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    FAT BOY 2009 CHALLENGE:project 25,000 miles...

    so it's new years eve... time of resolutions and all that... we've got the fat boy challenge thread for personal challenges... I think we need a group challenge...

    we've had a few of those 1500 mile challenges and we've nailed it in under a month the 1st time around...

    i think we can do 25,000 miles this year... thats 2083.xx miles a month... thats 20 people averaging 104 miles a month... 52 miles for 40 people...

    i'm not setting the bar THAT high... I did 110miles this last month

    rules... whatever you ride, post it... if you commute to work, post it... if it's out on the trail, post it... if it's out on the road, post it... if you went around the block with your kids, post it... rollers or trainers, post it... if you pedaled it, POST IT

    if you want to post what type of miles they where go ahead... simply add the guys total from before you to what you rode and post the new total... I'll be starting with a short ride tomorrow...
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    so the clock hit 12:00... the Pelican dropped on tv (local version of the NYC ball) and the wife and I went for a quick ride around the block just so we could get this started...

    1.19 x2 = 2.38
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    Quick ride today

    just to sort out my newly pushed rear shock. I loved it right out of the box. I will play with the rebound a little but it is GREAT to have a shock tuned for my weight, bike, and riding style...... instead of the factory one size fits all (people and bikes). Would have done another lap but hey...it's bowl season. If it isn't raining in the morning I will do another one and am planning on a nice ride Saturday.

    2.38 + 4.70 = 7.08
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    Ok I'll play too bad yesterday's ride does not count (18.8 miles off road). Today was light as far as biking goes. 1.5 'round the block with the kids and .2 to the Redbox and back. So 1.7 mi.for me

    1.7 + 7.08 = 8.78 miles

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    hey it'll give us all reasons for epics over the next year ;-)... but every mile counts... i'm going out for a real ride tommarow... should be fun.
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    I went out and started to burn off the holiday food by running all my errands on the bike today. 31 deg out with 15 mph wind but it didnt stop me. I had to try out the Garmin 705 and cold weather gear santa brought me Plus the looks on peoples faces when I show up on a bike is beyond classic!

    10.9 + 8.78 (carry over) = 19.68 Miles
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    One lap today at the local singletrack.

    Got one in this morning between the showers. Fortunatley the local trail (although it is less than 5 miles) drains really well. I am LOVING this PUSHed shock. I hope to get in a good ride at the state park tomorrow but depends on the weather. That trail tends to hold water in a few places and gets a LOT more traffic.

    19.68 + 4.70 = 24.38
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    24.38 +6.96 = 31.34

    Rain stopped me from getting another 5.5

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    +10.76 = 42.1

    singletrack/exploring new areas at UWF trails... fun also got my tora on my karate monkey... so next time out I'll get to experiance what suspension does for me for the 1st time
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    I like it.

    I rode local trails the first two days of the year for a total of just under 10 miles. Not far, but I rode.

    The trails are frozen hard and I had them pretty much to myself.

    42.1 + 9.8 = 51.9

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    Alright, Here's some miles to jump start this:
    New Year's day ride - 75 on the road (and I was even a little hung over)
    Jan 2nd - 26 miles on trail (did some exploring at the local mountain preserve)

    So 51.9 + 75 + 26 = 152.9
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    24.6 miles for me on the trail this morning

    152.9 + 24.6 = 177.5

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    Another short trail ride this afternoon:

    177.5 +7.7 = 185.2

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    Great Intentions....crappy outcome

    I was going to get my first REAL ride of 2009 in today but had a crash about 8.2 miles in. I was climbing some rocks (almost like a little staircase near the top of the mountain) and lost traction on the wet rocks. Can't tell you exactly what happened but I went down pretty hard. By the time I got down the mountain (hobbling - not riding) my right knee was the size of a volleyball and I have a HUGE knot and small gash about 5" below the knee. A trip to the ER confirmed that nothing is broken but it shut my ride down hard and will likely keep me off the bike for a week or two.

    Anyway....185.2 + 8.2 = 193.4

    Here's a pic. The knee is HUGE and the goose bump is about 4" below the knee cap.
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    awesome ... hope you get better soon... any better pics of that?... looks a lot like the pics posted on our local forum... guy has a golf ball sized welt on his elbow and i'm told he was spurting blood a good 3+ feet away...
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    nah, that is about as good as it gets. No real blood loss and I really think if I hadn't had to hobble off the side of the mountain it wouldn't have swollen so much. While at the ER I got a tetanus shot and an anti-inflammatory shot and prescriptions for antibiotics (scrapes and abrasions on both legs) and for pain. 4 hours later and the goose bump is almost gone. I mean it is swollen but not like a baseball. I am walking around pretty good now and I told my wife I was riding tomorrow. You know how that went over.........
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    Anyway....185.2 + 8.2 = 193.4

    well on the 1st of the year i can add a good 7 miles to that.

    new total = 193.4+7 = 201.4 miles

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    +5.15 = 198.55

    wife and I took a slow ride with the kids... i could add the kids miles (about 4) but i'll keep this in just the clyd/athena folks haha
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    198.55 + 6.5 = 205.05

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    great job guys... we're RIGHT on target (3 days in haha) we need 68.5 miles a day... that 205 puts us spot on...
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    Saturday's trail ride.
    205.05+11.24=216.29

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    o got 13 more for you. it was on a double short ride yesterday over at the local trails

    216.29+13=229.29 miles

    i hope to put some bigger numbers up this coming weekend as its going to rain tomorrow and the next day! BOOOO

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    I'll be in on the action when the weather cooperates... Not great riding up here right now: either really cold windchills (for both me and the air suspension) or poor timing for my getting away to ride.
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    Base ride on trainer:

    229.29 + 13.5 = 242.79
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    242.79 +15 = 257.79

    lunch time ride with some porc guys... they rode me hard... got to test out the new fork... need a little more air in it still and need a riser bar (fork had a shorter steer tube so had to drop my bars a bit)...

    tommarow should be a road ride...
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    night ride on the trail yesterday

    12.8 + 257.79 = 270.59
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    20 + 270.59 = 290.59

    i logged some road miles in... i've been spending so much time on the trail... forgot how boring and dull the road is...
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    + 9.5 = 300.06

    quick loop around UWF's singletrack with another PORCer who happend to be riding the same time I was... tommarow i'll try out the slick tire + spacebar out on the road... see how much time i cut off with out the knobies...
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    Still a clyde, So I'll help out. so far...

    300.6 + 13.46 + 20.2 + 7.38 +16.7= 358.34
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    short ride tonight

    short night ride for me today. Now off to the movies with the wife and kids. mmm...popcorn... there goes the caloric expenditure. Longer ride tomorrow if the weather permits

    6.2 + 358.34 = 364.54

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    I have had a few short rides here. It has been really hard to bike here at all with a lot of snow
    +3.95 + 3.61 + 11.28 + 4.85 = 388.23

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    388.23 + 10 = 398.23

    pretty hard out on on the road and rails to trails paved road... my average speed would go up SO much if i didn't have all those freaking streets to stop every 1/10th of a mile for a cross street... but it does give me some good feel a good workout to try and get up and hammer to get up to speed back to the next stop sign haha

    those spacebars are pretty sweet on the road... need a tad bit longer stem... and those slick centered tires (kenda kross) CX tires are awesome... quick rolling but have enough volume that it's not painful when you hit road/sidewalk joints and not bad rolling though the side of the road... def a noticable increase of speed vs my nanoraptors... 2-mph to be exact... which in my case is 6 min for the 10 mile run... top speed did decrease a tad... the 1x8 using the same gearing had me spinning out 2mph slower then with the big tires... a tripple ring up front will take care of that
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    Here's my rides so far this year...
    10.71
    14.5
    17.2
    21.38

    63.79 total + 398.23 = 462.02

    I'll post after every ride for now on.

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    +1.9 = 463.92
    round the block with the fixed gear in the snow.

    Back is acting up and I can't ride very long/often right now. Can't wait to get back in the singletrack flow

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    463.92 + 7.89 = 471.81

    Would have been more if I could have fixed my rear derailer.

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    471.81+26.5=498.31 explored local trail system, found some new routes
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    Nite Ride last night.

    471.81+9.3 = 481.11

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    Correction for the two posts above = 507.61

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    haha thanks for paying attention carver... don't need to loose any miles
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    There was a double post that only one was counted... (I re-added the numbers to see if it had been picked up...it wasn't so I've included the adjustment here with my first contribution of the year...dang snow and cold!)

    513.50+11.19= 524.69
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    Short ride w/lights Friday night...

    524.69 + 5.09 = 529.78

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    529.78+10.9 = 540.68

    Cold, wet, muddy, slow ride yesterday. Extra points for an endo?

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    the board format is a bit weird so it tossed this new post 1/2 way up in this page... so now this is what we're playing with...

    Quote Originally Posted by rmccully
    529.78+10.9 = 540.68

    Cold, wet, muddy, slow ride yesterday. Extra points for an endo?
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    + 12.55 = 553.23

    Muddy and slow, but no endo. Sorry... haha!

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    + 9.7 = 562.93

    went out for a road ride... no specific route planned... went for the rails to trails trail... ended up doing a bit of a tour of the town instead of hard out ride... nice change of pace...
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    To help the cause....
    + 22 weekly Tuesday night ride
    + 19.7 weekly Thursday night ride
    + 14 Saturday
    = 618.63

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    nighttime trail ride. Full moon was a bonus.

    13.7 + 618.63 = 632.33

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    Threshold test on trainer:
    9.74 + 632.33 = 642.07
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    10.2 + 642.07 = 652.27

    another leasurly road ride around town... ran out of gearing on my bike... 700x40 tire + 11x34 spinning out nearing 140rp pushed me to 33mph (going down hill obviously)... when i get the bike swapping finished up/figured out i'll get a big ring on my city bike...

    side note... i thought my tires where skinny... then i went to the LBS with my bike (was near it so i rode on in) and comparing the 700x40 tires to the REAL road tires... WOW i forgot how skinny skinny tires realy are haha...
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    +9.43 = 661.7

    Just picked up a new 21" Fuji Diamond RC frame of ebay so I'll be swapping swapping parts over from the Trek hopefully this weekend!

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