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2018 Fifty Mile Challenge
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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 12/17/2018
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#150- 12/11 - 100.4km/62.4 miles, 03:42:19, 16.84 mph avg, 923 ft
2 rides, took the Trek in the morning, and the Fuji for the evening ride, evening ride was shorter since no more Chemistry labs for my son this term

#151 - 12/13 - 113.5km/70.53 miles, 04:01:50, 17.5 mph avg, 1200 ft
Both rides on the Fuji, 2 of us on the morning ride, struggled to keep up with Mike, he likes to go fast.

College term is over, so no more rides in Daytona for at least a month. I will have to find a new route if I do more rides next term, as riding in the dark during rush hour was a little nerve racking at times.

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posted 12/17/2018
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#152
12/15
177.6km/110.36 miles,
06:23:54
17.25 mph avg
791 ft

#153
12/16
173.1km/107.56 miles,
05:44:22
18.74 mph avg
1155 ft

It had rained all Friday night, and showers were forecast for later in the morning, so no one else wanted to ride.

So Saturday, I left at about 5am, doing my first century on my 8-speed Trek 1000 this year (Mekk still being worked on). Headed east out to New Smyrna beach on SR-44, then hit the trail at about 25 miles.

The next 75 miles were on the new trails, all the way to Titusville. On the way back I stopped for a break and drinks, when I set off, there was a light shower, but nothing bad.

Back in Osteen, on the 3 mile gap between one trail and another, I hit a pretty good rain shower, but I didn't put on my parka, it wasn't that bad.

The new trail is very flat, and only a few roads to cross. But its a hot ride in the summer, there isn't much shade.
Back home via 17/92.

Sunday's ride was very similar, except I rode with 4 others, and we were going much faster. We went directly to Osteen to hit the trail instead of New Smyrna Beach, then out to Titusville and back.

I was surprised I could mostly keep up on the Trek, but I didn't get dropped, I just couldn't take long (or fast) pulls at the front.

Once I got back to Orange City, I did spend 5 hours working on the house we are planning to sell, then back home via the trail just before dark.

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posted 12/17/2018
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I was surprised I could mostly keep up on the Trek ...
-- posted by hairykiwi

May I ask what about the Trek made you think you wouldn't be able to keep up?

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posted 12/18/2018
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I was surprised I could mostly keep up on the Trek ...
-- posted by hairykiwi

May I ask what about the Trek made you think you wouldn't be able to keep up?
-- posted by ericrrrm

Well its heavier since its an aluminium frame, its an 8-speed, and it has a rear mudguard, its not set up for speed...

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posted 12/18/2018
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#57 road 12/18/2018

53.5 miles
3:38:30 time
5:40 tot. time
905' elev.

No wind! 30s at start, 60 by the end.

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posted 12/23/2018
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Good group of elite cyclists. Congrats to all.

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posted 12/30/2018
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#77

ROAD
Dec 30
66.2 miles
4:24 ride time
15.0 mph avg speed
1168 feet of climbing

Silver Comet Trail - Floyd Rd to Rockmart & Return
Elapsed Time 4:54

Start almost an hour and a half after sunrise--slept in a bit, let the rain stop, cleaned and lubed my chain. +50F in a mist that could only be detected by the feel on my face and drops on my glasses.

15.6mph to Tara Drummond, 45 sec ahead of a 15mph pace. Wiped my glasses here, and didn't need to do it again.

Brushy Mtn Tunnel had extensive full-width puddles. 14.8mph coming out of it, 2 min behind 15mph.

Chased by two big dogs at McDowell Rd. Fortunately, we got to the end of their "territory" before I reached a downed tree.

15.2mph at Rockmart--I'd gained 4 min on the "descent" from the Tunnel. As expected, the Trailhead building was closed. The creek was very full, and looked like it had washed a lot of mud onto the trail in the Elm St underpass. I didn't want to ride through that if I didn't need to, so I left my bike in the picnic pavilion, and walked across the footbridge to the "water balloon tap" and filled my sports drink bottle.

14.7mph to Brushy Mtn Tunnel, now 2 min behind a 15mph pace.

Gained a minute on the way to Tara Drummond (14.9mph). Water fountain was shut off, so went to the sink and poured water by the capful into my bottle. Got tired of that when it was about 2/3 full.

Finally dragged my average back to 15mph at Industry Rd, 4 miles remaining.

+54F at the end. Riding time on the return was 3 min slower than outbound.



Tomorrow's cold rain has already started, so that's it for me in 2018. I'd like to thank hairykiwi for keeping the Fifty Mile Challenge going--it's my best motivator. And thanks to my fellow Nifty Fiftiers for making this fun.
post edited on 12/30/2018 at 9:22:51 PM

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posted 12/30/2018
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I have really missed my goal this year.
-- posted by ptsbike
You and me both!

I only got 5 out of a 100. I'm sure you did a lot better than I did.

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posted 12/31/2018
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I have really missed my goal this year.
-- posted by ptsbike
You and me both!

I only got 5 out of a 100. I'm sure you did a lot better than I did.
-- posted by tojesky


You have an excuse, I don't.

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posted 12/31/2018
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I managed a few extras. I could hand them out if necessary. Where I bombed out was on expected 100ks.
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