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2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi

I thought this was a great idea and worth trying here. I have shamelessly stolen the idea from Kidds stuff! at YACF who stole if from CC.

The challenge is open to anyone who feels up to completing a 100 km ride by the 31st January 2012 and a minimum of one a month from then on. Your first ride must be in January, no doubling up in the following month to catch up.

You must ride one metric century 100 km per month to successfully complete the challenge. Simply log every ride of 100 km or more and award yourself a point for each 100 km ridden. Audax rides (calendar or perm) are permitted however you can only count them as a 100 km ride (assuming it was at least 100 km of course) and only one Audax ride per month. Makes it fairer for the non-endurance riders.

The aim of challenge is to serve as a motivator. There is a competitive element whereby the person with the most points by the end of 2012 may receive a virtual pat on the back from other participants.

Register your interest by creating your own post and then post a new updated one as the year progress with the details of each new ride.

The rules are:

1. At least one metric century each month.
2. Each metric century is worth 1 point.
3. Double centuries (non Audax) are worth two points and so on.
4. For very long continuous rides, use the start date to log the ride.
5. 50 km on Saturday and 50 km on Sunday is not a continuous ride!
6. Only one Audax per month to count and it can only count for one point
7. GPSr and/or logging of rides using GPSr is NOT a requirement to enter.

Your post might look something like this:

8 Jan, WARTY 1 Point, 103.5KM, Total Points: 1, Total Distance: 103.5KM
15 Jan, Epiphany Audax 1 Point, 107KM, Total Points: 2, Total Distance: 210.5KM
5 Feb, Plodders CC RT 1 Point 129.5KM Total Points: 3, Total Distance: 340KM

It will be easier and more up to date to copy your previous post with your latest ride and re-post as there is a time limit on editing.

Have Fun
Andrew
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Ken Ho » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:13 pm

Are you asking for GPS validation, or is it an honesty system ?
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:26 pm

Ken Ho wrote:Are you asking for GPS validation, or is it an honesty system ?


GPS validation is NOT required. It is a fun competition ... if people cannot be honest, so be it.

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby flashgaza » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:52 pm

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:58 pm

flashgaza wrote:Here is my first one. :D
http://app.strava.com/rides/3070611


It would be appreciated if you took a moment to review the opening post and post your rides as per guidelines. The whole point is about building a score over the 12 months and having fun challenging each other. If the guidelines need explaining please let me know.

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Eleri » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:45 pm

OK - I'm up for this challenge

2/1/12 135km on the BNA Girls Ride - http://app.strava.com/activities/3032064 TOTAL points 1; TOTAL kms 135
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby sli123 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Hi Andrew,
I'm in.
I'm dobbing myself in for a century of centuries this year. I'd like to do 100km+ each Saturday and Sunday. Minus a few weekends here and there, add a few for public holidays and annual leave.......
Cheers,
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:22 pm

Eleri wrote:OK - I'm up for this challenge

2/1/12 135km on the BNA Girls Ride - http://app.strava.com/activities/3032064 TOTAL points 1; TOTAL kms 135


Great start Eleri. All the best keeping it up.

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:22 pm

sli123 wrote:Hi Andrew,
I'm in.
I'm dobbing myself in for a century of centuries this year. I'd like to do 100km+ each Saturday and Sunday. Minus a few weekends here and there, add a few for public holidays and annual leave.......
Cheers,
Stuart.


Serious challenge there Stuart. We will hold you to it :)

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:34 pm

Can it be done on 2 bikes? For example I go out on the MTB and do 40kms then come home swap bikes and do 60kms on the roadie.
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:02 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Can it be done on 2 bikes? For example I go out on the MTB and do 40kms then come home swap bikes and do 60kms on the roadie.


Personally I wouldn't treat coming home changing bikes and going out again as a continuous ride; to me that is two rides but that said it is up to what you record as a ride. I am not going to argue the point if you treat it as a single ride.

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Ken Ho » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:21 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Ken Ho wrote:Are you asking for GPS validation, or is it an honesty system ?


GPS validation is NOT required. It is a fun competition ... if people cannot be honest, so be it.

Andrew


No problem. Strava links suck, cos I'm not a member, and don't wish to join.
I was planning on one this weekend, if I can get away. I'll have to leave early though. Tre hot out here at present.
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:35 pm

Ken Ho wrote:No problem. Strava links suck, cos I'm not a member, and don't wish to join.
I was planning on one this weekend, if I can get away. I'll have to leave early though. Tre hot out here at present.


No need for links to Strava or anything else. Of course if folks want to include them as Eleri did that is fine, I just don't want others to be excluded because they don't use Strava and/or GPS or any other logging program. All that is needed for the reporting purposes is the information referred to in the example in the opening post.

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:48 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Can it be done on 2 bikes? For example I go out on the MTB and do 40kms then come home swap bikes and do 60kms on the roadie.


Personally I wouldn't treat coming home changing bikes and going out again as a continuous ride; to me that is two rides but that said it is up to what you record as a ride. I am not going to argue the point if you treat it as a single ride.

Andrew


No worries one ride it is then.
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby RoFlmaTiC » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:04 pm

Great idea Andrew! This will be good motivation to convert longer rides into century rides :)

I'm hoping to accumulate 25 for the year.

2 Jan, 1 Point, 100.4KM, Total Points: 1, Total Distance: 100.4KM
5 Jan, 1 Point, 110.1KM, Total Points: 2, Total Distance: 210.5KM
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby blossy84 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:37 pm

What a great way to aim to do longer rides more often :D think it's a bit out of my league at the moment...
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:46 pm

erin wrote:What a great way to aim to do longer rides more often :D think it's a bit out of my league at the moment...

Only way to find out :)

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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby blossy84 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:51 pm

Aushiker wrote:
erin wrote:What a great way to aim to do longer rides more often :D think it's a bit out of my league at the moment...

Only way to find out :)

Andrew


I was going to end off with something like that, but didnt want to say it out aloud :lol:
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby briztoon » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:12 am

Damn it. If this had been up earlier, I would have chucked an extra 8 kilometres on to Mondays ride. As it is, looks like I'll be doing at least one century per week.

So I'm going for 50 for the year.

Wednesday Jan 4th, Belmont to Redcliffe & back 1 point ,108KM. Total Points 1, Total Distance 108KM.
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2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:36 am

I'd just like to point out that a metric century is actually 160 kilometers.
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby dobby » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:53 am

Im in :)
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby U2adam!!! » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:08 am

RonK wrote:I'd just like to point out that a metric century is actually 160 kilometers.


I'm fairly sure that an imperial century is 160km.

Metric is 100km.

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2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:24 am

U2adam!!! wrote:
RonK wrote:I'd just like to point out that a metric century is actually 160 kilometers.


I'm fairly sure that an imperial century is 160km.

Metric is 100km.

Tim


I am 100% sure :-) ... Although an imperial century is 100 miles rather than 160 km's ;-)
I am in... I rarely do 100's even when I am fit. But if my toes can handle 3 hours of winter I will try and do a quickie before end of janvier.
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Postby RonK » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:25 am

U2adam!!! wrote:
RonK wrote:I'd just like to point out that a metric century is actually 160 kilometers.


I'm fairly sure that an imperial century is 160km.

Metric is 100km.

Tim

If that is so I've done one most Sundays for the past 5 years, and all the metric centuries I've done in that period (2 per annum) have been closer to double centuries.

I certainly won't be calling my Sunday ride a 'century', and I doubt anyone else in the bunch would either.
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Re: 2012 Metric Century a Month Challenge Register

Postby lovemybike » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:55 am

I think I might give it a go :)
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