2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

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2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:24 pm

After basking in the glory of my top 10 finish for 2017, its time for a new thread.

The commuting challenge is for any rider on any type of bike and is described as -
"ACF BNA Commuter challenge. A commute is where you start at one destination and end at another for a purpose other than training. e.g. to work, to the shops......"

If you would like to join please find the link to the challenge here https://www.endomondo.com/challenges/35466613 (and yes you will have to join Endomondo.

Access to the challenge will be closed at some point (usually end of January) to stop the randoms, but Jason will open it up on request to allow new competitors in.

And with that Stryder has jumped from the flag drop to gain an early lead, with 2017 runner up cancan well down and triple champion Jason yet to start.

Now to see if I can figure out how to make it sticky & let 2017 slide

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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cyclophiliac » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:38 pm

find_bruce wrote:After basking in the glory of my top 10 finish for 2017, its time for a new thread.

The commuting challenge is for any rider on any type of bike and is described as -
"ACF BNA Commuter challenge. A commute is where you start at one destination and end at another for a purpose other than training. e.g. to work, to the shops......"

If you would like to join please find the link to the challenge here https://www.endomondo.com/challenges/35466613 (and yes you will have to join Endomondo.

Access to the challenge will be closed at some point (usually end of January) to stop the randoms, but Jason will open it up on request to allow new competitors in.

And with that Stryder has jumped from the flag drop to gain an early lead, with 2017 runner up cancan well down and triple champion Jason yet to start.

Now to see if I can figure out how to make it sticky & let 2017 slide

My longer commute is happening this week, so I'll be logging 310km on it shortly. By the way, regarding my earlier question: any way to setup a forum sig line (or graphic) showing commuter challenge progress?

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Postby DavidS » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 pm

Hmm 4th last year, see if I can do better this year although not at work until 22 Jan so slow start. Will be chasing for quite a while I reckon.

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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:07 am

Cyclophiliac wrote:My longer commute is happening this week, so I'll be logging 310km on it shortly. By the way, regarding my earlier question: any way to setup a forum sig line (or graphic) showing commuter challenge progress?

Kb has set up the signatures such as

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I know it works with Strava, not sure about Endomondo. PM kb and he will know whats possible

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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:10 am

I'm planning on basking on my high rank for the next week or so. By then the real commuters should pass :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby cancan64 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:51 am

the pace is hot from the start... I am back on the bike next week although did get 2 days in last week
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Postby westab » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:32 pm

Cardy George wrote:I'm planning on basking on my high rank for the next week or so. By then the real commuters should pass :lol: :lol: :lol:


Mate you are a "real" commuter - you did 7000km last year - if you work that our over a 48 week working year (4 weeks annual leave) that's 145 kms per week, 30kms per day, between 5 & 6 hours per week depending on your speed - you are a machine. Congratulations

To show some perspective: Read below :mrgreen:
My next door neighbour is a personal trainer and runs some training out of his home in the evenings; one of his "top" clients who thinks he is just it saw us talking before one of his hour long workouts and laughed about the dumb cyclist next door and how out of shape I was due to my low intensity, legs only, non scientific, ....... blah, blah, blah...... style of workout. The next week Mario invited me to do a challenge workout with his client (who he keeps encouraging to make "workouts" a lifestyle thing not a gym / personal trainer thing) it was fun hour centred all on upper body / cardio and I kept pace with his client - who was in in his early 30's and 15 years younger than yours truly.

So to all my friends doing this challenge - keep riding and enjoy.
I would like to say thanks for your contribution to improving our nations heart health, possible reducing cancer, most likely reducing some mental health issues (lets release those endorphin's), lowering our need for fossil fuels, and most of all inspiring me to keep riding and not feeling that I'm riding all on my own (which physically is about 98% of the time).

C.G. having another to battle with last year was pure gold - Thanks. I'll try to keep up this year - for this first week back for me the challenge will be getting over 100kms - then start chasing position #7 whilst holding position #9 at bay - we are at it again :mrgreen:
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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cyclophiliac » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 pm

I just uploaded commuting week #1 to Endomondo: 312km added, about 13,200km to go. :D
I did estimate 14,700km, but then remembered I'll have 5 weeks off commuting, because another cycling trip to the French Pyrenees is being planned: not commuting, but so much better.

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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:49 pm

westab wrote:
Cardy George wrote:I'm planning on basking on my high rank for the next week or so. By then the real commuters should pass :lol: :lol: :lol:


Mate you are a "real" commuter - you did 7000km last year - if you work that our over a 48 week working year (4 weeks annual leave) that's 145 kms per week, 30kms per day, between 5 & 6 hours per week depending on your speed - you are a machine. Congratulations

To show some perspective: Read below :mrgreen:
My next door neighbour is a personal trainer and runs some training out of his home in the evenings; one of his "top" clients who thinks he is just it saw us talking before one of his hour long workouts and laughed about the dumb cyclist next door and how out of shape I was due to my low intensity, legs only, non scientific, ....... blah, blah, blah...... style of workout. The next week Mario invited me to do a challenge workout with his client (who he keeps encouraging to make "workouts" a lifestyle thing not a gym / personal trainer thing) it was fun hour centred all on upper body / cardio and I kept pace with his client - who was in in his early 30's and 15 years younger than yours truly.

So to all my friends doing this challenge - keep riding and enjoy.
I would like to say thanks for your contribution to improving our nations heart health, possible reducing cancer, most likely reducing some mental health issues (lets release those endorphin's), lowering our need for fossil fuels, and most of all inspiring me to keep riding and not feeling that I'm riding all on my own (which physically is about 98% of the time).

C.G. having another to battle with last year was pure gold - Thanks. I'll try to keep up this year - for this first week back for me the challenge will be getting over 100kms - then start chasing position #7 whilst holding position #9 at bay - we are at it again :mrgreen:


Cheers mate, it turned out that you, me and Mugglechops were kind of like the amateur teams in some forms of Motorsport. Never really in the hunt for top honours but having fun none the less!

If I was still in Adelaide I reckon I could've given them a run as my commute was 30km one way, but the lifestyle is far too good over here :D I now have to figure out how to stop SWMBO from camping outside of work when the weather is a bit average.......

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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Lizzy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:46 pm

I need some accountability to get off my can this year so I'm in :oops:
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Postby westab » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:57 am

Lizzy wrote:I need some accountability to get off my can this year so I'm in :oops:


Great to see you in - please bring heaps of friends with you. I think its going to be a good year.
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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:36 pm

No riding for me tomorrow - I am required to drop my daughter to work, get to work myself then return to pick her up followed by swimming comp (a couple of blocks from her work). Hopefully there will be some PB's at swimming with the extra petrol in the tank.

I really am already hating the second car hopefully soon #1 kid will get her provisional licence and drive herself to work - or even better get on her bike herself. At least it's only a part time job.
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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Lost 40k off this week's total yesterday......

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Postby cancan64 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:18 am

A new tube wont fix that
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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:23 am

I'm betting you didn't get far on that tyre.

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Postby Cardy George » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:19 pm

No, definitely didn't get far that morning! Luckily I managed to deflate before the tube popped. Would've had two dead bikes and no way to get to work.

They're crappy, $20, keep-the-metal-off-the-tarmac Big W tyres, and when they wear out, or you clobber something big, the carcass fails and your left with a massive growth :shock:

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Re: 2018 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:35 pm

Cardy George wrote:No, definitely didn't get far that morning! Luckily I managed to deflate before the tube popped. Would've had two dead bikes and no way to get to work.

They're crappy, $20, keep-the-metal-off-the-tarmac Big W tyres, and when they wear out, or you clobber something big, the carcass fails and your left with a massive growth :shock:


Man - I would be ditching the lot of them - that look too scary to me if it blows out. I like the rubber on the road rather than the skin.

Have a good weekend everyone - safe riding. :mrgreen:
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