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  • The Metric Century Challenge (discussion)…………..

     Gunner updated 11 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 14 Posts
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  • Gunner

    Member
    15 October 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I wonder if anyone is interested in giving this challenge a try, might be quite a useful motivational tool.

    I won’t deny I have seen it “elsewhere”, and for ease have just copied the “instructions”, so succinctly have they been put…………..

    The challenge is open to anyone who feels up to completing a 100KM ride by the 31st January 2009 and a minimum of one a month from then on. Your first ride must be in January, no doubling up in the following month to catch up.

    You must ride one metric century 100KM (62.18 miles) per month to successfully complete the challenge. Simply log every ride of 100KM or more and award yourself a point for each 100KM ridden.

    The aim of challenge is to serve as a motivator. There is a competitive element whereby the person with the most points by the end of 2009 may receive a virtual pat on the back from other participants.

    Register your interest by creating your own post and then edit it, throughout the year, with the details of each new ride.

    The rules are:

    1. At least one metric century each month.

    2. Each metric century is worth 1 point.

    3. Double centuries are worth two points and so on.

    4. For very long continuous rides, use the completion date to log the ride.

    5. 50KM on Saturday and 50KM on Sunday is not a continuous ride!

    Your post might look something like this:

    Quote:

    8 Jan, 1 Point, 103.5KM, Total Points: 1, Total Distance: 103.5KM

    15 Jan, 2 Points, 207KM, Total Points: 3, Total Distance: 310.5KM

    5 Feb, 1 Point 129.5KM Total Points: 4, Total Distance: 440KM

    Or you could also just put your totals at the bottom of the post:

    Quote:

    8 Jan, 1 Point, 103.5KM

    15 Jan, 2 Points, 207KM

    5 Feb, 1 Point 129.5KM

    Total Points: 4

    Total Distance: 440KM

    Try to keep the thread limited to the details of your rides.

    This Thread is just for discussion about this idea, and we’ll start a new Thread if this gets off the ground.

    😕 😕

  • Agman

    Member
    16 October 2009 at 12:49 am

    Sounds good, Gunner. To think a few years ago, I was doing a average of 60-70 miles on a good Sunday. This might be a good idea for my training for Coast & Castles ride.

    Does that mean, I have to do 100km very month in 2010 to get 12 points.

  • HarryB

    Member
    16 October 2009 at 5:39 am

    Great idea Gunner.

    Are full-time cyclists allowed to enter?

  • Gunner

    Member
    16 October 2009 at 7:08 am

    Does that mean, I have to do 100km very month in 2010 to get 12 points.

    Yes, certainly does, and may not be as easy as it sounds 😉

  • Gunner

    Member
    16 October 2009 at 7:09 am

    Are full-time cyclists allowed to enter?

    We’ll make an exception for you Harry, being the Road Forum Mascot 😆 😆

  • johnrocketfuel

    Member
    16 October 2009 at 8:12 am

    Sounds like a great motivator to me !

    Count me in…

    JB

  • HarryB

    Member
    18 October 2009 at 6:26 am

    I have a suggestion about the points.

    I can’t see that many people (even nutters like me) will do a 200km ride so how about a slight change in the points

    100 km = 1 point

    100 miles = 2 points

    200 km = 3 points

    Just a thought as I think a 200km is definitely more than twice as hard as a 100km one

  • Jez

    Member
    18 October 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I’d be lucky to get 12 points over the year, can I claim half points for a 50km ride? 😉

  • dagza

    Member
    18 October 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Do exercise bikes and turbos count? Does wii sports resort count? 😀

  • Jez

    Member
    18 October 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Do exercise bikes and turbos count? Does wii sports resort count? 😀

    If you can do 100km on any of them you should get triple points!

  • Gunner

    Member
    19 October 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I have a suggestion about the points.

    I can’t see that many people (even nutters like me) will do a 200km ride so how about a slight change in the points

    100 km = 1 point

    100 miles = 2 points

    200 km = 3 points

    Just a thought as I think a 200km is definitely more than twice as hard as a 100km one

    Good idea Harry, I think I might run with that. 🙂

  • HarryB

    Member
    31 October 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Gunner, taking account some of the comments above, what do you think of this for an idea?

    50km = 1 point

    50 miles = 2 points

    100km = 3 points

    100 miles = 4 points

    200km = 5 points

    Just a thought.

  • Gunner

    Member
    31 October 2009 at 7:11 pm

    That’s a good plan Harry, what does anyone else think?

    I’ll formalise it all up in a new thread nearer the start of the New Year.

    Although the target should be to ride a Metric Century a month, I think failure to acheive this shouldn’t exclude people from the thread and that we should allocate year end placings (or quarterly placings) on points acheived to date as per the structure you have suggested.

    Any thoughts?

  • Gunner

    Member
    17 December 2009 at 8:13 pm

    As you may have probably noticed, I’ve decided to run with the original idea of completing one Metric Century per month, at least, to qualify for the challenge, rather than simplifying it by reducing the mileage to qualify for a point.

    At the end of the day, it’s a “challenge”, so I decided to keep it that way, hopefully it will also be an excellent motivator to get us out and riding in 2010, and racking up the miles.

    I’m more than sure that everyone who has ridden with us is capable of acheiving this.

    😉

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