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2010 Metric Century Challenge

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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,960
    velocitizen

    What's the opinion on a split ride over several hours, ie dinner in the middle? or for that matter going to work, say 30+ miles each way commuting, do either of those count?
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  • I would think a 'Cafe stop' for tea and cakes is ok, but 2 rides split by a day at work is 2 x 30 mile rides so wouldn't count.
    BeestonCC Sportive
    Sunday 24th June 2012
    Enjoy the finest cycling in the Peak District.
    47, 75 and 111 mile routes.
    http://www.beestonccsportive.co.uk/
  • snakehipssnakehips Posts: 2,272
    Oh dear , that's it chaps , sad to have to admit it but I'm out.

    Good luck to everybody still in , I'll be watching.

    Snake

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  • velocitizenvelocitizen Posts: 327
    edited March 2010
    All done for February? 31 riders still in, got to get easier in March hasn't it.
    Sorry to lose so many so early.


    infamous 12
    Airwave 10
    lucky paddy 8
    sbezza 7
    daibhi 7
    Mad One 6
    bobtbuilder 5
    Fuji Mackers 5
    Big Ted 5
    gbs 4
    redgreenbaron 4
    genki 4
    bikergirl17 4
    dodgy 3
    in-gearjohn 3
    velocitizen 2
    threelionsbrian 2
    pdstsp 2
    attica 2
    Heaney 2
    MikeEye 2
    pneumatic 2
    Batch78 2
    Hagrid 2
    Welsh_Rider 2
    nicky_7751 2
    Pollys Bott 2
    toontra 2
    flix23 2
    leedsmjh 2
    timmyflash 2

    Edit to include Batch78
    BeestonCC Sportive
    Sunday 24th June 2012
    Enjoy the finest cycling in the Peak District.
    47, 75 and 111 mile routes.
    http://www.beestonccsportive.co.uk/
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    I'm still in, just! Was waiting to see if I could force another today, it didn't happen settled on 20 miles on the turbo, last year was my first full year as a roadie kinda thinkin it would have been better to stay as a part time mountain biker now!!! :?
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    edited February 2010
    dp
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    edited February 2010
    dp
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    I'm also having serious pc problems, pissin computers!
  • I still here could not log on last night. Am on a home based Traing Camp :D so hopefully will get a fe more up this week as it maybe cold but it is dry + sunny
    Go neiri on bothar leat.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,960
    Yeh I'm out so early on and not due to injuries either, damn family wedding in Auz killed my hopes of a Feb metric :evil:

    Still I plan to carry on knocking out metrics just to see if I can beat my own record last year.

    Good luck everyone and well done for getting through this terrible weather in Jan/Feb roll on the summer.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • pollys_bottpollys_bott Posts: 994
    Beautiful ride this afternoon out through the Vale of Belvoir up to the castle, south towards Oakham then back west to home - just under 120kms. Nice to be able to ride without a fleece under the jacket, and the gloves even came off for a while...

    Thanks again to Velo for creating this challenge - not only am I getting fitter I'm also seeing some beautiful countryside that I never knew existed virtually on my doorstep.
  • velocitizenvelocitizen Posts: 327
    Beautiful ride this afternoon out through the Vale of Belvoir up to the castle, south towards Oakham then back west to home - just under 120kms. Nice to be able to ride without a fleece under the jacket, and the gloves even came off for a while...

    Thanks again to Velo for creating this challenge - not only am I getting fitter I'm also seeing some beautiful countryside that I never knew existed virtually on my doorstep.
    It's been a great couple of days so far in March, each morning I've wanted to extend a commute, not likely to hold until Saturday is it?
    I like the Vale of Belvoir, but tend to head the other way towards the Peak district.
    Glad you're enjoying the challenge, the first year I did it it gave me that added push to go out each month.
    BeestonCC Sportive
    Sunday 24th June 2012
    Enjoy the finest cycling in the Peak District.
    47, 75 and 111 mile routes.
    http://www.beestonccsportive.co.uk/
  • T.C.T.C. Posts: 495
    i,ve updated
  • Late update on my Feb ride - sneaked in a 102km-er on the 27th.
  • mikeeyemikeeye Posts: 162
    Took the day off work to do my March ride today. Great weather for it - spring is definitely on its way :)

    My rear gear cable broke though so my bike is now stuck in top gear. Fortunately I was within 1 mile of the finish when it happened. Phew!
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  • gbsgbs Posts: 450
    Another run posted today; this is becoming addictive but I am sure that Autumn will bring a cure.
    vintage newbie, spinning away
  • gbsgbs Posts: 450
    Oh dear I am becoming a serial poster but at least I recognised an addiction in my previous post.

    Here is another kind of relevant stat. Rides this year amount to 1310k and 8496m vertical; respectively 97% of the JOGLE distance and 96% of Everest altitude. I think I will aim at 5x the two yardsticks in 2010 and perhaps 6x next year.
    vintage newbie, spinning away
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    Good luck to you GBS.

    Thanks Velo, I'm finding it so much harder this year, went for a second this month and after 40miles had no commitment.

    Hopefully some good weather will spur us all on next month.
  • velocitizenvelocitizen Posts: 327
    April update
    Airwave 17
    infamous 16
    genki 12
    daibhi 12
    lucky paddy 11
    toontra 9
    Big Ted 9
    bobtbuilder 8
    bikergirl17 8
    threelionsbrian 7
    sbezza 7
    redgreenbaron 7
    Heaney 7
    Fuji Mackers 7
    Mad One 6
    gbs 6
    Welsh_Rider 4
    velocitizen 4
    timmyflash 4
    pdstsp 4
    leedsmjh 4
    in-gearjohn 4
    capilinconnemara 4
    T.C. 3
    Pollys Bott 3
    pneumatic 3
    MikeEye 3
    Hagrid 3
    flix23 3
    dodgy 3
    Batch78 3
    attica 3
    Abdoujaparov 3
    nicky_7751 2

    Thought I'd get my April ride in early this month, great ride up some Derbyshire hills, it was wet, roads were covered in mud, got home checked the route on Bikely. 58 miles.
    Must wait until next weekend now!
    Please try and update your posts by the end of the month, It makes the admin. easier.
    Cheers, enjoy April, Happy Easter.
    Velocitizen
    BeestonCC Sportive
    Sunday 24th June 2012
    Enjoy the finest cycling in the Peak District.
    47, 75 and 111 mile routes.
    http://www.beestonccsportive.co.uk/
  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    Thanks as always Velo.
  • gbsgbs Posts: 450
    I have updated. I found the 20-25kph headwind quite tiresome on the way out ie W/SW to Windsor and not much help on the way back to Fulham.

    I am pleased to say that I scalped 3 roadies on the last hill of the the day, Dark Hill in RP.
    vintage newbie, spinning away
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    Cheers Velo.

    Just posted another, what a change in the weather down south today though, had been lulled into thinking summer was here!
  • flix23flix23 Posts: 72
    Completed my first 'imperial' century yesterday, so two centuries now for me for April.
  • velocitizenvelocitizen Posts: 327
    May 3rd update...

    Airwave 24
    daibhi 20
    genki 18
    lucky paddy 18
    toontra 18
    infamous 17
    Heaney 16
    bikergirl17 13
    Big Ted 11
    bobtbuilder 11
    Mad One 11
    redgreenbaron 11
    threelionsbrian 10
    Fuji Mackers 9
    capilinconnemara 8
    gbs 8
    pdstsp 8
    in-gearjohn 6
    timmyflash 6
    Welsh_Rider 6
    attica 5
    Batch78 5
    flix23 5
    leedsmjh 5
    MikeEye 5
    T.C. 5
    velocitizen 5
    Hagrid 4
    pneumatic 4
    Pollys Bott 4

    Regards
    Velocitizen
    BeestonCC Sportive
    Sunday 24th June 2012
    Enjoy the finest cycling in the Peak District.
    47, 75 and 111 mile routes.
    http://www.beestonccsportive.co.uk/
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Just to let you know, I've updated to show the rides I haven't had time to record on here - so I'm still in :) My post is on 24 Dec 2009 09:20
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    Quite why I rode out southwesterly to return northeasterly with todays headwind I'll never know. :?

    Hope you all had a pleasant weekend and managed to get some riding in between the rain!
  • RedGreenBaronRedGreenBaron Posts: 232
    Thanks Velo, as ever.
  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    Cheers Velo.
  • velocitizenvelocitizen Posts: 327
    End of May update on the challenge,

    Airwave 31

    daibhi 27

    genki 24

    toontra 23

    Heaney 22

    lucky paddy 22

    infamous 20

    bikergirl17 17

    redgreenbaron 16

    Big Ted 15

    threelionsbrian 15

    Fuji Mackers 13

    Mad One 13

    capilinconnemara 12

    in-gearjohn 11

    gbs 10

    Welsh_Rider 10

    pdstsp 9

    Dodgy 8

    velocitizen 8

    attica 7

    Batch78 7

    flix23 7

    leedsmjh 7

    pneumatic 7

    timmyflash 7

    Hagrid 6

    MikeEye 6

    Pollys Bott 5

    Lost Bobtbuilder and T.C. this month, :cry:
    BeestonCC Sportive
    Sunday 24th June 2012
    Enjoy the finest cycling in the Peak District.
    47, 75 and 111 mile routes.
    http://www.beestonccsportive.co.uk/
  • Thanks Velo.

    This is a great motivator
    Go neiri on bothar leat.
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