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2019 Fifty Mile Challenge
 hairykiwi member offline
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posted 1/1/2019
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Welcome to the 2019 Fifty Mile Challenge.
Join at any time. Let me know if your name isn't in the spreadsheet and I'll add you in.



A fifty plus ride is a ride that meets the following:
1. A ride of 50.0 miles or more in any one day or a combination of several rides in one day.
2. Only one fifty per day may be counted.
3. Rides of longer distances that qualify for other challenges may also be posted here.
4. Rides posted in this challenge may be posted in other challenges as well, but must conform to their rules.

Although not required, please include:
5. Type of ride; Road (included paved bike trails,) Mountain, Rollers, Trainer, etc.
See post #2 for a sample post
Pictures would be nice as well!


Thanks to Markiansj, SloJoe, and tojesky who hosted this challenge before.

As you can see, I've changed this to a self posting thread, but if you have a tablet or phone, and can't post, just post your ride and ask someone to enter it for you, its not hard.

Previous Years:

2018 Fifty Mile Challenge

2017 Fifty Mile Challenge

2016 Fifty Mile Challenge

2015 Fifty Mile Challenge

2014 Fifty Mile Challenge



If the table below is too hard to work with, try the link below:


2019 Fifty Mile Challenge




thread edited on 1/23/2019 at 4:27:30 PM

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posted 12/31/2019
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A few days before we left Michigan I did a similar ride on my upright bike and I hit a max heart rate of 175 bpm with my actual perceived effort at a moderate level.

I know I am somewhat laid back on my recumbent but I can't explain why there is such a difference in perceived effort. Anyone have any ideas?

-- posted by GeeWizMan


What about the temp differences between FL and MI? I would think riding in 30 degree weather would be harder that riding in 70 degree weather in FL. Plus you don't have as much stuff on when riding in Florida.
-- posted by ptsbike

I agree with you. However, my perceived effort on the upright in the cold with many layers of clothes on was way less than my perceived effort in warm temps with less clothes on.

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posted 12/31/2019
at 9:55:46 AM
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A few days before we left Michigan I did a similar ride on my upright bike and I hit a max heart rate of 175 bpm with my actual perceived effort at a moderate level.

I know I am somewhat laid back on my recumbent but I can't explain why there is such a difference in perceived effort. Anyone have any ideas?

-- posted by GeeWizMan


What about the temp differences between FL and MI? I would think riding in 30 degree weather would be harder that riding in 70 degree weather in FL. Plus you don't have as much stuff on when riding in Florida.
-- posted by ptsbike


I agree with you. However, my perceived effort on the upright in the cold with many layers of clothes on was way less than my perceived effort in warm temps with less clothes on.
-- posted by GeeWizMan

Recumbents don't allow upper body efforts. Its all legs on the recumbent.

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posted 12/31/2019
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#93

ROAD
Dec 31
52.3 miles
3:30 ride time
14.9 mph avg speed
1178 feet of climbing

Silver Comet Trail - Floyd Rd to Brushy Mtn Tunnel, and Return
Elapsed Time 3:46

Start about a half hour after sunrise, +39F. Leg warmers, skullcap, fingered gloves. Base layer and long-sleeved jersey.

Thought I was starting strong, but it was an illusion. Yesterday's ride left me nothing for "climbs", and the outbound headwind persisted.

14.6mph to Tara Drummond, 14.3mph to Brushy Mtn Tunnel.

14.4mph back to Tara Drummond, 14.3mph cresting the Trail's highest point. I now figured I'd need to average 16.8mph for the last 14 miles to get 15mph for the day. Having averaged 14.3 for the first 38 didn't make that seem likely, but I did have a tailwind, now.

I did come back 9 min faster than outbound, but didn't think I made it. Strava gave me 15mph, though. It has my riding time a minute shorter, so however you calculate it, I came pretty close. +50F at the end.



Happy New Year to my fellow Nifty-Fiftiers! You keep me motivated.
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