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December 2021 100+ Miles/km Thread

Old 12-01-21, 09:36 PM
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December 2021 100+ Miles/km Thread

Havenít seen hide nor hat of MattTheHat lately, hope heís doing OK. So Iíll get this monthís 100 mi/km thread started right here and now. Well, for me itíll be tomorrow because I didnít get any riding in today, but am optimistic about tomorrow and Friday. This morning looked cold, foggy, and wet, what would be considered a nice day in Scotland, but L.A., not so much. So I drove the 13 miles East to work, and by noon it was sunny and warm there.

As for November, no, I didnít get to 500 liked Iíd considered in last monthís waning days, but Iím happy with the 440 I completed.

This month is going to be a little busy, so I donít think even 400 is in the cards, so Iím going to say 350.

MTD: 0.0
Monthly Goal: 350 miles
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I need 324 miles to reach my goal of 3000 miles for the year......goal for December 324 miles

12-04. 5.60 miles
12-09 13.14 miles

MTD. 18.73 miles
YTD. 2695.16 miles

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Originally Posted by giffenf View Post
Haven’t seen hide nor hat of MattTheHat lately, hope he’s doing OK. So I’ll get this month’s 100 mi/km thread started right here and now. Well, for me it’ll be tomorrow because I didn’t get any riding in today, but am optimistic about tomorrow and Friday. This morning looked cold, foggy, and wet, what would be considered a nice day in Scotland, but L.A., not so much. So I drove the 13 miles East to work, and by noon it was sunny and warm there.

As for November, no, I didn’t get to 500 liked I’d considered in last month’s waning days, but I’m happy with the 440 I completed.

This month is going to be a little busy, so I don’t think even 400 is in the cards, so I’m going to say 350.
Yeah, I've been neglecting my riding more than I'd like. I just don't enjoy riding in the cold (for me) morning before the sun is up. And I've come to really dislike riding Zwift. I suppose it's better than staring at the wall.

I'm going to try for 400 this month. I'll be off the bike for about ten days, so I'm not sure I'll make it.

I hope everyone has had a good year riding. I've read of a couple of health issues, which is a bummer. Lot's of miles logged in these threads in 2021! Well done everyone!

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12/01 - 34.6 miles


MTD: 34.6 miles
GOAL: 400 iles
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34.6? Well that's a fine start. 2 days in and I'm still holding steady at 0. Fully intended to get up and ride in to work this morning, but then fully concluded at 5:30 am that it wasn't going to happen. Tomorrow's another day.
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12/01 - 34.6 miles
12/02 - 39.8 miles


MTD: 74.4 miles
GOAL: 400 miles
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Barely made it over 200 in November. I'm going to try for 150 in December, recognizing there is a good chance ice/snow is going to slow things down before January. Although wore shorts again tonight.

12/2: 16.4
YTD: 1445.2

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December goal: 151 miles (this is what I need to make my 2021 goal of 2200 miles)

December 3 - 11.4 miles

December to date: 11.4 miles

2021 to date: 2061.4 miles
2021 Goal: 2,200 miles

All my miles are outdoor miles on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3 (unless otherwise noted) - my backup bike is a 1997 Trek 830.
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December to date 34 miles
2021 to date: 4316.6 miles
2021 Goal: 5000 miles

I'm probably not going to make my goal . But, to be fair I've raised my goal several times during the year (3000, to 4000, to 5000 miles) when it became apparent that at my pace I was going to exceed those goals. So, why NOT make it bit more challenging? Most weeks I average about 100 miles. But it seems like there's always some weeks where I get zero or very little mileage in due to weather or I'm just unable to ride for whatever reason. I'm still shooting for 5000 miles and we'll just see how far I can get. It's all good, though! Very happy to get out and ride.
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200 for December
12/01/21 - 13.81
12/05/21 - 36.22
12/09/21 - 12.45
12/11/21 - 10.78
12/12/21 - 36.78 *NBD*
12/13/21 - 6.87
12/17/21 - 9.21
12/23/21 - 12.06
12/24/21 - 14.45
MTD 152.63

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Tonight I crashed.

There is a segment of the MUP I ride where they repaved this year, but haven't finished. So on my outbound ride there is a 2-inch drop. I avoid it by riding around it on the shoulder, and then rejoining the MUP on the older pavement. The shoulder and the old pavement are even, so the transition is easy. Tonight in the dark (despite my headlight) I didn't realize that yesterday they completed the paving. So when I went to transition back to what had been the old pavement, I hit the edge of the new pavement. Front wheel washed out and I got sent flying at about 15 mph. Landed on my right upper chest/shoulder, and the right side of my head hit the pavement hard.

I lay there trying to gather myself, and figuring how to get to where my wife could pick me up (nearest road to this part of the MUP is at least a half mile away). I also paused my GPS. When I got up I realized I wasn't really hurt, and once I got the chain back on the bike I realized it was fine too. I was only 4 miles into a 15 mile ride, but I decided to keep going and finish.

Got home without further incident. Head is OK, neck is a little sore. And my right arm and upper chest are going to be pretty sore tomorrow. My helmet is a styrofoam type made by Specialized. The foam seems fine, no cracks or anything. But should I replace it because of the impact? I'm thinking of upgrading to a Bontranger WaveCel.

Monthly Goal: 150
12/2: 16.4
12/4: 15.7
MTD: 32.1
YTD: 1460.9

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My monthly goal is 300 and December is no exception, so far 30/300 completed. Might be a tough month to meet any goals with travel and Christmas.. let the games begin..
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Originally Posted by msalvetti View Post
Tonight I crashed.

There is a segment of the MUP I ride where they repaved this year, but haven't finished. So on my outbound ride there is a 2-inch drop. I avoid it by riding around it on the shoulder, and then rejoining the MUP on the older pavement. The shoulder and the old pavement are even, so the transition is easy. Tonight in the dark (despite my headlight) I didn't realize that yesterday they completed the paving. So when I went to transition back to what had been the old pavement, I hit the edge of the new pavement. Front wheel washed out and I got sent flying at about 15 mph. Landed on my right upper chest/shoulder, and the right side of my head hit the pavement hard.

I lay there trying to gather myself, and figuring how to get to where my wife could pick me up (nearest road to this part of the MUP is at least a half mile away). I also paused my GPS. When I got up I realized I wasn't really hurt, and once I got the chain back on the bike I realized it was fine too. I was only 4 miles into a 15 mile ride, but I decided to keep going and finish.

Got home without further incident. Head is OK, neck is a little sore. And my right arm and upper chest are going to be pretty sore tomorrow. My helmet is a styrofoam type made by Specialized. The foam seems fine, no cracks or anything. But should I replace it because of the impact? I'm thinking of upgrading to a Bontranger WaveCel.

Monthly Goal: 150
12/2: 16.4
12/4: 15.7
MTD: 32.1
YTD: 1460.9

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you are fortunate,glad your ok......I believe you need a new helmet 😁
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12/3 - 31.3

MTD: 31.3
Monthly Goal: 350 miles

Finally on the board. A brisk commute and I got to race a kid on an electric scooter (and beat him handily, I might add). He might not have known we were racing.
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Sorry you crashed, but glad you and the bike weren't hurt any worse. I hope you make a full and speedy recovery.

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Tonight I crashed.
There is a segment of the MUP I ride where they repaved this year, but haven't finished. So on my outbound ride there is a 2-inch drop. I avoid it by riding around it on the shoulder, and then rejoining the MUP on the older pavement. The shoulder and the old pavement are even, so the transition is easy. Tonight in the dark (despite my headlight) I didn't realize that yesterday they completed the paving. So when I went to transition back to what had been the old pavement, I hit the edge of the new pavement. Front wheel washed out and I got sent flying at about 15 mph. Landed on my right upper chest/shoulder, and the right side of my head hit the pavement hard.
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Thanks for the well wishes! My right arm is a bit sore if I try to lift it over my head, but otherwise I lucked out and everything seems good. No pain when riding.

Picked up a Bontranger WaveCel helmet today.

Monthly Goal: 150
12/2: 16.4
12/4: 15.7
12/5: 15.1

MTD: 47.2
YTD: 1476.0

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12/3 - 31.3
12/9 - 31.0


MTD: 62.3
Monthly Goal: 350 miles

Making 350 this month will be more of a challenge than I'd thought.
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12/2: 16.4
12/4: 15.7
12/5: 15.1
12/8: 15.7
12/10: 15.8

MTD: 78.7
YTD: 1507.5

Woo-hoo! Hit 1,500 miles for the year. Never imagined I would do that when I started riding in May. Long term weather forecast for the month looks good. It was snowing when I got back from my ride on 12/8, but we didn't get much and now the pavement is dry. Starting to think I will be able to do 200 miles this month, but we'll see.

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Goal for December...3000 for the year

12-04 5.60 miles
12-09 13.14 miles
12-12 15.12 miles
12-18 13.56 miles

MTD. 47.42 miles
YTD. 2724.00 miles

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Goal for December is 83 miles

12/9 - 5 miles
12/10 - 20 miles
12/11 - 21

MTD: 46 miles

I'm back from my injury again, but it's only indoor riding for now. About 6 weeks ago the doctor said that I could put 100 lbs load on my left leg. I have been calling my doctor the last couple of days to see if I can ride my bike indoors on the trainer, he said that I could but to be careful, we don't want to damage the leg again. I think that he is tired of cutting into the same piece of meat. He has cut into this so many times he should put a zipper on my leg, it does look like a zipper on my leg.
So, I need 83 miles to get to 2500 miles for the year.

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December

12-13 2.2

MTD 2.2
YTD 1260.3
Itís been almost a month since Iíve ridden .
today itís 59 degrees and sunny.
So , I took the single speed mountain bike out for a neighborhood spin .
2.2 miles. my normal winter time ride . I didnít want to over do it . Iím still having back and ab pain . Iím hoping riding will help both .
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December

12-13 2.2

MTD 2.2
YTD 1260.3
Itís been almost a month since Iíve ridden .
today itís 59 degrees and sunny.
So , I took the single speed mountain bike out for a neighborhood spin .
2.2 miles. my normal winter time ride . I didnít want to over do it . Iím still having back and ab pain . Iím hoping riding will help both .
nice to see you posting.
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12-13 2.2
12-14 3.2
MTD 5.4

YTD 1263.5

Wow ! Two days in a row. Iím on a streak !
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I thought this was 100mi per ride - thats a bit ambitious for me at this stage!

Garmin stats for this month so far:
4-Dec: 11.57km
5-Dec: 36.29km @ 19.5km/h
7-Dec: 37.94km
10-Dec: 30.37km
12-Dec: 50.97km @ 19.0km/h
15-Dec: 40.07km (PB for distance - 24.0km/h)
19-Dec: 50.70km @ 20.2km/h
20-Dec: 12.04km
22-Dec: 17.64km
23-Dec: 13.25km
27-Dec: 50.11km @ 19.2km/h (with girlfriend)
28-Dec: 14.96km
29-Dec: 40.63km @ 21.7km/h
30-Dec: 14.95km
31-Dec: 41.31km @ 21.5km/h

MTD: 462.82km (287.58mi)
YTD: 1943.82km (1207.83mi)

Just getting back into my distance rides - I aim to extend my Sunday rides to 3hrs @ 20km/h (12.43mph)

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Monthly Goal: 150
12/2: 16.4
12/4: 15.7
12/5: 15.1
12/8: 15.7
12/10: 15.8
12/13: 15.9

MTD: 94.6
YTD: 1523.4

Bummer, was just heading out (in shorts no less), when I found a broken spoke on my rear wheel. Hopefully I can get this fixed tomorrow. Some snow forecast for Saturday.

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