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The 2017 Half Century (50 KM or 50 Mile) A Month Challenge - Chatzone

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ColinJ, 28 Dec 2016.

  1. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    Today's 50km ride saw me complete my own challenge of each month riding a separate 100 mile ,100 km, 50 mile and 50km ride and completed 3 years of doing the half century double of a 50 km and 50 mile rides and also sawme through 10000 miles for the year so all in all a good day
     
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  2. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    So what have you left yourself with for 2018? 600k Audax?
     
  3. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    Possible same again but have a mad idea of adding a 200km ride each month aswell
     
  4. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    I assume you are retired or have an accommodating boss?
     
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  5. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    No full time job just have no family ties so time mine alone
     
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  6. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Wilier ftw

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Well done buddy, that`s a great achievement :cheers: :notworthy:
     
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  7. Domus

    Domus Senior Member

    Location:
    Sunny Radcliffe
    Going up to Grange tomorrow, fingers crossed to get my December 50k in on Saturday. Full of the sniffles so lots of layers and a simple Grange-Arnside-Grange for 34 miles and join Mrs Domus for lunch in Arnside. She will let the train take the strain.
     
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  8. Katherine

    Katherine Staff Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    That's why I think I should be having a go at the metric century!
     
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  9. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    It's possible to do both . If I was you I'd see if you can get a metric century done in Jan and go from there you can always fall back into the half century . You'd do it easily go for it
     
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  10. Katherine

    Katherine Staff Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Thanks. It's all about the January, that's for sure. Unlike you, I have to fit longer rides in carefully.
     
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  11. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester

    Great idea, I'll join you for the 200km, but it will be my imperial qualifying ride, no way I'm doing both
     
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  12. Katherine

    Katherine Staff Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Good luck to you both!!
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Well, if so you may as well do it officially as a RRtY?
     
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  14. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I'll admit that I've been tempted by the metric century challenge - however I know that I'll struggle with time as much as anything.
    I can ride a metric half in 2.5 hours if I stick to a flattish route, but to do a metric century I need double that (oddly enough!) and having 5+hours to spare (or more likely 6 hours including a stop) for a ride just isn't always possible. on top of all the other commitments that life throws at you.

    Don't get me wrong, Mrs ND is supportive of my cycling but I don't want to push that support by taking the mickey.
     
  15. Jon George

    Jon George Mamil and couldn't care less

    Location:
    Suffolk an' Good
    Phew! After a fortnight of a cold that wouldn't really burn itself out, I decided yesterday to make the most of the forecast of sunny weather today to crawl over the line. The ride was made even more 'interesting' because I awoke to find I was suffering from the D part of D&V. (The after-effects of my cold and current aliment may go some way to explain why I kept close to home.:whistle:)
    At least the sun was out and I can now claim my second trophy. ^_^
     
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