2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

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2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:03 am

Dear Friends,

Just thought we should have a place to discuss how we are going, where we are positioned, etc......

And more importantly try to attract a few more riders to the challenge.

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/31257567 (and yes you will have to join Endomondo.

Mods could please apply the sticky to this thread and remove it from the 2016 thread - Thanks Westab
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby DavidS » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:39 pm

Yep, would be good to have more participants. Only 15 of us at the moment.

Join, and be guaranteed of a top 20 spot :D

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Postby Cardy George » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:53 pm

I'm in just cos I'm curious to see where I fit in.

BUT when I click the link endomondo tells me access is denied........

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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:02 am

Time to sticky and let last years thread slide

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Postby find_bruce » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:52 am

Cardy George wrote:I'm in just cos I'm curious to see where I fit in.

BUT when I click the link endomondo tells me access is denied........

Jason closes the challenge to stop the randoms, but will open it up to allow you & others to join.

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Postby cancan64 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:42 am

The challenge has started with a cracking pace... unfortunately I am now going to gym in the morning so have to cut the commute down, plus going via a couple of climbs now which again limits the km... add a long weekend and another this weekend... but its early days. Auckland transport have a commuting challenge in Feb with some good prizes so will see how I sit in that
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:05 am

Mulger bill wrote:Time to sticky and let last years thread slide

Shaun


Thanks Shaun - appreciate it.

Yesterday in Sydney was hot, I used to not feel it but I must be getting old or soft or both. Emptied 1.5 l of water in 12kms / 20min of riding and still felt sick and dehydrated when I got home.

Still a bit flat this morning but it was a pleasant ride in - I hope the cool change arrives before the trip home so I can get some extra kms done before the heat returns.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:06 pm

find_bruce wrote:
Cardy George wrote:I'm in just cos I'm curious to see where I fit in.

BUT when I click the link endomondo tells me access is denied........

Jason closes the challenge to stop the randoms, but will open it up to allow you & others to join.


more than happy to accept "late entries". PM me the email address you use on endomondo and i'll send you an invite
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby fat and old » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:56 pm

And a strong last. As usual :lol:

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Postby westab » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:43 pm

jasonc wrote:more than happy to accept "late entries". PM me the email address you use on endomondo and i'll send you an invite


Sorry Jason if I was out of line posting the link - it would be great to have more though.

The heat in Sydney has dropped 10 deg in an hour I'm looking forward to the ride home - still right down the bottom of the bunch as so many have disappeared into the distance.

F&O - let the chase begin; I'm sure you won't stay that strong last for long.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:52 pm

westab wrote:Sorry Jason if I was out of line posting the link - it would be great to have more though.


definitely not out of line. it's not my challenge. it's out challenge.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:17 am

I've sent invites to those who requested. I've made the challenge public again. I'll close it once those who have endomondo accounts have joined up.
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Postby fat and old » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:41 am

Off the mark! :D

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Postby Mugglechops » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:02 pm

I started back at work last Tuesday. I should get around to updating
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:34 am

I've locked the competition again. Happy to accept further entries. You're still guaranteed a top 20 finish
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:36 am

fat and old wrote:Off the mark! :D


With a nearly 90km ride - I'll be looking in the mirror watching for you; well done F&O - look out everyone (except MR Ironhanglider
who has just vanished into the distance).

Still just top 10 - don't know for how long.
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Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:44 am

westab wrote:except MR Ironhanglider who has just vanished into the distance


I'm trying to catch him
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:57 am

jasonc wrote:
westab wrote:except MR Ironhanglider who has just vanished into the distance


I'm trying to catch him


good luck - then there will be two in the distance
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Postby Cardy George » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:42 pm

:cry: Alas, still no home wi-fi :cry: I just wanna see my progress bar move!

It's only been 10 weeks since we first told Telstra we were moving, but they promise it'll be fixed on Monday...... :roll:

I doubt I'll be vanishing in to the distance though......

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Postby Mugglechops » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Off the mark and into lucky 13th.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:54 pm

I laugh at the thought of vanishing into the distance. (For the purposes of this challenge) I was fortunate to not have much time off work, and School holidays gave me the time to stick in some extra k's. However school is back now limiting me to the direct route. Even worse I had two days of not riding due to a work trip, so I will now be back to my regular 200-250km/wk.

The gap is beginning to close. I would expect that jasonc will be past me before the end of Feb. He might even cut me down in a St Valentine's day massacre.

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Postby jasonc » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:24 am

ironhanglider wrote:The gap is beginning to close. I would expect that jasonc will be past me before the end of Feb. He might even cut me down in a St Valentine's day massacre.


i'm away for work that week. you have a reprieve
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:44 pm

I thought that I had opened a door with a work from home day yesterday. :|

So I went the long way to and from work to make up for it. :)

Then I see that jasonc put in a big day too. :|

Now I'm going to have to work from home on Monday as well :cry:

It's all fun now, but will be in the depths of winter when it will become serious. Not quite sure how to arrange for Brisbane to have winter though...

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:09 pm

Just under 100 for me today - 260-odd for the week
And we have Winter - I get zero at my place overnight. But then I get 20-24 degrees during the day. Looks like Monday is the only commute day next week so you have a chance to build a lead
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:34 pm

jasonc wrote:Just under 100 for me today - 260-odd for the week
And we have Winter - I get zero at my place overnight. But then I get 20-24 degrees during the day. Looks like Monday is the only commute day next week so you have a chance to build a lead


Until last winter I lived in Canberra, and China before that, you can't impress me with 0 degrees.
8 degrees and rain is what I'm not looking forward to, better get that flap installed on the front guard...
I'm also not looking forward to getting into cold wet clothes for the ride home...

I won't be going to any particular lengths to extend the lead, since I am constrained by the school drop off and pick up routine (except maybe on Fridays), however I aim to be consistent. 250/week is about par for me.

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