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2018 Metric Club Challenge
 hairykiwi member offline
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posted 1/1/2018
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This will be the thread for the metric challenge. Please post your goal.

This challenge is open to anyone....any time. The rules this year will be the same as for previous years. Those rules are below:

METRIC CENTURY CLUB RULES as continued from previous years: Note that the first three lines of the post are requested to be (M)iles (T)time and (E) Elevation. The E is optional.

1. Metric century is 100 Kilometers (62.137 miles) or longer.

2. Try to be done as a continuous ride with allowed breaks for food, rest, etc.to keep in the spirit of "doing a metric century." The "Metric Police" were fired years ago, so use your own guideline for the time frame to turn the pedals for 62.137 miles.

3. "One Metric Per Day". Credit for one metric regardless of the length of the ride.

4. Post as much as you want about the ride for those of us who enjoy reading where ya where, something about your metric just fer fun. Any other information such as max HR, elevation, etc. is definitely welcome.

5. Qualifying rides posted in other challenges may be posted here.

6. Have fun.

7. No Whining

7. And last but not least, a thank you to RussTaiTai for starting this motivational thread and thanks to SloJoe and tojesky for their hosting over many previous years.

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


2018 Metric Challenge





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posted 12/9/2018
at 12:33:00 PM
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#91
9/12/18
251.2 miles / 404.2km
16.3 Average
5917 elevation

This was a PBP 400 km qualification ride. 600k and 200k to do.
I rode all day with 2 friends. This was the 1st time since March 2015 that I've ridden all day with others, such is the current lack of interest in long distance cycling (AUDAX) in Western Australia!
post edited on 12/9/2018 at 10:33:31 PM

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Lifetime: 164,212 mi
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posted 12/10/2018
at 2:13:01 PM
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#74
12/8
163km/101.28 miles,
05:31:03
18.36mph avg
1586 ft

Well, when my rear shifter cable broke, I decided to finally install the 11-speed groupset I'd bought from a friend almost a month ago. I figured why bother replacing only the cable if I'd have to take it all apart again when replacing the shifters.

However, I ran into an issue with the internal cable routing for the rear brake - there is a hex screw that needs to be removed where the cable comes thru the top tube, and it is stuck solid. Looks like I'll need to drill it out. So the Mekk is out of commission until I get it fixed.

So I tried my first century on the Fuji Cross, I had adjusted the seat up a bit from a few days ago, and it actually made a big difference in my comfort and speed.

So out at 4:40 or so, and ended up doing 40 miles before meeting the group. I was able to keep up OK for the first hour, but got dropped on the sprint. Then dropped again a few more times when the speed hit around 25mph for too long - at least I had a good excuse due to the extra weight of the Fuji (Alu frame and 700x40 tires). I think some of the guys were trying to drop me, or maybe they just forgot I had the slower bike (or maybe they know it doesn't matter what bike I have, so they might as well go fast).

Got a brief rest at the gas station in Pierson, then back home the usual way. I have a new seat coming I think I'll put on the Fuji, as the one it came with isn't really that comfortable.
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