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2018 Metric Club Challenge
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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 1/6/2018
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#1
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.

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posted 1/6/2018
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#1

mi. 62.2
t. 4:58
el. 2500'

LSR's annual New Year's ride was postponed due to freezing temperatures and potential ice on roads. We did it today, I for the 100k, on my trike. The early start was in the 30's, but sun warmed things up. Didn't help me, though, as I had no power and poor endurance. I survived, coming in almost an hour after the others.

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posted 1/7/2018
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#1
1/6
69.5 miles
4:11:10
2021 ft climb
16.6 mph avg speed*

*Truth is that I spent most of the time on the wheel of my riding partner, a much stronger cyclist than me.

But it's the most climbing I've done since June's crash, so that made me smile.

HK, can you look at spreadsheet? Appears some of my numbers are going into a couple of other riders too?

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posted 1/7/2018
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HK, can you look at spreadsheet? Appears some of my numbers are going into a couple of other riders too?
-- posted by AZNick

How can I get your numbers to go into mine too?

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posted 1/7/2018
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#1
M - 63.4
T - 4:03
A - 15.6
Route - (Palatka Loop) Departed at 7:00am with double layers on, it was around 40 degrees near the Waterway but as I continued west the temps dropped off even colder with lots of frost. My only regret is I should of wore 2 pair of gloves. Coming back it warmed up a little but the Headwinds picked up the last 20 miles.

My Goal was to make it home before the game came on........Accomplished
GO JAGS!!!!

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posted 1/7/2018
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#2
1/7
167.9km/104.3 miles
05:28:38
1745 ft climb
19mph avg speed

So last night, on our facebook chat group, someone said a pro rider was going to join us today. We didn't really believe him, so we just showed up as normal.
But he showed up at Pete's place, but he didn't have his racing bike, so we thought he wouldn't be too hard on us. His name was Rolly Weaver. So 5 of us rolled out (still too cold for most of the regular riders). It was in the 30's when I left home, but it did warm up quickly enough.

So we just did our normal Sunday route, down to Lake Monroe, and SR415, then down to Longwood and Heathrow. I don't think Rolly was trying that hard, he was probably doing some endurance training. I didn't set any personal bests on our regular route, although I did get dropped (as usual) going over the bridge on SR415.

Came back north on the Seminole-Wekiva trail, and stopped at Panera bread for coffee and a bagel. By the time we left, the wind had kicked up and we had to head into it all the way back home. I kept up ok for another 20 miles or so, but got dropped on one of the hills on US17/92. Made it back to Pete's place, and Rolly needed to get home (he had another 50 miles to get home to Ormond Beach).

I had about 75 miles, so I offered to ride with him up to the airport, since he wasn't sure of the way. Once we got to March rd, he wanted to do some intervals, so he left me in the dust.

I turned south and finally got some tail wind for a change, but then I got some cramps about 5 miles from home, and had to stop several times to work them out.
Finally made it home, pretty zapped out.

Rolly says he would like to ride with us again (the pro season doesn't start until February), so I guess I need to get faster!!!

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posted 1/8/2018
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I'm in for another baker's dozen.
2018 will be a challenging year which leaves little time for bike riding. A goal will be helpful.

GtB

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posted 1/8/2018
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Thanks Hairy!! I guess I'll shoot for 12 again this year, hoping to do better than last year...

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posted 1/13/2018
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#2
1/13
64.5 miles
3:43:45
909 ft climb
17.3 mph avg speed*

*Truth is that I spent most of the time on the wheel of my riding partner, a much stronger cyclist than me.

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posted 1/13/2018
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#3
1/13
139.2km/86.49 miles
04:49:42
1694 ft climb
17.9 mph avg speed

Group ride , although I did some loops before I joined with the group, since I woke up early, and it wasn't too cold.
Got dropped after a few mins at 27mph, took a short cut to catch up, then got dropped again going into the wind, no power in my legs today. Took another shortcut to get to the gas station.

On the way back south I was able to keep up with the wind at our backs, and stayed with the group until the end of the ride.
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