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2018 Fifty Mile Challenge
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posted 1/1/2018
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Welcome to the 2018 Fifty Mile Challenge.
Join at any time. Let me know if you name isn't in the spreadsheet and I'll add you in.



A fifty plus ride is a ride that meets the following:
1. A ride of 50.0 miles or more in any one day or a combination of several rides in one day.
2. Only one fifty per day may be counted.
3. Rides of longer distances that qualify for other challenges may also be posted here.
4. Rides posted in this challenge may be posted in other challenges as well, but must conform to their rules.

Although not required, please include:
5. Type of ride; Road (included paved bike trails,) Mountain, Rollers, Trainer, etc.
See post #2 for a sample post
Pictures would be nice as well!


Thanks to Markiansj, SloJoe, and tojesky who hosted this challenge before.

As you can see, I've changed this to a self posting thread, but if you have a tablet or phone, and can't post, just post your ride and ask someone to enter it for you, its not hard.

Previous Years:

2017 Fifty Mile Challenge

2016 Fifty Mile Challenge

2015 Fifty Mile Challenge

2014 Fifty Mile Challenge



If the table below is too hard to work with, try the link below:


2018 Fifty Mile Challenge




thread edited on 1/4/2018 at 6:49:58 PM

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HK - How do we put our goal in?

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HK - How do we put our goal in?
-- posted by GeeWizMan

Hmmm, I protected the whole main sheet, since there are a lot of formulae that could be accidentally messed up.

So just post your goal and I'll enter them.

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HK - How do we put our goal in?
-- posted by GeeWizMan

Hmmm, I protected the whole main sheet, since there are a lot of formulae that could be accidentally messed up.

So just post your goal and I'll enter them.
-- posted by hairykiwi
I'll go with 50. But, this year may be a low mileage year as my wife and I have decided to downsize and sell our house and get something with much lower maintenance requirements, like a condo.

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HK
Thanks for taking this challenge over.

Put my goal at 100.


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With the idea that I will overcome my present ailments, I'll shoot for 30 this year.

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I'm going to try for 52 again.

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HK - How do we put our goal in?
-- posted by GeeWizMan

Hmmm, I protected the whole main sheet, since there are a lot of formulae that could be accidentally messed up.

So just post your goal and I'll enter them.
-- posted by hairykiwi
I'll go with 50. But, this year may be a low mileage year as my wife and I have decided to downsize and sell our house and get something with much lower maintenance requirements, like a condo.
-- posted by GeeWizMan

But won't lower maintenance requirements free up more time for riding?

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posted 1/1/2018
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Thanks again for taking this on, Hairykiwi! I'll go for 72 again.

Is there a way to make the spreadsheet just a bit narrower? It's width is making the whole page wider for me, so I have to scroll left and right a little to read posts.

Also, it looks like the overall average ride distance and speed is counting the zeros from people who haven't ridden yet.
post edited on 1/1/2018 at 12:55:32 PM

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posted 1/1/2018
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#01

ROAD
Jan 01
52.3 miles
3:44 ride time
14.0 mph avg speed
825 feet of climbing

Silver Comet Trail - Floyd Rd to Brushy Mtn Tunnel and Return
Elapsed Time 4:12

Start 25 min after sunrise, +18F. Didn't bother with bottles, as I knew the nozzles would freeze after the first drink. Only one other car at the trailhead.

Stopped at Florence Rd (7 miles into the ride) to blow my nose. No cars at this trailhead.

No cars at Hiram Trailhead.

Water that is always flowing across the trail near mile marker 16 was frozen, but fortunately, not solid. My tires broke through, so I didn't need to worry about slipping.

No cars at Tara Drummond, where I arrived with a 14.1mph average, 3 min off a 15mph pace. Ice in the "facilities".

Stopped to clear a downed tree off the trail on the approach to Willow Springs Lane Trestle. It only had a couple branches, and was probably only 4" in diameter at the base, so it was easy to grab the skinny end and pivot it off the trail.

13.6mph at Brushy Mtn Tunnel, 3 min off a 14mph pace. I hadn't seen any other cyclists so far.

I'd seen a few pedestrians, though, but the next one I saw was shortly before arriving at Tara Drummond. The previous one I'd seen was in about the same place, so I had a good 19 mile stretch in which I'd seen no one at all.

13.7mph at Tara Drummond, still 3 min off a 14mph pace. One car parked here now.

The icy spot near mile marker 16 had only one set of tire tracks through it--presumably mine from the outbound leg.

One car now at Hiram Trailhead.

Still no cars at Florence Rd Trailhead. The small of my back was getting cold, so I stopped here to pull up my tights. I had 13.8mph here, and calculated that I'd need to finish off the last 7.2 miles in 29 min to have 14mph for the ride. That didn't seem too bad, until I realized it was more than 15mph. (15mph isn't usually an issue here, but today I was struggling to avoid a sub-14mph ride.)

I made it with 14 sec to spare! +24F at the end. Riding time on the return was 6 min faster than outbound.

I'd seen no other cyclists at all. I've gone farther without seeing any (the last 85 miles of a February weekday century) but this may be the longest complete ride I've had without seeing another cyclist.

I'm leading the Challenge in all categories!
post edited on 1/2/2018 at 6:46:10 AM

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posted 1/1/2018
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HK - How do we put our goal in?
-- posted by GeeWizMan

Hmmm, I protected the whole main sheet, since there are a lot of formulae that could be accidentally messed up.

So just post your goal and I'll enter them.
-- posted by hairykiwi
I'll go with 50. But, this year may be a low mileage year as my wife and I have decided to downsize and sell our house and get something with much lower maintenance requirements, like a condo.
-- posted by GeeWizMan


Consider moving this way and get out of those winters.
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