2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby g-boaf » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:00 am

lewie15 wrote:
lewie15 wrote:I've just ticked over 8000 km and hoping to get to 10K. Might just sneak in with a few long distance cycling events coming up.

Lol. One day later after writing this I have my first crash. Knocked off the bike by someone who didn't give way at a roundabout. Bike is stuffed, but luckily I got away with some bruising and bad gravel rash.


Bad luck. I've lost count of the time people don't give way at roundabouts. So I slow down on approach to them with the expectation others won't give way, so I can stop. It's frustrating, but I prefer my safety.

I've finally got 13,200km.

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Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:07 am

12k with 146km of up.
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby biker jk » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Just rolled over 10,000km today. Only 113.5k of vertical though.

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Postby RobertL » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:20 am

Almost at my yearly target. Weather permitting, I will reach it before mid-November, when I will be off the bike for a month on holiday.
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby 1Rowdy1 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:58 pm

4273 / 6000, still behind.

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby Paul B » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:02 pm

2 1/2 weeks of tapering for the State Championships road race has come close to wiping out my buffer. Need to get ahead so I can have a week off the bike at year end before hitting the new year. (my target is 17K)
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Postby fingy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:27 pm

Passed 19,000km less than 1000km to go :D
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Postby chriso_29er » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:31 pm

So close to getting back in the green, maybe over the weekend :)
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby g-boaf » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:28 pm

Getting towards 14,000km - did 545km this week.

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Postby RobertL » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:27 am

I will tick over 8000km this weekend, thus meeting my annual goal. It will be the furthest that I have ever ridden in a year.

It was also a sensible target, given that I will have a month off the bike as of next week while I go on holiday to South America.

I will be back in mid-December, so I will add to that total, but I don't want to predict by how much.
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby g-boaf » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:12 pm

RobertL wrote:I will tick over 8000km this weekend, thus meeting my annual goal. It will be the furthest that I have ever ridden in a year.


Congrats! 8)

I ticked over 14,000km this afternoon with an extended 45km commute.

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Postby TheWall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:26 pm

11000 ytd. Also passed 100k up. 2 sessions today. One fang with a buddy before work and then a Zwift GCN hill climb session tonight. It hurt...it still hurts three hours later!

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby Globallywater » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:45 am

Only started in September and was struggling to do 8km. Over weight and not fit.

So this year I’m aiming to do 800 km which doesn’t sound like much to some but will be big for me. Three weeks off for holidays as well.

As I told my wife, if every week I can go a few hundred meters further or a little faster to my turn around point then I’ll be happy at that ride.

Next year I’m aiming for 6000 - 10000 km.

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:45 am

Globallywater wrote:Next year I’m aiming for 6000 - 10000 km.

We're here to cheer you on
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Postby TheWall » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:26 pm

Globallywater wrote:Only started in September and was struggling to do 8km. Over weight and not fit.

As I told my wife, if every week I can go a few hundred meters further or a little faster to my turn around point then I’ll be happy at that ride.

Next year I’m aiming for 6000 - 10000 km.


Love it and agree with Jasonc. I love looking back at my early rides (mid 2015). Stoked to hit 20klm...amazed when I cracked a 40Kim ride before work...built up ever so slowly (very careful to not over do it). I used to look on with a combination of amazement and bewilderment at other riders on a Strava...now I can match it with many (but heaps more would still towel me)...30kgs down and I feel so much better.

Some weeks/months you may not improve. It is normal. Sometimes a sleep in is just as important as a ride. If riding stops being fun...do something else for a while.

Well done on starting and enjoy the ride!

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby DavidS » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:35 pm

Globallywater wrote:Only started in September and was struggling to do 8km. Over weight and not fit.

So this year I’m aiming to do 800 km which doesn’t sound like much to some but will be big for me. Three weeks off for holidays as well.

As I told my wife, if every week I can go a few hundred meters further or a little faster to my turn around point then I’ll be happy at that ride.

Next year I’m aiming for 6000 - 10000 km.


We all started somewhere, I remember the first year I aimed for 6,000 and was amazed I managed it.

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Postby Globallywater » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:41 pm

TheWall wrote: I used to look on with a combination of amazement and bewilderment at other riders on a Strava...now I can match it with many (but heaps more would still towel me
Some weeks/months you may not improve. It is normal. Sometimes a sleep in is just as important as a ride. If riding stops being fun...do something else for a while.

Matt


Firstly thanks to all three for the supporting words. I’m on mobile In a bad internet area so can’t tag all three.

And Matt, I am doing the same. Looking at other people rides and thinking “wow” looking at segments and thinking one day I might get to half their segment speed.

I have extra motivation in that my family I learnt suffer from heart attacks so o decided I wanted to beat my family history.

What sub is best to ask about bike set ups? Or are there meet ups where these can be discussed? More concerned with proper height set up. (Seat pole etc).

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Postby jules21 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:31 pm

12k and 155k up over here. target was 15k and 200k but won't get there - very slim chance of reaching 15k if I suddenly develop a love of Audax rides.

some impressive figures on here! keep it up

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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby jasonc » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:50 pm

jules21 wrote:12k and 155k up over here. target was 15k and 200k but won't get there - very slim chance of reaching 15k if I suddenly develop a love of Audax rides.

some impressive figures on here! keep it up

Good numbers Jules
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby fingy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:22 pm

Reached my 20,000km goal early this year, so I can now veg out
and get fat(er) over Christmas. :D
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Re: 2018 - 6,000km, 10,000km and 18,000km Clubs

Postby TheWall » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 pm

Globallywater wrote:
TheWall wrote: I used to look on with a combination of amazement and bewilderment at other riders on a Strava...now I can match it with many (but heaps more would still towel me
Some weeks/months you may not improve. It is normal. Sometimes a sleep in is just as important as a ride. If riding stops being fun...do something else for a while.

Matt


Firstly thanks to all three for the supporting words. I’m on mobile In a bad internet area so can’t tag all three.

And Matt, I am doing the same. Looking at other people rides and thinking “wow” looking at segments and thinking one day I might get to half their segment speed.

I have extra motivation in that my family I learnt suffer from heart attacks so o decided I wanted to beat my family history.

What sub is best to ask about bike set ups? Or are there meet ups where these can be discussed? More concerned with proper height set up. (Seat pole etc).


Maybe just your own thread and anyone can pile in and answer new questions that pop up as you ride more & more?

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