Category Archives: Bike Log

Marv’s July Bike Log

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Dear Rouleurs,

July was a much better month for cycling around Melbourne and happily MMT wasn’t too badly messed about YAFF in the form of  Laryngitis.  The highlight of the month was the two rides he had in Sydney in late July.  Unfortunately, RCC Sydney didn’t have a spare bike on short notice.  So instead, MMT turned to Livelo, which provided a very serviceable SWIFT.  More on that next blog.

This meant I exceeded my monthly target by a solid 130 km.  However the overall total yearly total is still 704 km ahead of yearly target.  That’s about 6 weeks in terms of time.  So here’s my usual graphs.  As you can see a week was lost at the start, and daily totals were much lower than last month.

Weirdly, while the monthly kilometres was up, MMT’s average suffer score fell again, May (46), June (39) and then in July (36).  MMT suspects that skipping Thursday speedfests with RCCMEL might have something to do with it.

My ride log is found here.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Marv’s June Bike Log

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Dear Rouleurs,

June wasn’t much fun as ‘Winter is coming’ moved into ‘Winter has returned’.  Cold temperatures and winds, meant MMT buying a new Castelli jacket and wondering why he was feeling the cold so much, this year.  The first week of was a write-off, with MMT catching Yet Another F$%&king Flu (YAFF) from his darling daughter.  Hence the month’s riding amounted to just over 600 km.    It took a few weeks to shake off as well.

This meant I exceeded my monthly target by just 50km…boo.  However the overall total yearly total is still 704 km ahead of yearly target.  That’s about 6 weeks in terms of time.  So here’s my usual graphs.  As you can see a week was lost at the start, and daily totals were much lower than last month.

Not surprisingly my suffer scores for June were way down.  Last month, MMT’s monthly average was 46.  This month its was 39.

My ride log is found here.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Marv’s May Bike Log

Dear Rouleurs,

May was an awesome month for cycling.  MMT broke his personal records for most kilometres in a week and in month.  The magical 800km barrier was broken and some of MMT’s RCC assisted Strava segment times were appearing in the top third for MMT’s age and weight.  It’s a great feeling to be healthy and on the move.

Exceeding the monthly target by 280km made up for an ordinary April.  Its also put MMT over 670km in front of his progressive annual target.  Unfortunately June hasn’t been anywhere as productive thus far.

So here’s my usual graphs.  As you can see It was a pretty even month for kilometres.  Thursday and Saturday are becoming the days were high numbers are consistently occurring.

Not surprisingly my suffer scores for May were stellar.  MMT had 5 suffer scores in excess of 70 and another 3 in excess of 55.

My ride log is found here.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Marv’s March Bike Log

Dear Rouleurs,

March an awesome month for cycling.  MMT clocked up 753.29 Km and beat his old record by some way.   The weather has been excellent, with light winds and mainly sunny conditions.   MTT’s  log and stats can be found here. This puts me over 200 km ahead of my monthly goal of 542km.

The big numbers are longer solo and RCC training rides.  March 26 was the date MMT did the MS Cycle 50 km event.  Here’s the matching suffer score graph for the above graph.

Apparently I suffered more this month than the previous two, despite having no big events in March.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv