The Imperial Century A Month Challenge Chatzone

Aravis

Here for the ride.
Location
Gloucester
I must admit, I'm feeling uncomfortable about doing a ton this month.
You are certainly not alone. But for the moment I think I'd probably try given the chance.

The one personal rule which I don't think I've broken since the pandemic arrived is that I will only go out when my wife is available and willing to collect me. As she is a front-line NHS nurse working in critical care, clearly that takes priority!

I'm also dependent on her goodwill. I can't deny that last time I went out I hit the tarmac, so I can hardly say these things can't happen. My ribs are still quite sore and the consequences could have been more serious.

For the first time this year the weather looks just about perfect this coming Friday, but that is one day I definitely can't go. Good luck to anyone who can. :smile:
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
I will only go out when my wife is available and willing to collect me

This is wholly sensible.
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
I've decided against the century challenge year. Partly Covid "stay local" worries and partly my crash last year shook me up possibly more than I realised at the time and I'm a bit nervous about straying too far. I don't have a home rescue service. Oh, and I haven't ridden a century for nearly a year so now is maybe not the time to start again!

I've been trying to do longer distances on local loops, but staying within - say - 7 miles from home is a bit soul destroying as it's all suburban London and a combination of dull environment and stressful traffic. I've managed a metric century of that but I there is a huge temptation to say "sod it" when passing near to home that I sometimes can't resist.

btw I'm not for a minute suggesting people should do as I do. Best of luck to anyone doing it - or not doing it - in their own way.
 

StuAff

Silencing his legs regularly
Location
Portsmouth
I was already planning to call a halt to my participation this year- ten years seemed like an apt time to stop- and frankly, starting again after the fail a few weeks back seems more like a drudge than a challenge. I haven't actually ridden since, which is terrible I know (work,weather, or both, basically). I might however do 'twelve centuries in a year'.
 

steverob

Veteran
Location
Buckinghamshire
I was already planning to call a halt to my participation this year- ten years seemed like an apt time to stop- and frankly, starting again after the fail a few weeks back seems more like a drudge than a challenge. I haven't actually ridden since, which is terrible I know (work,weather, or both, basically). I might however do 'twelve centuries in a year'.
Make it thirteen and you can join the Lunacy thread!
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
Using THIS website which can work out a Mileage/KM radius from a point. I'm, looking at no more than 20 miles furthest from home for this months ride. I am also lucky that my partner can be on standby to pick me up if any unfortunate whatever happens.
I will be doing two different loops. Stopping at home after loop one for a cuppa and snack before heading out again.
This way I'll be on my own the whole ride with no need to visit any shops or premises apart from my own.

For those that are not doing rides during this time. It's wholly understandable and hope you'll be back in the challenge in better times.
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
I've added the following to the qualifying rude rules.

COVID. During these tough times one stop at home for refuelling during your ride is permitted. Hopefully meaning a qualifying ride can be planned sticking to more local routes than usual.

I hope this works for people.
 
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