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

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

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  1. iandg

    iandg Guru

    Ready to go some time this week (very icy today) - only 82.7km off my 5000km annual goal too :smile:
  2. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

    I've improved a lot over the last few days, possibly the anaesthetic effects of Christmas cheer, and am hopeful that I can have a go over the weekend - even if it's only 1 leg pedalling!
  3. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Good luck!
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  4. iandg

    iandg Guru

  5. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

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  6. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Right that's me completed for the year.
    82 points
    Total mileage (inc non challenge) for the year 3889 (currently), so I am going to have to go out tomorrow for at least 11 miles. :smile:
    4.09 Everests

    Not too bad as the first months of the year were blighted by surgery.
  7. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    Did my final points scoring ride for the year today at just over 55km. Will be out again briefly tomorrow, but that's just because I need 16 miles in order to reach my 3,000 mile target (outdoor cycling only) for the year - have no intention of going any further than I have to, especially as the wind is meant to be stronger tomorrow and it was bad enough today!
    Last edited: 30 Dec 2017
  8. Well done to everyone that completed the challenge this year.

    A happy new year to you all.:smile:
  9. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    SE London
    Last ride of the year and a first for me - intentional off-roading. Only 32.2 miles but makes a 50 miler a walk in the park. Lots & lots of splodgy mud and the wet grass was like ice. I was on my daughter's bike and didn't get the gears sorted until we were on the way back. Then just before we left the mud the guy in front went down leaving me nowhere to go. I suppose road riders used to riding tight in a group need to loosen up. Anyway a splendid mud bath to remember it by. The other fellas were in danger of falling over laughing.

    I think I will stick to roads next year.
  10. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

    Done it! Almost 5 weeks since my accident and being told by the medics to allow 6 weeks recovery, but the leg wasn't feeling too bad so I thought I'd have a go.

    I chose the flattest, easiest course that I could and had the added benefit of a mild, sunny morning. Even the wind was calmer than forecast, so luck was with me.

    The ride was a bit of a struggle though and I was unable to put much power through the injured leg, I was about 2 mph slower than I'd be when fit.

    Nevertheless, I finished without too much discomfort and there has been no adverse reaction so far. I also managed to get over 4,000 miles for the year but am frustrated to end up on 98 points!
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  11. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Well done @kapelmuur . That's great news.
  12. Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Veteran

    I’m done too! Just being lazy and haven’t posted up my December rides yet. Will do tomorrow. Well Done everyone, great achievements all round. Happy new year!
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  13. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Well done @Rustybucket
    That the 33rd finisher and I think the last one
    Last edited: 31 Dec 2017
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  14. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    So final facts and figures but first congratulations to everyone who finished this year:bravo::wahhey:^_^
    We have 33 finishers from 39 starters amazingly low dropout rate and the highest number of finishers in the 3 years the challenge has been going
    First time finishers
    @Rustybucket ,@Renmurew ,@Bazzer ,@The Bystander ,@dickyknees ,@al3xsh ,@bruce1530 ,@wicker man ,@Ice2911 ,@Salty seadog ,@Saluki ,@Domus ,@Chris Doyle ,@GuyBoden
    Doing the double 2nd year
    @StuartG ,@Lilliburlero ,@cosmicbike ,@NorthernDave ,@steverob ,@Osprey ,@Jon George ,@Milkfloat ,@aferris2 ,@steveindenmark ,@Effyb4 ,@Sbudge ,@kapelmuur ,@tallliman
    Doing the triple in from the begining 3rd year
    @ColinJ ,@Spinney ,@gavgav ,@Katherine ,@13 rider
    9 have doubled up completing the metric century as well
    @GuyBoden ,@Lilliburlero ,@tallliman ,@cosmicbike ,@StuartG ,@Osprey ,@ColinJ ,@Sbudge ,@Milkfloat
    And 1 nutter has completed the triple half century ,metric century and Imperial century challenges
    @13 rider :shy:
    Well done again everyone and the good news the madness starts again tomorrow . Wishing everyone health and happiness and plenty of miles for 2018
    Last edited: 31 Dec 2017
  15. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Pro sandbagger

    South Derbyshire
    Well done all, big respect :notworthy:

    We go again tomorrow :crazy: :laugh:

    Go for it :bicycle:
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