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2018 Fifty Mile Challenge
 hairykiwi member offline
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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 7:49:58 PM

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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

But won't lower maintenance requirements free up more time for riding?
-- posted by ericrrrm
That is the plan. However, getting there will require my time away from my favorite pastime. A season or two of lower than normal bike mileage is what I think now, but that could change big time in either direction because we don't really know what we're getting into. We have lived where we do now since 1994.

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posted 1/2/2018
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As with the Metric Challenge, I'll try to do better about recording. My goal is three per month, or a total of 36

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posted 1/3/2018
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Goal of 12 here as well.

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posted 1/4/2018
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Well last year i had a goal of 10. I am lucky with health issues, life, work if i got 6.
I am hoping this year things pick up amd i can actually get those 10 . So 10 will be my goal again.
Thanks for doing this.

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posted 1/4/2018
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I fell off last year from a long ride standpoint and only got in one at a MTB Race in late November that I didn't get reported. Commute miles were still solid just long weekend rides with little kids weren't. I am going to lower the goal this year back to 10 and see what happens.

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posted 1/4/2018
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#1
1/4
83.3km/51.76 miles
03:01:46
1032 ft climb

A chilly and windy ride, but at least it was sunny. Started in the 30's but got to the high 40's when I was done.

Just a loop around Deltona, then the Enterprise trail, and the Blue Springs trail.

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posted 1/6/2018
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#2
1/6
108.8km/67.61 miles
03:43:02
1687 ft climb
18.1mph avg speed

Morning ride with the group (but only 3 of us, everyone else couldn't handle the cold. Just the normal Saturday loop around north Deland, then down to Blue Springs and the trail and back with a loop thru Lake Helen.


This is how we handle 35F in FL...


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posted 1/6/2018
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#02

ROAD
Jan 06
53.7 miles
3:49 ride time (est)
14.0 mph avg speed
1195 feet of climbing

Silver Comet Trail - Highland Station to Willow Springs Lane Trestle and Return
Elapsed Time 4:20

Left my car at Kauffman Tire for an oil change, tires, an alignment, rear brake pads and rotors Start 31 min after sunrise, +22F.

Gutters/ditches beside the Trail on the "descent" from the Austell Rd underpass looked frozen solid. Decided to take a picture of the icicles on the walls of the cut when I was coming back.

Ice across the trail near mile marker 16 looked solid, but fortunately wasn't. Made a lot more noise breaking through than last week, though.

The restroom at Tara Drummond Trailhead was closed, with caution tape across the door, along with two big trash barrels blocking it and the bike rack standing on top of them, so I rode by.

14.0mph to the turn at Brushy Mtn Tunnel. I'd seen no cyclists so far.

Avg dropped to 13.9mph on my way to the Trail's highest point, but I made it up again.

Saw my first other cyclist just before getting back into Cobb Co, 39 miles into the ride. Probably saw another ten or so after that.

Stopped to take an icicle picture, as planned.

Looks just like me, don't you think?

Cycloputer reset here, but I didn't notice. Estimated riding time is based on my most reasonable guess of 14.1mph to this point.

Thought I might bring that average up at the end, but the "climb" up the extension and making my way through the Highland Station parking lot set me back again.

+37F at the end.
post edited on 1/6/2018 at 8:37:58 PM

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posted 1/6/2018
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#02

ROAD
Jan 06
53.7 miles
3:49 ride time (est)
14.0 mph avg speed
1195 feet of climbing

Left my car at Kauffman Tire for an oil change, tires, an alignment, rear brake pads and rotors Start 31 min after sunrise, +22F.

Gutters/ditches beside the Trail on the "descent" from the Austell Rd underpass looked frozen solid. Decided to take a picture of the icicles on the walls of the cut when I was coming back.

Ice across the trail near mile marker 16 looked solid, but fortunately wasn't. Made a lot more noise breaking through than last week, though.

The restroom at Tara Drummond Trailhead was closed, with caution tape across the door, along with two big trash barrels blocking it and the bike rack standing on top of them, so I rode by.

14.0mph to the turn at Brushy Mtn Tunnel. I'd seen no cyclists so far.

Avg dropped to 13.9mph on my way to the Trail's highest point, but I made it up again.

Saw my first other cyclist just before getting back into Cobb Co, 39 miles into the ride. Probably saw another ten or so after that.

Stopped to take an icicle picture, as planned.

Looks just like me, don't you think?

Cycloputer reset here, but I didn't notice. Estimated riding time is based on my most reasonable guess of 14.1mph to this point.

Thought I might bring that average up at the end, but the "climb" up the extension and making my way through the Highland Station parking lot set me back again.

+37F at the end.
-- posted by ericrrrm


OK, nearly 4 hours riding time. How do you keep your feet warm that long?

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posted 1/6/2018
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#1 road, 01/06/18

mi. 62.2
t. 4:58
el. 2500

LSR populaire, Arlington to Venus and back. Warmed up as we rode, but the hills took me out on the trike, and I finished almost an hour behind the group.
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