500 Mile a month.
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.Posted 4 years ago
It really needs going out at every opportunity.
Why not? I’ll be aiming for 6500 this yearcookeaaSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
wonder how long before the German and Spanish endomondo trophy hunters join the group too? 😉
does anyone actually know who Xavier Muñoz Sanchez is?
one of several that was always in the monthly challenges?
is he a STWer?
whoever he is he’s already signed up.
just curious as to who this Spanish challenge winner is, more than anything.
might sign up in a bit, but my challenge is more “explore new areas” than miles/monthPosted 4 years agopaulmgreenSubscriber
Something like this is just that little bit of extra motivation…..
Following the post and setting up the Endomondo challenge I thought sod the weather …… Wind and rain…… Went out on my bike …. Did 10 miles …. Got a puncture …. Got soaked…… But hey….. What the hell……. Beats having to watch emmer dale and corra !!
10 miles down….. Just 490 to go for January !
I have in my head that I’m actually targeting 6000 for the year……. That allows me to ‘miss’ a little in the winter and make it up in the summer months ….. Possibly ….;-)Posted 4 years agostanfreeMember
500 miles is a fair bit to commit to each month , Last year I had only managed 1000 miles up to May then due to the good weather managed to up my miles. Lond story short I realisied I could break 4000 miles by the end of the year . This involved having to do about 500 miles in the last month . To be honest It was a total chore and I sacrificed fun mtb rides for dull windy cold road rides. I managed the 4000 miles but I had to endure doing the final 40 miles in the dark against a 40 mph wind.Posted 4 years ago
This year Im not bothering trying to keep weekly / monthly totals as It takes a lot of the fun out of It , that said you will get much fitter If you manage It so Good luck .flybywireMember
I commute 28miles a day,14 each way.
On average takes 45mins in and 45back.
Been in the current job since June 2006.
Rarely take the car.
Without holiday or leave do 560miles a month plus recreational riding which peaks in summer 🙂
Can be done and is useful to have a second bike standby to rely on.Posted 4 years agohoundlegsMember
I’ve just joined,can’t see me making 500 a month though,but it’ll be good to have a challenge.Posted 4 years ago
Also I think I may just be zeroing my computer at the beginning of the month and post on here rather than using endomondo,I’ve just been out for approx hour and a half and it used 80% of my phone battery,and that was from a full charge. Look well if I need to make emergency call and endomondo has killed my phone.houndlegsMember
OK,my second outing today using endomondo. It constantly stops and starts,driving me mad with that whiny electronic voice. It stopped at one point and then chirped up about 5 miles later.
After this had gone on for far too long I decided to stop and have a look at my phone,with the result I ended up resetting it by accident.
So,now I’m home and have two separate rides that have robbed me of 10 miles.
I could be basking at the giddy height of seventh place this evening 😆
Me and endomondo are through.
Anyone else have things like this with it?
Edit. I give in,I just had a look at it and now its showing correctly. Bloody technology.Posted 4 years agoMbnutMember
I have set myself a 50 miles a week target but that is all off road.
Even that is not always easy to hit as the clay/chalk/flint ground around here is nought short of hard work in the current conditions, i always enjoy the riding but the cleaning and kit drying is a bit depressing.
With commuting 500 miles a month should be quite doable… good luck and enjoy.Posted 4 years agoThe Sanity AssassinSubscriber
How’s everyone finding it then? Is being involved working as an incentive, or, conversely, a bit de-motivating when you see what some others are doing?Posted 4 years ago
It’s a good incentive at the mo for me, for eg: I’d probably have done about a 25 mile leg-stretcher yesterday (prior to a near 80 mile club run today), but ended up adding a loop to get a 42 in. I was also out on a bloody foul Weds night last week, cranking out a 35 mile training ride that I’d not have bothered with pre-Christmas.
Haven’t touched the mtb since early Nov though, which I really ought to rectify soon.
doing me the world of good. ridden every day since the start, and just a few more miles each day.
managed 217 in 12 rides so far…..not bad for a fat grandad with a knackered ticker……. 😆
endomondo thing is not showing all my miles for some reason tho, but I am keeping my own log.Posted 4 years ago
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