Jan 132015
 

Fitbit 2015-01-11

The holiday blues have finally passed. At least that is the excuse I am using for letting my Fitbit numbers drop so much in November and December.

2015 Fitbit Goals

  • Daily: 15k steps minimum but try my best to get more than 20k. This means I will do whatever it takes to get to 15k each day but hopefully I will hit 20k most days of the week.
  • Weekly: 140k steps which is 20k per day average but I am hoping to hit 150k+ most weeks
  • Monthly: 600k steps which is right in line with 20k per day.

So far I have been able to hit 15k every day this month and 10 of the 12 days have been over 20k.

Hoping I can keep this up. I have been participating in some of the Weekday Fitbit Challenges which has helped push me each day since each Fitbit’er is trying to race ahead of the other or stay in the lead.


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Jun 272013
 

4th day of my challenge to see how many consecutive days I can ride my Trikke 10+ miles.

For today’s ride I started at the parking lot on the east end of Chiawana Park and trikked 1 mile to the end of the bike bath at the west end of the park, turned around and trikked a little over 4 miles to the Blue Bridge. Once there, I decided to attempt to climb the slope to the top of the bridge.

I surprised myself by actually making it to the flag at the top of the Blue Bridge. My arms were worn out. The bike path ramp up to the bridge is narrow and appears not to have been swept clear in some time, the sand littering the trail making carving up the incline quite challenging. Once on the bridge walkway, carving on the windswept concrete path was much easier even though the path is quite narrow.

The path along the river is fairly well maintained. Much of today’s ride was wide and smooth. Even with quite a number of folks riding bikes and families taking evening walks, it was easy to pass the pedestrians and be passed by bikers. Some of the trail, between Road 88 and Road 92, has not been widened but at least most of it seems to have been resurfaced recently.

Where to ride tomorrow?

Day 4

  • MapMyRide: Map
  • Distance: 11.21 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes
  • Max Speed: 17.4mph
  • Moving Avg: 7.9mph
  • Total Ascent: 173ft
  • Total Descent: 212ft
  • Consecutive Miles: 43.72

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Jun 272013
 

3rd day of my challenge to see how many consecutive days I can ride my Trikke 10+ miles.

Today I rode just short of 11 miles, starting from the Richland Wye and riding the bike path across the Yakima River to Howard Amon Park. Compared to yesterday’s ride through Columbia Park, this bike trail is heavenly. Wide, smooth, and clean almost all the way to Howard Amon Park where you encounter concrete sidewalks heaved ever so much by tree roots. I will be riding this trail more often.

Going up over the Yakima River and then back down to river level also gave me quite a bit more elevation to deal with but the inclines were not insurmountable. I had to work at a couple of the inclines but can sure tell that my hill climbing skills have greatly improved with practice

Where to ride tomorrow?

Day 3

  • MapMyRide: Map
  • Distance: 10.97 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes
  • Max Speed: 18.9mph
  • Moving Avg: 8.1mph
  • Total Ascent: 237ft
  • Total Descent: 285ft
  • Consecutive Miles: 32.51

Source: MapMyRide.com
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Jun 252013
 

2nd day of my challenge to see how many consecutive days I can ride my Trikke 10+ miles.

Columbia Park is a much more difficult ride. The first half of the the trail is in Columbia Park and this portion of the trail is not maintained as well as some of the other portions of the river trail in the Tri-Cities. Half of the trail in Columbia Park is on the edge of the road and is one of the roughest road surfaces in the Tri-Cities. The portions of the trail that loop down to the river are narrow and have grass overgrowing the path in many areas.

The second half of the ride, from the Blue Bridge to the Cable Bridge is along the dike top and is much wider and smoother. This portion of the trail was much easier to ride on.

Some day soon I will attempt to cross the Cable Bridge on the bike path. I am getting much better at climbing hills and bridges are just another form of hill climb.

Day 2

  • MapMyRide: Map
  • Distance: 11.02 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes
  • Max Speed: 17.1mph
  • Moving Avg: 7.4mph
  • Total Ascent: 119ft
  • Total Descent: 144ft
  • Consecutive Miles: 21.54

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Jun 252013
 

I am challenging myself to see how many consecutive days I can ride my Trikke 10+ miles.

Day 1

  • MapMyRide: Map
  • Distance: 10.52 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes
  • Max Speed: 18mph
  • Moving Avg: 7.3mph
  • Total Ascent: 235ft
  • Total Descent: 312ft

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