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    Fatboy Challenge 2017

    Well guys, we didn't quite hit our 50k last year, but we got really close to it in the end there! What do you say we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and shatter that 50k this year? Anybody in?

    2016 Thread: FATBOY Challange 2016 - 50,000 miles

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    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... if you want to post a pic please just keep it down to only one, AFTER the mileage. ALWAYS ALWAYS keep the math as the first part of the post to keep things easy to follow


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    January: 110.89

    Mostly on the exercise bike, but I got a few in on the roadie and a trail ride in on a couple of nice days

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    I plan to double my mileage this year, Oddly I'm not sure what I accomplished last year with riding. Last year I gotten into the season late(end of may), and I plan to start alot sooner as in the middle or toward the end of March. Also more miles per ride. Last year I started out doing 15miles a ride, and I moved up to 20miles a ride. I wish to start off with 20miles minimum, and also more days.
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    I tallied all of my miles that I tracked last year and came up with 829. I got kind of lazy about recording them as the year wore on, but this year I am planning on 1k as an absolute minimum. I had planned to commute all through the winter, but as the weather got colder, the truck got more and more inviting.

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    Last year I bought some cold weather gear for the end of the season for us here in Michigan, but I didn't get a chance of riding into the winter. I have to get my monies worth and use them coming out of the cold winter we have, and that is around mid March.
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    How does one keep track of mileage via trainer? If I spend 40 min on the Fluid2, does that work out to a particular distance? Want to contribute, but won't actually get back on the road for another 1-2 months.

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    Road, Mtb, trainer, they all count. It is ok if the mileage isn't accurate down to the hundredth. You probably have a pretty good idea what your average speed on road is, right? Does your ave x time on the trainer seem reasonable?

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    Last year I road 230 miles. This year I am starting 3 months early then last year. I took a 5 year break. I am hoping to get 600 this year.

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    I'm at about 150 for this year so far. Between road, trail and fat I hope to put at least a 0 behind that. Training for Ragbrai as well (there's over 400 in one week for the event)

    Thread total so far:

    260.89 miles

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    Starting out with only 10.4 miles.
    That was a tuff ride, first one this year.

    260.89 +10.4 = 271.29

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    271.29 + 1.5 = 272.79

    Slow start been awhile ...
    Legs burn on the hill and heart rate up ... Not much but something to build on ...

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    2nd day, and I moved up a bit with milage. Im not sure which was worst, the first day back or the second day dealing with getting the rear used to the rides. Both days I forgot to wear some padding, but im not going to forget tomorrow.

    272.79 + 15.60 = 288.39

    I suppose I should do 16miles for a while, then move up after a couple weeks. I was expecting/challenging myself to do 12miles today, and pushed to the 15.60. I couldn't push passed that. lol

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    288.39 + 15.50 = 303.89

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    Tuff, tuff, tuff!!! I'm starting off a lot earlier then last year and with more miles. I kept telling myself that last 6miles, no pain no gain.

    303.89 + 15.64 = 319.53

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    I made this thread a sticky and posted a link to the 2016 thread in the original post.
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    319.53 + 11.31 = 330.84

    My first two rides in 20 years, really enjoyed it.

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    330.84 + 15.64 = 346.48

    Oooooh my!!! Tuff tuff, but i love it. My time is getting better.

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    346.48+1.7= 348.18

    Short ride ... but getting kinks worked out ...

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    40.2 on the road

    348.18+40.2= 388.38

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebird914 View Post
    346.48+1.7= 348.18

    Short ride ... but getting kinks worked out ...
    Keep up the good work! 1.7 miles is better then none. Starting out or restarting is tuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAKC Ind View Post
    40.2 on the road

    348.18+40.2= 388.38

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    Insane! !! Nice, but insane. I want to always improve, yet my vision doesn't take me to doing 40.2miles.

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    I'm 275-280 lbs need to get weight down around 250 and training for Ragbrai (may do a MTB race or 2 in novice class for fun too).

    Remember it's road miles on a road bike. On trails it would have been a lot less. Got some cool pictures too. Road bikes make the long paved rides much easier and more enjoyable. Think I'm going to try 20 on my fat bike this weekend, some places about 10 miles north I want to explore with it.

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    388.38 + 6.93 = 395.31

    Wind was brutal today.

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    Good job everybody! I am still here, still riding, but I'm going to wait for the end of the month to post up. I try and commute on the bike, but it's pretty short. Now that the weather is getting nice (here), the roadie miles can begin in earnest.

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    395.31 + 2.962 = 398.28

    Rode trails today kicked my butt but I was there ,,,

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    398.28 + 8.59 = 406.87

    Cold and Windy!!!!

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    406.87 + 66.8 (for the year so far) = 473.67

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    473.67 + 10.52 = 484.19

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    484.19+12.2= 496.39

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanInVA View Post
    Good job everybody! I am still here, still riding, but I'm going to wait for the end of the month to post up. I try and commute on the bike, but it's pretty short. Now that the weather is getting nice (here), the roadie miles can begin in earnest.

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    Only thing that stopped me from road bike was rain, high wind or snow on everything. Fat bike filled in a little but once snow melted I have my snow riding fat bike gear which made for comfy road miles in the 20s. Open ground in wind I can't go much less than 20F on the road bike. Fat bike as long as it wasn't too windy I'm good down to 0F, little lower if I'm in the woods.

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    496.39 + 103.03 for Feb= 599.42

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    599.48 + 18.75 for feb= 618.17

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    618.17 + 2 =620.17
    Starting slow but it feels good ...

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    620.17 + 89.4 for Feb = 709.57

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    Not much riding for me in the last week but here's what I got:

    709.57+ 7.2 = 716.77

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    716.77 + 43.8 = 760.57

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    760.57 + 46.33 = 806.90

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    806.90 + 104.99 = 911.89

    Sore, tired, and exhausted, but it was worth it. I just got done with my first clyde century.

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    Last month was cold and wet.
    911.89 + 14.64 = 926.53

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    I got a good bit of riding in for March:

    911.89 + 302.2 = 1214.09

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    Jan - 120
    Feb - 125
    Mar - 130

    1214.09 + 375 = 1593.09

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    Good job guys! I've got another 17.26 from last week to put up.

    1593.09 + 17.26= 1610.35

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    Jan - 287.23
    Feb - 287.39
    Mar - 210.57

    1610.35 + 785.19 = 2395.54
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    April week 1 - 45.3 miles. I over did it a bit and am hurting today. New bike excitement got the best of me.

    2395.54 + 45.3 = 2440.84

    2.5 lbs lost, weight 252.5 at this mornings weigh in.

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    Not much for miles lately been busy and been raining almost every damn day:

    2440.84 + 14.2 = 2455.4

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    2455.4 + 19.1 = 2474.5
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    April week 2 - 30.38 miles

    2474.5 + 30.38 = 2504.88

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    Jan - March = 282.5 miles

    2504.88 + 282.5 = 2787.38

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    2787.38 + 131.49 for April = 2918.87

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    Weeks 3 and 4 April = 45.71 miles

    2918.87 + 45.71 = 2964.58

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    Year to date: 3245kms = 2016miles (mostly on the fattie)

    + 2964.58 = 4980.58

    Not sure lm a Clyde though? started the year at 95kgs, now down to 88kgs @ 192cms

    If l dont fit in as a Clyde, let me know and l will rectify the miles 😁
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    77.9+4980.58= 5058.48
    Keep up the great work everyone.

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    Slightly slower month in April, weather plus a couple of days out of the saddle due to bad road rash.

    5058.48 + 229.4=5287.88

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    I'm finally back, and feel terrible with missing so many days. Work had me busy, and not enough light in the day to ride after work. Then I hurt my right knee by falling off my porch(lmao, it was embarrassing, and I do not get embarrassed easily). As that knee was getting better, I had a gout flare-up in that same knee. The gout pain was horrible, then when it went away, less the 2weeks later I had another flare-up in the same knee. Back-to-Back flare-ups made a grown man cry!!!

    5287.88 + 14.37 = 5302.25
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    We have a 'slow roll' group in my area. I gave them a try, and it was a slow roll... lol
    Slow roll 7.84 mi - Tuesdays
    Today 12.83 mi

    5302.25 + 20.67 = 5322.92

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    5322.92 + 12.67 = 5335.59

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    5335.59 + 78.88 = 5414.47. A little less than I would have liked to get done this month. That's ok, tomorrow is a new month.

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    112.31 miles in May. For the first time, none of it road miles!

    5414.47 + 112.31 = 5526.78

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    5526.78 + 40.94 = 5567.72

    Commute miles last month or so.

    Slow start for the year.



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    Been riding but havent posted results.
    5567.72 + 55.78 = 5623.5
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    5623.5 + 23.65 = 5647.15

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    HOT HOT HOT.... I didn't put much in, I had to cut it short. Temps are the same today as yesterday, but i figure i can do better today.

    5647.15 + 12.87 = 5660.02

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    5660.02 + 12.78 = 5672.8
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