This Challenge ended 2 years ago

About this Challenge:

This challenge serves to get people riding their bikes. There are three levels (beginners, intermediate, and advanced).

Final Challenge Progress Results

metallic Total Progress: 11.54 %  (Down 30.0 lb)
benfournier Total Progress: 9.89 %  (Down 19.8 lb)
Dadsafrantic Total Progress: 9.65 %  (Down 22.0 lb)
Bromeh Total Progress: 9.60 %  (Down 21.4 lb)
sya_unit Total Progress: 7.00 %  (Down 14.0 lb)
borked Total Progress: 6.13 %  (Down 16.0 lb)
tchalupa Total Progress: 5.03 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
myredroom Total Progress: 4.68 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
FOGOB Total Progress: 4.29 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
cwbethanyc Total Progress: 3.70 %  (Down 7.4 lb)
Thunderphilly23 Total Progress: 3.61 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
crazeecat Total Progress: 3.60 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
Red Gal Total Progress: 3.48 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
gratopp6 Total Progress: 3.27 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
SonjavZ Total Progress: 2.92 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
pilliscn Total Progress: 2.44 %  (Down 5.8 lb)
gamlahest Total Progress: 2.35 %  (Down 4.9 lb)
kmmorgan20 Total Progress: 2.32 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Mories Total Progress: 2.25 %  (Down 4.9 lb)
healthofit Total Progress: 1.99 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
FeeGettinFit Total Progress: 1.88 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
crawlwalkrun Total Progress: 1.82 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
jonesy0311 Total Progress: 1.79 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
IolarLiath Total Progress: 1.74 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
Stangman710 Total Progress: 1.71 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
hsullivan2040 Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
pyteb Total Progress: 1.43 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
Nanouli Total Progress: 1.33 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Alizkat Total Progress: 1.11 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
Keddie Total Progress: 1.06 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
cmp9969 Total Progress: 0.87 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
lmp Total Progress: 0.79 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
dbdbdb Total Progress: 0.77 %  (Down 1.1 lb)
aen183 Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
nwcm Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
abbywell Total Progress: 0.57 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
rmorton5 Total Progress: 0.43 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
ktd13 Total Progress: 0.36 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
kdawg Total Progress: 0.08 %  (Down 0.1 lb)
lchill Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
jmtbf4211 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Helewis Total Progress: 0.12 %  (Up 0.2 lb)
Gellece Total Progress: 0.34 %  (Up 0.6 lb)
pkgardner Total Progress: 0.52 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
anovogra Total Progress: 0.52 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
SaintViper Total Progress: 1.47 %  (Up 3.2 lb)
sjatwood72 Total Progress: 2.44 %  (Up 4.5 lb)
Rodgerson Total Progress: 3.79 %  (Up 8.2 lb)
christopherrb Total Progress: 4.06 %  (Up 8.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Tune It Up

Guidelines:
Ensure your bike is properly maintained. Have the cables lubed, brakes adjusted, tires tuned, the chain checked, the ride height adjusted, ensure your seat and handlebar grips are in good condition, and ensure your safety gear (helmet, lights, reflective wear, gloves) is available and not worn out. Remember if you crash your helmet once, it is time to replace it!
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Record your biking activites

Guidelines:
Keep a record of all of the cycling you accomplish. This includes on the road and in gyms.
64% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Sep 12 by lmp
"road about 7 miles today"
Successful: 24 Aug 12 by Red Gal
"Cycle in gym 10min three times a week"
Successful: 17 Aug 12 by healthofit
"Up to estimated 150 miles a week...maybe a little extreme :)"
Successful: 22 Jul 12 by Helewis
" 07/18 - 32 miles 07/21 - 38 miles 07/22 - 30 miles, hill repeats"


Weeks 1 to 12

Stay Hydrated

Guidelines:
Drink at least 16 oz of water per 1 hour of cycling. If your diet allows it, gatorade is also a good source while cycling
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Aug 12 by Red Gal
"Drink plenty of water to flush system"
Failed: 28 Jul 12 by Mories
"Too occupied with the cycling, but I make up for it later"


Weeks 1 to 12

Heart Knowledge

Guidelines:
Record your resting heart rate evry day, record your heart rate before and after cycling
26% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 24 Aug 12 by Red Gal
"have not been doing this"
Failed: 28 Jul 12 by Mories
"Forget this alway"


Weeks 1 to 12

Eat Healthy Foods

Guidelines:
Ensure you don't eat any fast food or unhealthy snacks. Watch the protein bars and other cycling snacks.
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Aug 12 by Red Gal
"Most of the time eat healthy"


Weeks 5 to 7

Sprint to Weight Loss

Guidelines:
One day a week, do cycle sprints - ride as fast as you can for 100 yards - do 10 sprints.
57% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Week 8

Check It Again

Guidelines:
Ensure your bike is properly maintained. Have the cables lubed, brakes adjusted, tires tuned, the chain checked, the ride height adjusted, ensure your seat and handlebar grips are in good condition, and ensure your safety gear (helmet, lights, reflective wear, gloves) is available and not worn out. Remember if you crash your helmet once, it is time to replace it!
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 10 to 12

No Stopping

Guidelines:
Find an incline in your area of cycling, do not stop pedaling until you reach the top of the incline
80% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 11 to 12

Enjoy the scenery

Guidelines:
Ride at least 1 hour in length at a leisurely pace on a path with a great view, in a forest, or some other scenic locale.
28% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

End of Challenge
To All I apologize for not being on here at the end. Work issues took over. That aside...the participants lost a total of 226.4 pounds :!: That is like losing a 6'3" man! Amazing! :d The ...
by cmp9969 on 24 Sep 12 05:35 PM
165 Pounds Gone
The participants in this challenge have lost a combined 165 pouds in 11 weeks. It is a struggle to keep on pace and keep journaling the exercise and food but those that keep to it are losing weight. ...
by cmp9969 on 04 Sep 12 08:12 AM
150 Pounds!
We are approaching 150 pounds lost! An amazing mark. We still have three weeks to go so it is only going to get better. I hope everyone is enjoying getting back on the bike and seeing the results as ...
by cmp9969 on 22 Aug 12 09:20 AM
first fall due to clipless shoes/pedals
I remember my first crash caused by not being able to unclip. I had just gotten my bike out of the shop. Was riding home. I fell at the light 50 feet from the shop. It seems like the fall takes a long ...
by cmp9969 on 02 Aug 12 02:41 PM
Cycling Improves My Mood
I've always enjoyed cycling and today, even though it was a short ride, I noticed that it greatly improved my mood. In my bike only days, I would ride miles out into the country and notice the world ...
by cmp9969 on 02 Aug 12 02:24 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 18 September 2012.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 17 Sep 12
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 105
teams: Armstrong
Merckx
Indurain
Ullrich
privacy: Public
administrators: cmp9969
created: 14 June 2012

All Mini-challenges:

1. Tune It Up ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Record your biking activites ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Stay Hydrated ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Heart Knowledge ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Eat Healthy Foods ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Sprint to Weight Loss ( weeks 5 to 7 )
7. Check It Again ( week 8 )
8. No Stopping ( weeks 10 to 12 )
9. Enjoy the scenery ( weeks 11 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Teams 1.08 %  (Down 230.1 lb)
 Armstrong 0.45 %  (Down 24.1 lb)
 Merckx 0.60 %  (Down 32.7 lb)
 Indurain 1.71 %  (Down 96.1 lb)
 Ullrich 1.55 %  (Down 77.2 lb)
view week 12 details

Week 11:

All Teams 0.86 %  (Down 184.1 lb)
 Armstrong 0.43 %  (Down 23.1 lb)
 Merckx 0.31 %  (Down 16.9 lb)
 Indurain 1.20 %  (Down 67.2 lb)
 Ullrich 1.54 %  (Down 76.9 lb)
view week 11 details

Week 10:

All Teams 0.79 %  (Down 169.7 lb)
 Armstrong 0.43 %  (Down 23.1 lb)
 Merckx 0.31 %  (Down 16.9 lb)
 Indurain 1.07 %  (Down 60.1 lb)
 Ullrich 1.39 %  (Down 69.6 lb)
view week 10 details

Week 9:

All Teams 0.75 %  (Down 159.4 lb)
 Armstrong 0.39 %  (Down 21.1 lb)
 Merckx 0.27 %  (Down 14.5 lb)
 Indurain 1.02 %  (Down 57.0 lb)
 Ullrich 1.34 %  (Down 66.8 lb)
view week 9 details

Week 8:

All Teams 0.66 %  (Down 141.5 lb)
 Armstrong 0.36 %  (Down 19.3 lb)
 Merckx 0.20 %  (Down 10.9 lb)
 Indurain 0.94 %  (Down 52.8 lb)
 Ullrich 1.17 %  (Down 58.5 lb)
view week 8 details

Week 7:

All Teams 0.75 %  (Down 160.1 lb)
 Armstrong 0.45 %  (Down 24.3 lb)
 Merckx 0.39 %  (Down 21.2 lb)
 Indurain 1.03 %  (Down 57.7 lb)
 Ullrich 1.14 %  (Down 56.9 lb)
view week 7 details

Week 6:

All Teams 0.62 %  (Down 132.5 lb)
 Armstrong 0.30 %  (Down 16.1 lb)
 Merckx 0.39 %  (Down 21.2 lb)
 Indurain 0.75 %  (Down 42.2 lb)
 Ullrich 1.06 %  (Down 53.0 lb)
view week 6 details

Week 5:

All Teams 0.58 %  (Down 123.5 lb)
 Armstrong 0.27 %  (Down 14.5 lb)
 Merckx 0.33 %  (Down 18.1 lb)
 Indurain 0.69 %  (Down 38.7 lb)
 Ullrich 1.05 %  (Down 52.2 lb)
view week 5 details

Week 4:

All Teams 0.50 %  (Down 106.4 lb)
 Armstrong 0.29 %  (Down 15.6 lb)
 Merckx 0.26 %  (Down 14.1 lb)
 Indurain 0.62 %  (Down 35.1 lb)
 Ullrich 0.83 %  (Down 41.5 lb)
view week 4 details

Week 3:

All Teams 0.48 %  (Down 103.5 lb)
 Armstrong 0.29 %  (Down 15.6 lb)
 Merckx 0.44 %  (Down 24.1 lb)
 Indurain 0.61 %  (Down 34.3 lb)
 Ullrich 0.59 %  (Down 29.4 lb)
view week 3 details

Week 2:

All Teams 0.36 %  (Down 77.6 lb)
 Armstrong 0.22 %  (Down 11.7 lb)
 Merckx 0.33 %  (Down 18.1 lb)
 Indurain 0.47 %  (Down 26.4 lb)
 Ullrich 0.43 %  (Down 21.4 lb)
view week 2 details

Week 1:

All Teams 0.24 %  (Down 51.6 lb)
 Armstrong 0.20 %  (Down 10.9 lb)
 Merckx 0.29 %  (Down 16.0 lb)
 Indurain 0.24 %  (Down 13.3 lb)
 Ullrich 0.23 %  (Down 11.4 lb)
view week 1 details

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Morning Bike Ride - Really hate DC Humidity
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My comfort bike with the trail-a-bike.
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Morning ride - map link is here http://goo.gl/maps/85QB6
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Me at FINS on Sunday morning.
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