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2018 Commuter Cycling Century Challenge
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2018 Commuter Cycling Century Challenge - bikejournal.com forum

Welcome to the 2018 Commuter Cycling Century Challenge, now in our 12th year.

The Commuter Cycling Century Challenge has a simple goal:
Each member attempts to ride to and from work or school on at least 100 days in the calendar year.
That's just twice a week for four-season riders, three times a week for three-season riders.

We also recognize PCWs-Perfect Commuting Weeks (commuting every single workday), PCMs-Perfect Commuting Months, and a PCY-Perfect Commuting Year.

Current standings






How to join and report your progress

Simply report your commutes by posting in this thread. This thread does not connect to or pull data from your ride log. You have to tell us here.

Your Ride Leader this year (once I get everything figured out) is ThermionicScott. My role is that of Recording Secretary, not Scorekeeper. You keep your own scores (rides, PCWs, PCMs, PCY, etc). I simply record them in the Standings Table.

Please put all your update info (ride number, milestone dates, PCWs, PCMs, PCY, and distance changes, etc) in the first line of your post. That makes it easier for me to find quickly.

Update as often or as infrequently as you like. We like hearing about everyone else's daily ride and keeping up-to-date. If you want to update only every now-and-again, that's fine too, but we miss you between reports.

Challenge Rules

The rules been mutually agreed upon over the lifespan of this challenge. They provide some degree of confidence that we are all comparing apples to apples. They are not hard-and-fast. We make changes by general consensus when necessary.
  1. Each round-trip commute counts as one (1) commuting-day.
  2. Each one-way commute counts as one-half (˝) commuting-day.
  3. Limit of one commuting-day per calendar day. Remember, we count days, not rides.
  4. Multi-modal commuting is perfectly fine, as long as there's a bike ride in there somewhere.
  5. Substitutions: Students may substitute school for work. Volunteers and retirees may substitute their volunteer location for work.
If you ordinarily update from work, there's no need to report only a half-day if you expect to also ride home. Report the whole day. If the fates intervene, we'll deal with it later.

Accounting and verification

We operate on the honor system. I make no attempt to verify or check the accuracy of anyone's postings. Remember, I'm the Recording Secretary, not the Scorekeeper. Obvious math errors, such as 10 commuting-days in a week or other obvious discrepancies, may prompt a request for clarification.

Definitions

Commute
Verb (intr) to travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work — commute. Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition.
MDAS
Most Direct And Safe—The Most Direct And Safe ROUND-TRIP distance between your home and workplace. This is not necessarily the shortest possible trip, but the shortest safe trip.
PCW/PCM/PCY
Perfect Commuting Week/Month/Year—Commuted by bike every day that you went to work during the period. By definition, you can't do any better than this.

PCW, PCM, PCY Notes

A PCW, PCM, or PCY string is NOT broken if on a given day a rider does not ride to work for any of the following reasons:
  • Working at home.
  • Working out-of-town on assignment.
  • Jury Duty

History

This challenge was started by Anquetil63 in 2006, and was maintained by GTDBike from 2007–2010, by brucew from 2011-2012, by jack1 from 2013-2014, and by SeaLion from 2015-2017.
thread edited on 1/3/2018 at 11:35:18 AM

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I'm in. I haven't ridden yet, but I DID replace my bent front rim with a spare, and I'll just use a regular headlight until I get my generator hub re-laced onto a new rim.
No surprise, the insurance company said they wouldn't replace my wheel. They said I didn't do anything wrong and they didn't do anything wrong, so they won't pay because my bike rolled off their bike rack! Right now, it's not worth my bother to correspond and argue with them.
2 things: In the future I'll be sure the bike rack is one with the full metal loop for bikes and 2, make my own "safety strap" securing my bike as I've read another cycling bus rider does on his buses. Life rolls on!

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Got you down, LeoH. I'm jealous of you folks that are already out there commuting! I've done a couple quick rides around the neighborhood, but I don't like straying too far from home unless it's above 10°F out.

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Commute number 1 today, also first commute with the new studded snow tires, Kenda Klondike skinnies. My old Klondikes bit the dust after 10 seasons, can't complain! Ski goggles and mask came in handy with temps in the teens and heading even colder the next couple of days...

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Got you, too, chipg5.

BTW, I'm not averse to looking up people's MDAS from the 2017 thread, but including it in your first post to this thread would be a little more convenient, and I want to make sure I have the most up-to-date info here. Thanks!

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#1 today. -2F on the over active bank thermometer. Gonna be a lot colder tomorrow and Friday

7 miles MDAS (11km). Count me in!

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#1

Felt much better than I expected after a long week off. I was a total slug, ate all the wrong foods, etc.

Still felt OK, so that's a bonus.

Y'all be safe out there!

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#3 on Wednesday.

It's so mild right now that the temperature at 11 pm was 67 degrees! Oh, and 2017, for Phoenix, was the warmest ever. We averaged 77.3 degrees Fahrenheit.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2018/01/02/phoenix-weather-2017-warmest-year-record/995088001/

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I am up to commuting day number 3 now still bike commuted every day but I am planning for that to end next Friday so I can get to the train station faster. Of course I might have ended my perfect commuting year on Tuesday, my first day back in the office, if you want to get technical about me leaving the bike at work when I walked home at lunch to walk the dog.

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I am in again. I will try and keep up better this year. I did finish at 152 last year just updated few and far between. Round trip is 26 miles.
So far I have ridden in yesterday and today for 2 commutes.

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Thanks for picking up the torch ThermionicScot. As for temps, I'm with you on the temperatures, no worries. It's one thing to ease your way into cold temps, but to stop and then jump back in to chilly riding? Not me anymore.
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