Metric Century chat

by Dave Atkinson   November 4, 2011  

Want to chat about the Metric Century Challenge? Do it here! And not in the MCC scoring thread. Good luck for 2011-2012!

94 user comments

Latest 30 commentsNewest firstBest ratedAll

Nov-Feb, first quarter done,

Been a tale of punctures, snow, ice, punctures, flooding, punctures, going arse-over-tip over the handlebars and getting a puncture. Never mind, on the up-side I have got out on the bike through all weathers and maintained what modicum of fitness I have - and sharpened up my puncture repair technique.

Feb run today was perfect - sunshine, crisp, snow on the moors - soon be spring with daylight and the chance of better weather.

posted by peakingintwomonths [15 posts]
17th February 2013 - 17:36

27 Likes

A week ago I was flying throught the Peaks in sunshine, today I was suffering a thorough beasting on the wheel of Old Cranky for the whole of the Phil Cooke Challenge. It didn't stop it being a fine day out on a great route, well organised by some lovely people for a very good cause. Even mashing two chainlinks in my front mech couldn't spoil the day. The moral of the story is...always recycle your KMC Master links. You can't have too many in your EPMS.

Needless to say, both rides were as icy as the ninth circle of hell. Roll on Spring!

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [324 posts]
24th February 2013 - 22:45

20 Likes

Mr B.Clanger,

It was a fine day out, but hardly a beasting and clearly you were at a disadvantage on your steel-is-real (and flexi) Condor.

"EPMS" - excellent acronym for those who are aware of the rules Wink

Coincidentally, another cycling friend arranged a recent pedal taking in a few cemeteries with a bit of a history lesson thrown in. One gravestone en route was that of Maria Rossetti, so your reference to Dante's Inferno is the second I've heard in as many weeks.

Looking forward to the next metric century get-together,
Old Cranky.

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
26th February 2013 - 13:49

25 Likes

That Condor is a perfectly fast bike if the owner turns the pedals quickly enough!
Looking forward to the next one and the RHoTN

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [324 posts]
27th February 2013 - 22:18

28 Likes

That's March sorted already, 5/12 and the darkest months behind us. I've done a couple of early morning slogs down to London this week. The highlight was dropping a large gentleman on his Bianchi TT doing a lap of Regents Park. I am a little worried though, I did so while sporting a large beard and with a full pannier attached to my bike. Does this make me a 'Fred?'

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [324 posts]
2nd March 2013 - 0:04

28 Likes

Hopefully the weather can only get better for the remaining duration of the challenge and there are about 23 of us still in the game Nerd

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
16th April 2013 - 11:51

19 Likes

Half way there and I'm still in it. No more snow. It's all downhill from here surely.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [324 posts]
25th April 2013 - 15:55

32 Likes

A few more got shelled out during April Nerd

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
5th May 2013 - 16:40

30 Likes

Looking forward to August!

Racer 074 for the 2014 Transcontinental Race; 2,000 miles from London to Istanbul.

http://themartincox.co.uk/2014/03/racer-074-transcontinental-race-2014/

posted by themartincox [373 posts]
31st July 2013 - 10:27

28 Likes

Nearly done now. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I'm planning one for Friday. Fingers crossed.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [324 posts]
2nd October 2013 - 22:39

23 Likes

I'm done; my season is over, no more racing and no more metric centuries planned until November Nerd

I look forward to receiving a bit hat Wink

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
22nd October 2013 - 11:27

11 Likes

Stop keeping us in suspense - where's the announcement of the results and awards?

And finally, will it be run again for 2013-2014?

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
5th November 2013 - 11:15

17 Likes

So, when are the 'prizes' going out ?

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

Strathlubnaig's picture

posted by Strathlubnaig [115 posts]
7th November 2013 - 21:48

10 Likes

oh yeah. on it!

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
7th November 2013 - 22:10

17 Likes

Come on Dave. Pull your socks up Wink

Some of us have started clocking up century rides for the 2013-14 challenge and we need to proudly report them Nerd

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
18th November 2013 - 13:18

14 Likes

too true, managed a couple myself so far this month !

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

Strathlubnaig's picture

posted by Strathlubnaig [115 posts]
18th November 2013 - 16:56

13 Likes

yup, i'm a bad man. but it shall come to pass.

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
18th November 2013 - 17:15

14 Likes

though shall it come to pass this century?

posted by jimulti [10 posts]
25th November 2013 - 11:04

13 Likes

It will. but:

NEWSFLASH:

Metric Century 2014 will be starting on 1 Jan 2014 and running for the calendar year. this is because:

a) that makes more sense
b) we've had a lot of stuff on our plate and didn't get round to sorting it out. although i am now

cheers!

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
28th November 2013 - 15:38

12 Likes

Blackhound wrote:
My best November ever, already had six counting rides. Ah well.

It's all good base work for that january push Big Grin

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
28th November 2013 - 16:18

11 Likes

My best November ever, already had six counting rides. Ah well.

Blackhound's picture

posted by Blackhound [449 posts]
28th November 2013 - 16:19

11 Likes

i managed to quote you before you'd commented there. how about *that*?

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
28th November 2013 - 16:20

8 Likes

Dave Atkinson wrote:

Metric Century 2014 will be starting on 1 Jan 2014 and running for the calendar year.

Sounds sensible. The only question now is do I have December off? Nah. It's nice having gotten into the habit of doing a monthly 100k.

posted by pixelmix [24 posts]
28th November 2013 - 16:26

13 Likes

Dave Atkinson wrote:

Metric Century 2014 will be starting on 1 Jan 2014 and running for the calendar year.

Makes sense. It might be tougher if your new to the metric century to start in January and finish in December.

pixelmix wrote:
It's nice having gotten into the habit of doing a monthly 100k.

Totally agree.

posted by jimulti [10 posts]
28th November 2013 - 17:57

9 Likes

"it's about the challenge, not the reward" - as if!? Am I not the only one here for the socks?

posted by james mckay [15 posts]
2nd January 2014 - 20:27

12 Likes

Why not just called Metric Century Challenge 2014?



I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

bikeboy76's picture

posted by bikeboy76 [1381 posts]
2nd January 2014 - 22:53

9 Likes

I seem to have lost the ability to edit my post on the Metric century age any one else with this problem?

posted by jayme [115 posts]
12th January 2014 - 15:09

7 Likes

That's strange. I just went to add a ride to this years so far meagre total and my post is no longer there? - Ignore that, found it. You'd never guess I used computer for a living Silly

posted by MCLK [84 posts]
24th February 2014 - 21:36

7 Likes

jayme wrote:
I seem to have lost the ability to edit my post on the Metric century age any one else with this problem?

missed this - you still having this problem?

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
24th February 2014 - 21:43

3 Likes

Quite new to the forum and only just seen this. Looks like i'm going to have a quick tally up of the past 3 months riding...

posted by Martyn_K [50 posts]
25th March 2014 - 16:30

4 Likes