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2019 Commuter Cycling Century Challenge
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2019 Commuter Cycling Century Challenge - bikejournal.com forum

Welcome to the 2019 Commuter Cycling Century Challenge, now in our 13th year.

The Commuter Cycling Century Challenge has a simple goal:
Each member attempts to ride to and from work or school on at least 100 days in the calendar year.
That's just twice a week for four-season riders, three times a week for three-season riders.

We also recognize PCWs-Perfect Commuting Weeks (commuting every single workday), PCMs-Perfect Commuting Months, and a PCY-Perfect Commuting Year.

Current standings




How to join and report your progress

Simply report your commutes by posting in this thread. This thread does not connect to or pull data from your ride log. You have to tell us here.

Your Ride Leader this year is ThermionicScott. My role is that of Recording Secretary, not Scorekeeper. You keep your own scores (rides, PCWs, PCMs, PCY, etc). I simply record them in the Standings Table.

Please put all your update info (ride number, milestone dates, PCWs, PCMs, PCY, and distance changes, etc) in the first line of your post. That makes it easier for me to find quickly.

Update as often or as infrequently as you like. We like hearing about everyone else's daily ride and keeping up-to-date. If you want to update only every now-and-again, that's fine too, but we miss you between reports.

Challenge Rules

The rules been mutually agreed upon over the lifespan of this challenge. They provide some degree of confidence that we are all comparing apples to apples. They are not hard-and-fast. We make changes by general consensus when necessary.
  1. Each round-trip commute counts as one (1) commuting-day.
  2. Each one-way commute counts as one-half (˝) commuting-day.
  3. Limit of one commuting-day per calendar day. Remember, we count days, not rides.
  4. Multi-modal commuting is perfectly fine, as long as there's a bike ride in there somewhere.
  5. Substitutions: Students may substitute school for work. Volunteers and retirees may substitute their volunteer location for work.
If you ordinarily update from work, there's no need to report only a half-day if you expect to also ride home. Report the whole day. If the fates intervene, we'll deal with it later.

Accounting and verification

We operate on the honor system. I make no attempt to verify or check the accuracy of anyone's postings. Remember, I'm the Recording Secretary, not the Scorekeeper. Obvious math errors, such as 10 commuting-days in a week or other obvious discrepancies, may prompt a request for clarification.

Definitions

Commute
Verb (intr) to travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work — commute. Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition.
MDAS
Most Direct And Safe—The Most Direct And Safe ROUND-TRIP distance between your home and workplace. This is not necessarily the shortest possible trip, but the shortest safe trip.
PCW/PCM/PCY
Perfect Commuting Week/Month/Year—Commuted by bike every day that you went to work during the period. By definition, you can't do any better than this.

PCW, PCM, PCY Notes

A PCW, PCM, or PCY string is NOT broken if on a given day a rider does not ride to work for any of the following reasons:
  • Working at home.
  • Working out-of-town on assignment.
  • Jury Duty

History

This challenge was started by Anquetil63 in 2006, and was maintained by GTDBike from 2007–2010, by brucew from 2011-2012, by jack1 from 2013-2014, and by SeaLion from 2015-2017.
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I will join again and try to report the whole year this time. My MDAS is still 1.3 miles round-trip.

However, I am one of the 380,000 furloughed federal employees not working so I don't have a job to commute to at the moment.

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I'm in again! Off today, then work 12 days in a row. Working on one of my days off. MDAS is still 9 miles.

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I will join again and try to report the whole year this time. My MDAS is still 1.3 miles round-trip.

However, I am one of the 380,000 furloughed federal employees not working so I don't have a job to commute to at the moment.
-- posted by Redsfan

As much as I complain about my job sometimes, being furloughed would suck even more. Here's hoping (against hope) that grown-up instincts prevail.

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I'm in. My MDAS is 18.4 miles (and the trip home isn't multi-modal anymore).

I'm so sorry, Redsfan. That really stinks.

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Being furloughed isn't so bad for me but it means the work we would have been doing to protect the environment isn't getting done. My wife and I work the same place (that is where we met) but government shut-downs have become too frequent not to plan for them so we have savings cushion to survive a missed paycheck or two (plus we have historically been paid for the time we didn't work anyway). Whenever these things seem to be looming we work on a shut-down plan which translates to what are we going to do with the extra time.

My wife had scheduled leave for this week and next week to go take care of her nephews while her sister takes a cruise so that leaves me home alone to do a hopefully more thorough cleaning of the bathrooms with the new brushes I bought that chuck into my cordless drill, and clean out my incredibly cluttered home office but I also scheduling in approximately 90 minutes a day on the stationary so I will be ready for outdoor riding once the opportunity is there (and I don't have a car on weekdays while she is gone (I own two but don't ask why the second one isn't available) so any errands will be on my bike.

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#1-PCY

And so it begins. Again.

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I’m in. MDAS is 7 miles round trip

#1 today. It was originally gonna be a cold one, below zero, but some clouds and warmer air moved in and it was already +6F for the morning ride. No complaints about above zero in Minnesota in January ever. /

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I'm in!

Start my MDS at 13. I hope to bump it up as I get in shape.

Thanks TS for leading the pack.

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#1
temp was right around freezing going and coming today - stayed cloudy all day, but no precip

15 mile MDAS

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#1 on Wednesday.
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