The Metric Century Challenge

by DaSy   October 7, 2008  

The road.cc metric century challenge is a yearly mile-eating competition. it runs from halloween to halloween, plus a bit before halloween for this year (as we've already started). There will be prizes for:

  • Highest total score
  • Highest score in a single month
  • Longest single ride

Anyone can join at any time. To be eligible for the total score, you must complete your first ride by 30 November 2008. No starters or double rides to catch up after 30 November 2008. Just post if you are in for the challenge, and then edit that same post from then on, updating for each qualifying ride.

The challenge is very basic. You must ride one metric century 100 km or 62.18 miles per month to succesfully complete the challenge. You can may ride as many as you want and there will be a points system to award to the person who rides the most metric centuries. Only single continuous rides of at least 100km qualify, not a daily or weekly total of several shorter rides that exceed 100km.

The RULES:

1. You must complete at least one metric century each month to qualify for the high score. For 2008 only, rides before the official start date of 31 October will also count towards November and your final score.

2. Each metric century (100km) is worth one point. Double metrics are worth two points and so on.

3. Tie breaker will be total mileage.

4. Keep only one post per participant and you go in and edit your post with each new ride. All comment posts will be deleted.

5. For Brevet rides or anything else lasting longer than one continous day, the date the ride completed is the date posted.

6. If you fail to complete a century in each month you are still eligible for the other two prizes, so long as you complete a minimum of four scoring months.

6. Yes, just keep editing your original posts and delete any commentary. Your post would look something like this.

8 Jan 1 Point 63.88M/102.73KM Total Points 1 Total KM 102.73
16 Jan 1 Point 65.27M/104.97KM Total Points 2 Total KM 207.70
12 Feb 1 Point 64.90M/104.37KM Total Points 3 Total KM 312.07
Or you can put your totals at the bottom of the post. Si (with thanks and acknowledgements to Velocitizen on Bike Radar whose rules I almost completely plagarised).

NOTE: please don't reply to anyone's score post. if you do, it'll be locked and they won't be able to edit it. All comment posts will be deleted.

To post your first scoring ride, click on 'Post Reply' below this post. Put your username as the heading. DON'T post until you've completed a scoring ride.

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5 Oct : 1 point : 120km : Total Points 1 : Total km 120

19 Oct : 1 point : 140km : Total Points 2: Total km 260

posted by ourmaninthenorth [93 posts]
21st October 2008 - 8:35

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25 Oct 2008 109.2km 1 point
28 Dec 2008 105.6km 1 point
21 Feb 2009 118km 1 point
1 March 2009 102km 1 point
13 April 2009 105km 1 point
16 April 2009 127km 1 point
22 May 2009 100km 1 point
23 Jun 2009 104km 1 point
2 Aug 2009 100km 1 point
15 Aug 2009 108km 1 point
20 Sep 2009 125km 1 point

Total 1213.8km 11 points

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7506 posts]
25th October 2008 - 10:31

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12 Oct 110Km / 68.4m 1 point
02 Nov 103Km /64m 1 point

Total 213Km 2 points

posted by aP [7 posts]
4th November 2008 - 21:24

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12th October 128KM 1 Point
15th November 140KM 1 Point

Points Total= 2
KM total = 268KM

Stubborn rather than fit.

posted by Saintly [1 posts]
18th November 2008 - 11:15

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Sat 15th Nov 103km - 1 point
Sat 22nd Nov 100.5km - 1 point

posted by Slim [12 posts]
22nd November 2008 - 14:27

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24th Nov 104Km 1 Point

posted by andyfla [23 posts]
24th November 2008 - 12:56

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19th March 1 point 117.9km Total Points 1 Total KM 117.9
11th April 1 point 104.6km Total Points 2 Total KM 222.5
16th April 1 point 135.5km Total Points 3 Total KM 358
21st April 1 point 131.6km Total Points 4 Total KM 489.6
2nd May 1 point 101.8km Total Points 5 Total KM 591.4
22nd May 1 point 104.8km Total Points 6 Total KM 696.2
1st June 1 point 111.6km Total Points 7 Total KM 807.8
13th June 1 point 116.4km Total Points 8 Total KM 924.2
9th July 1 point 136.1km Total Points 9 Total KM 1060.3
6th August 1 point 159.6km Total Points 10 Total KM 1259.9
8th August 1 point 112.3km Total Points 11 Total KM 1372.2
11th August 1 point 111.6km Total Points 12 Total KM 1483.8
19th August 1 point 111.8km Total Points 13 Total KM 1595.6
22nd August 1 point 123.8km Points 14 Total KM 1719.4
26th September 1 point 114.6km Points 15 Total KM 1834
10th October 1 point 127.4km Points 16 Total KM 1961.4
11th October 1 point 100.7km Points 17 Total KM 2062.1

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
17th April 2009 - 7:44

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4 Jan 1 point 65.7M/105.7KM Total Points 1 Total KM 105.7
1 Feb 1 point 64.7M/104.0KM Total Points 2 Total KM 209.7
21 Feb 1 point 62.5M/100.6KM Total Points3 Total KM 310.3
1 Mar 1 point 63.4M/102.0KM Total Points 4 Total KM 412.3
26 Apr 1 point 68.5M/110.2KM Total Points5 Total KM 522.5
14 Jun 1 point 62.2M/100.1KM Total Points6 Total KM 622.6

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posted by Skardy [97 posts]
15th June 2009 - 17:13

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BLACKHOUND:

18th October 105km 1 pt (no cafe stop either!)

25 Oct 101k 2 pt. Total 206k
8th Nov 106k 1pt, total 3pt. Total dist 312k
28th Dec 102k 1 pt total 4pt Total dist 414k
3rd Jan 116k 1 pt total 5 pt Total dist 530k
14th Feb 105k 1 pt total 6 pt Total dist 635k
7th March 105k 1 pt total 7 pt Total dist 740k
14th March 104k 1pt total 8pt Total dist 844k
20th March 162.2k 1pt total 9pt. Total dist 1,006.2k
4th April 147k 1pt total 10pts. Total dist 1,153.2k
11th April 105k 1pt total 11pts Total dist 1,258.2k+
18th April 102k 1pt total 12pts Total dist 1,360.2k
13th May 105k 1pt total 13pts Total dist 1,465.2k
20th May 108k 1 pt total 14pts Total dist 1,573.2k
13th June 102k 1pt total 15pts Total dist 1,675.2k
27th June 121.6k 1pt total 16pts Total dist 1,796.8k
11th July 100.2k 1pt total 17pts Total dist 1897k
25th July 100.6k 1 pt total 18pts Total dist 1997.6k
1st August 126.8k 1 pt total 19pts Toal dist 2124.4
22nd August 108.6k 1 pt total 20pts Total dist 2,233.0
6th Sept 139.2k 1 pt total 21pts Total dist 2,372.2
7th Sept 148.8k 1 pt total 22pts Total dist 2,521
8th Sept 150.5k 1 pt total 23 pts Total dist 2,671.5
9th Sept 125.1k 1pt total 24 pts Total dist 2,796.6
10th Sept 150.3k 1pt total 25pts Total dist 2,946.9
3rd October 100.19k 1pt total 26pts Total dist 3,047.1
17th October 100.5k 1pt total 27pts Total dist 3,147.6

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posted by Blackhound [449 posts]
18th October 2009 - 8:59

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Sat 4th Oct 225.3km 2 points
Sat 11th Oct 120.7 km 1 point
Sat 18th Oct 129 km 1 point
sat 25th Oct 144km 1 point
Sat 1st Nov 102km 1 point
Sat 15th Nov 105.3 km 1 point
Sat 22nd Nov 111km 1 point
Sat 29th Nov 116km 1 point
Thu 25th Dec 105km 1 point
Thu 1st Jan 09 116.8 km 1 point
Sat 24th Jan 09 104 km 1 point
Sat 7th Feb 09 103km 1 point
Sat 14th Feb 09 104.6 km 1 point
Sat 21st Feb 09 112.65 km 1 point
Sat 7th Mar 09 113 km 1 point
Sun 15th Mar 09 137km 1 point
Sat 21st Mar 09 108km 1 point
Sun 29th Mar 09 102km 1 point
Sat 4th Apr 09 118.6km 1 point
Mon 13th Apr 09 116km 1 point
Sun 19th Apr 09 162.5km 1 point
Sun 26th Apr 09 109.5km 1 point
Sat 2nd May 09 129km 1 point
Mon 4th May 09 127km 1 point
Sat 9th May 09 118km 1 point
Sat 23rd May 09 145km 1 point
Mon 25th May 09 130.5km 1 point
sat 30th May 09 130km 1 point
Mon 8th June 09 102km 1 point
Sat 13th June 09 163km 1 point
Sun 21st June 09 104.2km 1 point
Wed 24th June 09 107.5km 1 point
Thurs 25th June 09 105.7km 1 point
Fri 26th June 09 100.5km 1 point
Sat 27th June 09 107.8km 1 point
Sat 4th July 09 111km 1 point
Sun 5th July 09 111km 1 point
Sat 18th July 09 112km 1 point
Sun 2nd August 09 104km 1 point
Sat 8th August 09 171km 1 point
Sun 16th August 09 111km 1 point
Sat 22nd August 09 116km 1 point
Sun 23rd August 09 101km 1 point
Sat 29th August 09 137km 1 point
3rd September 09 105km 1 point
5th September 09 110km 1 point
9th September 09 102km 1 point
12th September 09 137km 1 point
19th September 09 138km 1 point
26th September 09 127km 1 point
4th October 09 129km 1 point
18th October 09 101km 1 point
25th October 09 113km 1 point

Total 54 points

Total Km's 6372.15km

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [649 posts]
25th October 2009 - 14:00

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