The 2016 Half Century (50 KM or 50 Mile) A Month Challenge - Chatzone

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ColinJ, 21 Dec 2015.

  1. Sbudge

    Sbudge Cyclist

    I know the feeling Steve. I had a similar day today. First 'off' was on slimy concrete under the motorway (messy but fine), second 'off' was avoiding an out-of-control dog ("I'm so sorry but he's not my dog!") and that one made me very glad to be wearing a helmet as I definitely saw stars. Then I got a puncture with just 5 km to go, sealant worked in the end but not before covering me in the stuff as it sprayed out as I rode. Finally, adding insult to injury Strava only showed the ride as 99.8km despite the Garmin showing 101.2km. Since 101km was the distance I planned on RidewithGPS and the Garmin matched it I'm assuming Strava is just being annoying and will claim it (with suitable supporting documentation :-)) as a 3 pointer! Oh yes, and it was ****ing muddy too. :-)
     
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  2. Jon George

    Jon George Mamil and couldn't care less

    Location:
    Suffolk an' Good
    I am not panicking. I figure if I can get out on a bike every day this year (even if it is just around the houses), then a December 50 km with a bit of pain will still be possible. ^_^
     
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  3. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    4 more finishers today so total now 19
     
  4. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Congratulations to all the finishers! This challenge has helped me no end this year and a lot of that is people posting comments and rides! Even if you've only managed 12 rides, it's still an achievement to be happy with!
     
  5. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    Another one crosses the line upto 20 finishers
     
  6. Sbudge

    Sbudge Cyclist

    With any luck there will be more finishers this year than starters last year. Great work and an awful lot of perseverance from folk, some of which I know had to really dig deep at times/
     
  7. Jon George

    Jon George Mamil and couldn't care less

    Location:
    Suffolk an' Good
    I don’t know if I’ve been heroic, mad, or just plain CC forum member obsessed, but I used this year’s local Christmas card deliveries to grind over the finish line. I don’t know if I should have got a TUE, but the paracetamol seemed to have reduced some of the aches and pains of getting on and off the bike. ^_^ Incidentally, I am also wondering if my injuries are subconsciously causing me to ride more defensively – I’m certainly cruising a lot slower than normal – but the number of close passes seemed to have increased since my crash. (Perhaps the Nobbers can smell weakness.) Anyway, that’s one of 2016’s cycling challenges in the bag! :okay:
     
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  8. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    Well done on getting over the line . You definitely have a serious dose of half centuryitus it's very contagious
     
  9. A quick question, how do I get my bronze star for being a good boy on my bicycle and doing 50km's in a single ride each month?
     
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  10. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    Simple copy and paste into signature post on page 57 with the star
     
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  11. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    21 riders post rides for Jan 2015 and today we now have with today's finisher and my miscount 22 finishers this year so far . That's 3 times last year's number of finishers . Well done everyone
     
  12. HertzvanRental

    HertzvanRental Veteran

    The good news is that I have completed the challenge. The bad news is that I don't really understand the instructions of how to get my star!!
    Could you guide me, bearing in mind that you are talking to a computer moron. Thank you.
     
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  13. Jon George

    Jon George Mamil and couldn't care less

    Location:
    Suffolk an' Good
    Go to page 57 of this thread and you'll find a post with a star in it. Place your curser immediately to the left of it and left-click your mouse to highlight it. Right-click and select the choice: Copy. Go to the top right of this page and 'hover' your curser over your name. From the list on the left-hand side that drops down, select Signature. In the panel that appears, right-click and select Paste. Just add what it's for, and click save. Ta-da!
     
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  14. HertzvanRental

    HertzvanRental Veteran

    Thank you!
     
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  15. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Location:
    Manchester
    I have done 2 qualifying rides this month but I have been waiting for a chance to edit my previous post on the pc. Still waiting!
     
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