The 2020 Half century (50km or 50m) a month Chatzone

Noodle Legs

Powered by cake and caffeine........
I’m a bit late to the dance this month due to work, weather and subsequent lack of motivation (well, outdoors anyway!) It took quite an effort to haul my sorry self out the door this morning as it was very cold but within one mile of starting the mojo quickly came back and the cold wasn’t really a problem after that.
I thought I’d chase a few straggly veloviewer tiles around the Vale of Belvoir and in doing so managed to bag a metric ton and thus three points for the month to keep my challenge alive.

This was my first ride outdoors in well over a month and I think it showed- it was very hard going at times! Although I won’t be too hard on myself as I did manage 17mph average for a ride of well over 3,500ft of elevation. The lack of autumn outdoor riding has clearly fiddled with my head and as such I forgot to fit my mudguards which now means a a damn good cleaning session is required!

66.7 in 3:58.
 
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OP
13 rider

13 rider

Guru
Location
leicester
January 5th - Warwick, Barford, Loxley, Ettington, Butlers Marston, Harbury, Offchurch, Warwick. 39miles. https://www.strava.com/activities/2983393237
February 2nd - Warwick, Charlecote, Aldermister, Illmington, Pillerton Priors, Wellesbourne, Bishops Tachbrook, Warwick. 42 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/3064455413
March 1st - Warwick, Asrton Cantlow, Welford, Dorsington, Welford, Straford upon Avon, Loxley, Wellesbourne, Sherbourne, Warwick. 43 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/3144054110
April 5th - Warwick, Long Itchington, Harbury, Bishop's Itchington, Gaydon, Pillerton Hersey, Walton, Newbold Pacey, Barford, Warwick. 37 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/3257057206
May 6th - Warwick, Ashorne, Wellesbourne, Walton, Ettington, Loxley, Charlcote, Barford Warwick. 33 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/3409907209
June 7th - Warwick, Barford, Charlecote, Alderminster, Illmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Whatcote, Kineton, Morton Morrell, Bishops Tachbrook, Warwick 44.3 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/3576211708
July 5th - Warwick, Norton Lindsey, Charelcote, Wimpstone, Mickleton, Illmington, Idlicote, Pillerton Priors, Wellesbourne, Whitnash, Warwick 52.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/3715919999
August 2nd - Warwick, Milverton, Leek Wooton, Haseley Knob, Hockley Heath, Wood End, Lowsonford, Norton Lindsey, Warwick. 37 miles. https://www.strava.com/activities/3851785936
September 6th - Warwick, Norton Lindsey, Startford-upon-Avon, Mickleton, Weston-sub-Edge, Chipping Campden, Illmington, Idlicote, Wellesbourne, Leamington Spa, Warwick 51.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/4019164627
October 4th - Warwick, Hill Wotton, Beausale, Hockley Heath, Earlswood, Lowsonford, Norton Lindsey, Warwick. 37 Miles https://www.strava.com/activities/4148659520
November 1st - Warwick, Barford, Wellesbourne, Kineton, Gaydon, Knightcote, Bishops Itchington, Chesterton, Ashorne, Barford, Ambulance (not me):whistle:, Warwick. 35 Miles https://www.strava.com/activities/4270151438
Curiosity got the better of me ,there must be a story from November ride ?
 

Milkfloat

An Peanut
Location
Midlands
Curiosity got the better of me ,there must be a story from November ride ?
Yes, it involved a corner, a crashing noise behind me, much blood, a long wait, a trip in an ambulance and a some very expensive dentistry. I am not exactly sure how he did it, but a long time riding partner of mine decided to throw himself onto the tarmac face first. I spent the hour waiting for the ambulance assessing his head injury, repeatedly answering the same questions about 30 times and also trying to tell him that yes I did let him speak to his wife after I called her to keep her in the loop. I totally missed that somehow he had snapped a tooth. On the plus side I had his bike cleaned and repaired within a few days, so once he is ready to get back on his horse he has one less thing to worry about. I got the team car (the wife) home as it was a bit far to walk both bikes.
 

Domus

Veteran
Location
Sunny Radcliffe
Another chilly morning in Sunny Radcliffe, hardly any wind to speak of, no fog as forecast so happy days. Long, gentle climb out of Bury to Edenfield to get the old pump going, down to Ewood Bridge to cool down then a sharp climb up past the Golf Club to Haslingden. The big roundabout in Rawtenstall was a challenge this morning, because I wanted Bacup I took the centre of three lanes, the lights were on red so I was just coasting. However the chap behind me wanted to get to the red light more quickly so sounded his horn quite vociferously then screamed past. When I pulled in at his side I asked why he was so desperate to get to the red light, he pretended he didn't hear even though his window was open. No further incidents through Bacup and Rochdale, back home for lunchtime with 55 Kms and another point in the bag.
 
OP
13 rider

13 rider

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Location
leicester
Apologies for my tardiness but the end of the month has crept up on me so here we go the monthly update
We have 18 riders fully posted up leaving 7 riders to post so a nudge for @Sbudge ,@slow scot @PatrickPending ,@Cranky Knee Girl ,@Houthakker ,@lane and @Vantage
It's good to see the 3 riders who litterally crashed out of the challenge are back on their bikes hopefully training for 2021
No request for byes yet anyone struggling to justify a ride let me know
 
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Apologies for my tardiness but the end of the month has crept up on me so here we go the monthly update
We have 18 riders fully posted up leaving 7 riders to post so a nudge for @Sbudge ,@slow scot @PatrickPending ,@Cranky Knee Girl ,@Houthakker ,@lane and @Vantage
It's good to see the 3 riders who litterally crashed out of the challenge are back on their bikes hopefully training for 2021
No request for byes yet anyone struggling to justify a ride let me know

Did mine a couple of weeks back - its on page 43 - also managed a 63Km ride last weekend but was too tired to enter it into my log of rides....still haven't thinking about it....
 
OP
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13 rider

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Location
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Did mine a couple of weeks back - its on page 43 - also managed a 63Km ride last weekend but was too tired to enter it into my log of rides....still haven't thinking about it....
Sorry for the over zealous nudge :rolleyes: it was a rushed post normally I do check before posting . I had seen your post but somehow my high tech paper tick list let me down . User error I guess :laugh:
 

Vantage

Carbon fibre... LMAO!!!
I'll not be completing this challenge I'm sorry to say.
Between health issues, drivers trying to kill me and generally crappy weather, I've lost all interest in cycling.
Hopefully it's not permanent but for now the Wayfarer is little more than a dust gathering ornament in the living room.
Wishing you all the best for the rest of the challenge and thanks for all the encouragement yous have given me.
I'll continue to watch from the sidelines.
 
OP
13 rider

13 rider

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Location
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I'll not be completing this challenge I'm sorry to say.
Between health issues, drivers trying to kill me and generally crappy weather, I've lost all interest in cycling.
Hopefully it's not permanent but for now the Wayfarer is little more than a dust gathering ornament in the living room.
Wishing you all the best for the rest of the challenge and thanks for all the encouragement yous have given me.
I'll continue to watch from the sidelines.
That's a shame @Vantage you've really battled on to get this far . But I completely understand your decision at the end of the day cycling should be fun
 

Jon George

Mamil and couldn't care less
Location
Suffolk an' Good
Brrrr! That started out as a cold ride. (I seriously considered turning back to re-evaluate what I was wearing.) At one stage, I felt the patter of 'rain'. It was tiny hail stones. Still, the sun did pop out, and I manged to get a qualifying ride in. That's now sixty consecutive months! To say that I am chuffed would be a mega understatement. :becool:
This at Felixstowe.

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