Challenges galore – what to do?

I have been thinking about all the new Challenges appearing and how and which to tackle.

Then it struck me, I had better stick to the Challenge I set  myself at the beginning of the year – to ride 100 kilometres each week.  I allow myself to ride any or all bikes in the stable – just get out there and get the ks in.  From these rides pictures can be used for other Challenges but the main one is 100k a week!

For the past two weeks the self-challenge has failed!  It’s time to pep it up in case of terminal collapse of the attempt.  As a boost I did pass the 2,000k in the year mark this week so patted myself on the back for that.

A bit more happened this week and the report can be found : Here

Hopefully I will be able to resolve the puncture repair issue and get out there!

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

4 response to "Challenges galore – what to do?"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: May 13, 2018

    You are so right, Tony, all these challenges can be distracting and one doesn’t get around to cycling at all! I find I will have to focus a little more, as well.
    You have done well on your kilometer challenge!

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: May 13, 2018

    Hi Tony – I can’t get over the Bike E looking like you are riding on a steel rafter beam. Is it more nimble than it appears?

    Well done on the 2000 kms. I just rolled over that today, too! April was a rather shocking month for me, and May hasn’t been much better kms-wise. Once we lost daylight savings, I lost the will to ride on the weekdays. I MUST turn that around.

    I can’t imagine lugging that bike home 3 kms was very fun – but glad the puncture wasn’t somewhere more difficult to get aid. I hope your new tyres go well – you probably know I am not a fan of Marathons after 9 punctures on my 2014 tour. Hopefully they’ll be easier for you to get on and you’ll be considering tours soon.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 14, 2018

      Hi Emily, I have chosen to use Greenspeed Scorcher tyres and await them in the post. The got really good test results in a study comparing them to, amongst other things, Marathons. Also I understand Marathons are a bit slow on the trikes. I quite like the M’s as the set on Vivente have taken me over 10,000 k now and have performed very well – but then I don’t do as much dirt as you.

      Yes, the Bike E is a strange looking device. It was very popular in the US and a lot are still running if the Facebook group is anything to go by. The wheelbase is long and I do have trouble getting around sharp bends on walking tracks. Mostly though it is OK but I had to get the hang of the thing to be able to say that. I probably won’t be using it much before it goes back to Ken as I have the Anura to play with. It’s turning circle is amazingly tight.

      The sorry story of my puncture repair saga will be included in my eow blog !!

  3. By: tempocyclist Posted: May 14, 2018

    Well done! Keep those pedals turning. I have a kilometre goal too, which I try and hit each week. It’s important not to get too hung up on the distance though as it is dependant on the hilliness of the rides you choose. I can blast around a flat route at a reasonable clip and rack up the km’s, but it’s more fun to slow down and throw in a few hills. 🙂

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