km - 1pt
    Sep 6 - 102.97km - 1pt
    Sep 17 - 101.86km - 1pt
    Sep 19 - 180.28km - 1pt
    Sep 25 - 101.12km - 1pt
    Sep 27 - 101.49km - 1pt

    Oct 7 - 101.76km - 1pt
    Oct 11 - 112.83km - 1pt
    Oct 18 - 103.55km - 1pt


    Total - 63 points
  • piedwagtailpiedwagtail Posts: 42
    edited 15 March
    Jan
    05/01/20 - 100.2km - 1 Point
    12/01/20 - 124.2km - 1 Point
    19/01/20 - 161.1km - 1 Point
    26/01/20 - 161.9km - 1 Point

    Feb
    02/02/20 - 164.3km - 1 Point
    23/02/20 - 105.4km - 1 Point

    March
    01/03/20 - 165.8 - 1 Point
    15/03/20 - 162.3 - 1 Point

    Totals;
    1145.2km
    8 Points
  • renardrenard Posts: 49
    edited 2 April
    8 Jan........112km........1 point
    21 Jan........107km........1 point
    25 Feb........109km........1 point


    Didn’t manage to get a ride before lockdown in March and don’t think it’s right to them now, so that me out of the challenge till next year :(

    Total...........228km........3 points
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,639
    edited 21 January
    I'm in.
    04 Jan - 111 km - 1 point
    06 Jan - 101 km - 1 point
    12 Jan - 100 km - 1 point
    16 Jan - 110 km - 1 point

    Total: 4 points
  • phil485phil485 Posts: 323
    edited 24 February
    Yup, will give it a go again.

    Jan

    05 Jan - 101.1 km - 1 point
    12 Jan - 103.8 km - 1 point

    Feb

    22 Feb - 129.2 km - 1 point



    Total: 3 Points

  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    edited 20 April
    I probably should.....

    4th Jan 141k 1 point Total 1 point
    8th Jan 104k 1 point Total 2 points
    11th Jan 106k 1 point Total 3 points
    18th Jan 146k 1 point Total 4 points
    29th Jan 100k 1 point Total 5 points
    1st Feb 101k 1 point Total 6 points
    8th Feb 119k 1 point Total 7 points
    26th Feb 109k 1 point Total 8 points
    4th Mar 101k 1 point Total 9 points
    7th Mar 115k 1 point Total 10 points
    17th March 150k 1 point Total 11 points
    20th March 112 k 1 point Total 12 points
    11th April 102k 1 point Total 13 points
    19th April 111k 1 point Total 14 points
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • durrindurrin Posts: 120
    edited 29 September
    10th year...

    2020-1-19: 165,3km, 1 point - totals: 1 points, 165,3kms (Øresund rundt)
    2020-2-29: 110,4km, 1 point - totals: 2 points, 275,7kms (February)

    2020-3-20: 121km, 1 point - totals: 3 points, 396,7kms (March)
    2020-3-27: 204,4km, 2 points - totals: 5 points, 601,1kms (BRM200 Hillerød)

    2020-4-5: 109,7km, 1 point - totals: 6 points, 710,8kms (TT+cross)
    2020-4-10: 310,3km, 3 points - totals: 9 points, 1021,2kms (BRM300 Hillerød)
    2020-4-13: 128,8km, 1 point - totals: 10 points, 1150kms (brevet abandon)
    2020-4-18: 205km, 2 points - totals: 12 points, 1355kms (BRM200 Hillerød)
    2020-4-25: 237,3km, 2 points - totals: 14 points, 1592,2kms (BRM200 Hillerød+transport)

    2020-5-9: 400,8km, 4 points - totals: 18 points, 1993,1kms (BRM400 Hillerød)
    2020-5-15: 213,6km, 2 points - totals: 20 points, 2206,6kms (BRM200 Hillerød)
    2020-5-22: 205km, 2 points - totals: 22 points, 2411,6kms (BRM200 Hillerød)

    2020-6-1: 308,9km, 3 points - totals: 25 points, 2720,5kms (BRM300 Hillerød)
    2020-6-13: 215,3km, 2 points - totals: 27 points, 2935,8kms (BRM200 Hillerød)
    2020-6-26: 207,2km, 2 points - totals: 29 points, 3143kms (BRM200 Hillerød)
    2020-6-27: 109,5km, 1 point - totals: 30 points, 3252,5kms (Bridge meeting)

    2020-7-17: 607,6km, 6 points - totals: 36 points, 3860kms (BRM600 Hillerød)
    2020-7-27: 158,1km, 1 point - totals: 37 points, 4018,2kms (Als-Digehytterne)
    2020-7-28: 146,7km, 1 point - totals: 38 points, 4164,9kms (Digehytterne-Ribe/Esbjerg-Husby)

    2020-8-6: 323,7km, 3 points - totals: 41 points, 4488,6kms (Corona Superbrevet 1)
    2020-8-7: 331km, 3 points - totals: 44 points, 4819,7kms (Corona Superbrevet 2)

    2020-9-29: 111,7km, 1 point - totals: 45 points, 4931,4kms (Ttraining)

  • davep1davep1 Posts: 749
    18 Jan 114km, 1 point - totals 1 point, 114 km. 1492m
    Cold and icy, struggled all the way.
  • tonysjtonysj Posts: 326
    edited 12 February
    I will give it a bash...
    DATE DISTANCE ELEVATION POINTS TOTAL POINTS
    22/01 106Km/66.3Miles 1160Mtr/3806Ft 1 Point 1 Point
    24/01 110Km/68.5Miles 2017Mtr/6617Ft 1 Point 2 Points
    05/02 125Km/78 Miles 1397Mtr/4583Ft 1 Point 3 Points
    12/02 102Km/63.5Miles 1001Mtr/3284Ft 1 Point 4 Points

    4 Rides 443Km/276.3Miles 5575Mtr/18290Ft
  • white_hartwhite_hart Posts: 8
    edited 18 October
    Back once again... but only just.
    26 Jan 101km, 1 point - total 1 point, 101km Middleton Beach loop plus Rich @ Bognot #grim
    8 Feb 102km, 1 point - total 2 points / 203km Southsea / Winchester / Stockbridge loop #joe
    15 March 107km, 1 point - total 3 points / 310km Southsea / Winch / Stockbridge #joeprang
    13 April 101Km, 1 point - total 4 points / 411km Middleton Beach loop #giletday #earlydoors
    31 May 101Km, 1 point - total 5 points / 512km Middleton Beach loop #hotnheavy
    28 June 101Km, 1 point - total 6 points / 613km Middleton Beach loop #properheadwind
    26 July 101Km, 1 point - total 7 points / 714km Middleton Beach loop #pacedoutcrawledback
    30 Aug 106Km 1 point - total 8 points / 820km Winchester/Stockbridge/Southsea loop
    #gustymorning
    11 Sep 109Km 1 point - total 9 points / 929km Isle of Wight randonnee with Mick & Hants Hogs
    28 Sep 103km 1 point - total 10 points / 1032km Tilford anniversary ride (headwind)
    7 Oct 100km 1 point - total 11 points / 1132km Chichester/ Petersfield loop
    #undercooked
    13 Oct 101 km 1 point - total 12 points / 1233km Chichester/ Petersfield loop #faded
    18 Oct 100 km 1 point - total 13 points / 1333km Middleton Beach loop record 3hr42m #rollinbacktheyears

  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 981
    jan total
      7    7 Cruff (1)
      5    5 Svetty (2)
      4    4 diplodicus (3)
      4    4 Dead Calm (3)
      4    4 piedwagtail (3)
      3    3 CarbonClem (6)
      2    2 Dish_dash (7)
      2    2 Dorset Boy (7)
      2    2 Phil 485 (7)
      2    2 Renard (7)
      2    2 tonysj (7)
      1    1 Durrin (12)
      1    1 Mad Malx (12)
      1    1 whitehart (12)
      1    1 Pollys Bott (12)
      1    1 davep1 (12)
    
    "
    "

    Welcome back to returning riders and hello and welcome to new additions to the MCC peloton. Cruff starts the new year as he finished the old, with Svetty in hot pursuit. A trio of riders are on his tail with everyone else strung out behind.
    Ride hard and be safe, spring will be here soon :-)
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 981
    edited 13 March
    jan feb total
      7   2    9 Cruff (1,=)
      5   3    8 Svetty (2,=)
      4   2    6 diplodicus (3,=)
      4   2    6 piedwagtail (3,=)
      3   3    6 CarbonClem (3,+3)
      2   2    4 Dorset Boy (6,+1)
      2   2    4 tonysj (6,+1)
      2   1    3 Dish_dash (8,-1)
      2   1    3 Phil 485 (8,-1)
      2   1    3 Renard (8,-1)
      1   1    2 Durrin (11,+1)
      1   1    2 Mad Malx (11,+1)
      1   1    2 whitehart (11,+1)
      1   1    2 Pollys Bott (11,+1)
      4        4 Dead Calm (15)
      1        1 davep1 (16)
    
    As you were for the head of the field with one notable exception as Dead Calm drops from the leading bunch to be replaced by CarbonClem. Davep1 also misses the February cut leaving a field of 14 - hope we can make it through the next few months, I guess a few hours out on the bike counts as self-isolation, yes?
    
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  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 981
    jan feb total
      7   2    9 Cruff (1,=)
      5   3    8 Svetty (2,=)
      4   2    6 diplodicus (3,=)
      4   2    6 piedwagtail (3,=)
      3   3    6 CarbonClem (3,+3)
      2   2    4 Dorset Boy (6,+1)
      2   2    4 tonysj (6,+1)
      2   1    3 Dish_dash (8,-1)
      2   1    3 Phil 485 (8,-1)
      2   1    3 Renard (8,-1)
      1   1    2 Durrin (11,+1)
      1   1    2 Mad Malx (11,+1)
      1   1    2 whitehart (11,+1)
      1   1    2 Pollys Bott (11,+1)
      4        4 Dead Calm (15)
      1        1 davep1 (16)
    
    "
    "

    As you were at the head of the field with one notable exception as Dead Calm drops out of joint third place. CarbonClem takes his place with everyone else except davep1 staying in for the next month. Stay safe everyone, and enjoy a few hours on the bike as self-isolation eh? :-)
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 896
    Is this still carrying on as usual? I know we are allowed a 'daily exercise', but is 100k taking the piss? Should we inadvertantly encourage long rides that may lead to incidental contamination, or people riding further when perhaps that may be bad for them health wise if they have a mild case of Covid? Or am I over thinking it?

    Thoughts anyone?
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,521
    How is it taking the piss? I live on my own and have been working from home for weeks. I haven't been out of the house or had human contact with anyone (other than a walk to the shops to buy a loaf of bread and a pint of milk on Tuesday) for nine days. On my ride, I took a jam butty and a pork pie, and sat and ate them probably a quarter of a mile away from the nearest soul. I took two bidons so I didn't need to stop for water. I started and ended the ride at home, and encountered precisely nobody whilst I was out. I average around 400km a week throughout the year, and this was an endurance ride at less than 220w - so it's not putting me at risk of compromising my immune system.

    In addition, there are far less cars on the road, so far less chance than normal of being hit by one - and the statistics on accidents show that the number of KSIs due to bike accidents where a car was not involved are infinitesimally small compared to the number that are due to DIY.

    Whether everyone else is 'encouraged' to go out and do a 100km ride by this thread is up for comment, I guess - but unless cycling is banned completely (which it probably will be in the next few days) then the only argument against this ride seems to be 'you'll piss other people off'. If those other people are not in full possession of the facts, then frankly, there's not much I can do about that.
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,856
    I'm with Cruff - I've done over 155 kms in the last 2 days and been overtaken by less than 20 vehicles, and I've been through a couple of towns and plenty of villages, plus riding on some A roads.

    Far safer than doing some DIY or gardening!
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 896
    Yeah, I've cracked on. Solo riding, additional tools/food, familiar routes, giving others a wide berth and plain kit so my club jersey doesn't highlight me being too far from home!
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,521
    edited 6 April
    Good on yer. There's a lot of absolute mince on soshul meedja about this - people trying to be all pious and virtue signalling without being in full possession of the facts. Normally about now I'd have stuck a couple of 150 milers in, but going that far from home would obviously be daft (and I'm not sure I could face cycling the same 20 mile loop eight times!) so I'm doing shorter rides than usual. Still see less people on the roads I ride than I do on the quarter of a mile walk to the shop I do once a week, and I'm much further away from then too.

    And, in true ironic fashion, I've done my bloody back in today doing the vacuuming!
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 981
    jan feb mar total
      7   2   3   12 Cruff (1,=)
      3   3   5   11 CarbonClem (2,+1)
      5   3   2   10 Svetty (3,-1)
      4   2   4   10 diplodicus (3,=)
      4   2   2    8 piedwagtail (5,-2)
      2   2   3    7 Dorset Boy (6,=)
      2   1   4    7 Dish_dash (6,+2)
      1   1   3    5 Durrin (8,+3)
      1   1   1    3 Mad Malx (9,+2)
      1   1   1    3 whitehart (9,+2)
      1   1   1    3 Pollys Bott (9,+2)
      2   2        4 tonysj (12,-6)
      2   1        3 Phil 485 (13,-5)
      2   1        3 Renard (13,-5)
      4            4 Dead Calm (15)
      1            1 davep1 (16)
    
    
    Evening chaps, hope you are all keeping safe and well in these unfamiliar times. As I expected we've lost a few this month, those that remain have split into three groups: a four strong breakaway, four more in pursuit and the gruppetto.
    Enjoy the quiet roads whilst you can and stay healthy :-)
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 981
    cruff said:

    Good on yer. There's a lot of absolute mince on soshul meedja about this - people trying to be all pious and virtue signalling without being in full possession of the facts.

    Quite - the facts are quite simple though aren't they, outside for exercise once a day. However, in the absence of a strict time limit the trouble comes when people put their own spin on what constitutes a reasonable amount of time exercising. IME on the local community page it seems to be the couch potatoes pontificating and telling everyone to stay indoors at all costs, I guess they're still sore that McDs and KFC are shut...
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,069
    I haven't been doing this challenge for a couple of years now... what I would do right now is give a holiday, those who want to continue to do 100 km rides, can continue to score points, those who don't can still complete the challenge once all the restrictions are lifted... rides during this period are deferred and need to be completed at a later stage.... makes sense?
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,451

    cruff said:

    Good on yer. There's a lot of absolute mince on soshul meedja about this - people trying to be all pious and virtue signalling without being in full possession of the facts.

    Quite - the facts are quite simple though aren't they, outside for exercise once a day. However, in the absence of a strict time limit the trouble comes when people put their own spin on what constitutes a reasonable amount of time exercising. IME on the local community page it seems to be the couch potatoes pontificating and telling everyone to stay indoors at all costs, I guess they're still sore that McDs and KFC are shut...
    The current guidance to police in England is that exercising more than once a day is "likely to be reasonable" and no time limit is specified for the exercise. There is also no time limit given in the regs that the advice is based on.

    I'm guided by the need to social distance. I limit myself to rides where I'm not going to meet many people, need the loo, buy food or refill water bottles and deal with most foreseeable issues on the bike. This is up to 3 hours for me, unless I pack some decent food for a little meal break.
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