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Metric Century Challenge 2021

Time to start thinking about the Metric Century Challenge for 2021!

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 2021. 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 2021. 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 2021. No late starters or double rides to catch up after 31 January 2021.
* Ride at least 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 27th, 104.8 kms, 1 point, total 1 point.
Feb 16th 104.2 kms, 1 point, total 2 points
March 30th 100.6 kms, 1 point, total 3 points
April 20th 105.3 kms, 1 point, total 4 points

Posts

  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,238
    edited 15 September
    Back at it again. I find this a great motivator, particularly in these COVID times, so than you @pollys_bott .

    3 Jan - 100km - 1 point
    10 Jan - 100km - 1 point
    17 Jan - 100km - 1 point

    7 Feb - 100km - 1 point
    21 Feb - 100km - 1 point
    28 Feb - 100km - 1 point

    7 Mar - 100km - 1 point
    14 March - 100km - 1 point
    21 March - 100km - 1 point
    28 March - 100km - 1 point

    3 April - 100km - 1 point
    11 April - 100km - 1 point
    16 April - 100km - 1 point
    25 April - 200km - 2 point

    1 May - 100km - 1 point
    9 May - 100km - 1 point
    14 May - 200km - 2 points
    16 May - 100km - 1 point
    23 May - 200km - 2 points
    29 May - 200km - 2 points
    31 May - 100km - 1 point

    6 June - 100km - 1 point
    13 June - 100km - 1 point
    20 June - 100km - 1 point
    27 June - 200km - 2 points

    10 July - 200km - 2 points
    15 July - 200km - 2 points
    18 July - 100km - 1 point
    25 July - 100km - 1 point

    1 Aug - 100km - 1 point
    8 Aug - 100km - 1 point
    15 Aug - 100km - 1 point
    29 Aug - 100km - 1 point

    2 Sept - 100km - 1 point
    12 Sept - 100km - 1 point

    Total Points: 42 Points
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 988
    edited 16 September
    Here we go ...

    Jan 9th - 101.78 km - 1 point
    Jan 17th - 102.83 km - 1 point
    Jan 23rd - 101.60 km - 1 point
    Jan 29th - 102.63 km - 1 point

    Feb 6th - 113.09 km - 1 point
    Feb 12th - 101.53km - 1 point
    Feb 21st - 101.12km - 1 point
    Feb 24th - 103.40km - 1 point
    Feb 28th - 108.02km - 1 point

    March 7th - 161.55km - 1 point
    March 13th - 106.82km - 1 point
    March 17th - 100.99km - 1 point
    March 21st - 111.03km - 1 point

    April 4th - 111.79km - 1 point
    April 8th - 104.43km - 1 point
    April 11th - 185.66km - 1 point
    April 18th - 102.48km - 1 point
    April 25th - 106.87km - 1 point
    April 29th - 101.17km - 1 point

    May 2nd - 101.27km - 1 point
    May 9th - 105.84km - 1 point
    May 16th - 112.77km - 1 point
    May 23rd - 105.15km - 1 point
    May 28th - 101.41km - 1 point
    May 31st - 100.91km - 1 point

    June 4th - 101.92km - 1 point
    June 6th - 104.4km - 1 point
    June 9th - 169.53km - 1 point
    June 13th - 103.03km - 1 point
    June 23rd - 339.3km - 3 points

    July 1st - 102.7km - 1 point
    July 8th - 101.68km 1 point
    July 11th - 104.04km - 1 point
    July 22nd - 103.14km - 1 point
    July 25th - 105.08km - 1 point
    July 29th - 105.97km - 1 point
    July 31st - 111.47km - 1 point

    August 4th - 102.63km - 1 point
    August 8th - 105.13km - 1 point
    August 11th - 181.92km - 1 point
    August 15th - 111.7km - 1 point
    August 20th - 104.11km - 1 point
    August 22nd - 108 km - 1 point
    August 25th - 103.96km - 1 point
    August 28th - 103.4km - 1 point

    Sept 3rd - 102.1km - 1 point
    Sept 5th - 101.85km - 1 point
    Sept 11th - 103.1km - 1 point
    Sept 16th - 220.11km - 2 points

    Total - 52 points
    2020 Metric Century Challenge Winner
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,205
    Add me in, assuming I get to ride outside soon!
  • diplodicusdiplodicus Posts: 620
    edited 11 September
    Doing a lot of off road at the moment which makes 100km rides challenging, still I will give it a go.
    Thanks for organising polys_bott.

    Jan 23..................1 point.................100 km .................total points 1...............total km 100
    Feb 07.................1 point.................121 km .................total points 2...............total km 221
    Feb 27.................1 point.................107 km .................total points 3...............total km 328
    Mar 06.................1 point.................116 km .................total points 4...............total km 444
    Mar 13.................1 point.................119 km .................total points 5...............total km 563
    Mar 20.................1 point.................116 km .................total points 6...............total km 679
    Mar 28.................1 point.................139 km .................total points 7...............total km 818
    Apr 03..................1 point.................102 km .................total points 8...............total km 920
    Apr 10..................1 point.................112 km .................total points 9............total km 1,032
    Apr 17..................1 point.................138 km ...............total points 10............total km 1,170
    Apr 24..................2 point.................208 km ...............total points 12............total km 1,378
    May 01................1 point.................130 km ...............total points 13............total km 1,508
    May 02................1 point.................102 km ...............total points 14............total km 1,610
    May 09................1 point.................105 km ...............total points 15............total km 1,715
    May 15................1 point.................114 km ...............total points 16............total km 1,829
    May 22................1 point.................142 km ...............total points 17............total km 1,971
    June 05................2 point.................208 km ...............total points 19............total km 2,179
    June 10................1 point.................101 km ...............total points 20............total km 2,280
    June 12................1 point.................119 km ...............total points 21............total km 2,399
    June 19................1 point.................140 km ...............total points 22............total km 2,539
    June 20................1 point.................101 km ...............total points 23............total km 2,640
    July 05..................1 point.................100 km ...............total points 24............total km 2,740
    July 11..................1 point.................103 km ...............total points 25............total km 2,843
    July 17..................1 point.................122 km ...............total points 26............total km 2,965
    July 22..................1 point.................101 km ...............total points 27............total km 3,066
    July 31..................1 point.................148 km ...............total points 28............total km 3,214
    Aug 27.................1 point.................100 km ...............total points 29............total km 3,314
    Sep 04.................1 point.................106 km ...............total points 30............total km 3,420
    Sep 11.................1 point.................104 km ...............total points 31............total km 3,524
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    edited 11 April
    Many thanks Polly.

    My second try at this - after dropping out halfway through 2018. My take is that so long as I'm confident I can complete it self supported without cafe stops etc (or my wife is available to rescue me) I am covid safe.

    So, no wind or rain for this January ride - just cold.

    Jan 23 - 110 km (1,219 m asc) - 1 point Almost Beacon Hill
    Feb 27 - 111 km (1468 m ascent) - 1 point Butser or Bust
    Mar 31 - 102 km (1125 m ascent) - 1 point Gravel, mud, sand and roads

    Total: 3 points, 323km

    Only just in for March!
  • durrindurrin Posts: 122
    edited 29 August
    2021-1-24: 112,4km, 1 point - totals: 1 points, 112,4kms (January MCC)
    2021-2-27: 103,8km, 1 point - totals: 2 points, 216,2kms (February MCC)
    2021-3-31: 105,4km, 1 point - totals: 3 points, 321,6kms (March MCC)
    2021-4-17: 203km, 2 points - totals: 5 points, 524,6kms (BRM200 Hillerød)
    2021-4-24: 210,8km, 2 points - totals: 7 points, 735,4kms (BRM200 Slagelse)
    2021-5-31: 103,5km, 1 point - totals: 8 points, 838,9kms (work century)

    2021-6-6: 410,1km, 4 points - totals: 12 points, 1248,9kms (BRM400 Hillerød)

    2021-7-13: 106,3km, 1 point - totals: 13 points, 1355,2kms (errands)
    2021-7-15: 121km, 1 point - totals: 14 points, 1476,2kms (to Karrebæksminde)

    2021-8-5: 152,1km, 1 point - totals: 15 points, 1628,3kms (North Funen wander)
    2021-8-14: 205,6km, 2 points - totals: 17 points, 1833,9kms (Swedeman Xtri - bike)
    2021-8-29: 602,8km, 6 points - totals: 23 points, 2436,7kms (BRM600 Malmö)
  • renardrenard Posts: 50
    edited 12 September
    25 Jan. 113km. 1 point
    15 Feb. 113km. 1 point
    18 Mar. 113km. 1 point
    2 Apr. 116km. 1 point
    14 Apr. 161km. 1 point
    23 Apr. 101km. 1 point
    9 May. 211km. 2 points
    18 May. 129km. 1 point
    27 May. 126km. 1 point
    8 June. 130km. 1 point
    19 June. 105km. 1 point
    25 June. 119km. 1 point
    7 July. 104km. 1 point
    9 July. 146km. 1 point
    15 July. 117km. 1 point
    11 Aug. 104km. 1 point
    18 Aug. 115km. 1 point
    9 Sep. 173km. 1 point




    Total. 2386km. 18 points
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,348
    edited 15 August
    Didn’t think I was going to make my Jan ride, but I needed to defend my Lantern Rouge. Thanks again @pollys_bott

    27/01/21 114km, 1 point
    26/02/21 101km, 1 point
    08/03/21 130km, 1 point
    16/04/21 113km, 1 point

    06/05/21 105km, 1 point
    14/05/21 118km, 1 point
    18/05/21 101km, 1 point

    04/06/21 113km, 1 point
    08/06/21 160km, 1 point
    11/06/21 118km, 1 point
    12/06/21 121km, 1 point

    08/07/21 105km, 1 point
    14/07/21 132km, 1 point
    15/07/21 114km, 1 point
    16/07/21 105km, 1 point

    12/08/21 110km, 1 point

    Total 1859km, 16 points
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,205
    Not looking good for me to get one in, which would be the first time in 60 months I'd have failed to do an outdoor 100 km ride.
  • white_hartwhite_hart Posts: 9
    edited 5 September
    Back in.
    28 Jan 100km 1 point (Chichester / Milland loop) #cramp
    20 Feb 100km 1 point total 200km 2 points (Chichester / Milland loop) #samesame
    6 Mar 100km 1 point total 300km 3 points (Chichester/Haslemere/Petersfield) #ridingthroughglue #unjoursans
    14 Mar 100km 1 point total 400km 4 points (Elmer Beach loop 4hr03min) #tailwindout #headwindback
    21 Mar 115km 1point total 515km 5 points (Southsea/Tilford/Petersfield) #groundouttheclimbs
    4 Apr 100km 1 point total 615km 6 points (Chichester/Haslemere/Petersfield) #QuellLanehorrorshow
    18 Apr 103km 1 point total 718km 7 points (Chichester/Tilford/Haslemere) #bigringuptohindhead
    24 Apr 105km 1 point total 823km 8 points (Elmer Beach loop 3hr47min) #headwindout #tailwindback
    3 May 100km 1 point total 923km 9 points Winchester loop in the big ring #acomedyoferrors
    15 May 100km 1 point total 1023km 10 points Petersfield loop #wetandwindy
    30 May 101km 1 point total 1124km 11 points (Chichester/Tilford/Haslemere) #bigringuptohindhead #crawledupbeaconhill
    5 June 152km 1 point total 1276km 12 points (Southsea/Elmer Beach/Petersfield)
    #rollinwithJoe #livetorideanotherday
    2 July 153km 1 point total 1429km 13 points (Southsea - Tilford loop) #allthebigclimbs #legsshutupforonce
    30 Aug 101km 1 point total 1530 km 14 points (Elmer Beach loop) #backonthebike #killorcure
    5 Sep 101km 1 point total 1631 km 15 points (Alresford loop) #newroads #bigringcrawl
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    edited 15 February
    jan total
      4    4 CarbonClem (1)
      3    3 Dish_dash (2)
      1    1 Durrin (3)
      1    1 diplodicus (3)
      1    1 whitehart (3)
      1    1 Mad Malx (3)
      1    1 Pollys Bott (3)
      1    1 mrfpb (3)
      1    1 Renard (3)
    
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    A small band of brothers undertaking the challenge this year - it may be an old-fashioned way of doing this sort of thing but as long as there is someone who benefits from having it to aim for then it'll be here. It may be the only month that it happens but for now everyone is in a podium position :smile: with CarbonClem and Dish_dash leading the way.
    Hope you're all looking forward to some Spring-like weather for the rest of the month after the somewhat bracing first half of February, stay safe and well...
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    I'm starting to feel more confident about riding during the year ahead now that I've had my first jab.

    Its a shame the "roadmap" wasn't announced a few weeks earlier, I think there'd be more of us taking part.
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    jan feb total
      4   5    9 CarbonClem (1,=)
      3   3    6 Dish_dash (2,=)
      1   2    3 diplodicus (3,=)
      1   1    2 Durrin (4,-1)
      1   1    2 whitehart (4,-1)
      1   1    2 Mad Malx (4,-1)
      1   1    2 Pollys Bott (4,-1)
      1   1    2 mrfpb (4,-1)
      1   1    2 Renard (4,-1)
    
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    Two months in and Clem & Dish make the early running, diplodicus pops into third spot and the rest of us tootle along at level par. Hope no-one's out there tonight, it's a wee bit blowy... all the best and here's to a quick return to some calmer weather soon :-)
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,166
    I assume indoor ones don't count? I had assumed they didn't and didn't look at this challenge last year/this year, but I see now it's actually not stated in the rules :wink:

    I think my total for outdoor 100ks last year was quite good but I don't think I did one a month - didn't really start till March. So far this year I have done 6, but only one outdoors. I expect that I'll get a lot more outdoor ones from now on.
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    jan feb mar total
      4   5   4   13 CarbonClem (1,=)
      3   3   3    9 Dish_dash (2,=)
      1   2   4    7 diplodicus (3,=)
      1   1   3    5 whitehart (4,=)
      1   1   1    3 Durrin (5,-1)
      1   1   1    3 Mad Malx (5,-1)
      1   1   1    3 Pollys Bott (5,-1)
      1   1   1    3 mrfpb (5,-1)
      1   1   1    3 Renard (5,-1)
    
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    A couple of us left it late to get our March rides in but after the first quarter of the year everyone is still going. Carbon & Dish maintain their steady starts and diplodicus closes the gap slightly. Whitehart seems determined to avoid the lanterne rouge this year as he breaks away from the bunch & sets off in pursuit of the leaders...
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    I'm out. A couple of weeks off the bike this month. I considered taking a day off this week for a long ride! But intense family and work stuff for the next two months means I'd be dropping out in May anyway.
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    jan feb mar apr total
      4   5   4   6   19 CarbonClem (1,=)
      3   3   4   5   15 Dish_dash (2,=)
      1   2   4   5   12 diplodicus (3,=)
      1   1   3   3    8 whitehart (4,=)
      1   1   1   3    6 Renard (5,=)
      1   1   1   1    4 Mad Malx (6,-1)
      1   1   1   1    4 Pollys Bott (6,-1)
      1   1   1        3 Durrin (8,-3)
      1   1   1        3 mrfpb (8,-3)
    
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    Nine become seven as durrin and mrfpb depart. The top three consolidate their positions as whitehart and Renard give valiant pursuit leaving a very small autobus bringing up the rear...
  • durrindurrin Posts: 122
    whoops! as I went to update for May I realized I hadn't updated for April: I did 2 200s in April...
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    durrin said:

    whoops! as I went to update for May I realized I hadn't updated for April: I did 2 200s in April...

    No problem - back in the game :-)
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    jan feb mar apr may total
      4   5   4   6   6   25 CarbonClem (1,=)
      3   3   4   5  10   25 Dish_dash (1,+1)
      1   2   4   5   5   17 diplodicus (3,=)
      1   1   3   3   3   11 whitehart (4,=)
      1   1   1   3   4   10 Renard (5,+1)
      1   1   1   4   1    8 Durrin (6,-1)
      1   1   1   1   3    7 Mad Malx (7,=)
      1   1   1   1        4 Pollys Bott (8,-1)
      1   1   1            3 mrfpb (9,=)
    
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    Good work fellas - I thought May had been mostly washed out by shite weather but maybe I'm just getting soft in my old age. Am out anyway thanks to said weather /softness and hayfever on top of possible long covid. Awesome.
    Cracking month for Dish as he draws level with the consistent CarbonClem and diplodicus consolidates third in the current standings.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,348
    edited 17 July
    ..
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul total
      4   5   4   6   6   7   7   39 CarbonClem (1,=)
      3   3   4   5  10   5   6   36 Dish_dash (2,=)
      1   2   4   5   5   6   5   28 diplodicus (3,=)
      1   1   1   3   4   3   3   16 Renard (4,=)
      1   1   1   1   3   4   4   15 Mad Malx (5,+2)
      1   1   1   4   1   4   2   14 Durrin (6,-1)
      1   1   3   3   3   1   1   13 whitehart (7,-2)
      1   1   1   1                4 Pollys Bott (8,=)
      1   1   1                    3 mrfpb (9,=)
    
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    Some good battles going on this year, Carbon re-opens the gap to Dish in second place whilst diplodicus has another couple of consistent months. At the other end of the bunch there looks to be a keen fight shaping up for the lanterne rouge...



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