Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby darkelf921 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:01 pm

marinmomma wrote:
Comedian wrote:Oh no... Raining this morning. :(


Bugger, we pulled the pin on Coottha this morning because of the rain :|

That gives me 658 miles/1058 k's for January, given that I lost out on two weekends of riding I'm pretty happy with that....I more than doubled my 2012 total :)


Congrats! :-)

I managed to get my 800 mile badge this morning. My goal for this year was 8000 kms. Achieving the 800mile badge means I could exceed it easily. I'm not sure I'll keep up the large number of kms per day from now on though.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby mrgolf » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:58 pm

Had two 600km weeks in Jan last year and only one this year. Compared kms from year to year expecting to be down 100kms this year.

2012: 2110.6
2013: 2111.8

Woot. Happy with that. It took some juggling with family commitments, but I got there. Biggest month to date.

Final count 1312 miles.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby am50em » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:42 pm

Well I am done - biggest month ever (previous was 700km)
Distance 974.2km
Elev Gain 13,971m
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby ratter » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:48 pm

Was going to race tonight which I figured would give me my 500 miles for the month, even after having nearly a week off due to saddle sores, well race got cancelled but the coach had me do a windtrainer set to replace racing, finished the set, downloaded to strava..........







499.1 miles :oops:




I was going to get back on the windtrainer and do the extra distance to get my 500 miles, the wife was calling me all sorts of weird names, when I checked my Garmin data I had actually done 823 klms for the month, so I found a race warm up lap and loaded that to strava...


502 miles



my wife says I need help :shock:

one of the around the bay in a day rides was advertised as 100 klms, by the time I got back to the car I had only done something like 98, so I rode around the block until the 100 ticked over..........

maybe I do have a problem ?????? :shock:
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby Comedian » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:05 pm

949 miles :( I wanted more but the weather and body were not willing... I'm afraid. :cry: :oops:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:14 pm

ratter wrote:(snip)...

my wife says I need help :shock:

one of the around the bay in a day rides was advertised as 100 klms, by the time I got back to the car I had only done something like 98, so I rode around the block until the 100 ticked over..........

maybe I do have a problem ?????? :shock:


If you do, then I do as well....and probably many of the other members here as well, you are in good company!
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:15 pm

Comedian wrote:949 miles :( I wanted more but the weather and body were not willing... I'm afraid. :cry: :oops:


So close, but that's an awesome effort :D
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:27 pm

marinmomma wrote:
ratter wrote:(snip)...

my wife says I need help :shock:

one of the around the bay in a day rides was advertised as 100 klms, by the time I got back to the car I had only done something like 98, so I rode around the block until the 100 ticked over..........

maybe I do have a problem ?????? :shock:


If you do, then I do as well....and probably many of the other members here as well, you are in good company!


very good company. when i got home after the brissy to gold coast last year (after all the stupid train delays), I'd done 150kms. A friend suggested I should have done another 10 to make it an imperial century :o

just over 1000kms for the month. that's OK for me. Not bad considering am coming back from injury.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:30 pm

Jason, you and I are chasing the same goal this year...let's see who can get there first :wink:
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:47 pm

marinmomma wrote:Jason, you and I are chasing the same goal this year...let's see who can get there first :wink:
I'm winning, just!


I saw you beat me by less than half a mile. not impressed.

oh, btw

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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:51 pm

jasonc wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Jason, you and I are chasing the same goal this year...let's see who can get there first :wink:
I'm winning, just!


I saw you beat me by less than half a mile. not impressed.

oh, btw

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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby brett.hooker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:37 am

Went out and did 90 km tonight!

That gives me 630 miles for January (1013 km's)... Woohoo!!!

Goal for the year well on track, as is my weight loss goal...
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby InTheWoods » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:46 am

Was going to be 2km short from 1000km for the month after my commute home, so added 3km to the commute (the extra one was to make sure I didn't have to go back out after getting home...). A record month for me.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:01 am

Not a bad effort from me. Ended up doing 1224mi/1970km. Felt like i could have ekked about another ~300km but hey. I can't complain.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby Red Rider » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:12 am

Too right you can't complain! Makes your year target look like a joke! Nice work.

Well done Brett, big effort. I managed 711 miles, or 1142km, definitely my biggest ever month, but hard to back up in the short month of Feb.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:20 am

Well... it used to be 6k but I quickly changed that a few days into the month haha.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby brett.hooker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:59 am

Red Rider wrote:Well done Brett, big effort. I managed 711 miles, or 1142km, definitely my biggest ever month, but hard to back up in the short month of Feb.


Awesome numbers!!!

Backing up in Feb... Hmmm... I guess it has to start with a big attack this weekend... :-)
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby gretaboy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:23 am

Well I will also say it has been my biggest month ever

1894 k = 1177 miles = 455th place out of 36407

not too bad I reckon

Well done to everyone who simply rode and got badges of whatever distance

PS. I think I am in the same boat..my Fiancee thinks I am crazy with what I do sometimes to just get that extra k or two
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby Ross » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:15 am

I didn't officially join up to the Strava Base Mile Blast but unofficially racked up 2014km for January.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby Sydguy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:10 am

Fell short of the 1,000 miles - managed 967. Blaming 3 days off with sore knee and bit of bad weather.

To be honest I slept in a few times - if I made those 2 or 3 rides I would of gone over the 1,000 miles.

Next time Gadget.

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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby mrgolf » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:15 pm

Ross wrote:I didn't officially join up to the Strava Base Mile Blast but unofficially racked up 2014km for January.


Nice work Ross. I am surprised we didn't run into each other more regularly.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby marinmomma » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:47 pm

Great work everyone, there are some impressive totals for sure, good start to the year...now to maintain it!

February started with a wet ride in Brisbane, hope that it's not indicative of the weather for the month, a miserable ride for the most part.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby brett.hooker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:21 pm

MM... Likewise - kudos to you... Big miles and great speeds!!!

Bring on Feb... Fingers crossed for good weather Saturday and Sunday mornings...
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby Cyclopsx » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:25 pm

Congratulations to all the ACF club members, some awesome efforts by all all of you.
I'm a 62 year old who had had rarely ridden in over 15 years. Got back on the bike around Christmas to try and keep up with my 9 year old Grandson, that didn't work out lol, in fact day one and 10k left me feeling shattered. However coincidentally I discovered Strava just before the new year and decided the challenge was a great motivational tool.
Oncw I got started and had a look around i decided to try and stay in the top 50 of the ACF club but soon dropped to around 90, kept riding and upped the mileage and frequency and got to around 40th place, then the big wet set in here on the Gold Coast and I couldn't ride for four days and watched my name drop down the list to around 60. Tried to ride on the 30th but the wind was so strong I was being pushed across the road into the traffic, still managed 30k before sanity prevailed and I went home.
The 31st was a good day, light wind and cool so I set off to try and do 60k, felt good and kept going until 100k was within reach, managed to get there (102.3k) I am stoked with reaching that milestone, after so long off the bike I never thought I would reach anywhere near that.
Finished up in ACF club position 48 with 600 miles, overall 6502, gotta be happy with that :D
Now I have the base down I aim to back off the mileage and attempt to get the speed up and somehow get some climbing ability into the legs, climbs are killing me plus I was never much of a climber back in the day to start with lol.

Hopefully I can push on until the next January challenge where my goal will be 2500k.

Thanks to everyone here, you don't realise it but you people have been my inspiration, I couldn't have done any of this without you.
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Re: Strava Base Mile Blast - January 2013

Postby brett.hooker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:28 pm

That is awesome cyclopsx!!!!

I agree with you... The people on here are quite an inspiration....
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