The 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.
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.
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
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
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
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 …
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.