2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Thu May 12, 2011 10:36 pm

I love riding in the cold weather, so expect me to be moving up the rankings over winter and not slipping back down.

Even though tomorrow is a day off the bike so I have some energy for 110kms on Saturday. Sadly not 110 commuting kms :(
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Fri May 13, 2011 11:16 am

Mugglechops wrote:I love riding in the cold weather, so expect me to be moving up the rankings over winter and not slipping back down.

Even though tomorrow is a day off the bike so I have some energy for 110kms on Saturday. Sadly not 110 commuting kms :(


Take a backpack - you sure you didn't need to get some milk on the way home. AHHHHHH what am I saying its me your chasing :roll:

I like the heat - but riding anytime is enjoyable - it is the only thing that is just for me.

Anyway enjoy your rides Mugglechops - stay safe out there.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Fri May 13, 2011 11:29 pm

westab wrote:Lets hope those ahead hate the cold.


Nope, sorry, not afraid of the cold.

Which is lucky considering it was only 1.5 degrees for my ride to work on Tuesday :shock:
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Mon May 16, 2011 11:30 am

Well i am going to have to chase a few ahead to get back on the first page - there may need to be extra kms on the way home thursday night. :D
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Mon May 16, 2011 1:11 pm

westab wrote:Well i am going to have to chase a few ahead to get back on the first page - there may need to be extra kms on the way home thursday night. :D


Not too many extra kms I hope :D
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Livetoride » Mon May 16, 2011 1:54 pm

Only 45k between me and 4th position and then 416k between 4th and 3rd. Giddy up here we goooooooo :D :D
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Mon May 16, 2011 2:05 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
westab wrote:Well i am going to have to chase a few ahead to get back on the first page - there may need to be extra kms on the way home thursday night. :D


Not too many extra kms I hope :D


Won't be alot - maybe 10kms more than normal. I ride to Biblestudy (still commuting) even though there is a car available. It is more enjoyable because I am riding by choice. Love riding most the time but more when I choose to.

It may have something to do with car available is an 8 seater van - I don't like driving. :(
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Mon May 16, 2011 6:29 pm

Your back up to 15th again and now 200kms in front of me.

I am hoping to do 4 days commuting this week.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Tue May 17, 2011 4:06 pm

Maybe 15th but not by much - nearly got stopped this morning as some fool chopped a tree down across the shared pathway in Western Sydney parklands. In the fog this morning I only just stopped - I usually am doing about 35km/h there. It would have put me over the handle bars.

Glad I saw it and stopped - It made me late for work as I pulled it off the path but was a good workout. It also confirmed that even thought I made ride slowly my brakes (and braking skills) are still up to speed.

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby A_P » Tue May 17, 2011 7:16 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Your back up to 15th again and now 200kms in front of me.


seems like i am the meat in this sanger. Maybe i can pedal my way out :P
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby simonn » Tue May 17, 2011 7:24 pm

Livetoride wrote:Only 45k between me and 4th position and then 416k between 4th and 3rd. Giddy up here we goooooooo :D :D


Game on. :P
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Livetoride » Wed May 18, 2011 11:23 am

simonn wrote:
Livetoride wrote:Only 45k between me and 4th position and then 416k between 4th and 3rd. Giddy up here we goooooooo :D :D


Game on. :P



It appears we have a similar commute mate, me 46k daily, you 48k daily, should make for a good chase (as long as I throw a few more K's in there some where) :D :D
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Wed May 18, 2011 8:51 pm

A_P wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Your back up to 15th again and now 200kms in front of me.


seems like i am the meat in this sanger. Maybe i can pedal my way out :P
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I am coming after you too :D Very slowly though.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Wed May 18, 2011 11:38 pm

Sniff sniff..........

I smell top 10........ :D
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby schurms » Sat May 21, 2011 11:40 am

Well I have changed clients in the last couple of weeks - but as luck would have it they are on the opposite side of the brisbane river - so approximately the same distance. Took me a few days to organise showers and bike storage so, back to the 5 day commute again. Loving the brisk morning air in Brisbane.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Sun May 22, 2011 6:59 pm

Cardy George wrote:Sniff sniff..........

I smell top 10........ :D


I did as well - then the alarm went off, I woke, and I had to get out of bed. :wink:
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Rhubarb » Thu May 26, 2011 8:27 pm

Checked my ranking the other day and you beauty - I'm up to 7th!!!! Rechecked today and not only am I now well clear of Nick Cowie in 8th but rapidly gaining on Oxford in 6th. On closer inspection though it appears Nick Cowie hasn't entered a ride in a week and Ox hasn't put one in for 2weeks. So not sure if I'm really in 7th or not ....
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Thu May 26, 2011 10:30 pm

Only commuting once this week has dropped me down to 18th. By only 200 metres.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby lethoso » Sat May 28, 2011 2:20 am

Rhubarb wrote:Checked my ranking the other day and you beauty - I'm up to 7th!!!! Rechecked today and not only am I now well clear of Nick Cowie in 8th but rapidly gaining on Oxford in 6th. On closer inspection though it appears Nick Cowie hasn't entered a ride in a week and Ox hasn't put one in for 2weeks. So not sure if I'm really in 7th or not ....


6-10 is only about 300km difference, things are heating up... I'm down to tenth now though :(
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Sun May 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Things are heating up - I'm clinging on to the front page - I hope thats where I stay.

Mrs Westab saw my stats and now she wants to borrow one of my "hambergers burned" for dinner.

It sounds like a good idea. Yum - with bacon and beetroot. :D
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Sun May 29, 2011 9:42 pm

I should offer my wife a few of my hamburgers. She's pregnant and the only thing she knows she can definitely eat is a Hungry Jack's Cheeseburger. We've got half a dozen of them in the fridge to be reheated as we're a 40 minute round trip from the closest "restaurant" :shock:
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:51 pm

A bad week again for this week. Only 2 days at work and 1 ride of only 26kms. I need next week to be a big improvement or I will soon be on the third page.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:47 am

Mugglechops wrote:A bad week again for this week. Only 2 days at work and 1 ride of only 26kms. I need next week to be a big improvement or I will soon be on the third page.


Don't worry - I too am having a bad week. Monday no commute (still loved the long weekend) and yesterday I had to go home from work (middle kid sick and mrs Westab had to be at work) so no extra km to help with the loss of Monday. Then last night no.1 kid started the projectile vomit so tonight it will be home fast so mrs Westab can take no.3 to his swimming lessons.

All this when I am about to get dropped from the first page - such is life. :wink:
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Fred Nurk » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:00 pm

Looks like I've managed to capture 12th spot after chasing it for at least a month or two.

I could do without the lower temperatures on the commute inbound at the moment, but its nowhere near as bad as other places.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Livetoride » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:30 am

simonn wrote:
Livetoride wrote:Only 45k between me and 4th position and then 416k between 4th and 3rd. Giddy up here we goooooooo :D :D


Game on. :P


4th place is secure and only 159.24K till I take 3rd from you mate :D :D

Giddy up :twisted:
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