2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:33 pm

jasonc wrote:was thinking that yesterday - done!

Thanks Jason, yes, a fitting tribute to the challenge's ultra-commuter
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby oxonabike » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:51 pm

I'll register my approval for the name change as well.

And Westy, I've certainly got my beady eye on you. I'll be doing weekly uploads from here.

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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:04 pm

Can't afford to keep missing commute days, bad enough when I only work a 4 day week :(
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby oxonabike » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:16 pm

poohkies wrote:Can't afford to keep missing commute days, :(


Yes you can ;-)

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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:18 pm

poohkies wrote:Can't afford to keep missing commute days, bad enough when I only work a 4 day week :(


your commute is one of the longer ones so doing it 4 days doesn't hurt you too much
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:52 pm

No that's what I mean, this week will only be 3 1/2 days commuting! Think tomorrow I'll need to leave a little early or go a different way to add some km's
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby nezumi » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:30 pm

jasonc, seeing as it's your challenge this year - what's the verdict on commutes involving a group ride?

One of the rides I attend is closer to the city than my house - can I count the kms to and from the ride for the challenge (not including the recreational bunch ride, obviously)

Next up, what if I ride out to the start of a bunch ride, do the ride in a loop back to the start, then ride home. As far as "replacing a car" goes, the kms to and from the ride should count, since I could otherwise drive there with the bike on the car.

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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby AndreB1972 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:18 am

oxonabike wrote:
poohkies wrote:Can't afford to keep missing commute days, :(

Yes you can ;-)

I'm with Ox... you should take a full recovery week and rest that ankle :twisted: Every time I think I have 3rd you do a midnight ride and take it back.

nezumi wrote:jasonc, seeing as it's your challenge this year - what's the verdict on commutes involving a group ride?
One of the rides I attend is closer to the city than my house - can I count the kms to and from the ride for the challenge (not including the recreational bunch ride, obviously)
Next up, what if I ride out to the start of a bunch ride, do the ride in a loop back to the start, then ride home. As far as "replacing a car" goes, the kms to and from the ride should count, since I could otherwise drive there with the bike on the car.
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I've seen this question before, with respect to riding to the trail head for a group MTB ride. General consensus was that this is recreational riding, and not commuting.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:24 am

oxonabike wrote:
poohkies wrote:Can't afford to keep missing commute days, :(


Yes you can ;-)


+1 especially seeing I will be missing a week away on a sales conference in two weeks time.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:50 am

nezumi wrote:jasonc, seeing as it's your challenge this year - what's the verdict on commutes involving a group ride?

One of the rides I attend is closer to the city than my house - can I count the kms to and from the ride for the challenge (not including the recreational bunch ride, obviously)

Next up, what if I ride out to the start of a bunch ride, do the ride in a loop back to the start, then ride home. As far as "replacing a car" goes, the kms to and from the ride should count, since I could otherwise drive there with the bike on the car.

Thoughts?


nope. that's for recreation. the kms to and from the ride are warm up/cool down
if you were however to go straight to work after the ride (not via home) that'd count
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:13 pm

AndreB1972 wrote:
oxonabike wrote:
poohkies wrote:Can't afford to keep missing commute days, :(

Yes you can ;-)

I'm with Ox... you should take a full recovery week and rest that ankle :twisted: Every time I think I have 3rd you do a midnight ride and take it back.


you might get your wish today with the current weather :( hopefully it clears up before 3pm
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:30 am

the challange is now locked. if anyone wants to join, please pm me.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Releng » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:05 pm

The pressure of first place is starting to tell.
As a cyclist and a sporadic commuter who had never had much success with commuting, I saw a change of job and city as an opportunity to set myself up to the perfect commuting distance to combine the daily trip to work with enough cycling to keep me fit. I thought about 20K would be the go, 40 K return trip 5 days per week would give me a 200k base leaving enough room for a recreational ride on the weekend and maybe a race now and then.
6 months in I think I have underestimated the rigours of commuting. How can I always have a headwind? For anyone who knows Hobart it has a sea breeze that blows down the river in the morning and up the river in the afternoon. I have not driven to work this year but am thinking that I may limit my commute to 4 days per week.
I think Jasonc needs to take the lead back and take the pressure off me. It is hard at the front of the bunch, specially with the sea breeze.

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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:08 pm

I hear you about the head wind, i work at brisbane airport, on a head wind days it's a good hour 30 mins on a tail wind day is under an hour :) think of it as fitness training, hopefully i can get on board, i'm behind with my hand and weather at the moment
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:47 pm

had last week off, annual leave (and sick). still recovering from a sinus infection. back to normal kms next week
that help? have to hold off TW
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:47 pm

jasonc wrote:had last week off, annual leave (and sick). still recovering from a sinus infection. back to normal kms next week
that help? have to hold off TW

TW was a bit slack in January :(. Hoping to hit normal mileage henceforth...
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:50 pm

TailWind wrote:
jasonc wrote:had last week off, annual leave (and sick). still recovering from a sinus infection. back to normal kms next week
that help? have to hold off TW

TW was a bit slack in January :(. Hoping to hit normal mileage henceforth...


Well I'm still not back to normal. Hoping for next week
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:03 am

Well I have finally got to logging in my Kms for the second time this year - I will be trying to log weekly from now on.

That said there will be no riding next week due to having to be away at a sales conference - Oh well it is a lot harder on Mrs Westab having our three great kids by herself - I know she will cope as she is just wonderful (but it is still hard).

Looking forward to making up for the lost kms on my retrurn. :D
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby oxonabike » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:54 pm

Yes, I'm away after Monday next week myself... but I am taking the MTB with me, so be looking for 'commute opportunities'. If I pack light enough, I might be able to ditch the lift from the airport and ride to my accommodation - would be a great but unlikely start.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:55 am

hey all....this is a damaged gretaboy, got the wifes laptop and typing with just a thumb...touch slow :(

Jason...maybe best if you delete my name from the list of challengers as i dont think i will be commuting much this year now

to everyone...be careful out there commuting and dont take things for granted...i am lucky to b alive and have a long long way to go..but i will make it

thankyou for all your support, it means a lot
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:19 pm

gretaboy wrote:Jason...maybe best if you delete my name from the list of challengers as i dont think i will be commuting much this year now


no way in hell are you being removed from the challenge. not happening. you commuted those kms. they're staying :D
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Robinho » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:10 pm

And your challenge is to add to them before the year is out - even if it's just 1km
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:23 am

Please confirm the following if a commute,
rode with the Kids and wife to daycare, then rode to work with the wife (carried her bag) then rode to woolies and got milk bread and grapes and rode home
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:25 am

poohkies wrote:Please confirm the following if a commute,
rode with the Kids and wife to daycare, then rode to work with the wife (carried her bag) then rode to woolies and got milk bread and grapes and rode home


oh man - you are pushing that riding the bike with the wife to work
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:01 pm

jasonc wrote:
poohkies wrote:Please confirm the following if a commute,
rode with the Kids and wife to daycare, then rode to work with the wife (carried her bag) then rode to woolies and got milk bread and grapes and rode home


oh man - you are pushing that riding the bike with the wife to work


mmm okies but if i didn't ride with the wife and say did cootha instead ?
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