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Marv’s February Bike Log

Dear Rouleurs,

Well here’s a first, I’ve actually managed to complete my bike log on the first day of the following month. ¬†Wonders never cease ūüėČ ¬† February was a productive month despite catching gastro and chest cold from No.1 daughter…sigh. ¬†The gastro was particularly unpleasant and nearly forced MMT to withdraw from the Ballarat Classic. ¬† ¬†Notwithstanding, I still managed 696 ¬†Km for the month, which is a smidge under MMT’s all time record of 702 km. ¬†My log and stats can be found here. This puts me over 150 km ahead of my monthly goal of 542km.

New pretty graph for February.

The big numbers are longer training rides and the Ballarat Classic. ¬†The impact of illness is immediately visible with 2 big gaps around the 12th and 22nd of February. ¬†Here’s the ¬† matching suffer score graph for the above graph.

Apparently, on average, I suffered less than last month. Hopefully that’s a good thing ūüėČ

According to Strava, I seemed to suffer less in the Ballarat Classic than in the Cadel Evans People’s ride.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Marv’s January Bike Log

Dear Rouleurs,

Well here’s my first bike log for 2017. ¬†As per my last log, my holiday cycling plans didn’t go as planned,resulting no riding between 18 December 2016 to 6 January 2017…bugger. ¬†Notwithstanding, I still managed 650 Km for the month. ¬†My log and stats can be found here. This puts me over 100¬†km ahead of my monthly goal – 542km.

New pretty monthly graph for January.

The big numbers are longer training rides and the Cadel Evans People’s Ride, which you have read MMT’s report on here. ¬†As MMT has signed up for Strava this year, he can produce a matching suffer score graph for the above graph. ¬†It looks a bit like this.

January’s suffer score graph care of MMT’s Strava account. The 136 was the Cadel Evans People’s Ride, which was long and hilly.

For MMT, the Suffer Score roughly aligns with the distance of the ride but increases when MMT starts climbing or falls when I’m dawdling along. ¬†I’m looking forward to fiddling more with these stats over the forthcoming months.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Marv’s December Bike Log

Dear Rouleurs,

Well here’s my last bike log for 2016. ¬†Basically, my holiday cycling plans didn’t go as planned resulting no riding between 18 December 2016 to 6 January 2017…bugger. ¬†Notwithstanding, I still managed 446.05 Km for weeks I was able to ride. Here‚Äôs my log and stats. ¬†Here‚Äôs the log and stats for December.

As expected I exceeded the 7000 Km mark, finishing up with an final total of 7293.26 Km. ¬†This meant I beat my annual goal by nearly 1300 Km….woo hoo.

I’ve included some additional end of year stats to describe what occurred over that period of time.

The first graph shows month by month totals of kilometres ridden

The second graph shows month by month the total number of rides.

Clearly, the last third of the year was a bit less productive than the earlier periods. ¬†This was mainly due to illness. ¬†Hopefully I’ll be able to avoid some of those nasty ‘bug’s in 2017.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Marv’s November Bike Log

Dear Rouleurs,

Considering that I lost a week in the middle of November due to illness, knocking out 548km wasn’t too bad. Here’s my log and stats. ¬†Here‚Äôs the log and stats for November.

Probably the most significant observation I could make is that it looks very likely that I’ll break 7000km mark this year. ¬†I’m already about 1125 km ahead of annual target. That’s pretty amazing given all of the life “stuff” I’ve had on this year.

2016-nov-log-graph

I’ve signed up for three events early next year, the Cadel Evans People’s Ride 111km version in January, the Ballarat Classic 100Km version in February and the MS Cycle 50Km in March.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv