2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

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Postby chriso_29er » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:48 pm

Smashing it so far. Did a double commute this week which bagged me 140km before I even set off on any of my W/E rides. :)

767km , 10,392m up for Feb.
Putting me at 1296.1km / 20,820m for the year. Comfortable 300km or so up my sleeve.
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby JohnJoyner » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Good stuff to those ahead of their target... Mine is just that little bit away & I can't catch it... Wet weather is on the way. And then comes winter. Thinking I am pushing the proverbial uphill here...
Still, no point admitting defeat yet.
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Postby skull » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:31 pm

kb wrote:You could keep the target and I could ‘accidentally’ double your kms ;-)


That sounds like a good strategy :D

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Postby Hergest » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:40 pm

JohnJoyner wrote:Good stuff to those ahead of their target... Mine is just that little bit away & I can't catch it... Wet weather is on the way. And then comes winter. Thinking I am pushing the proverbial uphill here...
Still, no point admitting defeat yet.


93km is one ride away and winter in Sydney is often the best time to ride when all this vile heat has gone. You can do it.
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby Cardy George » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:20 pm

Hergest wrote:
JohnJoyner wrote:Good stuff to those ahead of their target... Mine is just that little bit away & I can't catch it... Wet weather is on the way. And then comes winter. Thinking I am pushing the proverbial uphill here...
Still, no point admitting defeat yet.


93km is one ride away and winter in Sydney is often the best time to ride when all this vile heat has gone. You can do it.

And then there's four months on the other side where the weather is improving every day

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Postby JohnJoyner » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:59 am

Cardy George wrote:
Hergest wrote:
JohnJoyner wrote:Good stuff to those ahead of their target... Mine is just that little bit away & I can't catch it... Wet weather is on the way. And then comes winter. Thinking I am pushing the proverbial uphill here...
Still, no point admitting defeat yet.


93km is one ride away and winter in Sydney is often the best time to ride when all this vile heat has gone. You can do it.

And then there's four months on the other side where the weather is improving every day


All very good points Hergest & Cardy George. When you factor in kids, an upcoming change of jobs & the possibility of no end of trip facilities, a wedding & honeymoon later in the year... Maybe I was ambitious. But I will be doing my very best to get there...
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Postby RobertL » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:31 pm

So far; so good.
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Postby g-boaf » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:59 pm

JohnJoyner wrote:Good stuff to those ahead of their target... Mine is just that little bit away & I can't catch it... Wet weather is on the way. And then comes winter. Thinking I am pushing the proverbial uphill here...
Still, no point admitting defeat yet.


You can get there. I've ridden in pouring rain and seen snow overseas when riding, so I'm never going to complain about winter here.

That said, I much prefer riding in warm weather. :) 30 degrees C is nice.

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Postby kb » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:43 pm

g-boaf wrote:
JohnJoyner wrote:Good stuff to those ahead of their target... Mine is just that little bit away & I can't catch it... Wet weather is on the way. And then comes winter. Thinking I am pushing the proverbial uphill here...
Still, no point admitting defeat yet.


You can get there. I've ridden in pouring rain and seen snow overseas when riding, so I'm never going to complain about winter here.

That said, I much prefer riding in warm weather. :) 30 degrees C is nice.

Was 6° and windy this morning. Still sweated though :-)
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Postby Paul B » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:23 pm

A belated thanks to KB for setting up the progress bar for me. Cheers 8)
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Postby 1Rowdy1 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:55 pm

Have done 1600 of my 6000 goal, so I am going ok for now, once Melbourne's winter hits I tend to struggle to get on the bike but I am planing to ride regularly threw winter this year ( pretty sure I said the same thing last winter!)

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Postby Kronos » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:02 pm

1341.8 km of 6000km

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Postby g-boaf » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:24 pm

Almost 3500km here.

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby JohnJoyner » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:38 am

kb wrote:
g-boaf wrote:
JohnJoyner wrote:Good stuff to those ahead of their target... Mine is just that little bit away & I can't catch it... Wet weather is on the way. And then comes winter. Thinking I am pushing the proverbial uphill here...
Still, no point admitting defeat yet.


You can get there. I've ridden in pouring rain and seen snow overseas when riding, so I'm never going to complain about winter here.

That said, I much prefer riding in warm weather. :) 30 degrees C is nice.

Was 6° and windy this morning. Still sweated though :-)


Thanks G-boaf... I know I struggle getting out of bed that 30 mins earlier in winter, if I want to ride to work. It's dark & cold. I have lived in the UK & Ireland & know our winters are great in comparison. Doesn't mean I enjoy frozen fingers on those 2 degree mornings.. :shock:
I am originally from Perth & definitely enjoy high 20's - low 30's...
6 degrees KB... Autumn is only 7 days old... :o
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Postby skull » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:41 am

kb wrote:Was 6° and windy this morning. Still sweated though :-)


Whereabouts are you?

It felt a bit cool in Canberra this morning

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Postby g-boaf » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:57 pm

skull wrote:
kb wrote:Was 6° and windy this morning. Still sweated though :-)


Whereabouts are you?

It felt a bit cool in Canberra this morning


I have the same question. 6 degrees, brrr.... :o

JohnJoyner wrote:Doesn't mean I enjoy frozen fingers on those 2 degree mornings.. :shock:


Specialized makes these quite heavy winter gloves, they are a godsend for winter mornings, very warm. 8) Agree with you, winter is not nice for early morning riding.

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Postby kb » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:02 pm

skull wrote:
kb wrote:Was 6° and windy this morning. Still sweated though :-)


Whereabouts are you?

It felt a bit cool in Canberra this morning

Early morning jaunt to the Dandenongs in Melbourne’s east. Due to slackness with laundry I was sporting my lightest summer kit. Oops.
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Postby jasonc » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:12 pm

g-boaf wrote:Specialized makes these quite heavy winter gloves, they are a godsend for winter mornings, very warm. 8) Agree with you, winter is not nice for early morning riding.


heavy winter gloves? sounds like you are just living in the wrong state
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Postby g-boaf » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:43 pm

jasonc wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Specialized makes these quite heavy winter gloves, they are a godsend for winter mornings, very warm. 8) Agree with you, winter is not nice for early morning riding.


heavy winter gloves? sounds like you are just living in the wrong state


Nah, it's all good. :)

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Postby Mustang » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:01 am

SE Qld has been in rain mode for the last two weeks, had to abandon this morning due to unsafe conditions,
but at least that first 1000k is behind me.

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby Arbuckle23 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:38 am

Way behind :(
Been travelling for work for the last three weeks so limited time at home to ride.
Need to try and get back in front next week, or at least closer, as away on leave the week after.

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Postby Abby » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:33 pm

Fallen a bit behind after a rainy start to March in Brisbane, but back on the bike today to start clawing back the losses.

First flat tyre of the year (a sharp litle stone that went right through my rear tyre) was not fun, but good to be back spinning the pedals again in cooler weather... :-)
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Postby g-boaf » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:21 pm

And stalled at 3550km. Got crook thanks to a sick work colleague. :evil:

Contrary to popular advice on cycling forums, I'll be keeping off the bike until I have recovered.

At least I have been in good fitness until now.

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Postby TheWall » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:41 pm

g-boaf wrote:And stalled at 3550km

Contrary to popular advice on cycling forums, I'll be keeping off the bike until I have recovered.

At least I have been in good fitness until now.


And with your strategy of being patient you won't lose any of your fitness gains either g-boaf.

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby chriso_29er » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:07 pm

After my little gloat at the top of this page, missed a weekend of rides thanks to a tummy bug.
But still going ok after catching up by doing an extra commute late last week.
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