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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 12/28/2018
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#57
M - 63.1
T - 3:59
A - 15.8
Route - Took my bike to work this morning since its only a mile to the Trail from there. Departed at 11:30 to Palatka then back. Gave me 40 miles so I did a few out and backs from my vehicle til I got my Metric. Warm and Windy is the word of the Day. Got finished before any rain came which there forcasting later this evening.

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posted 12/29/2018
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#101
29/12/18
222.9 miles / 358.8 km
15.6 Average
7,544 elevation

A beautiful day for a ride especially the last 120 km from dusk onwards.
Cool with a light tailwind for most of the last 101 km home.
Average temp was 70F / 21C
post edited on 12/29/2018 at 11:27:30 AM

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posted 12/29/2018
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#78
12/29
202.2km/125.6 miles
06:10:08
32.5kmph/20.3 mph avg
1139 climb

Out at 5:30am to ride down to Sanford for the start of the ride. I was taking it pretty easy, as I was on the trail in the dark, heard a lot of movement in the bushes as well.

It was a fairly big ride, about 80 people, split into speed groups. I decided to try the open group, so no top speed limit. I figured I'd just get with the next one behind if I got dropped.

Left at about 7:20, back up to Volusia county. Once we got across the bridge, the speed picked up a bit. We were running at 25mph most of the way down Maytown road (except when I was on the front, I could only manage 23). I was able to keep up and felt fine, except when it was my turn at the front. Eventually there were 4 of us that couldn't take turns at the front because of the speed, so we just stayed at the back.

We got to US1 and took a break (the plan was for all the groups to meet here and cruise over to the beach). The open group changed their plan, but I stayed behind and rested.

Then we headed over to the beach in a big pack, right down Flagler Ave in NSB (the main street). It was very foggy, so didn't bother taking any pictures, you could barely see the water.

Took a while to get out of the beach area, it was very congested. I was was riding with the 22mph group now, which was pretty good most of the time. Once we got near the end of Maytown rd (about 5 miles from Osteen), the pace picked up and several people got dropped as it was back up to 25, at least I didn't have to try and ride at the front.

The final rest stop was in Osteen, where I split off and rode on the trail back to Enterprise and then to Orange City. I had to get home as I am supposed to be working on the house.

post edited on 12/29/2018 at 9:07:51 PM

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posted 12/30/2018
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#58 and last of 2018
M - 63.7
T - 4:04
A - 15.8
Route - If I was to name this ride it would be called The Sea-Fog Metric. I did my coastal A1A down to Palm Coast, It was like riding thru a car wash without the soap. Thick enough that I couldn't even see the ocean while standing on the beach. Hey no worries at least there was no wind and the temps were around 70 so all I needed was one water bottle, didn't even need that.

**Thanks for this Challenge to help motivate me to ride more.
** Cavebear2 Congrats on those miles, your just killing it mate!

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posted 12/31/2018
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! - keep on pedaling!

31/12
126.26 miles / 203.2 km
Avg. 17.1 mph
Elev. 2581 ft
Avg. Temp 86F / 30C

Just another warm, solo ride

Thanks Krypto,

Well done on #58, things are a little different here, summer is very long & dry and windy...
post edited on 12/31/2018 at 4:59:29 AM
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