The Cyclechat Annual Ride Every Day Challenge?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by cosmicbike, 2 Jan 2019.

  1. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Blown it already, didn't ride on the first!

    Even when I rode 'every day' I tried to have 1 day a week off (actually, one day jn every 8 to follow my shift oattern) to give my muscles and system a rest. Respect to anyone who can keep at it easily without injury, boredom, or some other unexpected hassle.
     
  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Give you a target, 1,181 days.
    Set between Febuary 2002 & May 2005(the last weekend). Five days missed/lost in March 2005 following being hit by a car.
     
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  3. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Impressive :notworthy: . Not the being hit by a car bit . If @Supersuperleeds sees this we could be in for the long haul
     
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  4. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    I don't think I'll be hitting 1,200 consecutive days.
     
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  5. OP
    OP
    cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    Well I've managed 3 so far in 2019, or 12 consecutive days since the last break.
     
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  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    I think you may have relieved someone with that post.
     
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  7. Colin_P

    Colin_P Veteran

    I like this.

    Did a 135 day streak last year, veloviewer snip below.
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    Currently 3/3 for 2019, I wonder how long it will last....

    I think the only thing I can think that'll be an issue is if I get hospitalised (again)..
     
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  8. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    Will be 4/4 in 5 mins when I leave for work
     
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  9. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
    near Hornsea
    I did it in 2015, Steve Abrahams was going for his long distance challenge & hoping to ride an average of around 200 miles a day :ohmy: I thought if he can do that, I've no excuse for not going out each day.
    It was tough at times & my legs never got the rest they needed, as many days I was riding too fast & not taking in 'recovery' rides.
    I was ill for a while during the year & one day all I could manage was a ride down the lane & back which was about 0.1 mile, the shortest ride I've ever uploaded to Strava :laugh:
    I doubt I'll ever do the challenge again, as it may make you ride in weather conditions that are not really safe :blush: I remember battling 50mph (ish) crosswinds, but luckily I don't think there was much ice that year, although I do recall one evening where I'd just arrived home from work one Sunday evening & my tea was ready as I walked in the door, but it was just starting to get frosty, so I got changed & straight out on the bike before it became too bad outside, when I arrived back home it was also frosty inside :whistle: Depending on the length of your ride you may need a very understanding partner :okay: Early on in 2015 I was getting a little bit of grief, but eventually Mrs SD came round to accept it & it got to the point where she would ask what time I was riding, rather than if ^_^
     
  10. Colin_P

    Colin_P Veteran

    @Soltydog

    Top doged'ness for that effort in 2015.

    I take the same approach, little and often and all my activities are extra-curricula with work being too far (for me) and too dangerous to cycle commute. Although I could cycle to the next furthest away train station.

    The little and often is still a herculean effort for me having a structurally damaged heart and taking massive doses of heart slowing drugs.

    Currently with mine being extra-curricular, I'm out in the cold and dark each evening which I quite enjoy, it is all about the lights!

    But yes, the gauntlet has been thrown down, I'd like to give this a bash.... although I did set aside Monday evenings for swimming... I could cycle to the swimming pool and back.
     
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  11. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

    Location:
    Timperley
    When I was doing distance running I was an admirer of Ron Hill who was well known for his running ‘streak’ in which he ran at least 1 mile every day.

    I’ve just checked how long he kept the streak going. It was over 52 years, so you guys now have a target to aim for.
     
  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Location:
    Ultima Thule
  13. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    5/5 . Took the boy with me too . Ok only 2 miles but still riding...
     
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  14. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    Day 8 . And still 100%
     
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  15. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    Still 100%
     
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