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Sep 5 2013 at 1:25pm #

Well, I’m not as pessimistic as some – but apparently we were lulled into complacency by our early massive lead and now it’s certainly time to get our collective asses in gear and log some miles to fend off the challenge.


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Sep 5 2013 at 1:49pm #

Yeah, read the comments. It took me a second to figure out what to look for.

OK, I’ve been pretty good about riding the full 10-12 miles to work, now I just have to start riding the 10-12 miles home, too. I am soooo close to earning that fourth beer, too.


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Sep 5 2013 at 2:14pm #

classic tortoise and hare… if it’s just a matter of lighting a fire under our collective asses, then we could possibly get back ahead before this is over (no question, they will pull ahead).

They’ve been really busy with recruitment and it looks like it’s paying off… momentum is on their side with less than a month to go.

I do have a couple of 60 mile rides in mind before that, and also a 100 mile ride tomorrow. ;)


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Sep 5 2013 at 2:18pm #

Their Friday CM ride had 700+ people, and it was 19 mi. or something. If half those people logged miles, that closes gaps real quick.


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Sep 5 2013 at 3:16pm #

BP had 2800 participants and average 25. I did not see a surge in registered miles at that weekend.

“All Neighborhoods” ride — 30-40 people and 72 miles.

PMTCC 3 state rides around 30-40 people with 63, 87, and 100 miles.

Tuesday TeamDecaf ride — 30-40 people 20 miles.

Yesterday PMTCC OTB ride — 18 people 26 miles each…

I doubt that even have of the people logged it.


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Sep 5 2013 at 4:23pm #

Uh oh… complacency?

I’m guilty too. I did go back and log the meager miles I neglected to. Hope it helps!


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Sep 5 2013 at 8:11pm #

Based on last year, I know of several regular riders who just don’t log miles. I log everything, if only to know how my numbers change over time.


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Sep 5 2013 at 9:37pm #

Check the leaderboard for “Communities” and select for the “entire challenge period”

Pittsburgh: ranked 183 with 1,70.19 points
Cleveland: ranked 429 with 711.83 points

Not even close! (of course I have no idea how the community points are calculated) Remember that you get 20 points each day you ride, it’s not just mileage.

EDIT: “Participants in each category will be ranked based upon total Points with the exception of cities and states, which will be ranked based on total Challenge Points per 1000 residents”


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Sep 5 2013 at 9:45pm #

^So in Cleveland a lot of people show up once a month and log a lot of miles, but in Pittsburgh we ride more often accumulating the same mileage but more points. Divide by population and…. We Win!


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Sep 6 2013 at 7:31am #

@marko, it depends on whether you count points or miles. We’re way ahead on points, but Cleveland seems to think the competition is by miles, where they just passed us.


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Sep 6 2013 at 7:16pm #

You know, if we really want to win, all we have to do is get Danny Chew to sign up. Does anyone know him well enough? I’d be willing to enter his miles if he doesn’t want to do the computer stuff.


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Sep 6 2013 at 8:08pm #

If I may, pragmatically isn’t it better if Cleveland beats Pittsburgh?

I mean, think about it. If Cleveland “wins”, the Pittsburgh politicos have a shame to overcome. Why isn’t Pittsburgh more bike friendly? What can they do to reverse this bike-gap? How can they bring Pgh up at least to par with “that city”? Maybe they should take action to stop killing cyclists, study to see what Cleveland is doing right, n’at.

Whereas if Pgh wins, then the the politicians don’t see any need to do anything. Hey, we’re advanced enough, we beat Cleveland. No need to change anything.

I think it’s in our best interest to take a dive.


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Sep 6 2013 at 10:06pm #

if anything it is largely pgh riders being slack & not updating their stats.
either they dont care, dont want to bother, etc. if everyone who signed p was logging regularly, this discussion wouldn’t even be happening.

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