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  • Premier Icon ton
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    going to try and ride 500 miles a month. I know it is not far to some on here, but to others it is a nice target to aim for.

    I am going to post each months mileage on this thread.
    anyone fancy it?

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Good man Tony!
    Dunno if ill manage 500 a month, but want to do a lot more this year..

    mooman
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    To what aim is the 500 miles a month towards?

    Could get very boring if they are simply junk miles.

    Good luck anyways.

    Premier Icon ton
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    aim? no aim mooman, just to get out on the bike more.
    could be racingtouringcommutingmtbingdownhillingbikepoloingtimetrialingbmxingpootlingbimblingshredding or just plain old riding.

    8)

    6000 miles a year is a fair wack. Way more than I or many on here can hope to do and we don’t have permanent AF. Make sure your goal is reasonably achievable though or else it’s too easy to give up.

    Premier Icon paulmgreen
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    I will join you on that buddy ……. I’ve managed 500 miles a month a couple of times in the last 2 years since I have started cycling ‘properly’…. Both months being on holiday……

    Don’t know realistically how likely it is I will do it but a good target anyways!

    Set up a Strava or Endomondo group ?

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    Good luck with that. It is quite a big total to try for in the winter. I tried something similar a few years ago and found it was easier to do if you aim for that as an average monthly total for the year. That way if you have a bad month due to illness/bad weather etc you can catch up later and can still stick to your resolution.

    I’m going to have a crack at this. With commuting, plus a weekend ride and the odd event I should manage it.

    Premier Icon ton
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    this months target works out at 16.2 miles a day. not too difficult I hope.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    racingtouringcommutingmtbingdownhillingbikepoloingtimetrialingbmxingpootlingbimblingshredding

    I’m prepared to pay money to a charity of your choice to watch the bmxing Tony 😆

    DanW
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    I was just about to say something similar on the average riding needed to hit the goal. just over 7 hours a week on the bike (assuming this is on the road and 16mph average speed). Is this on the road Ton? Riding 7 hours a week on average doesn’t sound like much but a bad few weeks can be hard to make up for. All the best Ton

    Solo
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    junk miles

    Thankfully, I don’t think I’ve encountered any of these.

    Cycling’s great !

    🙂

    DanW
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    Yep, no such thing as junk miles, especially if you have a specific goal of 500 miles a month and enjoy Audaux riding. The riding meets the goal.

    Cool just joined.

    hora
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    Serious question, why?

    Wear tear infection etc etc. Ride for fun not quantity.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    nice @ 500/month

    significantly more than I’d manage, even with commuting

    oh… may want to change the end date of that endomondo challenge to 1 Jan 2015, just in case any participants do a last ditch attempt on 31/12 to get the final 500 😉

    IanW
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    I would plan for a few higher mile months in June, July and August and a few less in December, January and February.

    bikebouy
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    Beat of luck, should do your health the world of good.. 😀

    hora – Member
    Serious question, why?

    Wear tear infection etc etc. Ride for fun not quantity.

    Serious answer, because he wants to, and that makes it fun? I would if I could so I will join the Endomondo challenge and fail miserably to make 500 miles a month thanks to idleness/work/kids/alltheotherexcusesyoucanthinkof but will enjoy watching 🙂

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Ride for fun not quantity.

    It’s more fun when you’re fitter.

    And more miles = more opportunities for bikey fun.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    wonder how long before the German and Spanish endomondo trophy hunters join the group too? 😉

    may join but I won’t be doing 500x12miles, but could act as the sweeper in last place. Anyone behind me will have to pull their finger out and JGOAR to have any pride.

    Premier Icon ton
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    Hora…..why not?

    also might add, I am quite excited about doing this, not had a bike challenge to aim for over the last 3yrs thru ill health.
    feel ok enough to go for this. 8)

    @ton

    Good luck!

    I ride 250km a week so 1000 km a month commuting to work and back, don’t really ride recreationally any more

    Body gets used to the distance quite easily as long as you don’t push too hard, you will get hungry though!

    bikeneil
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    Serious question, why? Wear tear infection etc etc. Ride for fun not quantity.

    This ^ Unless it’s for bragging rights.

    wors
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    Good luck mate, I’ll join you on this.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Go on then, seeing as it’s you… 🙂

    I’m aiming for the bottom 5.

    amplebrew
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    It’s nice to have a challenge and something to spur me on.

    Not sure I’ll manage 500 miles every month due to shift work, but I’ll have a go; just joined the Endomondo group now.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Big challenge!! Best of luck. I’ve only once managed to average 500 miles a month over a year. I barely made half that in 2013 (though the vast majority were off-road this time).

    Challenges are great. They give you incentive. I (only just) managed the bivvy-a-month thing for 2013 and will be repeating it this year.

    The challenge has been set up as ‘number of workouts’ not as a ‘cumulative mileage’ challenge. Surely the idea is to record the amount of miles and not how many times you ride?

    Ok, would love to get on this but health has been a mare dealing with the arse end of meningitis

    Reckon I could potentially do it if I could Include static miles like turbo, gym bike or spinning classes.
    I’ve just joined the gym to try and regulate my excercise more. Up to now I struggled to get out as my immune system is pants and it’s been to cold and dark (used to do loads of night riding 🙁 ). It’s been a hard winter and I’m massively off the pace and put on a stone +.

    Having a goal like this will help to motivate me to keep the exercise up even when I feel too rubbish to be outside on a proper bike.

    So what you reckon lads. Room for a bit of nesh lad in your 500 club?

    oldnpastit
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    I’d love to be able to do that but I don’t think I have the time (I’m assuming getting a tow from a truck at 100mph doesn’t count). Good luck though, sounds like an excellent thing to try to do!

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Ooh I’m tempted. I’ll see if the LBS has some raceblade longs.

    Gary_M
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    500 miles a month can be difficult to do in December and January if its a cold winter. Why not aim for 6000
    A year with the plan to do 3000 by end of June.

    December was good though and only the wind towards the end of the month kept me off the bike for a couple of days.

    Hornet600
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    Always good to have a challenge and if it keeps you motivated and out on the bike, then all the better.

    I will be targeting something similar this year, with the intent of then racing again next year.

    Hornet600
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    Always good to have a challenge and if it keeps you motivated and out on the bike, then all the better.

    I will be targeting something similar this year, with the intent of then racing again next year.

    Gary_M
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    Serious question, why?
    Wear tear infection etc etc. Ride for fun not quantity.

    Its only 125 miles a week, it’s hardly going to lead to infection. I do around that mileage most months and I’m fine. And it’s still fun.

    IanW
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    When I was just mtb’ing at the weekend a full week of commuting or a lengthy road ride would leave me feeling run down. After doing more miles last year(in the region of 500 per month) I feel much more resilient and no more likely to get ill or anything.
    Weather and daylight though make it difficult to get the miles in through winter. So to plan for that and build some fitness I would suggest 300,300,400,500,600,700,700,700,600,500,400,300 or similar.

    tadpole
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    I’ve just set myself the same 500 mile goal! Did a 1000 mile November before last, it was a bit time consuming, so rattled off some bigger days to cover days when I knew I would be too busy to get out on bike. Didn’t think of it as a chore at all, enjoyed being out on bike!

    I agree in the winter it is pretty hard to average that, I average that in the summer but have struggled since October.

    There is a endomondo winter challenge running already in this thread,(just commuting though):

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/endomondo-winter-commuter-challenge

    samuri
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    I’m up for this Ton. Did 5500 miles in 2013 and that was a year we moved house so 6000 for the year sounds like a good target. I’ll enter the endomondo group.

    Premier Icon ton
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    gravitysucks…..more the merrier I reckon mate.
    ill health is the reason I am doing this….if I curl up me toes, I wanna do it doing something I enjoy……….. 8)

    mattsccm
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    Takes time. did 6200 in 2012 with the last 2 weeks in hospital and several very poor weeks due to weather. that can really mess the averages. Did 6001 in 2013, last 25 yesterday. that was starting on Feb 1st after a month post hospital rest, several low weeks and nothing Xmas week.
    It really needs going out at every opportunity.
    Why not? I’ll be aiming for 6500 this year

    mattsccm
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    I: get a lot of miles done on the gravel, here in the FoD. Less miserable in the rain or the dark.Good excuse for the SS or fixed as well.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    This is a good goal to set and one I think I might have to adopt for myself. 125 miles a week is certainly doable, but it only takes one week of sketchy planning/illness/emergencies to knacker that monthly goal so I might gun for 500 a month with a lower “acceptable minimum” goal of 400 miles a month, which would still need me to top 125 a week for the remaining three, just because the rest of my life can get a bit in the way sometimes.

    Good idea OP.

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