m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

From May 24th to August 24th, Matthew, Dave, and Mike are going to lose 30 pounds each. Join in on the "fun" here and get healthy!
User avatar
m14
Mighty Manufactorium of MiniWarGaming Posts
Posts: 2098
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 4:37 pm
Ribbons Earned: Awarded the Awesome Medal of Awesomeness!
Location: Leesburg, VA About 36 miles west of Washington

m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby m14 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:06 pm

So with summer rapidly approaching, and new tires for my bike having gotten to my house, I figure it's time to start riding more.

My goal is to be able to ride 40 miles in a single trip by the time school starts back up on August 29, or 26, or whatever day it is.

For those that live in the same latitude as VA (I forget the approx latitudes), you know how humid it can get at mid-day, thus making me want to be done fairly early in the day.

Now for the plan...
*Start the summer off by riding 20 miles in a trip, gradually increasing distance as the summer goes on. Don't know what else to put here. Just wish me luck on my journey to becoming a long distance road biker, just for fun of course.

User avatar
Korsarro-Khan
Lives, breathes, and eats MiniWarGaming
Posts: 1511
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:17 pm
Location: Minehead or Plymouth, UK

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Korsarro-Khan » Tue May 24, 2011 5:11 pm

good luck, hope you meet your target

User avatar
m14
Mighty Manufactorium of MiniWarGaming Posts
Posts: 2098
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 4:37 pm
Ribbons Earned: Awarded the Awesome Medal of Awesomeness!
Location: Leesburg, VA About 36 miles west of Washington

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby m14 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:20 pm

It'll be tough. VA summers suck in terms of being outside in the middle of the day.

User avatar
Ashran
Epic MiniWarGaming Poster, 'nuff said
Posts: 5955
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:14 pm
Ribbons Earned: Completed a Painting Deathmatch Side Challenge Entry

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Ashran » Tue May 24, 2011 5:23 pm

They really do, that's why you get an in ground swimming pool :wink:

I'll make sure to take some metal minis with me and chuck them at every bike rider I see while out, just in case one of them's you :D
dreadlord is a bar of the fish of the friction
I literally cried -Khornate
My Brotha from anotha motha.
I love you every time one of these threads show up. -Jason
I submit! /cower -Mike Nixon

User avatar
m14
Mighty Manufactorium of MiniWarGaming Posts
Posts: 2098
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 4:37 pm
Ribbons Earned: Awarded the Awesome Medal of Awesomeness!
Location: Leesburg, VA About 36 miles west of Washington

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby m14 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:39 pm

Alas Ashran I'm in Northern VA, up by DC. Why not just grab rocks instead of $20 models. Mind I ask, what part of VA are you in Ashran?

User avatar
Smartah
Lives, breathes, and eats MiniWarGaming
Posts: 1741
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 2:38 pm
Ribbons Earned: Has Completed 5 Painting PledgesHas Completed 10 Painting PledgesWon a Painting Deathmatch Headline EventTook part in a Painting Deathmatch Headline EventWon a Painting Deathmatch Side ChallengeRED FLAG: Failed to complete a Challenge.Placed First with a 'Mini of the Month' Entry
Location: In your closet, folding your fitted sheets

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Smartah » Tue May 24, 2011 5:56 pm

Good luck with that :)
ZOMG IMMA GIRL!
Check out Smartah Studios on Facebook!
Follow me on Twitter! @Smartah

My Armies:
Ogre Kingdoms
[X---------] Painted (10%)
Eldar
[X----------] Painted (4%)

User avatar
Ashran
Epic MiniWarGaming Poster, 'nuff said
Posts: 5955
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:14 pm
Ribbons Earned: Completed a Painting Deathmatch Side Challenge Entry

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Ashran » Tue May 24, 2011 7:55 pm

m14 wrote:Alas Ashran I'm in Northern VA, up by DC. Why not just grab rocks instead of $20 models. Mind I ask, what part of VA are you in Ashran?


I don't like giving what city/county, but, I'm in northern virginia as well :P

And, if I manage to cause you to wreck, it's a small consolidation, something you can paint in the hospital? /shrug :wink:

Plus, you'll know it was from me and not some random kid who would just throw lame old rocks!
dreadlord is a bar of the fish of the friction
I literally cried -Khornate
My Brotha from anotha motha.
I love you every time one of these threads show up. -Jason
I submit! /cower -Mike Nixon

User avatar
m14
Mighty Manufactorium of MiniWarGaming Posts
Posts: 2098
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 4:37 pm
Ribbons Earned: Awarded the Awesome Medal of Awesomeness!
Location: Leesburg, VA About 36 miles west of Washington

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby m14 » Tue May 24, 2011 7:58 pm

Ok, you do that! Should I wreck I will take the mini and paint it in your honor, then make it my avatar in honor of you. Maybe we could meet up for a game at some point.

User avatar
Sunstar
MiniWarGaming Veteran
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:42 am
Ribbons Earned: Has Completed 5 Painting Pledges
Location: Burlington
Contact:

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Sunstar » Wed May 25, 2011 2:57 am

good luck. It's not that hard to do long distance riding. I am often doing 40km rides locally, and about 60 - 70km longer trips to visit my mother. longest ride I did was 110km.

I say to carry enough fluids. I usually carry two or three litres of water/gatoraid and I tend to drink most of it. I beleive I did 16 miles the other week before I got sick.

riding up to your goal works a charm. I've done that. I absolutely enjoy riding. Just make sure it's set up well so you don't get chafed rumpus or sore knees.

Good luck to you.
"Yes, right. You're one of...those, Never understood why any self respecting Decepticon would choose automobile as his vehical mode when he could have flight." -Starscream

User avatar
m14
Mighty Manufactorium of MiniWarGaming Posts
Posts: 2098
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 4:37 pm
Ribbons Earned: Awarded the Awesome Medal of Awesomeness!
Location: Leesburg, VA About 36 miles west of Washington

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby m14 » Sun May 29, 2011 6:57 pm

Went for a ride today and averaged a 5-min mile. Did 18 miles in 1hr 57mins with stops. The new tires I got for my bike proved to work well; a lot better for riding pavement than fully treaded tires. Then when I got back, did some push-ups and sit-ups. Plan on doing some more riding tomorrow while I have the day off.

User avatar
Bronzeback40
MiniWarGaming Veteran
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:50 am
Location: The Badlands of Malifaux

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Bronzeback40 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:04 pm

What's been your longest ride so far this summer?

I used to cycle hardcore in my 20's, and I lived in Southern Maryland and SE Virginia, so I know about the heat and humidity. The secret to distance riding under these conditions is to do a steady pace, regardless of actual speed. If you can get out on a lightly-congested highway (not likely where you're at) you won't have as many starts and stops.
Always have "the kit": 2 spare innertubes, pump, tire changing tools, as well as a bottle of club soda (contains some quinine) and a bottle or two of water. You could go with sports drinks but they tend to have a lot of sugar (or worse, artificial sweeteners-ugh).
What, you think you're the only one who's mastered the ancient art of the nunchaku?

User avatar
Oddeye
MiniWarGaming Veteran
Posts: 130
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:16 pm
Location: Somewhere in between Faxanadu and Deadly Towers

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Oddeye » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:08 am

you should throw in some pull ups with those pu/su, will help build your core. also doing other cardio might help too, running, side stradle hops (jumping jacks), and maybe some low impact cardio machines at a gym. do you ride with other people or just by yourself? I've always found that riding with a friend or two will help push yourself to acheive goals. good luck!
Help create a FREE table top survival horror war game!

BioSyndrome Rulebook
Bio Syndrome Youtube

User avatar
Vieciathe
First post! Good job, now post more...
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:18 pm
Location: Angola
Contact:

Re: m14's 40 mile bike ride goal

Postby Vieciathe » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:47 pm

Many thanks for the help in this question, now I will not commit such error.


Return to “MWG Wargaming Weight Loss Challenge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest