Dairy Roubaix 2020

Dairy RoubaixThe Dairy Roubaix 2020 is one of the events I am signed up for the 2020 season. I did the 54 mile ride last year and plan to do the same this year.

Last year was my first long distance race like this. It was a fun experience and I learned a lot from it. Main thing I learned is that I underestimated the amount of water to bring. So I will be bringing an extra bottle with me this year. I also learned, but already knew this, is that I need to work on my hill climbing.

On my way!!!

I am on my way to 2,000 or more miles this year. Never would have thought I would bike more then 2,000 miles in one year. This is a mixture of outside riding and inside riding on a smart trainer.

I will report back closer to the end of the year with my final mile count for 2019. This only means I will have to continue biking this much in 2020 and beyond. Also in 2020, I plan to ride 100 miles in one ride for the first time ever.

And hopefully by the start or mid December I will have taken an old brake rotor and made it into something to be enjoyed by all. Will post pictures of this project once I get all the materials needed.

As always…

See you on the (virtual) trails this winter!

Zwift Badges

Been working my tail off to earn Zwift Badges throughout the past view years. Below you will see all the badges I am aware off (from Google searches) and my progress. Other badges will be added later in an update post.

Cycling/ Running Badges

  • Habitual – Ride a lap for 3 days in a row – Completed
  • Addicted – Ride a lap for 7 days in a row – Completed
  • Unemployed – Ride a lap for 14 days in a row – Completed
  • You’re Popular – Recieved 10 ride-ons in one ride – Completed
  • Ride On – Give 3 ride-ons – Completed
  • Big Fan – Give 30 ride-ons – Completed
  • Fan Club – Give 100 ride-ons – Completed
  • Stalker – Fan views for 15 minutes – Completed
  • Into the Wind – Do a U-turn – Completed
  • Statitician – Connected your Strava account – Completed
  • Paired – paired a phone through Zwift Mobile Link – Complated
  • Sweat – completed a workout – Completed

Cycling Badges

  • Can’t stop now – rode 10 miles – Completed
  • Marathoner – rode 40 km – Completed
  • 100 Clicks – rode 100km – Completed
  • No big deal – ride 100 miles
  • Whoa Nelly – broke 30 mph – Completed
  • Speed Demon – broke 40 mph – Completed
  • Daredevel – broke 50mph – Completed
  • Sprinters apprentice – hit 500 watts – Completed
  • Lit – hit 600 watts – Completed
  • Circuit breaker – hit 700 watts – Completed
  • Master draftsman – drafted another rider for 15 seconds – Completed
  • Jelly – you held 500 watts for 15 seconds – Completed
  • Warmed up – You 5 laps of Volcano circuit – Completed
  • Hot Head – You 10 laps of Volcano circuit – Completed
  • On Fire – You 25 laps of Volcano circuit – Completed
  • Avid Climber – Alpe du Zwift climb – 1 of 5
  • Masochist – Alpe du Zwift climb – 1 of 25

Extra Credit

  • 100kph – you hit 100kph
  • Just scrape it – hit 800 watts – Completed
  • The Blowdrier – hit 900 watts
  • Premier Power – hit 1000 watts
  • Off The Rocks – hit 1100 watts
  • 1.21 Gigawatts – hit 1200 watts
  • You’re Famous – Received 30 ride ons in one ride
  • Bigger than Jensie – Recieved a 100 ride ons in one ride
  • Everest – 8848m height gained in a single ride
  • Lift Off – Finish Alpe du Zwift under 1 hour

Route Badges – released October 2019

  • Volcano Circuit – Completed
  • Watopia Hilly Route – Completed
  • Volcano Climb – Completed
  • Sand and Sequoias – Completed
  • Three Sisters – Completed
  • London Loop – Completed
  • Greater London Flat – Completed
  • London 8 – Completed
  • Surrey Hills
  • London Classique – Completed
  • Richmond Hilly Roads – Completed
  • Richmond Flat Roads – Completed
  • Richmond UCI World Championships – Completed
  • Knickerbocker
  • Astoria Line 8 – Completed
  • Everything Bagel – Completed
  • Park Perimeter Loop – Completed
  • Grand Central Circuit – Completed
  • Achterbahn
  • Innbruckring – Completed
  • 2018 UCI Worlds Short Lap – Completed
  • 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit – Completed
  • Royal Pump Room 8
  • Queen’s Highway – Completed
  • Duchy Estate – Completed

October Biking Goal – 496 Miles

So, October, weather outside is questionable as of late. So I have setup my bike in my Wahoo Kickr Snap smart trainer. Also using Zwift on my AppleTV to keep me entertained as I bike to nowhere all winter long.

My goal for October is to bike 496 miles. This is the total number of all the day numbers added up, 1 plus 2 plus 3 ….. plus 31 equals 496. This is 16 miles a day. I have never biked this much in one month. I think the most I have biked in any given month was about 300 back in June.

Here’s hoping to a successful challenge for October and as always …

See you on the trails!

Trek Century Challenge (July 2019)

Trek Century Challenge
Trek Century Challenge

The Trek Century Challenge was in July 2019. The challenge was to ride at least one hundred miles in the month. I rode 100 miles and received my shirt yesterday.

This was a fun challenge. The rides were recorded with Strava. If you rode more than 100 miles, you would be entered into a contest to have a chance to win a ProjectOne Trek bike. 500 and 1000 miles where the other goals. 500 miles would get you one entry into the contest and 1000 miles would get you two entries. Unfortunately I did not get that many miles to be entered. Maybe next year.

I will continue to bike outside until the weather gets bad/cold and once that happens I will move my biking to the basement and use Zwift to keep me entertained in the winter months.

See you on the trails.