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2018 Metric Club Challenge
 hairykiwi member offline
3,951 15,001 mi
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posted 1/1/2018
at 12:29:52 PM
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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, 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

 Krypto member offline  
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posted 3/7/2018
at 4:06:34 PM
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M - 62.9
A - 15.8
T - 3:58
Route - Today was supposed to be a sleep in and be lazy day, but the weatherman said it may rain tomorrow am so I rode this morning. Thats 3 metrics in 4 days.
Same ride I did yesterday to Palatka but today the winds calmed down which made for a easier ride.

I also noticed work crews finishing up the Connector on the Palatka Trail and the Trailhead parking lot.... Great news they should be done in a few weeks. Soon when they finish the west side of Palatka to KH Trail we'll be able to ride all Trail to Lake Butler which is approx a 75 mile trail ride WooHoo cant wait!
-- posted by Krypto

Nice Krypto, makes me tired just thinking about 3 in 4 days.
-- posted by AZNick

Thanks Nick, I'm taking advantage of my week off of work. Its not often I have this many days off. I hope to get in a couple more before next Monday.

Hope your in good health and keep on riding!

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posted 3/11/2018
at 1:49:22 PM
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On the board!
M: 64.8
T: 04:28
Avg: 14.50
E: 3,920

So it looks like itís been literally a full year since my last metric. Checked the journal and it was this same weekend 2017. Hereís to a better 2018.

This was a fun ride. Went straight east on the C-470 trail and explored about 5 newly opened miles on the SE side of town. RoadWarrior and 2BikeLabs were my ride buddies. Best part? Wind did the ultimate favor and blessed us with tailwinds for approx 55 of the 65 miles.
post edited on 3/11/2018 at 1:51:31 PM

 hairykiwi member offline
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posted 3/11/2018
at 5:27:05 PM
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143.4km/89.1 miles
18.4 mph avg speed
1663 feet of climbing

Out at about 7am, still too early for the group (I mean too cold, ot was in the mid-30's when I started). So I rode around some local loops until 9am, when the group was happy with the temp. It was actually in the low 60's by then, I had already stopped at home to shed layers, and was just in a regular kit.

Did the usual Saturday route, but at high speed. I was able to keep up for longer than I usually do, even though we were hitting 30mph for several minutes. But I eventually got dropped on the small hills, and to tell the truth, I wasn't trying that hard anymore, since I was beat.

Caught up at Deleon Springs, and headed north again. A guy in a billowing T-shirt passed us (a Fred, I guess) while we were resting, so the group took that as a challenge. It didn't help that one guy had a bike issue, so we were a long way back before we set off on the chase. Again I got dropped when we hit 30mph but I did manage to keep the group in sight for a while. I got close but didn't pass the Fred before I turned off to follow the others.

Made it to the gas station where we take a break, and I was surprised that I had beat one of the group. He got dropped and made a wrong turn. I've been dropped so often I know all the routes!!!

Headed back south, and hit a headwind, and then the route went on a very bumpy road. I managed to hold on to the group just a little longer than one guy (he had a new bike, so I don't think he liked the road).

We ended up riding together all the way back to Deland, fighting the headwind all the way.

I was pretty zapped when I got home, spent a lot of energy fighting the wind.

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posted 3/15/2018
at 7:03:17 AM
post #54 viewed 12 times
62.55 miles
3:51:30 time
16.2 average
1529 elevation
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