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Ray S Fri Jan 9 10:18:00 2015
Get out and ride, Darin! Cold and snow just means less people in the way and no bugs. I did a short ride on Monday night, subzero the entire time, really didn't feel that cold. An extra layer and foot warmers in my boots and I was nice and toasty. I had planned to ride further, but the trail was too snowy so I had to hit the roads and all the red lights and stop signs made my goggles fog up and ice over way too fast.
Darin Hintz Thu Jan 8 14:58:00 2015
must...... get....... on....... bike.......
Shelli Snyder Thu Oct 23 10:33:00 2014
Photos are up from the RustCup Ceremony!! https://www.facebook.com/RustCrown
WE ROCKED THAT RIDE!
Shelli Snyder Thu Oct 16 09:28:00 2014
So...apparently my email hates certain addresses lately and refuses to send to said peeps...If you have not heard a response from me...the ride is still on for Friday!
You still must find your own way back.
You should try and let me know a total number of folks at the food truck ending by this afternoon. i can then let the food truck know how much to buy...

Meeting at Lock 39 parking on Rockside and rolling out no later than 9am.
Some of us are doing breakfast at Yours Truly at 8...join in!
ride: 65 miles "ish"
Cue sheets will be available.
3-4 regroup stops...lunch en route.
Pay yer own way.
Non-supported
15-17mph ave overall speed.
Hope to see ya there!

Ephraim Al Abdullah Mon Jun 30 23:42:00 2014
On my way to collecting some more Downtown Cleveland miles.
Paula Hendryx Mon Jun 30 18:50:00 2014
I am on vacation in London. They have a bike hire program and I just logged 20 miles for Cleveland while sightseeing.!!!!
Mary Kevdzija Mon Jun 30 15:43:00 2014
Cleveland Critical Mass was a blast.
Robyn White Sat Jun 28 03:20:00 2014
Heading to Pittsburgh tomorrow -- can't wait to ride around there and log my miles for CLE! Taking my Bike Cleveland shirt just to rub it in a bit more. ;-)
Debbie Kennedy Fri Jun 27 17:26:00 2014
Jacob- Thanks, that's great news.
Shelli Snyder Fri Jun 27 17:17:00 2014
AWESOME. I am almost up to 3 additional free Pints from Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe in PITTSBURGH. And I will be in YinzerVille tomorrow night, and next Saturday...nothing says SUCK IT PGH like using CLE-counting miles to drink their beer for free. BOOM.
Jacob VanSickle Fri Jun 27 15:37:00 2014
Debbie they are. All miles logged from residents in the 6 counties of Medina, Cuyahoga, Lake, Summit, Geauga, and Lorain count towards the Rust Belt Battle.
Debbie Kennedy Fri Jun 27 15:28:00 2014
I've signed up for the challenge with my home zip code, which is a suburb of Cleveland. Are my miles counting for the Cleveland vs Pittsburgh Rust Belt Battle? I checked on the National leadership community section and I'm not on the list of Cleveland riders.
Ray S Thu Jun 26 14:38:00 2014
Where is Sandy Alomar Jr? Eddy's sold him an S-Works Tarmac that he'll be riding to work, we need his superstar representation.
Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 26 02:55:00 2014
Mary...we were there too! But got caught in the storm. Yeeee
Mary Kevdzija Wed Jun 25 22:02:00 2014
Average 15.1 mph, I tried to out run a thunder storm in the Rocky River Metroparks. Got to my car just as it started to pour down rain. For someone that's terrified of lightning, I was a conquering a fear in peddling on a day like today.
Ken Brickman Wed Jun 25 16:55:00 2014
Having so much fun. Just grabbed 3 new guys from Lake County that are doing a weekly ride. Now to get them to register for the NBC...
Jacob VanSickle Sat Jun 21 22:12:00 2014
I will drop some off at the Bike Rack on Monday.
Michael Banks Sat Jun 21 19:38:00 2014
Shelli - is there any way you can get some spoke cards to the bike rack? I can come pick them up somewhere if needed.
Shelli Snyder Sat Jun 21 04:12:00 2014
ROCK ON RICHARD! Hope you dug the event too!!
Richard Marshall Fri Jun 20 13:59:00 2014
I just joined today after attending the event last night at ABC. Very psyched to add my modest commute to the total- yet another reason to leave the car in the garage.
Darin Hintz Thu Jun 19 21:52:00 2014
Thanks Shelli...
Marty McParty Thu Jun 19 16:47:00 2014
Its been a month and a half dogfight with Pete!
Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 19 15:24:00 2014
Im catching up on your Ligman!
Ryan Schepers Thu Jun 19 03:35:00 2014
I would love a spoke card!!!
Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 18 05:00:00 2014
We cross paths when i commute...and joy machines has some i think. (And the bike cle office is in tower city. They will have some thurs if i make enuf tomorrow. lol)
Darin Hintz Tue Jun 17 18:49:00 2014
Anybody Downtown so I can get my hands on some spoke cards?
Shelli Snyder Tue Jun 17 16:44:00 2014
Is Fred on GOBA????
PS...GET YER PEDALING BUNS TO ABC UPTOWN WEDNESDAY! :)
Marty Cader Tue Jun 17 13:04:00 2014
Ive been spotting him a few miles! :) Time to get busy!
Dennis Litto Mon Jun 16 15:51:00 2014
Fred is on top...better start pedaling faster Marty ;)
Michael Banks Sun Jun 15 14:44:00 2014
Woot! I ask and Strava delivers! Anyone else going for Strava's PowerBar Take on the Tour Challenge?
Michael Banks Sat Jun 14 02:07:00 2014
Ugh! I'm slipping in the ratings... Strava needs to have another Challenge where you get a commemorative jersey at the end!!! xD
Darin Hintz Fri Jun 13 19:25:00 2014
TP for a whole year! Great prize LOL
Marty McParty Fri Jun 13 16:43:00 2014
It's cool endomondo, I didn't want 13 miles from my 20 mile ride yesterday included on my total. Not sure why it shows up on the team page but not my individual total, but whatever, guess I'll just have to ride another 13
Shelli Snyder Fri Jun 13 03:54:00 2014
I WANTED THE TOILET PAPER! dang.
John Kovach Fri Jun 13 02:33:00 2014
PRIZE DRAWING FINISHED: 2 Ohio Prize winners... 11 Pennsylvania winners.... that sounds like bull-cyack
Joseph Nikstenas Fri Jun 13 01:02:00 2014
Just shared #rustcrown signup info on my Facebook page, GO CLEVELAND! Got to make up commuting miles after taking over a week off from work and not biking anywhere.
Darin Hintz Thu Jun 12 20:48:00 2014
Oh good! Still can't make it LOL Wednesday's are bad...
[email protected] if you could shoot me a message.
Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 12 20:46:00 2014
@ Darin...um. That's next Wednesday. ;)
Darin Hintz Thu Jun 12 20:35:00 2014
Yeah I know. I just like simplicity. Thanks and unfortunately I will be missing the partay this evening : (
Have fun!

Oh, and here is my BIG IDEA... Oh, wait, Pittsburgers may be monitoring this thread so who's got an e-mail that is going to the ABC thing tonight? I'll send it via e...

Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 12 19:44:00 2014
You don't have to use any app...or you ca use the app of your choice, and then, while you are sitting here on your computer posting your hatred of the Endo app on this wall, just click that big huge LOG MILES up there and type in whatever your cyclometer/strava/appWhatev says yer miles are. Thats what i do...since. Well. i dont like the Endo App. ha
Marty McParty Thu Jun 12 15:55:00 2014
I've had no problems with it. My only issue is the auto-pause sometimes takes a few seconds to engage at lights but besides that, it's been spot on for me
Ray S Thu Jun 12 15:51:00 2014
You don't have to use the Endo app, if what you want to use supports gpx/tcx/fit export. Strava has GPX export, which you can then import into Endo. Yes, it's more work, but it takes all of about 20 seconds. I use an Edge 500 and load it to Garmin Connect, Strava and here, plus I also keep a copy of the file for safekeeping. I ran the Endo app on my iPhone 4S for my 63 and 87 miles rides over the weekend, distance wise it was almost exactly the same as my Edge. I deleted it and reloaded from my Edge to capture HR and cadence data though.
Darin Hintz Thu Jun 12 15:06:00 2014
Endomondo app is effing up all over the place. Going back to Strava after we kick Pitts ass.
Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 11 14:50:00 2014
@Laura & all: You can get the cards next Wednesday at The ABC's for NBC social event! Both the paper cards and spoke cards will be available in addition to a demo of Endo, Q&A and HH prices on drinks all night from ABC! See the side --->
and RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/201572486662504/ :) BRING SOME NOOBS!
Laura Losey Faulkner Tue Jun 10 11:52:00 2014
I still find very active cyclists that know nothing about the challeng. I am carring some of the NBC/Bike Cleveland info cards around with me as I ride. I hand them out to other cyclists I meet while riding. We need more riders to do the same. Where can we get more cards?
Nancy S. Levin Tue Jun 10 01:27:00 2014
gotta kick some stiller butt.
Shelli Snyder Sat Jun 7 13:54:00 2014
@walter & @ michael....SOON...www.rustcrown.org will resolve to this: https://sites.google.com/site/rustbeltbattle/ which, will be eventually "prettier" looking...
and soon, the FB page will be public too...which iFrames em in as well.

HEY! any google sites saavy peeps who wanna make that site look pretty...PM me on facebook. hahah for now? its just gonna be a quick link to comparing :)

Shelli Snyder Sat Jun 7 13:53:00 2014
I avoid the towpath on my roadie...mostly due to having the clean the heck out of it. (this also applies to the rest of the bikes. lol)
Ray S Sat Jun 7 04:19:00 2014
I was thinking more along the lines of the fact that my Allez cost a lot more than my hybrid ;) Same reason I didn't ride it all winter while the roads were smothered in salt (even though there was never enough snow to justify it)
Marty McParty Sat Jun 7 02:04:00 2014
I've ridden on the towpath with an aluminum roadie on 23s for 3 years now between CLE and AKR. I avoid it right after rain or have ridden slowly and gone "off-line" at certain points to avoid ruts but it can be done.
Laura Losey Faulkner Sat Jun 7 01:57:00 2014
One thing I like about the tow path. It drains fast, even after a heavy rain. I usually ride a hybrid but I see a lot of road bikes on the trail too.
Ray S Fri Jun 6 22:17:00 2014
The towpath isn't road bike friendly, at least not for mine. Maybe I'll take that route on the hybrid this weekend since it looks like it may be wet.
Michael Banks Fri Jun 6 16:22:00 2014
@Walter Chapman Switch to the National Challange View (at the top) then leaderboard then communities (cities?) then you have to page through until you find Pittsburgh...

@Ray S Towpath trail? :)

Laura Losey Faulkner Fri Jun 6 02:26:00 2014
It's good to see honor in an honor system. Confirmation that Cleveland cyclists are the best!
Walter Chapman Thu Jun 5 23:45:00 2014
How do I track Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
Ray S Thu Jun 5 19:19:00 2014
I'm down in the Akron area, I don't get up to the big city very often ;) However, with Scarlett in town, it may be worth the ride :D One of these days I'm going to find a route so I can ride up, dip a wheel in the lake and ride back. I'd like to fly across the lake, but E.T. already phoned home with someone else.
John Kovach Thu Jun 5 18:42:00 2014
Marty McParty has become a comparative unit of measurement this year... now Dixon can become a measure of speed and distance... "Nice ride today... what was your Dixon, though"?
Laura Losey Faulkner Thu Jun 5 15:45:00 2014
I just pedaled to 58,000 feet and crossed over Lake Erie..."James Dixon Style". I knew cycling would show me the world without limitations. Thanks James Dixon!
Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 5 14:40:00 2014
Any idea when they are updating the whole prize thing?
John Kovach Thu Jun 5 13:19:00 2014
I just cycled to work "James Dixon Style"..! I simply pedaled 55 miles per hour! - ...man... why didn't I think of this before.... thanks James Dixon !
Warren Reinhard Thu Jun 5 10:59:00 2014
+1 Michael
Michael Banks Thu Jun 5 02:56:00 2014
Nice work, Michael!
Michael Ryan Mullins Wed Jun 4 12:55:00 2014
Woohoo! My 690 mile solo Tour de Lake Erie has launched me into the lead...but not for long, as I settle back into my measly commute today. So much fun while it lasted. Ride on!
Tony Lee Mon Jun 2 23:14:00 2014
Strava.com has a lot of Cleveland riders if you could get them to do both.
Lisa Freebairn-Tarr Sat May 31 22:40:00 2014
Sadly lots of people aren't logging miles in Clevetown! I end up turning around if I forget my phone now...even if I am only going 4 and a half miles to work.....
Jacob VanSickle Sat May 31 16:02:00 2014
PIttsburgh currently has 32,000 more miles. Who isn't logging their miles in CLE?
Walter Chapman Sat May 31 00:52:00 2014
Pittsburgh how many miles vs Cleveland
Shelli Snyder Fri May 30 14:40:00 2014
Ray...We have spoke cards being made (available soon!) & we also have the "flyer" version of the spoke cards. I can get some to you...if you are located around the city?and there will be a June 19th Bike Cleveland Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes social at ABC Uptown (TBA)

I like your idea about the stickers too!

Ray S Thu May 29 20:11:00 2014
We need some NBC stickers to put on the bollards at the trailheads, or maybe get the MetroParks/Towpath people to post something on their boards. I see lots of other riders out on the bike & hike trail and in the valley (Summit County area) but don't know if any are on here. It's a bit difficult to discuss things when climbing 300 feet up out of the valley. There are the "cool kids" who can't be bothered to log their miles here and/or think they have to use the Endo app to do so. I know not everyone needs the same level of motivation, but the NBC makes me ride further and Strava makes me ride faster, logging my data in a couple extra places really isn't that difficult, it all loads direct from my Garmin anyway. Now if only my LBS could make my rear derailleur stop acting up and I could ride without wasting energy cursing that thing ;)
Joseph Nikstenas Thu May 29 19:00:00 2014
Lost out on 120 miles last week being sick three days off from work and then 40 more for the Monday holiday! Got some catching up to do!
Jacob VanSickle Thu May 29 17:50:00 2014
Pittsburgh has over 130,000 miles. One key piece in their lead is that they have over 1200 people registered. We can catch up, we just need to get everyone who is riding a bike in Greater Cleveland to register and start logging their miles. Spread the word.
J.J. Bechhold Thu May 29 16:14:00 2014
What is the update??? What is the mileage for both cities?
Rickshaw Willie Thu May 29 11:45:00 2014
Maybe just maybe I can figure this out. It looks like I'm on the right path. :-)
Shelli Snyder Wed May 28 15:23:00 2014
A week baggin' peaks REALLY hurts my EndoStats.
(but hey! Only 21 more to go! ADKs!)

PS...WELCOME TO POHR SF!

SF Booth Wed May 28 14:20:00 2014
Switched teams today. I have decided to move my talents to the POHR team at Cleveland Clinic . Ride Cleveland Ride.
Shelli Snyder Tue May 27 22:10:00 2014
Marty McParty!!!!!! I will be back..TOMORROW!
Laura Losey Faulkner Tue May 27 00:15:00 2014
Joan, do you see the lighter colored,smaller font, LOCAL under where it says National at the top of the page...click on LOCAL. This will load up the Cleveland page.
Joan Lannoch Mon May 26 20:59:00 2014
Hey Cleveland Challengers. I am riding for Cleveland but when I log in, it takes me to the national page. My zip code is included in my account.... Anybody have any idea why I'm having a hard time being included in the Cleveland Page.
Josh James Sun May 25 00:00:00 2014
Ya it was both chilly and super windy today. Crazy good workout though!!
Gary Sampson Sat May 24 20:52:00 2014
who are these "jammy buggers" anyway?!? you just wait!
Ray S Sat May 24 19:37:00 2014
Did I sleep through the summer? I had to break the winter gear back out today. On the plus side, there were zero bugs flying around.
Marty Cader Thu May 22 19:57:00 2014
Michael, Glad you're OK.
Michael Banks Thu May 22 14:17:00 2014
I got into a hit and run with a dark minivan at Lake and Cornwall in Rocky River around 6:30pm yesterday (05/21). The driver hooked a right turn onto Cornwall off of Lake with no blinker. I'm reasonably certain he was on the phone too. I did not get the plate, all I know is that it was a fairly new looking dark (black?) minivan; maybe a Chrysler, not sure. If anyone saw anything and/or hears anything, please speak up. I am not injured but quite ticked off. Thanks.
Ryan Paul Wed May 21 12:19:00 2014
Just joined! Looking forward to many road and off road miles this season!!!!
James Thompson Tue May 20 20:20:00 2014
Just joined...going to try to bike more this year and to get some others involved...go CLE!!!
Shelli Snyder Tue May 20 20:12:00 2014
YAY JULESSSS!
Tue May 20 16:29:00 2014
Finally joined up! smile every mile :)
Shelli Snyder Tue May 20 01:22:00 2014
So I currently have three medals. Does this mean I get 3 free beers when I visit Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks at OTB? Yinzerz better gimme my pints for CLE miles! #rustcrown
Josh James Mon May 19 22:42:00 2014
I have nearly stopped using my car altogether. I'm probably putting it up for sale because I use it so little.
chris lenaghan Sun May 18 21:25:00 2014
Schralpin all the gnar lines in Brunswick!!! 330 YO!!
Marty McParty Sun May 18 03:45:00 2014
I did some math(first time in years) and our top ten at 10:46pm Friday evening had 8,019 points compared to Schlitzburghs 7,729. So our front page is almost 300 miles ahead of there's!!! But we are down riders. And Pittsburgh is a much more centralized city so it's easier to ride to where you need to be making it much easier to reduce those goose-egg days. If we have any hope at this rust belt crown, we need more riders and we need those riders to put in at least a mile(or more) each and every day. Some of us(most of us) consider that a lot of fun! Lets do this Clevelanders!!! It's a 5 month challenge, we have plenty of time. Lets be the tortoise to their hare!!!
Marty McParty Sat May 17 19:31:00 2014
Step 1: Ride em'bike, many, many mile
Step 2: Make'em friends. Tell them to join our tribe
Step 3: Drink'em fine ales, rejoice many moons
John Kovach Sat May 17 19:30:00 2014
10 imitators my friend.... 10 imitators
Darin Hintz Sat May 17 18:49:00 2014
I just checked out the Pittsburgh stats on their Endomondo site.
They have like 10 Marty Mc Party's to our 1 and the top 10 Pittsburgh teams have at least 6,900 points. What do we need to do to start kicking some ass?! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Ray S Sat May 17 15:41:00 2014
I'll have to go down to the basement and ride my bike around in a circle so I can say I rode my bike to work today :D
Darin Hintz Sat May 17 14:39:00 2014
Happy BTWD everybody!!!!!!
Denise Kean Sat May 17 14:36:00 2014
Had a GREAT time this morning riding into Downtown Cleveland, and then at The Bike Rack - great group of people!! Really enjoyed the chair massage, and meeting everyone... National Bike to Work Day! WHAT FUN! :)
Marty McParty Fri May 16 15:09:00 2014
I'm just gonna guess there will be a few at the Uni Circle charging station tomorrow morning for "National Bike to Work Day".....
Darin Hintz Thu May 15 21:40:00 2014
Where can one get a spoke card?
Shelli Snyder Thu May 15 21:08:00 2014
And now? WE HAVE FLYERS AND SPOKE CARDS for the Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes! #rustcrown
Coming to a bike near you...soon!
Sarah LaMarca Thu May 15 16:26:00 2014
Sorry everyone...I've been super lazy about logging my miles. I'm only 13 days behind!

:/

Paula Hendryx Thu May 15 15:19:00 2014
Every rider I see on Hilliard - I tell them about the challenge!
I think the police are gonna be coming soon!
gotta beat PGH
Frank Jones Wed May 14 17:24:00 2014
Out of town without a bike for the next three weeks! Argh!
Marty McParty Sat May 10 14:42:00 2014
Mind Brain is bringing in new recruit weekly!
Ray S Sat May 10 13:17:00 2014
Nothing wrong with us prissy Garmin folks ;) (I do log daily) I use the Endo app occasionally, but my Edge does a much better job.
Jacob VanSickle Sat May 10 05:01:00 2014
We need more miles and riders. Tell your friends about the challenge. Pittsburgh is one big hill. We can't lose to them.
Shelli Snyder Sat May 10 04:19:00 2014
Right...(Ray/Marty)...and its not really sandbagging (ok maybe..but who cares :)...if you ride the entire week, but dont log it until the end of the week, as long as you are entering them per the day you ride, you are only helping yourself (and CLE) because you then get the points for the days you rode...
20 Challenge points are awarded for each day you ride at least 1 mile
1 Challenge point is awarded for each mile ridden
So, by putting 100 miles in on friday, when you actually rode 20 miles for 5 days..
you are only getting 120 points.
but if you enter them on the days you rode, you are then getting 100 points for the miles, and 100 for the days.
so..REMEMBER THAT SANDBAGGERS! *grin*
Marty McParty Sat May 10 00:03:00 2014
Sandbagging is legal. And if it gets those prissy Garmin only folks to actually log their miles once a week to help our battle .vs Schlitzburgh, then so be it.
Sean Byrne Fri May 9 18:15:00 2014
Don't sandbag...
Ray S Fri May 9 16:44:00 2014
You get the 20 points per day you log at least 1 mile, no matter when you log it. So, you can log them all at the end of the month if you choose, just be sure you record them by day, don't just say you rode 500 miles on a single day.
Shelli Snyder Fri May 9 15:23:00 2014
@ Jim...awesome!! Hope to see you in the morning!
And great on the mile tally! and note: to gain more points (not just miles...) each day you log, you get yada yada points. if you log em all at once on one day, you only get points for that day plus the miles.
stretch yer miles to the max :)
Jim Pintchuk Fri May 9 14:03:00 2014
Im looking forward to Riding 33 miles to Work on Bike Day May 17th. I will tally up my rides from the GPS for May with Cleveland Touring Club. Hopefully if we all do that we can beat Pittsburgh.
Angie Schmitt Fri May 9 13:57:00 2014
I just read something that said Cleveland was just a little behind Pittsburgh now. Is that true?
Shelli Snyder Fri May 9 01:51:00 2014
@John...I know, right? *hint* *nano* *sam* *ahem*
John Kovach Thu May 8 19:04:00 2014
Pittsburgh's Pedal for Pints is 'effin brilliant.... nothing gets a bike out the garage like free beer
Shelli Snyder Thu May 8 15:55:00 2014
The Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes side by side comparison:

Cleveland:
http://goo.gl/5yVMz
Pittsburgh:
http://goo.gl/fXekm

#rustcrown #cleVSpgh

Thu May 8 01:46:00 2014
Wish the cuyahoga valley national park would fix the tow path that washed out....http://bikecleveland.org/btwd
Marty McParty Wed May 7 15:26:00 2014
Business trip over.... back in town. 2.5 day away from my trusty steed was TOO long. Time to start logging miles again!
Ray S Wed May 7 14:35:00 2014
It keeps truncating the URL in the message, but it works if you click it. If not, add "?view=980" to the end (no quotes)
Ray S Wed May 7 14:34:00 2014
For anyone who is curious, here is the link to the Pittsburgh challenge page:
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http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national
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After visiting, you'll have to click on national and then local again to get back here
Shelli Snyder Wed May 7 02:07:00 2014
PS...any long distance riders who want to rack up some miles against PGH riding TO PGH...August 24th, some of us are riding down for the Aug 25th Pedal PGH event. Although its a little ways off, something to look forward to :) Consider joining in! (Route: TBD)
Shelli Snyder Wed May 7 02:05:00 2014
Gary...i SOOOOOOO wish i was doing TOSRV this year (especially since i will be in cBus for the Ohio Women's Bike Summit on Friday) but duties in CLE call me home :( RIDE FOR ME! and I hope to make it next year!
Jacob VanSickle Tue May 6 20:27:00 2014
Good eye Ray. Thanks for letting the us know! Welcome to the Cleveland area challenge.
Ray S Tue May 6 18:14:00 2014
There are quite a few riders in the area that are not in the Cleveland challenge. Apparently there is a glitch in the system which is keeping people in the wrong one if they signed up prior to a community being created or updated to include different regions. I was in the Columbus group all last year and this year as well. When I started noticing familiar names on the Ohio leaderboard that weren't on my local one, I found them over here. I had to edit my profile to remove my zip code and then add it back in so I could get moved here. I left a comment on the Columbus board before I left and also on the national one, so maybe others will follow suit and get picked up in Cleveland.
Jacob VanSickle Tue May 6 17:52:00 2014
Chris, no limit on team size this year.
Chris Bongorno Tue May 6 14:49:00 2014
No limit to team sizes this year?
Gary Sampson Tue May 6 13:49:00 2014
Oh yes indeed Jacob, I will log those TOSRV miles! Columbus to Portsmouth and back...great ride, as long as you don't get rained on in 50 degree weather.
John Kovach Tue May 6 04:01:00 2014
That is truly great!... thanks for the "Heads Up" Cassandra
Casandra Vasu Tue May 6 03:25:00 2014
How awesome is it that the #1 person on the national leaderboard is a guy from Ohio?
Marty McParty Tue May 6 01:40:00 2014
I avoi the trail when it's like that lik the plague. Early morning riding for the towpath or its like dodging landmines
Frank Jones Mon May 5 22:17:00 2014
Nice 20-mile ride on the Towpath today. C'mon, the weather doesn't get any better! That trail should have been jammed up like an LA freeway during rush hour!
Damon Galt Mon May 5 17:18:00 2014
Thanks Jacob
Jacob VanSickle Mon May 5 14:50:00 2014
Gary, you will be logging those miles from TOSRV right?
Jacob VanSickle Mon May 5 14:49:00 2014
Damon, check out Bike Cleveland's event calendar: http://bikecleveland.org/events-2/
Damon Galt Sun May 4 19:39:00 2014
Any good rides coming up anyone?
Damon Galt Sun May 4 19:38:00 2014
I did my part as did Jeff. Marty you better get a damn rental in Houston
Gary Sampson Sun May 4 19:32:00 2014
Beeaautiful morning out to Burton and back from the Heights! Excellent training ride for TOSRV next weekend...Anyone else going?
Jacob VanSickle Sun May 4 15:07:00 2014
Marty, no worries you are not taking crazy pills. The BikePGH logo is up there as part of the Rustbelt Battle of the bikes promo to show the challenge is between Bike CLE and Bike PGH. We need to crank up our miles to catch up.
John Kovach Sun May 4 10:26:00 2014
awesome... thank you, sir
Marty McParty Sun May 4 10:24:00 2014
How are we getting rocked so badly then so early??? And why does our header say "Bike PHG"??? DOESN'T ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THIS? I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!!!!
Jacob VanSickle Sun May 4 04:11:00 2014
John, the Cleveland region for the challenge consists of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Summit, Lake, and Medina counties.
Damon Galt Sun May 4 00:50:00 2014
John, I think it just depends where you signed up at.
John Kovach Sat May 3 19:12:00 2014
As for the CLE vs Pitt challenge ... How far east will the boundary extend ? I'm in Eastlake and want my miles included
chris lenaghan Sat May 3 17:57:00 2014
Make it rain purple Bob!!! They wont ever know what hit em!!
Robert Soroky Sat May 3 17:55:00 2014
Time to drop the hammer DOWN, Cleveland!
chris lenaghan Sat May 3 17:47:00 2014
This is awesome!!! Checking in from Century Cycles in Medina OH. LETS DO THIS!
Robert Gerrity Fri May 2 21:22:00 2014
Im happy to join. Riding solo at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Good to see some familiar names here.
Krista McNamee Fri May 2 20:24:00 2014
I'm in, too! This is going to be fun and a challenge!
Scott Cowan Fri May 2 19:01:00 2014
I'm in and going to help spread the word...let's go CLE
Jacob VanSickle Fri May 2 15:22:00 2014
PGH is pulling ahead, leading by almost 1, 000 miles. Get out and log those miles! Recruit your friends.
Marty McParty Fri May 2 04:19:00 2014
Mind Brain Shock and Awe......
Shelli Snyder Fri May 2 03:05:00 2014
Oh HELLLLLZ YAH.
Constantinos Tsipis Fri May 2 00:52:00 2014
leeeeeggggoooooooo!!! I don't see a reason why we can't win this
Catherine Henry Fri May 2 00:34:00 2014
What a GORGEOUS night to get some miles in after work! A nice 10 mile spin through my Cleveland Heights/Shaker Heights neighborhood.
Gary Sampson Thu May 1 21:35:00 2014
Okay, this rivalry with Pittsburgh has really given me something to crank about. Let's get those miles in! Be safe everyone.
charles ryals Thu May 1 14:25:00 2014
I usually ride on the Valley View towpath. It is a very great place to ride!
Roman Kaleta Thu May 1 04:30:00 2014
Yes what a fuckinf pain.
John Kovach Thu May 1 03:37:00 2014
Please keep our friends and fellow Mind Brain cyclists Laura and George Faulkner in your hearts and prayers... George was hit by a car this evening while cycling in the Cleveland area. He is currently being treated in the hospital... Please send them both healing thoughts and mention them in your prayers
Roman Kaleta Wed Apr 30 23:30:00 2014
Yes what a fuckinf pain.
John Kovach Wed Apr 30 15:58:00 2014
Face to face, out in the heat ... Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds, still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive... -Hand me that "Rye of the Tiger", Bro
Shelli Snyder Wed Apr 30 15:41:00 2014
BOOM
Marty McParty Wed Apr 30 10:50:00 2014
I'm going to listen to "Survivor" at least 20 times today.... GETTING PUMPED!!!!!
Jacob VanSickle Tue Apr 29 23:39:00 2014
Tom L. - They will still be in your profile and on the leaderboard in the "Warm-up period" but the miles above will reset to 0 for the start of the challenge.
Darin Hintz Tue Apr 29 20:08:00 2014
I give up. I can't open the new fucking website and it is a major pain in the ass to log miles. GL all.
Tom L Tue Apr 29 17:56:00 2014
Is it going to take away all of my awesome warmup points on may 1st?
Darin Hintz Tue Apr 29 15:08:00 2014
I give up. I can't open the new fucking website and it is a major pain in the ass to log miles. GL all.
Mon Apr 28 23:03:00 2014
anyone make the Century Cycle Night Ride yesterday? It was chilly but a very nice start of the season.
Jacob VanSickle Fri Apr 25 17:45:00 2014
We are only 7 away from being tied with PGH in Bike Challenge participants. Spread the word, challenge your co-workers, friends, and family.
Shelli Snyder Fri Apr 25 15:28:00 2014
So...you know what will log some good miles:
Pan Ohio Hope Ride. (w00t!)
GOBA | Dog Days | Sunday in June | TOSVR | MS150
or.... BIKING TO PGH. :)
Some of us are doing the 139mi trek August 24th, to attend the Aug 25th Pedal PGH event. (note: B pace/find yer own way back/place to stay/etc...)
but if you wanna century plus on a what is sure to be a scorching hot Saturday...we are leaving bright and early that Saturday morning :)
(and we will stop for Ice Cream and BEER along the way)
Benjamin Stewart Fri Apr 25 01:53:00 2014
I will do anything to beat Pittsburgh. I may even give my (hopefully temporary) daily commute from Detroit Shoreway to Strongsville a try on two wheels a few times. :)
Casandra Vasu Thu Apr 24 19:22:00 2014
Oh, and that's my head in the bottom right corner of the photo above. Sweet!
Casandra Vasu Thu Apr 24 19:20:00 2014
I won't have the same amount of free time that I did during last year's Bike Challenge but I still plan on biking as much as I can (and everyday too, by the way). I just wanted to let some people know in case they thought I was slacking. ;) Good luck everyone!
Melissa Paul Wed Apr 23 20:31:00 2014
I ride to work when I work days ... not riding downtown at midnight!
Shelli Snyder Tue Apr 22 20:04:00 2014
Ive never used the calorie thing on here...actually. i havent used much other than the mile logging, though i think last year i logged the time too..i cant quite remember.
Laura Losey Faulkner Tue Apr 22 17:50:00 2014
My calories burned calculation is not working. I do not use the endomono app. Putting miles in manually worked fine last year. I'm pedaling my ass off and I want those numbers. If you enter your miles manually check your Challenge profile and see it its working for you. I had Jacob contact Endomono for a fix early last week. No word back from Endomondo on getting this worked out. Maybe if enough complaints are reported they will fix this.
Jacob VanSickle Mon Apr 21 20:02:00 2014
Dennis, post the question here http://endomondo.helpserve.com/Tickets/Submit. Select NBC support. My guess would be that imported miles are not automatically associated with the challenge for some reason.
Dennis Litto Mon Apr 21 14:50:00 2014
Anyone else having problems uploading with their Garmin? I have the 500 and can upload to my personal page but it will not let me u[pload to the challenge. My plugin is up to date.
Jacob VanSickle Mon Apr 21 04:15:00 2014
There is now a Facebook event for the Bike Challenge in CLE - http://goo.gl/KoexK. Check it, and feel free to use it to talk some trash. Bike Cleveland will also use it (along with the news section to the left) to provide updates and future Bike Challenge events.
Leah Sharkey Sat Apr 19 16:14:00 2014
Yeah Shelli, I only have a 2.5 mile commute, I try to keep it low key (read slow) so I don't get too overheated on the way in. I am immune to those who ride faster than me.
Fri Apr 18 00:23:00 2014
Shelli, went out yesterday and 5 mins in started to pour.. that was the most miserable 2 miles in my life. Got 6+ in tonight so i feel better about that. I think we have a mutual friend, i work with Donna B.
Shelli Snyder Thu Apr 17 14:12:00 2014
OMG Leah...I made up for my IdontWannaRide10miInTheRain yesterday...this morning. Some messenger-ish dude silently challenged me down Euclid. Let's just say I had to use more deodorant upon work arrival.
(let's also say that next time? He can pull me 3/4 of the way vs. the other way around. jerk. ha)
Shelli Snyder Thu Apr 17 14:11:00 2014
Awesome Chris! Any little bit counts! (even my 2.8 from the RedLine last night in the rain. ha!)
Wed Apr 16 01:07:00 2014
Shelli.. 5 miles today, not the best or most but its something.
Leah Sharkey Tue Apr 15 18:26:00 2014
Went for a lunchtime hammer ride. What a great day!
Shelli Snyder Tue Apr 15 16:12:00 2014
Chris...mother nature has stopped (today anyhow). Ride. Bike.
Sun Apr 13 01:58:00 2014
This rain is killing me.... Mother Nature needs to stop..
Marty McParty Tue Apr 8 16:27:00 2014
You can always join team Mind Brain if you're looking. We are always looking for riders!
Brent A. Eysenbach Fri Apr 4 21:15:00 2014
Hey folks. I'm looking for a team to join. Anyone need a commuter to fill their ranks?
Shelli Snyder Fri Apr 4 15:49:00 2014
Awwwwww yah. Team POHR up and running! ANd all riders in CLE? Prepare to DOMINATE our favorite rivals: The folks from PITTSBURGH ! W00T!
Jacob VanSickle Fri Mar 28 20:44:00 2014
It should ask when you register. If not, click on your picture above, then on the right click "change settings." You can add it there. Ride on!
Matthew Pilachowski Fri Mar 28 13:13:00 2014
how do you indicate your a employee of a company.
Robert Anthony Tue Mar 25 12:10:00 2014
We were motivated by snow in the forecast to ride yesterday. Cold toes and fingertips for a few miles, even with full shoecovers, gloves and wool tights. But the roads were clear, cars were few, and it turned out to be a fine first ride of spring. Plus it helps mentally since 4 inches of new snow fall in time for the Monday commute.
Jacob VanSickle Tue Mar 25 01:22:00 2014
Paul, you can create a team by clicking the "leaderboard" above, then about halfway down the page selecting "teams," then on the right there will be a link to "create or join a team". You can invite peopel to join your team once it is created. Teams can be any number of individuals.
Laura Losey Faulkner Tue Mar 25 00:25:00 2014
My hubby George H Faulkner is IN and watch him go!
Paula Balazs Mon Mar 24 19:34:00 2014
Question: Can you also sign up with a group, even if you have already signed up as an individual? If not, can registration be changed to join a group? Thank You!
John Kovach Mon Mar 24 04:37:00 2014
I like the way your thinking ..!
Shelli Snyder Fri Mar 21 13:58:00 2014
IN And? This year? WE WAGE WAR ON PITTSBURGH! #CLE #Bike_Cle
joseph schneider Thu Mar 13 22:03:00 2014
In
Jeff Arendas Wed Mar 12 19:49:00 2014
I, m in.
John Kovach Sun Mar 9 12:52:00 2014
CLE Cyclists! 30 Days of Biking - is open for Registration... add your daily pictures and stories to this Global event and online diary of cycling, while adding points to your endomondo team starting April 1st.

www.30daysofbiking.com
https://www.facebook.com/30daysofbiking
Team Mind Brain: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Brain-Social-Club/165186583556934

John Kovach Sat Mar 8 14:20:00 2014
In.
Laura Losey Faulkner Sat Mar 8 00:05:00 2014
I'm in!
Ray S Thu Jan 9 15:18:00 2014
Get out and ride, Darin! Cold and snow just means less people in the way and no bugs. I did a short ride on Monday night, subzero the entire time, really didn't feel that cold. An extra layer and foot warmers in my boots and I was nice and toasty. I had planned to ride further, but the trail was too snowy so I had to hit the roads and all the red lights and stop signs made my goggles fog up and ice over way too fast.
Ray S Thu Jan 9 10:18:00 2014
Get out and ride, Darin! Cold and snow just means less people in the way and no bugs. I did a short ride on Monday night, subzero the entire time, really didn't feel that cold. An extra layer and foot warmers in my boots and I was nice and toasty. I had planned to ride further, but the trail was too snowy so I had to hit the roads and all the red lights and stop signs made my goggles fog up and ice over way too fast.
Darin Hintz Wed Jan 8 19:58:00 2014
must...... get....... on....... bike.......
Darin Hintz Wed Jan 8 14:58:00 2014
must...... get....... on....... bike.......
Shelli Snyder Wed Oct 23 15:33:00 2013
Photos are up from the RustCup Ceremony!! https://www.facebook.com/RustCrown
WE ROCKED THAT RIDE!
Shelli Snyder Wed Oct 23 10:33:00 2013
Photos are up from the RustCup Ceremony!! https://www.facebook.com/RustCrown
WE ROCKED THAT RIDE!
Shelli Snyder Wed Oct 16 14:28:00 2013
So...apparently my email hates certain addresses lately and refuses to send to said peeps...If you have not heard a response from me...the ride is still on for Friday!
You still must find your own way back.
You should try and let me know a total number of folks at the food truck ending by this afternoon. i can then let the food truck know how much to buy...

Meeting at Lock 39 parking on Rockside and rolling out no later than 9am.
Some of us are doing breakfast at Yours Truly at 8...join in!
ride: 65 miles "ish"
Cue sheets will be available.
3-4 regroup stops...lunch en route.
Pay yer own way.
Non-supported
15-17mph ave overall speed.
Hope to see ya there!

Shelli Snyder Wed Oct 16 09:28:00 2013
So...apparently my email hates certain addresses lately and refuses to send to said peeps...If you have not heard a response from me...the ride is still on for Friday!
You still must find your own way back.
You should try and let me know a total number of folks at the food truck ending by this afternoon. i can then let the food truck know how much to buy...

Meeting at Lock 39 parking on Rockside and rolling out no later than 9am.
Some of us are doing breakfast at Yours Truly at 8...join in!
ride: 65 miles "ish"
Cue sheets will be available.
3-4 regroup stops...lunch en route.
Pay yer own way.
Non-supported
15-17mph ave overall speed.
Hope to see ya there!

Kathy J Armada Tue Oct 8 18:29:00 2013
You know this Rockstar is in for a little YO road cycling trip :)
Shelli Snyder Tue Oct 8 15:34:00 2013
And...BOOM: https://www.facebook.com/events/184562025064673/

Who's riding to the YO with me? (email [email protected] if you are...)

Kathy J Armada Tue Oct 8 13:29:00 2013
You know this Rockstar is in for a little YO road cycling trip :)
Shelli Snyder Tue Oct 8 10:34:00 2013
And...BOOM: https://www.facebook.com/events/184562025064673/

Who's riding to the YO with me? (email [email protected] if you are...)

Darin Hintz Mon Oct 7 16:34:00 2013
I'd take the total miles over total points any day of the week. We done good. We done good.
Joseph Nikstenas Mon Oct 7 14:24:00 2013
I admit I did not take advantage of riding each and every day from the start. But wait until next season...I mean year! GO BROWNS!
Darin Hintz Mon Oct 7 11:34:00 2013
I'd take the total miles over total points any day of the week. We done good. We done good.
Joseph Nikstenas Mon Oct 7 09:24:00 2013
I admit I did not take advantage of riding each and every day from the start. But wait until next season...I mean year! GO BROWNS!
Roman Kaleta Sat Oct 5 18:53:00 2013
They should remove the silly points system and onky count miles.
Roman Kaleta Sat Oct 5 13:53:00 2013
They should remove the silly points system and onky count miles.
Robert A. Holland Fri Oct 4 01:07:00 2013
Already training for next season, like every other Cleveland team. Here we go CLEVELAND, Here we go! WOOF WOOF!
Robert A. Holland Thu Oct 3 20:07:00 2013
Already training for next season, like every other Cleveland team. Here we go CLEVELAND, Here we go! WOOF WOOF!
Shelli Snyder Thu Oct 3 14:43:00 2013
Why Friday?
Anticipa---SHUN! BOOM! lol
Shelli Snyder Thu Oct 3 09:43:00 2013
Why Friday?
Anticipa---SHUN! BOOM! lol
Jacob VanSickle Wed Oct 2 22:29:00 2013
The winner of the Rust Belt Battle fo the Bikes between PGH and CLE will be announced on Friday.
Jacob VanSickle Wed Oct 2 17:29:00 2013
The winner of the Rust Belt Battle fo the Bikes between PGH and CLE will be announced on Friday.
Darin Hintz Wed Oct 2 14:39:00 2013
sooooooooooooooooooooooo....
Who won?
Darin Hintz Wed Oct 2 09:39:00 2013
sooooooooooooooooooooooo....
Who won?
Joseph Nikstenas Tue Oct 1 14:04:00 2013
My last 60 miles were logged at about 2305 right after I finished the ride. The entry page updated but the monthly and challenge points have not updated.
Joseph Nikstenas Tue Oct 1 09:04:00 2013
My last 60 miles were logged at about 2305 right after I finished the ride. The entry page updated but the monthly and challenge points have not updated.
Jacob VanSickle Tue Oct 1 03:56:00 2013
1 hour left in the 2013 Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes. Are all your trips from May-September logged? Even the short trips count.
michael gill Tue Oct 1 02:13:00 2013
Need a new challenge, now that this one is drawing to a close? Hitch your bike to a car and pull . . . in the Great Cleveland Bike Pull . . . Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Cleveland Velodrome. Information and registration: https://bikepull.eventbrite.com/
Marie Lillian Vibbert Mon Sep 30 23:05:00 2013
My goal was to bike every day in September, and I almost made it, just missed one day. YAY ME.
Jacob VanSickle Mon Sep 30 22:56:00 2013
1 hour left in the 2013 Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes. Are all your trips from May-September logged? Even the short trips count.
Shelli Snyder Mon Sep 30 21:43:00 2013
Rockin...thanks Ray!
michael gill Mon Sep 30 21:13:00 2013
Need a new challenge, now that this one is drawing to a close? Hitch your bike to a car and pull . . . in the Great Cleveland Bike Pull . . . Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Cleveland Velodrome. Information and registration: https://bikepull.eventbrite.com/
Ray S Mon Sep 30 18:55:00 2013
I loaded last night's ride earlier today and it updated without much delay.
Marie Lillian Vibbert Mon Sep 30 18:05:00 2013
My goal was to bike every day in September, and I almost made it, just missed one day. YAY ME.
Shelli Snyder Mon Sep 30 17:03:00 2013
are folks still seeing a couple day delay on the credit and/or transition from miles to points?
Shelli Snyder Mon Sep 30 16:43:00 2013
Rockin...thanks Ray!
Michael Ryan Mullins Mon Sep 30 15:05:00 2013
Eclipsed 5000 on the final day!...feels so nice to have achieved this silly, arbitrary goal...
Laura Losey Faulkner Mon Sep 30 14:54:00 2013
The site is a little sluggish today. Riders must be flooding it trying to get their miles from past rides posted. Let's get'er done and WIN!
Joseph Nikstenas Mon Sep 30 14:22:00 2013
It seems after a couple days the numbers eventually get credited. I got all my data on Garmin Connect if needed to verify!
Ray S Mon Sep 30 13:55:00 2013
I loaded last night's ride earlier today and it updated without much delay.
Shelli Snyder Mon Sep 30 12:03:00 2013
are folks still seeing a couple day delay on the credit and/or transition from miles to points?
Michael Ryan Mullins Mon Sep 30 10:05:00 2013
Eclipsed 5000 on the final day!...feels so nice to have achieved this silly, arbitrary goal...
Laura Losey Faulkner Mon Sep 30 09:54:00 2013
The site is a little sluggish today. Riders must be flooding it trying to get their miles from past rides posted. Let's get'er done and WIN!
Joseph Nikstenas Mon Sep 30 09:22:00 2013
It seems after a couple days the numbers eventually get credited. I got all my data on Garmin Connect if needed to verify!
Charity Smith Mon Sep 30 00:02:00 2013
I've had issues with points updating, too....
Bob Bellamy Sun Sep 29 20:33:00 2013
Anybody else having trouble with miles logging? My miles from yesterdy, even though showing, won't update in total or leaderboard! :( I need my points!!!
Charity Smith Sun Sep 29 19:02:00 2013
I've had issues with points updating, too....
Bob Bellamy Sun Sep 29 15:33:00 2013
Anybody else having trouble with miles logging? My miles from yesterdy, even though showing, won't update in total or leaderboard! :( I need my points!!!
Shelli Snyder Thu Sep 26 16:17:00 2013
DO YOU WORK IN UNIVERSITY CIRCLE AND HAVE A DIRTY UNTUNED BIKE? Even if you have a clean, semi tuned bike, stop & show some love to one of the TOP college cycling teams around: Case Cycling!
Thursday and Friday, they set up shop on the main quad for the semesterly tune up/clean up fundraiser :)
Helps you. Helps the team. Helps bike love everywhere, ya know?
http://www.casecycling.com/
Shelli Snyder Thu Sep 26 11:17:00 2013
DO YOU WORK IN UNIVERSITY CIRCLE AND HAVE A DIRTY UNTUNED BIKE? Even if you have a clean, semi tuned bike, stop & show some love to one of the TOP college cycling teams around: Case Cycling!
Thursday and Friday, they set up shop on the main quad for the semesterly tune up/clean up fundraiser :)
Helps you. Helps the team. Helps bike love everywhere, ya know?
http://www.casecycling.com/
Lucinda Cave Thu Sep 26 00:33:00 2013
I'm a wimp. I walk uphill when I bike home after giving blood. Going to do that on Friday.
Shelli Snyder Wed Sep 25 21:55:00 2013
haha Ray....ENDO? what up with yer "comment" button ;)
Lucinda Cave Wed Sep 25 19:33:00 2013
I'm a wimp. I walk uphill when I bike home after giving blood. Going to do that on Friday.
Shelli Snyder Wed Sep 25 16:55:00 2013
haha Ray....ENDO? what up with yer "comment" button ;)
Ray S Wed Sep 25 16:21:00 2013
Sheesh, we heard you the first time, and the second time :D
Joseph Nikstenas Wed Sep 25 15:05:00 2013
Barb, you should try riding home after giving blood at 3:30, leaving at 5, in June at 90 degrees. Did it only once back in '09...I learned my lesson! I think I would try it again this time of year though.
Shelli Snyder Wed Sep 25 14:53:00 2013
Barb: YES.
All: CHECK IT :) BOOM!
http://goo.gl/nS4Wmr

Wanna ride to the YO? See the blurb with spiffy info. #RustCrown

Ray S Wed Sep 25 11:21:00 2013
Sheesh, we heard you the first time, and the second time :D
Joseph Nikstenas Wed Sep 25 10:05:00 2013
Barb, you should try riding home after giving blood at 3:30, leaving at 5, in June at 90 degrees. Did it only once back in '09...I learned my lesson! I think I would try it again this time of year though.
Shelli Snyder Wed Sep 25 09:53:00 2013
Barb: YES.
All: CHECK IT :) BOOM!
http://goo.gl/nS4Wmr

Wanna ride to the YO? See the blurb with spiffy info. #RustCrown

barb jaksa Wed Sep 25 01:38:00 2013
I rode home after donating blood today...do I get any extra points?
barb jaksa Tue Sep 24 20:38:00 2013
I rode home after donating blood today...do I get any extra points?
Laura Losey Faulkner Fri Sep 20 22:25:00 2013
10 days left to beat Pittsburgh. We need those daily bonus points. Ride and log every day.
Darin Hintz Fri Sep 20 20:19:00 2013
We shall call you Diamond Tom from now on...
Darin Hintz Fri Sep 20 20:17:00 2013
I can't wait for retirement! Or at least for my three boys to get old enough to walk to school. I'm driving waaaaaaaaaay too much LOL
Tom L Fri Sep 20 18:59:00 2013
huh... somehow I have exactly 5000 points... :)
Laura Losey Faulkner Fri Sep 20 17:25:00 2013
10 days left to beat Pittsburgh. We need those daily bonus points. Ride and log every day.
Darin Hintz Fri Sep 20 15:19:00 2013
We shall call you Diamond Tom from now on...
Darin Hintz Fri Sep 20 15:17:00 2013
I can't wait for retirement! Or at least for my three boys to get old enough to walk to school. I'm driving waaaaaaaaaay too much LOL
Keith Whitman Fri Sep 20 14:36:00 2013
Wow, 8 hours a day! My backside hurts just thinking about that much. Having said that, if I could get paid to ride every day, I'm certain I would do that. Go CLE!
Tom L Fri Sep 20 13:59:00 2013
huh... somehow I have exactly 5000 points... :)
Keith Whitman Fri Sep 20 09:36:00 2013
Wow, 8 hours a day! My backside hurts just thinking about that much. Having said that, if I could get paid to ride every day, I'm certain I would do that. Go CLE!
Shelli Snyder Thu Sep 19 19:41:00 2013
Darin... currently you can view side by side at www.rustcrown.org, (the FB page then will have the other stuffs...) tho the regional points are only extracted and reported at the end of each month...tho, in the spirit of COMPETITION COMING TO A CLOSE, i am sure we can give a little push for a week out update ;)
Ray S Thu Sep 19 18:47:00 2013
He's retired and/or self employed, so he rides a lot. He finished 2nd last year behind Michael Lemuel who had over 16,000 miles in only 4 months! Check out this article... http://m.cjonline.com/news/2012-09-01/dedicated-bicyclists-put-topeka-map
Darin Hintz Thu Sep 19 18:18:00 2013
The overall National Bike Challenge leader has over 12,000 miles recorded. That's over 80 miles per day average from May 1 till now. AVERAGE! Is this even a possibility? I'm as amazed as I am skeptical.
Darin Hintz Thu Sep 19 16:16:00 2013
When's the next update.... It's killing me!!!!
Shelli Snyder Thu Sep 19 14:41:00 2013
Darin... currently you can view side by side at www.rustcrown.org, (the FB page then will have the other stuffs...) tho the regional points are only extracted and reported at the end of each month...tho, in the spirit of COMPETITION COMING TO A CLOSE, i am sure we can give a little push for a week out update ;)
Ray S Thu Sep 19 13:47:00 2013
He's retired and/or self employed, so he rides a lot. He finished 2nd last year behind Michael Lemuel who had over 16,000 miles in only 4 months! Check out this article... http://m.cjonline.com/news/2012-09-01/dedicated-bicyclists-put-topeka-map
Darin Hintz Thu Sep 19 13:18:00 2013
The overall National Bike Challenge leader has over 12,000 miles recorded. That's over 80 miles per day average from May 1 till now. AVERAGE! Is this even a possibility? I'm as amazed as I am skeptical.
Darin Hintz Thu Sep 19 11:16:00 2013
When's the next update.... It's killing me!!!!
Shelli Snyder Wed Sep 18 23:42:00 2013
Ray, see my post below re: Rust Crown points are to be based on the entire region.... :) w00t!
Shelli Snyder Wed Sep 18 18:42:00 2013
Ray, see my post below re: Rust Crown points are to be based on the entire region.... :) w00t!
Gary Sampson Wed Sep 18 00:06:00 2013
Okay, everyone--hang in there for the final push! Ride daily, record those miles--even short efforts add up. Heading for the big 5000...
Ray S Tue Sep 17 20:01:00 2013
I'm guessing someone went through the leaderboard, changed to 'challenge period' and then started adding up all the points.
---
Last Push For The Rust Cup!
September 12 at 15:29
CLE Points: 1,243,186
CLE Miles: 603,284
PGH Points: 1,407,815
PGH Miles: 590,073
---
Are we going by points per rider or per community?
Shelli Snyder Tue Sep 17 19:12:00 2013
NOTE: it has been confirmed. WE ARE riding the 18th of october...and we will be having some epicness for the Rust Crown Hand Off ...stay tuned :)
Gary Sampson Tue Sep 17 19:06:00 2013
Okay, everyone--hang in there for the final push! Ride daily, record those miles--even short efforts add up. Heading for the big 5000...
Ray S Tue Sep 17 15:01:00 2013
I'm guessing someone went through the leaderboard, changed to 'challenge period' and then started adding up all the points.
---
Last Push For The Rust Cup!
September 12 at 15:29
CLE Points: 1,243,186
CLE Miles: 603,284
PGH Points: 1,407,815
PGH Miles: 590,073
---
Are we going by points per rider or per community?
Shelli Snyder Tue Sep 17 14:39:00 2013
John....team miles count just like other miles. im confused on the sum vs. etc...
can you clarify?

ray...so, the points you see, i am assuming, are for PGH proper and those registered in it vs. CLE proper and those registered in it. the overall points are per region, which NBC unfortunately does not show. (we are hoping next year they will up in those handy little infographics on the landing pages)
so, bike CLE and bike PGH have to manually go in once a month and extract the data and add it up.
although i do not see it on the FB page: http://www.facebook.com/rustcrown, i do know that as of 9/9 CLE had: 1,243,186 pts...and PGH as of 9/12 had 1,407,815....at that time, we had more miles.
but? it is regional points that count.

Kevin...YOU ROCK!

UPDATE on the RustCrown "ride" to the crowning...we are looking at the 18th of Oct currently, as the 4th is not a do-able date. we are waiting on PGH's availability to start figuring the shebang out.
if you are interested in riding and have not yet, please email me at [email protected]
this will be an "MS150" type pace with an average over the 70some miles at about 15 or so...non sagged, mostly roads, and we have to figure out our own ways of returning.
we would probably leave mid morning.
oh? and we are planning on some media :)

Shelli Snyder Tue Sep 17 14:12:00 2013
NOTE: it has been confirmed. WE ARE riding the 18th of october...and we will be having some epicness for the Rust Crown Hand Off ...stay tuned :)
Shelli Snyder Tue Sep 17 09:39:00 2013
John....team miles count just like other miles. im confused on the sum vs. etc...
can you clarify?

ray...so, the points you see, i am assuming, are for PGH proper and those registered in it vs. CLE proper and those registered in it. the overall points are per region, which NBC unfortunately does not show. (we are hoping next year they will up in those handy little infographics on the landing pages)
so, bike CLE and bike PGH have to manually go in once a month and extract the data and add it up.
although i do not see it on the FB page: http://www.facebook.com/rustcrown, i do know that as of 9/9 CLE had: 1,243,186 pts...and PGH as of 9/12 had 1,407,815....at that time, we had more miles.
but? it is regional points that count.

Kevin...YOU ROCK!

UPDATE on the RustCrown "ride" to the crowning...we are looking at the 18th of Oct currently, as the 4th is not a do-able date. we are waiting on PGH's availability to start figuring the shebang out.
if you are interested in riding and have not yet, please email me at [email protected]
this will be an "MS150" type pace with an average over the 70some miles at about 15 or so...non sagged, mostly roads, and we have to figure out our own ways of returning.
we would probably leave mid morning.
oh? and we are planning on some media :)

Kevin G J McCarthy Sat Sep 14 01:29:00 2013
Joined the 5k club and earned that fifth and last medal tonight ~ despite the headwind arm wrestling me for the handlebars, nipply chilly temps and a complete loss of motivation . . .
Kevin G J McCarthy Fri Sep 13 20:29:00 2013
Joined the 5k club and earned that fifth and last medal tonight ~ despite the headwind arm wrestling me for the handlebars, nipply chilly temps and a complete loss of motivation . . .
Ray S Fri Sep 13 15:44:00 2013
According to Pittsburgh page, we are behind by over 160,000 points. They have 190 more riders than we do. What is the available pool of riders for each group? I'm curious of the percentage of registrations for each.
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Has anyone else noticed that the Cleveland group has 612,594 of the 986,806 total miles for the state of Ohio? The Columbus area is pretty bike friendly from what I hear, they even have a bike share program, how can they plus the rest of the state be so far behind?
Ray S Fri Sep 13 10:44:00 2013
According to Pittsburgh page, we are behind by over 160,000 points. They have 190 more riders than we do. What is the available pool of riders for each group? I'm curious of the percentage of registrations for each.
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Has anyone else noticed that the Cleveland group has 612,594 of the 986,806 total miles for the state of Ohio? The Columbus area is pretty bike friendly from what I hear, they even have a bike share program, how can they plus the rest of the state be so far behind?
John P. Sesek Sun Sep 8 23:47:00 2013
Does anyone know why the sum of individual months do not equal the total challenge points when it comes to Teams? Does Team mileage count even if entered late?
Debbie Kennedy Sun Sep 8 22:24:00 2013
Congrats Ray for riding a Century. I'm glad you made it home safe.
John P. Sesek Sun Sep 8 18:47:00 2013
Does anyone know why the sum of individual months do not equal the total challenge points when it comes to Teams? Does Team mileage count even if entered late?
Debbie Kennedy Sun Sep 8 17:24:00 2013
Congrats Ray for riding a Century. I'm glad you made it home safe.
Ray S Sun Sep 8 03:41:00 2013
Took forever to get back home, my NiteRider had turned on in my bag and was dead when it finally got dark, the last 25 miles were pretty slow. Approx 44 miles up, 55 back, then circled a bit to break 100 ;)
Ray S Sat Sep 7 22:41:00 2013
Took forever to get back home, my NiteRider had turned on in my bag and was dead when it finally got dark, the last 25 miles were pretty slow. Approx 44 miles up, 55 back, then circled a bit to break 100 ;)
Ray S Sat Sep 7 21:37:00 2013
Made it to Edgewater without getting lost, now I have to ride back home. If I didn't know better, I could almost think I was at the beach in Florida.
Ray S Sat Sep 7 16:37:00 2013
Made it to Edgewater without getting lost, now I have to ride back home. If I didn't know better, I could almost think I was at the beach in Florida.
Dennis Litto Sat Sep 7 12:00:01 2013
It seems as if Endomondo is not logging my miles properly. Anyone else have this problem? I am far to low on the leaderboard for the miles I ride, not that I care but I would like them to be added to the CLE totals. When I log them they initially come up as runnung and I have to change them to cycling. The milles show up on my workout page but not my statistics. Solution?
Shelli Snyder Fri Sep 6 15:30:00 2013
So...for some of our longer distance riding peeps...who would be interested in riding to rep CLE for the #RustCrown award event that is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 4th?
The "soft" details:
Leave CLE approx 07:30...ride to Youngstown (think Pedal to the Point type pace / avs over 70ish miles = 15)
PGH leaves their town same time. We meet in the YO.
Event happens
Afternoon celebration happens.
Press stuff happens.
We then hop in our pre-arranged carpools (this may or may not involve renting one ways...)
return to CLE early evening.
If you are interested, email me: [email protected]
details are still being worked on behind the scenes and more info in the coming weeks...
Ray S Fri Sep 6 14:02:00 2013
Thanks for the tips, looks like Abbey is the way to go. Rather than an out and back, I may head west from Edgewater over to the Valley Parkway Trail and follow that and the road until it eventually puts me out on Riverview Rd, then 82 over to the bike & hike trail. Looks pretty easy on the map, then again, I did end up in Hartville a couple weeks ago when I was heading for Hudson ;)
Shelli Snyder Fri Sep 6 10:30:00 2013
So...for some of our longer distance riding peeps...who would be interested in riding to rep CLE for the #RustCrown award event that is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 4th?
The "soft" details:
Leave CLE approx 07:30...ride to Youngstown (think Pedal to the Point type pace / avs over 70ish miles = 15)
PGH leaves their town same time. We meet in the YO.
Event happens
Afternoon celebration happens.
Press stuff happens.
We then hop in our pre-arranged carpools (this may or may not involve renting one ways...)
return to CLE early evening.
If you are interested, email me: [email protected]
details are still being worked on behind the scenes and more info in the coming weeks...
Ray S Fri Sep 6 09:02:00 2013
Thanks for the tips, looks like Abbey is the way to go. Rather than an out and back, I may head west from Edgewater over to the Valley Parkway Trail and follow that and the road until it eventually puts me out on Riverview Rd, then 82 over to the bike & hike trail. Looks pretty easy on the map, then again, I did end up in Hartville a couple weeks ago when I was heading for Hudson ;)
Christopher Alvarado Fri Sep 6 05:00:00 2013
Good call, Andy. One note: Abbey Rd. is closed to motor traffic due to Innerbelt Construction. However, bikes and pedestrians can still cross from West 14th to W. 25th. Just follow the pedestrian detour through the construction site (as you come up 14th, either hug the right hand side as you pass Fairfield in front of the Orthodox church or turn right on Fairfield, left on 11th, then left on Abbey in front of Sokolowski's).

By the bye, guess which city just took the lead in the Rust Belt Challenge? Hint: it begins with "CLEVE" and ends with "LAND". Let's keep up the pace, amigos!

Christopher Alvarado Fri Sep 6 00:00:00 2013
Good call, Andy. One note: Abbey Rd. is closed to motor traffic due to Innerbelt Construction. However, bikes and pedestrians can still cross from West 14th to W. 25th. Just follow the pedestrian detour through the construction site (as you come up 14th, either hug the right hand side as you pass Fairfield in front of the Orthodox church or turn right on Fairfield, left on 11th, then left on Abbey in front of Sokolowski's).

By the bye, guess which city just took the lead in the Rust Belt Challenge? Hint: it begins with "CLEVE" and ends with "LAND". Let's keep up the pace, amigos!

Andy Coder Thu Sep 5 21:46:00 2013
I live right up near Edgewater park, and usually avoid Denison because of pavement quality issues, and the enormously confusing traffic lights near I71 east of 65th. Still, roads around here aren't often very busy, and most drivers from the neighborhood are nice to me on my bike, so the whole area feels at least somewhat bike friendly.

I would suggest taking the towpath to it's end on w 14th, and heading north to Ohio City, probably via Abbey Rd , then using any street besides w 25th to get north to Franklin. Franklin is a great shady avenue to ride down, and will take you to 65th for the park tunnel there.

Ray S Thu Sep 5 18:13:00 2013
I think I may ride up to Edgewater Park (and back) on Saturday, from the Akron area. It looks like I can take the Towpath up to Harvard, then roads the rest of the way. Harvard to Dennison to West 65th. Anyone have any tips, gotchas or things to watch out for once I hit those streets? I'm not familiar with any of those roads, but Google Maps has them flagged as "bicycle friendly." I ride the roads down here all the time, just curious of the conditions up there. I'll probably jump on the towpath at the Memorial Parkway trailhead in Akron if anyone is interested in tagging along.
Andy Coder Thu Sep 5 16:46:00 2013
I live right up near Edgewater park, and usually avoid Denison because of pavement quality issues, and the enormously confusing traffic lights near I71 east of 65th. Still, roads around here aren't often very busy, and most drivers from the neighborhood are nice to me on my bike, so the whole area feels at least somewhat bike friendly.

I would suggest taking the towpath to it's end on w 14th, and heading north to Ohio City, probably via Abbey Rd , then using any street besides w 25th to get north to Franklin. Franklin is a great shady avenue to ride down, and will take you to 65th for the park tunnel there.

Ray S Thu Sep 5 13:13:00 2013
I think I may ride up to Edgewater Park (and back) on Saturday, from the Akron area. It looks like I can take the Towpath up to Harvard, then roads the rest of the way. Harvard to Dennison to West 65th. Anyone have any tips, gotchas or things to watch out for once I hit those streets? I'm not familiar with any of those roads, but Google Maps has them flagged as "bicycle friendly." I ride the roads down here all the time, just curious of the conditions up there. I'll probably jump on the towpath at the Memorial Parkway trailhead in Akron if anyone is interested in tagging along.
Shelli Snyder Thu Sep 5 03:24:00 2013
w00t! Century David! Chicago could be CAKE!
Shelli Snyder Wed Sep 4 22:24:00 2013
w00t! Century David! Chicago could be CAKE!
Kathy J Armada Mon Sep 2 22:11:00 2013
Congrats David!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing like your first Century!!!!!!!!!!
Kathy J Armada Mon Sep 2 22:10:00 2013
Laura is pretty Rocktacular Veon!!!!!!!!! And a warm Cleveland Cycling Community WELCOME!! It was a pleasure having you join us along your journey at the August CCM!!!
Kathy J Armada Mon Sep 2 17:11:00 2013
Congrats David!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing like your first Century!!!!!!!!!!
Kathy J Armada Mon Sep 2 17:10:00 2013
Laura is pretty Rocktacular Veon!!!!!!!!! And a warm Cleveland Cycling Community WELCOME!! It was a pleasure having you join us along your journey at the August CCM!!!
veon mcreynolds Sun Sep 1 14:39:00 2013
Thanks laura for getting me involved Cleveland Rocks
veon mcreynolds Sun Sep 1 09:39:00 2013
Thanks laura for getting me involved Cleveland Rocks
David Rivera Sun Sep 1 07:10:00 2013
Did my first century ride on Saturday, Cleveland to Toledo! Feelin' pretty good, now I'd really like to try Chicago next.
David Rivera Sun Sep 1 02:10:00 2013
Did my first century ride on Saturday, Cleveland to Toledo! Feelin' pretty good, now I'd really like to try Chicago next.
Ryan Lawrence Manthey Fri Aug 30 20:43:00 2013
Decent turnout for Bike To Work Day at the Cleveland Bike Rack. Mark your calendars for next year. Also check out the membership perks...

http://www.clevelandbikerack.com/

Ryan Lawrence Manthey Fri Aug 30 15:43:00 2013
Decent turnout for Bike To Work Day at the Cleveland Bike Rack. Mark your calendars for next year. Also check out the membership perks...

http://www.clevelandbikerack.com/

Kathy J Armada Thu Aug 29 19:09:00 2013
yes......Shelli, fry pies are the bomb diggity dee
Kathy J Armada Thu Aug 29 14:09:00 2013
yes......Shelli, fry pies are the bomb diggity dee
Shelli Snyder Wed Aug 28 14:35:00 2013
solo yes....and i posted for like-minded cyclists (ie, pace, method and style.)
however i had only one taker who was not my pace, so we rode solo and i would shoot him texts if i saw anything that might be confusing (IE: DON'T FOLLOW THE KENT ARROW on the Bike & HIke...go stowe. haha) I think he eventually made it to Aliquippa?l>>> (i also had a friend join the first 20 miles...but she couldnt go the whole way due to other stuffs)
and no can do september. however, i might be part of the ride to deliver or take the Rust Cup to (from) PGH...so we can definitely work that as a group ride!
(prolly second or third wknd in oct?)

and ray? FRY PIES ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN HOSTESS CRAP! lol

Shelli Snyder Wed Aug 28 09:35:00 2013
solo yes....and i posted for like-minded cyclists (ie, pace, method and style.)
however i had only one taker who was not my pace, so we rode solo and i would shoot him texts if i saw anything that might be confusing (IE: DON'T FOLLOW THE KENT ARROW on the Bike & HIke...go stowe. haha) I think he eventually made it to Aliquippa?l>>> (i also had a friend join the first 20 miles...but she couldnt go the whole way due to other stuffs)
and no can do september. however, i might be part of the ride to deliver or take the Rust Cup to (from) PGH...so we can definitely work that as a group ride!
(prolly second or third wknd in oct?)

and ray? FRY PIES ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN HOSTESS CRAP! lol

Ray S Tue Aug 27 20:46:00 2013
I've never heard the name "fry pie" before, though they look just like those Hostess pies I had as a kid.
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Very impressive ride Shelli, did you do it solo? Now that you know how to get there, we should plan a group ride out there on a Saturday late next month to celebrate our victory, with a return trip on Sunday to increase our lead. I'd be willing to do a round trip ride, anyone else?
Kathy J Armada Tue Aug 27 20:41:00 2013
and fry pies are MUST midway on any challenging ride!! Kristine and I use them like the nectar of the Gods they are midway through....yesssssss
Shelli Snyder Tue Aug 27 18:58:00 2013
nope. I just ride a bike (to strange places...)
Ray S Tue Aug 27 15:46:00 2013
I've never heard the name "fry pie" before, though they look just like those Hostess pies I had as a kid.
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Very impressive ride Shelli, did you do it solo? Now that you know how to get there, we should plan a group ride out there on a Saturday late next month to celebrate our victory, with a return trip on Sunday to increase our lead. I'd be willing to do a round trip ride, anyone else?
Kathy J Armada Tue Aug 27 15:41:00 2013
and fry pies are MUST midway on any challenging ride!! Kristine and I use them like the nectar of the Gods they are midway through....yesssssss
Laura Losey Faulkner Tue Aug 27 15:12:00 2013
Shelli is amazing!
Shelli Snyder Tue Aug 27 13:58:00 2013
nope. I just ride a bike (to strange places...)
Shelli Snyder Tue Aug 27 13:47:00 2013
Now I know the Ohio River Trail they think is built is really route 18 over a bridge...(until they officially build it i guess? haha)

#fryPies

Kathy J Armada Tue Aug 27 13:22:00 2013
Shelli...I soooooooooo love your Rockstar Royalty Epic journey!!!
Laura Losey Faulkner Tue Aug 27 10:12:00 2013
Shelli is amazing!
Shelli Snyder Tue Aug 27 08:47:00 2013
Now I know the Ohio River Trail they think is built is really route 18 over a bridge...(until they officially build it i guess? haha)

#fryPies

Kathy J Armada Tue Aug 27 08:22:00 2013
Shelli...I soooooooooo love your Rockstar Royalty Epic journey!!!
Shelli Snyder Tue Aug 27 04:32:00 2013
it was 142. remember, you get 20 points per day...plus 1 point per mile. (IE: 162)
And, well. it wouldnt have taken me all that long had i not: started later than i planned (oops), spent wayyyyyy too much time shootin the shizzie with the cool guys at Kent Cycle, (but they rocked!), stopped at a few farmers markets (FRY PIES!), gotten a little off course in Beaver Falls (btw? the Ohio River Front Trail does not exist yet, thank you Ride w GPS. But hey, I had my own version of a cyclocross course for a good 40 minutes), and a few missing or turned road signs caused a few not missing, yet turned shellis...but all in all it wasnt bad. it SHOULD have taken me about 10.5 hours counting stops...but. well. shizzie (and fry pies) happen. ha
FABULOUS route however. minus the impromptu cross course. *grin*
Debbie Kennedy Tue Aug 27 00:29:00 2013
Good job Shelli! How long did it take to ride 162 miles?
Shelli Snyder Mon Aug 26 23:32:00 2013
it was 142. remember, you get 20 points per day...plus 1 point per mile. (IE: 162)
And, well. it wouldnt have taken me all that long had i not: started later than i planned (oops), spent wayyyyyy too much time shootin the shizzie with the cool guys at Kent Cycle, (but they rocked!), stopped at a few farmers markets (FRY PIES!), gotten a little off course in Beaver Falls (btw? the Ohio River Front Trail does not exist yet, thank you Ride w GPS. But hey, I had my own version of a cyclocross course for a good 40 minutes), and a few missing or turned road signs caused a few not missing, yet turned shellis...but all in all it wasnt bad. it SHOULD have taken me about 10.5 hours counting stops...but. well. shizzie (and fry pies) happen. ha
FABULOUS route however. minus the impromptu cross course. *grin*
Darin Hintz Mon Aug 26 21:25:00 2013
Nice Shelli!!!
Debbie Kennedy Mon Aug 26 19:29:00 2013
Good job Shelli! How long did it take to ride 162 miles?
Shelli Snyder Mon Aug 26 17:32:00 2013
PS. i scored CLE 162 miles on Saturday. SUCK IT PGH! (oh wait. i rode TO PGH. and ok. well, they were nice to me there. but i still wouldn't let them take my miles...*grin*)
Now, if only we can get CASSIE SCHUMACKER (sp) to log her RAAM miles....
Shelli Snyder Mon Aug 26 17:29:00 2013
No problem Lindsay :)
Keith, that is no longer the case. They changed that rule from last year...it is 20 bonus points per day no matter what type of riding (anything over 1 mile)
and Ray has it right...you can log (4) rides of 25 miles for one day or (1) ride of 100 for one day, and it is still 120 points total.
Darin Hintz Mon Aug 26 16:25:00 2013
Nice Shelli!!!
Ray S Mon Aug 26 15:42:00 2013
When I was at the bike shop the other day, I picked up a bike user map from "Switching Gears." It shows all the local trails and has rankings for the roads based on how comfortable they are to ride on. They also have the maps online at http://switching-gears.org/ If you ride the road, or want to, check it out.
Ray S Mon Aug 26 15:25:00 2013
You get 20 per day you ride 1 mile or more, and 1 point per mile no matter what kind, sport, transport or mountain bike. You do see some that inadvertently log that they made 4 rides of 100 miles each instead of 4 of 25 though.
Shelli Snyder Mon Aug 26 12:32:00 2013
PS. i scored CLE 162 miles on Saturday. SUCK IT PGH! (oh wait. i rode TO PGH. and ok. well, they were nice to me there. but i still wouldn't let them take my miles...*grin*)
Now, if only we can get CASSIE SCHUMACKER (sp) to log her RAAM miles....
Shelli Snyder Mon Aug 26 12:29:00 2013
No problem Lindsay :)
Keith, that is no longer the case. They changed that rule from last year...it is 20 bonus points per day no matter what type of riding (anything over 1 mile)
and Ray has it right...you can log (4) rides of 25 miles for one day or (1) ride of 100 for one day, and it is still 120 points total.
Ray S Mon Aug 26 10:42:00 2013
When I was at the bike shop the other day, I picked up a bike user map from "Switching Gears." It shows all the local trails and has rankings for the roads based on how comfortable they are to ride on. They also have the maps online at http://switching-gears.org/ If you ride the road, or want to, check it out.
Ray S Mon Aug 26 10:25:00 2013
You get 20 per day you ride 1 mile or more, and 1 point per mile no matter what kind, sport, transport or mountain bike. You do see some that inadvertently log that they made 4 rides of 100 miles each instead of 4 of 25 though.
Keith Whitman Fri Aug 23 21:53:00 2013
Plus, you get bonus points for every day that you ride and more points seem to be awarded for each transport mile as compared to workout miles.
Keith Whitman Fri Aug 23 16:53:00 2013
Plus, you get bonus points for every day that you ride and more points seem to be awarded for each transport mile as compared to workout miles.
Lindsay Smetana Fri Aug 23 15:01:00 2013
Oh word. I didn't realize that's how it worked. Thanks for explaining, Shelli.
Ben Hrouda Fri Aug 23 11:47:00 2013
After a problematic July, August has come together with no less than 100 miles each week. Just need 16 more miles between now and the end of Saturday to keep the streak going.
Lindsay Smetana Fri Aug 23 10:01:00 2013
Oh word. I didn't realize that's how it worked. Thanks for explaining, Shelli.
Ben Hrouda Fri Aug 23 06:47:00 2013
After a problematic July, August has come together with no less than 100 miles each week. Just need 16 more miles between now and the end of Saturday to keep the streak going.
Shelli Snyder Fri Aug 23 03:36:00 2013
Lindsay, comparing your miles to your coworkers, are your 200 spread over fewer days? example: weekend warrior does a century on saturday in addition to his typical 40 miler on wednesday night and bonus 20 to the bike shop and back friday.. total miles: 160. total points: 220 for the week.
commuter kelly does her back and forth to work: 5 days of 15 miles per day plus 25 on saturday's c pace club ride and 10 on sunday running errands.
Total miles: 110. Total points: 250.

So, depends on the # of days & the miles together...

Lindsay Smetana Fri Aug 23 01:18:00 2013
Someone might have brought this up already but I don't know if the points are keeping up with the miles. I have almost 200 more miles than a co-worker but he's pretty far ahead of me on the leaderboard with points. I don't care about that but it would be something to consider if we're comparing the points we have with PGH.
Shelli Snyder Thu Aug 22 22:36:00 2013
Lindsay, comparing your miles to your coworkers, are your 200 spread over fewer days? example: weekend warrior does a century on saturday in addition to his typical 40 miler on wednesday night and bonus 20 to the bike shop and back friday.. total miles: 160. total points: 220 for the week.
commuter kelly does her back and forth to work: 5 days of 15 miles per day plus 25 on saturday's c pace club ride and 10 on sunday running errands.
Total miles: 110. Total points: 250.

So, depends on the # of days & the miles together...

Lindsay Smetana Thu Aug 22 20:18:00 2013
Someone might have brought this up already but I don't know if the points are keeping up with the miles. I have almost 200 more miles than a co-worker but he's pretty far ahead of me on the leaderboard with points. I don't care about that but it would be something to consider if we're comparing the points we have with PGH.
Joseph Nikstenas Wed Aug 21 02:16:00 2013
Clocked 116 miles for Cleveland while at a conference in Indianapolis last week. Wonderful bike friendly community both on city streets and along beautifully paved multipurpose paths. They really put a lot of work into it.
Joseph Nikstenas Tue Aug 20 21:16:00 2013
Clocked 116 miles for Cleveland while at a conference in Indianapolis last week. Wonderful bike friendly community both on city streets and along beautifully paved multipurpose paths. They really put a lot of work into it.
Shelli Snyder Tue Aug 20 15:48:00 2013
yes. yes we can Lynda...in fact. Anyone interested in riding 138 miles saturday...to pgh? :)
Shelli Snyder Tue Aug 20 10:48:00 2013
yes. yes we can Lynda...in fact. Anyone interested in riding 138 miles saturday...to pgh? :)
Lynda Warner Mon Aug 19 16:12:00 2013
GO CLEVELAND! We can beat PGH!!!
Lynda Warner Mon Aug 19 11:12:00 2013
GO CLEVELAND! We can beat PGH!!!
Ray S Mon Aug 19 01:58:00 2013
After the first couple of times, the leg anger goes away. If my legs still felt the way they did after the first time I rode 40 miles, I would not ride as much as I do. My legs scream when I'm riding and pushing myself, but once the bike is back on the hooks in the garage, they shut up. Every now and then they scream longer, but that's usually only when I switch bikes.
Ray S Sun Aug 18 20:58:00 2013
After the first couple of times, the leg anger goes away. If my legs still felt the way they did after the first time I rode 40 miles, I would not ride as much as I do. My legs scream when I'm riding and pushing myself, but once the bike is back on the hooks in the garage, they shut up. Every now and then they scream longer, but that's usually only when I switch bikes.
Frank Jones Fri Aug 16 23:10:00 2013
Biked from Independence to Akron and back today. I have newfound mad respect for you folks who are clocking 40-50 miles every _day_. I feel like my legs are really angry at me right now.
Frank Jones Fri Aug 16 18:10:00 2013
Biked from Independence to Akron and back today. I have newfound mad respect for you folks who are clocking 40-50 miles every _day_. I feel like my legs are really angry at me right now.
Debbie Kennedy Fri Aug 9 23:48:00 2013
Good day to enjoy a bike ride. I sure enjoyed mine.
Debbie Kennedy Fri Aug 9 18:48:00 2013
Good day to enjoy a bike ride. I sure enjoyed mine.
Ray S Thu Aug 8 14:45:00 2013
My community is slacking. Only 11 of the 12 people registered (really? only 12???) have logged anything in the challenge. There is a 3500 point difference between 1st and 2nd. I'm the only platinum, only the top two have reached gold. only the top 5 have silver, only the top 6 have bronze. I guess my fellow Cuyahoga Fallsites are too busy watching the dams get removed.
Ray S Thu Aug 8 09:45:00 2013
My community is slacking. Only 11 of the 12 people registered (really? only 12???) have logged anything in the challenge. There is a 3500 point difference between 1st and 2nd. I'm the only platinum, only the top two have reached gold. only the top 5 have silver, only the top 6 have bronze. I guess my fellow Cuyahoga Fallsites are too busy watching the dams get removed.
Debbie Kennedy Thu Aug 8 00:46:00 2013
Shelli, the ladies are logging lots of miles. For the entire challenge period, men and women, 4 ladies are in the top 10. That's awesome.
Shelli Snyder Wed Aug 7 20:50:00 2013
AWESOME DEBBIE! US LADIES CAN DO IT!
Debbie Kennedy Wed Aug 7 19:46:00 2013
Shelli, the ladies are logging lots of miles. For the entire challenge period, men and women, 4 ladies are in the top 10. That's awesome.
Debbie Kennedy Wed Aug 7 19:40:00 2013
I know that I will never be in first place, even for a couple of minutes. My goal is to finish the challenge in the top 10 women riding in the Cleveland area.
Ray S Wed Aug 7 18:00:00 2013
I enjoyed first place for a couple hours back in June after a couple long rides, it didn't take long to get knocked off though. People tell me I'm crazy to ride so much, I wonder what they think of those people doing a lot more miles than I do.
Shelli Snyder Wed Aug 7 15:50:00 2013
AWESOME DEBBIE! US LADIES CAN DO IT!
Debbie Kennedy Wed Aug 7 14:40:00 2013
I know that I will never be in first place, even for a couple of minutes. My goal is to finish the challenge in the top 10 women riding in the Cleveland area.
Ray S Wed Aug 7 13:00:00 2013
I enjoyed first place for a couple hours back in June after a couple long rides, it didn't take long to get knocked off though. People tell me I'm crazy to ride so much, I wonder what they think of those people doing a lot more miles than I do.
Joseph Nikstenas Wed Aug 7 02:28:00 2013
Thanks to all who have yet to log miles today. My first taste of first place for the month...at least for the moment! Keep on riding everybody and LOG THOSE MILES!!
Joseph Nikstenas Tue Aug 6 21:28:00 2013
Thanks to all who have yet to log miles today. My first taste of first place for the month...at least for the moment! Keep on riding everybody and LOG THOSE MILES!!
Gary Sampson Fri Aug 2 23:44:00 2013
To all those riding Pedal to the Point for the MS cause: have a great time, and be safe!
Ray S Fri Aug 2 20:38:00 2013
I'm riding with a former co-worker next week, he hasn't signed up yet, so I'll harass him the entire time. He is pedalling to the point tomorrow and knows a lot of people, so maybe if I can convince him to join, he can get others.
Gary Sampson Fri Aug 2 18:44:00 2013
To all those riding Pedal to the Point for the MS cause: have a great time, and be safe!
Ray S Fri Aug 2 15:38:00 2013
I'm riding with a former co-worker next week, he hasn't signed up yet, so I'll harass him the entire time. He is pedalling to the point tomorrow and knows a lot of people, so maybe if I can convince him to join, he can get others.
Shelli Snyder Thu Aug 1 21:08:00 2013
@tom...and the Lake Erie Wheelers weekly + weekend + Long distance rides. and the Cleveland Touring Club (ditto on above). And the ...well, you get my point. ;)
Tom L Thu Aug 1 17:47:00 2013
Someone needs to log the critical mass miles. 800+ riders doing ~13 miles plus the 20 points should have added more than 26,000 points. How many people actually plugged that in?
Shelli Snyder Thu Aug 1 16:08:00 2013
@tom...and the Lake Erie Wheelers weekly + weekend + Long distance rides. and the Cleveland Touring Club (ditto on above). And the ...well, you get my point. ;)
Tom L Thu Aug 1 12:47:00 2013
Someone needs to log the critical mass miles. 800+ riders doing ~13 miles plus the 20 points should have added more than 26,000 points. How many people actually plugged that in?
Leslie Clarke Wed Jul 31 21:45:00 2013
Anyone riding with Maltz Museum on Sunday? Nice mileage to log!!
Leslie Clarke Wed Jul 31 16:45:00 2013
Anyone riding with Maltz Museum on Sunday? Nice mileage to log!!
Shelli Snyder Mon Jul 29 13:00:00 2013
@doug... its 149 miles. Leave at 5:30a...roll in. Um. When ya get there. Must find yer own way home tho :)
Shelli Snyder Mon Jul 29 08:00:00 2013
@doug... its 149 miles. Leave at 5:30a...roll in. Um. When ya get there. Must find yer own way home tho :)
Scott E Sallow Mon Jul 29 01:47:00 2013
Pedal to the Point is coming up next week. A good chance for Cleveland to log miles and raise money to help fight MS.
Scott E Sallow Sun Jul 28 20:47:00 2013
Pedal to the Point is coming up next week. A good chance for Cleveland to log miles and raise money to help fight MS.
Joseph Nikstenas Sat Jul 27 19:15:00 2013
In Louisville, KY for Fandomfest... Just logged 13 miles for Cleveland traveling to a supposed Allpoint surcharge free ATM (NOT!). OH well. On the way I found a road with bike lanes. AWESOME!
Joseph Nikstenas Sat Jul 27 14:15:00 2013
In Louisville, KY for Fandomfest... Just logged 13 miles for Cleveland traveling to a supposed Allpoint surcharge free ATM (NOT!). OH well. On the way I found a road with bike lanes. AWESOME!
Kathy J Armada Thu Jul 25 20:47:00 2013
I am thinking I may doing the 24th and 25th with you fellow Rockstar...will see if Ms. Kristine wants to join in!
Full Metal Dave Thu Jul 25 18:02:00 2013
We are gonna ride into pitt! Hahahahaaaaa
Kathy J Armada Thu Jul 25 15:47:00 2013
I am thinking I may doing the 24th and 25th with you fellow Rockstar...will see if Ms. Kristine wants to join in!
Doug Marcum Thu Jul 25 13:58:00 2013
Hey Shelli, sounds awesome. I'm not sure if I would be able to pull that weekend off or not but I will keep those dates in mind! How long does it take? I've never done a long ride like that but have been wanting to put on some serious miles.
Full Metal Dave Thu Jul 25 13:02:00 2013
We are gonna ride into pitt! Hahahahaaaaa
Doug Marcum Thu Jul 25 08:58:00 2013
Hey Shelli, sounds awesome. I'm not sure if I would be able to pull that weekend off or not but I will keep those dates in mind! How long does it take? I've never done a long ride like that but have been wanting to put on some serious miles.
Kathy J Armada Wed Jul 24 15:47:00 2013
I am thinking I may doing the 24th and 25th with you fellow Rockstar...will see if Ms. Kristine wants to join in!
Ray S Wed Jul 24 13:53:00 2013
I got my road bike back last night, after a few days waiting for a tune-up due to a broken rear shift cable. In hindsight, I should have just fixed the cable and saved some time, but oh well, at least the rest of the year should be maintenance free. I have to do about 400 miles in the next 8 days to achieve my goal of "more miles each month during the NBC" It looks like the weather will cooperate.
Full Metal Dave Wed Jul 24 13:02:00 2013
We are gonna ride into pitt! Hahahahaaaaa
Doug Marcum Wed Jul 24 08:58:00 2013
Hey Shelli, sounds awesome. I'm not sure if I would be able to pull that weekend off or not but I will keep those dates in mind! How long does it take? I've never done a long ride like that but have been wanting to put on some serious miles.
Ray S Wed Jul 24 08:53:00 2013
I got my road bike back last night, after a few days waiting for a tune-up due to a broken rear shift cable. In hindsight, I should have just fixed the cable and saved some time, but oh well, at least the rest of the year should be maintenance free. I have to do about 400 miles in the next 8 days to achieve my goal of "more miles each month during the NBC" It looks like the weather will cooperate.
Shelli Snyder Tue Jul 23 14:13:00 2013
Doug...i am doing just that August 24th for their Aug 25th Pedal PGH event. care to join?
Doug Marcum Tue Jul 23 13:14:00 2013
I feel like wearing a Cleveland jersey and cycling to Pittsburgh and back hahaha that would be an awesome way to rack up some miles if a group did that!
Shelli Snyder Tue Jul 23 09:13:00 2013
Doug...i am doing just that August 24th for their Aug 25th Pedal PGH event. care to join?
Ray S Tue Jul 23 08:53:00 2013
I got my road bike back last night, after a few days waiting for a tune-up due to a broken rear shift cable. In hindsight, I should have just fixed the cable and saved some time, but oh well, at least the rest of the year should be maintenance free. I have to do about 400 miles in the next 8 days to achieve my goal of "more miles each month during the NBC" It looks like the weather will cooperate.
Doug Marcum Tue Jul 23 08:14:00 2013
I feel like wearing a Cleveland jersey and cycling to Pittsburgh and back hahaha that would be an awesome way to rack up some miles if a group did that!
Shelli Snyder Mon Jul 22 09:13:00 2013
Doug...i am doing just that August 24th for their Aug 25th Pedal PGH event. care to join?
Doug Marcum Mon Jul 22 08:14:00 2013
I feel like wearing a Cleveland jersey and cycling to Pittsburgh and back hahaha that would be an awesome way to rack up some miles if a group did that!
Timothy Kilkenny Sun Jul 21 17:52:00 2013
Going back and logging my miles since May - I know we can beat Pittsburgh...Go Team CLE!
Ben Hrouda Sun Jul 21 17:19:00 2013
Finally got my miles logged going back to day one of the challenge. Added 760 miles to the Cleveland column and will be heading out shortly to add few more.
Kevin G J McCarthy Sun Jul 21 17:02:00 2013
Crested 3000 points ~ looking for that fourth medal..!
Timothy Kilkenny Sun Jul 21 12:52:00 2013
Going back and logging my miles since May - I know we can beat Pittsburgh...Go Team CLE!
Ben Hrouda Sun Jul 21 12:19:00 2013
Finally got my miles logged going back to day one of the challenge. Added 760 miles to the Cleveland column and will be heading out shortly to add few more.
Kevin G J McCarthy Sat Jul 20 17:02:00 2013
Crested 3000 points ~ looking for that fourth medal..!
Karin N Tooley Sat Jul 20 13:11:00 2013
Logged 197.25 miles for Cleveland on my 2-week working trip to Michigan. It's a cycling paradise here with (separated) bike paths along every major drag, mostly flat, few stop signs or lights, and the Lake Michigan beach only 7-8 miles away. I was up early getting those miles in before breakfast every day to beat the heat and what little rain we got. Coming home later today.

Come on, Cleveland, if I can log these miles every day with no smartphone away from home, so can you! Just think of how accomplished you'll feel when you look at your totals at the end of the challenge!

Timothy Kilkenny Sat Jul 20 12:52:00 2013
Going back and logging my miles since May - I know we can beat Pittsburgh...Go Team CLE!
Ben Hrouda Sat Jul 20 12:19:00 2013
Finally got my miles logged going back to day one of the challenge. Added 760 miles to the Cleveland column and will be heading out shortly to add few more.
Karin N Tooley Sat Jul 20 08:11:00 2013
Logged 197.25 miles for Cleveland on my 2-week working trip to Michigan. It's a cycling paradise here with (separated) bike paths along every major drag, mostly flat, few stop signs or lights, and the Lake Michigan beach only 7-8 miles away. I was up early getting those miles in before breakfast every day to beat the heat and what little rain we got. Coming home later today.

Come on, Cleveland, if I can log these miles every day with no smartphone away from home, so can you! Just think of how accomplished you'll feel when you look at your totals at the end of the challenge!

Charles Beau Daane Fri Jul 19 20:39:00 2013
Come on Cleveland! Log your miles!
Charles Beau Daane Fri Jul 19 15:39:00 2013
Come on Cleveland! Log your miles!
Dan Korte Fri Jul 19 11:46:00 2013
Caught up my log from some miles over vacation. Hoping every little bit helps CLE...
Karin N Tooley Fri Jul 19 08:11:00 2013
Logged 197.25 miles for Cleveland on my 2-week working trip to Michigan. It's a cycling paradise here with (separated) bike paths along every major drag, mostly flat, few stop signs or lights, and the Lake Michigan beach only 7-8 miles away. I was up early getting those miles in before breakfast every day to beat the heat and what little rain we got. Coming home later today.

Come on, Cleveland, if I can log these miles every day with no smartphone away from home, so can you! Just think of how accomplished you'll feel when you look at your totals at the end of the challenge!

Dan Korte Fri Jul 19 06:46:00 2013
Caught up my log from some miles over vacation. Hoping every little bit helps CLE...
Jacob VanSickle Fri Jul 19 04:21:00 2013
Thanks Christine. I'll remind you monthly. We need those miles.
Christine A Stimac Fri Jul 19 03:29:00 2013
i just did! log miles, my memory is poor
Jacob VanSickle Thu Jul 18 23:21:00 2013
Thanks Christine. I'll remind you monthly. We need those miles.
Christine A Stimac Thu Jul 18 22:29:00 2013
i just did! log miles, my memory is poor
Shelli Snyder Thu Jul 18 21:07:00 2013
Sean, join me in RIDING TO PGH on aug 24 :)
Sean Burkey Thu Jul 18 21:03:00 2013
Need to get to PGH so I can get more free beer! Just cleared 2500 pts.
Shelli Snyder Thu Jul 18 16:07:00 2013
Sean, join me in RIDING TO PGH on aug 24 :)
Sean Burkey Thu Jul 18 16:03:00 2013
Need to get to PGH so I can get more free beer! Just cleared 2500 pts.
Charles Beau Daane Thu Jul 18 15:39:00 2013
Come on Cleveland! Log your miles!
Dan Korte Thu Jul 18 06:46:00 2013
Caught up my log from some miles over vacation. Hoping every little bit helps CLE...
Christine A Stimac Wed Jul 17 22:29:00 2013
i just did! log miles, my memory is poor
Shelli Snyder Wed Jul 17 16:07:00 2013
Sean, join me in RIDING TO PGH on aug 24 :)
Sean Burkey Wed Jul 17 16:03:00 2013
Need to get to PGH so I can get more free beer! Just cleared 2500 pts.
Hal Schroeder Mon Jul 15 23:38:00 2013
Just joined yesterday. That added about 130 miles but wow we are way be hide here. I am keeping track now for sure.
Hal Schroeder Mon Jul 15 18:38:00 2013
Just joined yesterday. That added about 130 miles but wow we are way be hide here. I am keeping track now for sure.
Shelli Snyder Mon Jul 15 17:19:00 2013
OMG! WHY AREN'T MORE PPL LOGGING????? http://goo.gl/Luepv
Shelli Snyder Mon Jul 15 12:19:00 2013
OMG! WHY AREN'T MORE PPL LOGGING????? http://goo.gl/Luepv
Kathy J Armada Mon Jul 15 01:42:00 2013
See you there Shelli..and bringing some Rockstar friends w/me!!
Kathy J Armada Sun Jul 14 20:42:00 2013
See you there Shelli..and bringing some Rockstar friends w/me!!
Shelli Snyder Sun Jul 14 14:00:00 2013
Need more miles? Jamie J & I are starting training rides from the Bike Rack (e4th/prospect) downtown on Tuesdays...meet up 6pm. Roll out 6:15.
30 - 40 mi, groups can break out based on pace. If you have to park a car, the lot behind West Side Market is available.
Join us!
Shelli Snyder Sun Jul 14 09:00:00 2013
Need more miles? Jamie J & I are starting training rides from the Bike Rack (e4th/prospect) downtown on Tuesdays...meet up 6pm. Roll out 6:15.
30 - 40 mi, groups can break out based on pace. If you have to park a car, the lot behind West Side Market is available.
Join us!
Greg Priddy Sun Jul 14 04:45:00 2013
The Cleveland section of Lakeshore is (slowly) being rebuilt. A lot of that project is dependent on the completion of the storm sewer surge tunnel bore. Hopefully, by next summer we'll have a smooth route along the lake from Headlands S.P. to downtown (well with the exception of the North Marginal).
Joseph Nikstenas Sun Jul 14 04:06:00 2013
Just got done with ~1 hour twenty minute night ride and just logged my miles. Oh well, just .12 miles away from 200. Better luck next week!!!! AND talking about bad roads, yesterday I took Lakeshore Blvd Eastbound from MLK to Lloyd Rd. Bratenahl and Euclid were great. Traveling in between through Cleveland was terrible. Luckily no flats or accidents. Just very rough.
Greg Priddy Sat Jul 13 23:45:00 2013
The Cleveland section of Lakeshore is (slowly) being rebuilt. A lot of that project is dependent on the completion of the storm sewer surge tunnel bore. Hopefully, by next summer we'll have a smooth route along the lake from Headlands S.P. to downtown (well with the exception of the North Marginal).
Joseph Nikstenas Sat Jul 13 23:06:00 2013
Just got done with ~1 hour twenty minute night ride and just logged my miles. Oh well, just .12 miles away from 200. Better luck next week!!!! AND talking about bad roads, yesterday I took Lakeshore Blvd Eastbound from MLK to Lloyd Rd. Bratenahl and Euclid were great. Traveling in between through Cleveland was terrible. Luckily no flats or accidents. Just very rough.
Frank Jones Thu Jul 11 20:11:00 2013
Ouch, Mark! I know that area well and ride around Shaker and Horseshoe lakes almost every day. I know I'm going to be a lot more careful picking out bad road after reading this...
Frank Jones Thu Jul 11 15:11:00 2013
Ouch, Mark! I know that area well and ride around Shaker and Horseshoe lakes almost every day. I know I'm going to be a lot more careful picking out bad road after reading this...
Shelli Snyder Thu Jul 11 14:36:00 2013
Mark...sorry to hear that! It's a mine field going down Euclid (and especially in the rain) near the construction and the defective concrete zone (aka: CSU/30th)
in those instances, I hate to say it, but I ride the bus lane if it is clear. It is not worth damaging my bike or myself until they repair it. I have known too many flats, and injuries westbound in that area...
Matt DeVries Thu Jul 11 14:22:00 2013
Mark, How broken are you? And more importantly, how broken is the bike?
Shelli Snyder Thu Jul 11 09:36:00 2013
Mark...sorry to hear that! It's a mine field going down Euclid (and especially in the rain) near the construction and the defective concrete zone (aka: CSU/30th)
in those instances, I hate to say it, but I ride the bus lane if it is clear. It is not worth damaging my bike or myself until they repair it. I have known too many flats, and injuries westbound in that area...
Matt DeVries Thu Jul 11 09:22:00 2013
Mark, How broken are you? And more importantly, how broken is the bike?
Mark Chupp Thu Jul 11 02:45:00 2013
I hit a big hole today in the rain by Shaker Lakes Nature Center, flipped over handle bars and dove 20 feet on asphalt. I don't recommend it.
With roads like ours, you really have to be careful in the rain. But it's rained 16 days in a row so can't quite avoid getting caught now and again.
Mark Chupp Wed Jul 10 21:45:00 2013
I hit a big hole today in the rain by Shaker Lakes Nature Center, flipped over handle bars and dove 20 feet on asphalt. I don't recommend it.
With roads like ours, you really have to be careful in the rain. But it's rained 16 days in a row so can't quite avoid getting caught now and again.
Shelby Tabasso Tue Jul 9 17:06:00 2013
Anyone interested in the Bike and Hike? Alexander Rd.
Shelli Snyder Tue Jul 9 15:17:00 2013
Have fun Karin! I have some pals in the Grand Rapids area with kayaks if you need a cycling break :)
Shelby Tabasso Tue Jul 9 12:06:00 2013
Anyone interested in the Bike and Hike? Alexander Rd.
Shelli Snyder Tue Jul 9 10:17:00 2013
Have fun Karin! I have some pals in the Grand Rapids area with kayaks if you need a cycling break :)
Karin N Tooley Sun Jul 7 14:33:00 2013
Leaving for a 2-week gig in Michigan...with my bike in the back of the car! Still gonna keep on racking up those miles for Cleveland :-)
Karin N Tooley Sun Jul 7 09:33:00 2013
Leaving for a 2-week gig in Michigan...with my bike in the back of the car! Still gonna keep on racking up those miles for Cleveland :-)
Shelli Snyder Sun Jul 7 01:16:00 2013
And then there is the overall elevation gain point system. And the point system that allows you to gain extra points when you leave sabotage materials around people biking from bike Pittsburgh that you meet on the trail. Hahaha
Tom L Sat Jul 6 21:44:00 2013
I think you should get 20% more points for every 100 miles from home you are when you ride, and 1% more points for every 1% of your bodyweight you carry extra. :-)
Shelli Snyder Sat Jul 6 20:16:00 2013
And then there is the overall elevation gain point system. And the point system that allows you to gain extra points when you leave sabotage materials around people biking from bike Pittsburgh that you meet on the trail. Hahaha
Kathy J Armada Sat Jul 6 17:35:00 2013
Shelli, you are a Rockstar. Period.
Tom L Sat Jul 6 16:44:00 2013
I think you should get 20% more points for every 100 miles from home you are when you ride, and 1% more points for every 1% of your bodyweight you carry extra. :-)
Kathy J Armada Sat Jul 6 12:35:00 2013
Shelli, you are a Rockstar. Period.
John Kovach Sat Jul 6 05:36:00 2013
it say's exactly that, Shelli... and several times, to boot !
Shelli Snyder Sat Jul 6 03:38:00 2013
416.85....since saturday with one day of #ArgoVelo to go. BOOM!
John Kovach Sat Jul 6 00:36:00 2013
it say's exactly that, Shelli... and several times, to boot !
Shelli Snyder Fri Jul 5 22:38:00 2013
416.85....since saturday with one day of #ArgoVelo to go. BOOM!
Shelli Snyder Thu Jul 4 10:38:00 2013
So...doesn't it say in the rules that Marty McParty & I get triple points per day of schlepping 40lbs of gear up (and down and up and down) Skyline drive??? #ArgoVelo
Shelli Snyder Thu Jul 4 05:38:00 2013
So...doesn't it say in the rules that Marty McParty & I get triple points per day of schlepping 40lbs of gear up (and down and up and down) Skyline drive??? #ArgoVelo
Ephraim Al Abdullah Wed Jul 3 05:10:00 2013
I need a team to ride with! Riding Cleveland, trying to pick up some weekend miles....
Gary Sampson Wed Jul 3 01:52:00 2013
Wah! My road bike's in the shop...but still riding my street bike around the city.
Ephraim Al Abdullah Wed Jul 3 00:10:00 2013
I need a team to ride with! Riding Cleveland, trying to pick up some weekend miles....
Gary Sampson Tue Jul 2 20:52:00 2013
Wah! My road bike's in the shop...but still riding my street bike around the city.
Ephraim Al Abdullah Sun Jun 30 18:42:00 2013
On my way to collecting some more Downtown Cleveland miles.
Paula Hendryx Sun Jun 30 13:50:00 2013
I am on vacation in London. They have a bike hire program and I just logged 20 miles for Cleveland while sightseeing.!!!!
Mary Kevdzija Sun Jun 30 10:43:00 2013
Cleveland Critical Mass was a blast.
Robyn White Thu Jun 27 22:20:00 2013
Heading to Pittsburgh tomorrow -- can't wait to ride around there and log my miles for CLE! Taking my Bike Cleveland shirt just to rub it in a bit more. ;-)
Debbie Kennedy Thu Jun 27 12:26:00 2013
Jacob- Thanks, that's great news.
Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 27 12:17:00 2013
AWESOME. I am almost up to 3 additional free Pints from Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe in PITTSBURGH. And I will be in YinzerVille tomorrow night, and next Saturday...nothing says SUCK IT PGH like using CLE-counting miles to drink their beer for free. BOOM.
Jacob VanSickle Thu Jun 27 10:37:00 2013
Debbie they are. All miles logged from residents in the 6 counties of Medina, Cuyahoga, Lake, Summit, Geauga, and Lorain count towards the Rust Belt Battle.
Debbie Kennedy Thu Jun 27 10:28:00 2013
I've signed up for the challenge with my home zip code, which is a suburb of Cleveland. Are my miles counting for the Cleveland vs Pittsburgh Rust Belt Battle? I checked on the National leadership community section and I'm not on the list of Cleveland riders.
Ray S Wed Jun 26 09:38:00 2013
Where is Sandy Alomar Jr? Eddy's sold him an S-Works Tarmac that he'll be riding to work, we need his superstar representation.
Shelli Snyder Tue Jun 25 21:55:00 2013
Mary...we were there too! But got caught in the storm. Yeeee
Mary Kevdzija Tue Jun 25 17:02:00 2013
Average 15.1 mph, I tried to out run a thunder storm in the Rocky River Metroparks. Got to my car just as it started to pour down rain. For someone that's terrified of lightning, I was a conquering a fear in peddling on a day like today.
Ken Brickman Tue Jun 25 11:55:00 2013
Having so much fun. Just grabbed 3 new guys from Lake County that are doing a weekly ride. Now to get them to register for the NBC...
Jacob VanSickle Fri Jun 21 17:12:00 2013
I will drop some off at the Bike Rack on Monday.
Michael Banks Fri Jun 21 14:38:00 2013
Shelli - is there any way you can get some spoke cards to the bike rack? I can come pick them up somewhere if needed.
Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 20 23:12:00 2013
ROCK ON RICHARD! Hope you dug the event too!!
Richard Marshall Thu Jun 20 08:59:00 2013
I just joined today after attending the event last night at ABC. Very psyched to add my modest commute to the total- yet another reason to leave the car in the garage.
Darin Hintz Wed Jun 19 16:52:00 2013
Thanks Shelli...
Marty McParty Wed Jun 19 11:47:00 2013
Its been a month and a half dogfight with Pete!
Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 19 10:24:00 2013
Im catching up on your Ligman!
Ryan Schepers Tue Jun 18 22:35:00 2013
I would love a spoke card!!!
Shelli Snyder Tue Jun 18 00:00:00 2013
We cross paths when i commute...and joy machines has some i think. (And the bike cle office is in tower city. They will have some thurs if i make enuf tomorrow. lol)
Darin Hintz Mon Jun 17 13:49:00 2013
Anybody Downtown so I can get my hands on some spoke cards?
Shelli Snyder Mon Jun 17 11:44:00 2013
Is Fred on GOBA????
PS...GET YER PEDALING BUNS TO ABC UPTOWN WEDNESDAY! :)
Marty Cader Mon Jun 17 08:04:00 2013
Ive been spotting him a few miles! :) Time to get busy!
Dennis Litto Sun Jun 16 10:51:00 2013
Fred is on top...better start pedaling faster Marty ;)
Michael Banks Sat Jun 15 09:44:00 2013
Woot! I ask and Strava delivers! Anyone else going for Strava's PowerBar Take on the Tour Challenge?
Michael Banks Thu Jun 13 21:07:00 2013
Ugh! I'm slipping in the ratings... Strava needs to have another Challenge where you get a commemorative jersey at the end!!! xD
Darin Hintz Thu Jun 13 14:25:00 2013
TP for a whole year! Great prize LOL
Marty McParty Thu Jun 13 11:43:00 2013
It's cool endomondo, I didn't want 13 miles from my 20 mile ride yesterday included on my total. Not sure why it shows up on the team page but not my individual total, but whatever, guess I'll just have to ride another 13
John Kovach Thu Jun 13 07:00:01 2013
Oh... a practical gal, eh?!
Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 12 22:54:00 2013
I WANTED THE TOILET PAPER! dang.
John Kovach Wed Jun 12 21:33:00 2013
PRIZE DRAWING FINISHED: 2 Ohio Prize winners... 11 Pennsylvania winners.... that sounds like bull-cyack
Joseph Nikstenas Wed Jun 12 20:02:00 2013
Just shared #rustcrown signup info on my Facebook page, GO CLEVELAND! Got to make up commuting miles after taking over a week off from work and not biking anywhere.
Darin Hintz Wed Jun 12 15:48:00 2013
Oh good! Still can't make it LOL Wednesday's are bad...
[email protected] if you could shoot me a message.
Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 12 15:46:00 2013
@ Darin...um. That's next Wednesday. ;)
Darin Hintz Wed Jun 12 15:35:00 2013
Yeah I know. I just like simplicity. Thanks and unfortunately I will be missing the partay this evening : (
Have fun!

Oh, and here is my BIG IDEA... Oh, wait, Pittsburgers may be monitoring this thread so who's got an e-mail that is going to the ABC thing tonight? I'll send it via e...

Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 12 14:44:00 2013
You don't have to use any app...or you ca use the app of your choice, and then, while you are sitting here on your computer posting your hatred of the Endo app on this wall, just click that big huge LOG MILES up there and type in whatever your cyclometer/strava/appWhatev says yer miles are. Thats what i do...since. Well. i dont like the Endo App. ha
Marty McParty Wed Jun 12 10:55:00 2013
I've had no problems with it. My only issue is the auto-pause sometimes takes a few seconds to engage at lights but besides that, it's been spot on for me
Ray S Wed Jun 12 10:51:00 2013
You don't have to use the Endo app, if what you want to use supports gpx/tcx/fit export. Strava has GPX export, which you can then import into Endo. Yes, it's more work, but it takes all of about 20 seconds. I use an Edge 500 and load it to Garmin Connect, Strava and here, plus I also keep a copy of the file for safekeeping. I ran the Endo app on my iPhone 4S for my 63 and 87 miles rides over the weekend, distance wise it was almost exactly the same as my Edge. I deleted it and reloaded from my Edge to capture HR and cadence data though.
Darin Hintz Wed Jun 12 10:06:00 2013
Endomondo app is effing up all over the place. Going back to Strava after we kick Pitts ass.
Shelli Snyder Tue Jun 11 09:50:00 2013
@Laura & all: You can get the cards next Wednesday at The ABC's for NBC social event! Both the paper cards and spoke cards will be available in addition to a demo of Endo, Q&A and HH prices on drinks all night from ABC! See the side --->
and RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/201572486662504/ :) BRING SOME NOOBS!
Laura Losey Faulkner Mon Jun 10 06:52:00 2013
I still find very active cyclists that know nothing about the challeng. I am carring some of the NBC/Bike Cleveland info cards around with me as I ride. I hand them out to other cyclists I meet while riding. We need more riders to do the same. Where can we get more cards?
Nancy S. Levin Sun Jun 9 20:27:00 2013
gotta kick some stiller butt.
Shelli Snyder Fri Jun 7 08:54:00 2013
@walter & @ michael....SOON...www.rustcrown.org will resolve to this: https://sites.google.com/site/rustbeltbattle/ which, will be eventually "prettier" looking...
and soon, the FB page will be public too...which iFrames em in as well.

HEY! any google sites saavy peeps who wanna make that site look pretty...PM me on facebook. hahah for now? its just gonna be a quick link to comparing :)

Shelli Snyder Fri Jun 7 08:53:00 2013
I avoid the towpath on my roadie...mostly due to having the clean the heck out of it. (this also applies to the rest of the bikes. lol)
Ray S Thu Jun 6 23:19:00 2013
I was thinking more along the lines of the fact that my Allez cost a lot more than my hybrid ;) Same reason I didn't ride it all winter while the roads were smothered in salt (even though there was never enough snow to justify it)
Marty McParty Thu Jun 6 21:04:00 2013
I've ridden on the towpath with an aluminum roadie on 23s for 3 years now between CLE and AKR. I avoid it right after rain or have ridden slowly and gone "off-line" at certain points to avoid ruts but it can be done.
Laura Losey Faulkner Thu Jun 6 20:57:00 2013
One thing I like about the tow path. It drains fast, even after a heavy rain. I usually ride a hybrid but I see a lot of road bikes on the trail too.
Ray S Thu Jun 6 17:17:00 2013
The towpath isn't road bike friendly, at least not for mine. Maybe I'll take that route on the hybrid this weekend since it looks like it may be wet.
Michael Banks Thu Jun 6 11:22:00 2013
@Walter Chapman Switch to the National Challange View (at the top) then leaderboard then communities (cities?) then you have to page through until you find Pittsburgh...

@Ray S Towpath trail? :)

Laura Losey Faulkner Wed Jun 5 21:26:00 2013
It's good to see honor in an honor system. Confirmation that Cleveland cyclists are the best!
Walter Chapman Wed Jun 5 18:45:00 2013
How do I track Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
Ray S Wed Jun 5 14:19:00 2013
I'm down in the Akron area, I don't get up to the big city very often ;) However, with Scarlett in town, it may be worth the ride :D One of these days I'm going to find a route so I can ride up, dip a wheel in the lake and ride back. I'd like to fly across the lake, but E.T. already phoned home with someone else.
John Kovach Wed Jun 5 13:42:00 2013
Marty McParty has become a comparative unit of measurement this year... now Dixon can become a measure of speed and distance... "Nice ride today... what was your Dixon, though"?
Laura Losey Faulkner Wed Jun 5 10:45:00 2013
I just pedaled to 58,000 feet and crossed over Lake Erie..."James Dixon Style". I knew cycling would show me the world without limitations. Thanks James Dixon!
Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 5 09:40:00 2013
Any idea when they are updating the whole prize thing?
John Kovach Wed Jun 5 08:19:00 2013
I just cycled to work "James Dixon Style"..! I simply pedaled 55 miles per hour! - ...man... why didn't I think of this before.... thanks James Dixon !
Warren Reinhard Wed Jun 5 05:59:00 2013
+1 Michael
Michael Banks Tue Jun 4 21:56:00 2013
Nice work, Michael!
Michael Banks Tue Jun 4 20:51:01 2013
Nice work Ryan!
Michael Ryan Mullins Tue Jun 4 07:55:00 2013
Woohoo! My 690 mile solo Tour de Lake Erie has launched me into the lead...but not for long, as I settle back into my measly commute today. So much fun while it lasted. Ride on!
Tony Lee Sun Jun 2 18:14:00 2013
Strava.com has a lot of Cleveland riders if you could get them to do both.
Lisa Freebairn-Tarr Fri May 31 17:40:00 2013
Sadly lots of people aren't logging miles in Clevetown! I end up turning around if I forget my phone now...even if I am only going 4 and a half miles to work.....
Jacob VanSickle Fri May 31 11:02:00 2013
PIttsburgh currently has 32,000 more miles. Who isn't logging their miles in CLE?
Walter Chapman Thu May 30 19:52:00 2013
Pittsburgh how many miles vs Cleveland
Shelli Snyder Thu May 30 09:40:00 2013
Ray...We have spoke cards being made (available soon!) & we also have the "flyer" version of the spoke cards. I can get some to you...if you are located around the city?and there will be a June 19th Bike Cleveland Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes social at ABC Uptown (TBA)

I like your idea about the stickers too!

Ray S Wed May 29 15:11:00 2013
We need some NBC stickers to put on the bollards at the trailheads, or maybe get the MetroParks/Towpath people to post something on their boards. I see lots of other riders out on the bike & hike trail and in the valley (Summit County area) but don't know if any are on here. It's a bit difficult to discuss things when climbing 300 feet up out of the valley. There are the "cool kids" who can't be bothered to log their miles here and/or think they have to use the Endo app to do so. I know not everyone needs the same level of motivation, but the NBC makes me ride further and Strava makes me ride faster, logging my data in a couple extra places really isn't that difficult, it all loads direct from my Garmin anyway. Now if only my LBS could make my rear derailleur stop acting up and I could ride without wasting energy cursing that thing ;)
Joseph Nikstenas Wed May 29 14:00:00 2013
Lost out on 120 miles last week being sick three days off from work and then 40 more for the Monday holiday! Got some catching up to do!
Jacob VanSickle Wed May 29 12:50:00 2013
Pittsburgh has over 130,000 miles. One key piece in their lead is that they have over 1200 people registered. We can catch up, we just need to get everyone who is riding a bike in Greater Cleveland to register and start logging their miles. Spread the word.
J.J. Bechhold Wed May 29 11:14:00 2013
What is the update??? What is the mileage for both cities?
Rickshaw Willie Wed May 29 06:45:00 2013
Maybe just maybe I can figure this out. It looks like I'm on the right path. :-)
Shelli Snyder Tue May 28 10:23:00 2013
A week baggin' peaks REALLY hurts my EndoStats.
(but hey! Only 21 more to go! ADKs!)

PS...WELCOME TO POHR SF!

SF Booth Tue May 28 09:20:00 2013
Switched teams today. I have decided to move my talents to the POHR team at Cleveland Clinic . Ride Cleveland Ride.
Shelli Snyder Mon May 27 17:10:00 2013
Marty McParty!!!!!! I will be back..TOMORROW!
Laura Losey Faulkner Sun May 26 19:15:00 2013
Joan, do you see the lighter colored,smaller font, LOCAL under where it says National at the top of the page...click on LOCAL. This will load up the Cleveland page.
Joan Lannoch Sun May 26 15:59:00 2013
Hey Cleveland Challengers. I am riding for Cleveland but when I log in, it takes me to the national page. My zip code is included in my account.... Anybody have any idea why I'm having a hard time being included in the Cleveland Page.
Josh James Fri May 24 19:00:00 2013
Ya it was both chilly and super windy today. Crazy good workout though!!
Gary Sampson Fri May 24 15:52:00 2013
who are these "jammy buggers" anyway?!? you just wait!
Ray S Fri May 24 14:37:00 2013
Did I sleep through the summer? I had to break the winter gear back out today. On the plus side, there were zero bugs flying around.
Marty Cader Wed May 22 14:57:00 2013
Michael, Glad you're OK.
Michael Banks Wed May 22 09:17:00 2013
I got into a hit and run with a dark minivan at Lake and Cornwall in Rocky River around 6:30pm yesterday (05/21). The driver hooked a right turn onto Cornwall off of Lake with no blinker. I'm reasonably certain he was on the phone too. I did not get the plate, all I know is that it was a fairly new looking dark (black?) minivan; maybe a Chrysler, not sure. If anyone saw anything and/or hears anything, please speak up. I am not injured but quite ticked off. Thanks.
Ryan Paul Tue May 21 07:19:00 2013
Just joined! Looking forward to many road and off road miles this season!!!!
James Thompson Mon May 20 15:20:00 2013
Just joined...going to try to bike more this year and to get some others involved...go CLE!!!
Shelli Snyder Mon May 20 15:12:00 2013
YAY JULESSSS!
Julius Romero Mon May 20 11:29:00 2013
Finally joined up! smile every mile :)
Shelli Snyder Sun May 19 20:22:00 2013
So I currently have three medals. Does this mean I get 3 free beers when I visit Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks at OTB? Yinzerz better gimme my pints for CLE miles! #rustcrown
Josh James Sun May 19 17:42:00 2013
I have nearly stopped using my car altogether. I'm probably putting it up for sale because I use it so little.
chris lenaghan Sat May 18 16:25:00 2013
Schralpin all the gnar lines in Brunswick!!! 330 YO!!
Marty McParty Fri May 17 22:45:00 2013
I did some math(first time in years) and our top ten at 10:46pm Friday evening had 8,019 points compared to Schlitzburghs 7,729. So our front page is almost 300 miles ahead of there's!!! But we are down riders. And Pittsburgh is a much more centralized city so it's easier to ride to where you need to be making it much easier to reduce those goose-egg days. If we have any hope at this rust belt crown, we need more riders and we need those riders to put in at least a mile(or more) each and every day. Some of us(most of us) consider that a lot of fun! Lets do this Clevelanders!!! It's a 5 month challenge, we have plenty of time. Lets be the tortoise to their hare!!!
Marty McParty Fri May 17 14:31:00 2013
Step 1: Ride em'bike, many, many mile
Step 2: Make'em friends. Tell them to join our tribe
Step 3: Drink'em fine ales, rejoice many moons
John Kovach Fri May 17 14:30:00 2013
10 imitators my friend.... 10 imitators
Darin Hintz Fri May 17 13:49:00 2013
I just checked out the Pittsburgh stats on their Endomondo site.
They have like 10 Marty Mc Party's to our 1 and the top 10 Pittsburgh teams have at least 6,900 points. What do we need to do to start kicking some ass?! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Ray S Fri May 17 10:41:00 2013
I'll have to go down to the basement and ride my bike around in a circle so I can say I rode my bike to work today :D
Darin Hintz Fri May 17 09:39:00 2013
Happy BTWD everybody!!!!!!
Denise Crowley Fri May 17 09:36:00 2013
Had a GREAT time this morning riding into Downtown Cleveland, and then at The Bike Rack - great group of people!! Really enjoyed the chair massage, and meeting everyone... National Bike to Work Day! WHAT FUN! :)
Marty McParty Thu May 16 10:09:00 2013
I'm just gonna guess there will be a few at the Uni Circle charging station tomorrow morning for "National Bike to Work Day".....
Darin Hintz Wed May 15 16:40:00 2013
Where can one get a spoke card?
Shelli Snyder Wed May 15 16:08:00 2013
And now? WE HAVE FLYERS AND SPOKE CARDS for the Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes! #rustcrown
Coming to a bike near you...soon!
Sarah LaMarca Wed May 15 11:26:00 2013
Sorry everyone...I've been super lazy about logging my miles. I'm only 13 days behind!

:/

Paula Hendryx Wed May 15 10:19:00 2013
Every rider I see on Hilliard - I tell them about the challenge!
I think the police are gonna be coming soon!
gotta beat PGH
Frank Jones Tue May 14 12:24:00 2013
Out of town without a bike for the next three weeks! Argh!
Marty McParty Fri May 10 09:42:00 2013
Mind Brain is bringing in new recruit weekly!
Ray S Fri May 10 08:17:00 2013
Nothing wrong with us prissy Garmin folks ;) (I do log daily) I use the Endo app occasionally, but my Edge does a much better job.
Jacob VanSickle Fri May 10 00:01:00 2013
We need more miles and riders. Tell your friends about the challenge. Pittsburgh is one big hill. We can't lose to them.
Shelli Snyder Thu May 9 23:19:00 2013
Right...(Ray/Marty)...and its not really sandbagging (ok maybe..but who cares :)...if you ride the entire week, but dont log it until the end of the week, as long as you are entering them per the day you ride, you are only helping yourself (and CLE) because you then get the points for the days you rode...
20 Challenge points are awarded for each day you ride at least 1 mile
1 Challenge point is awarded for each mile ridden
So, by putting 100 miles in on friday, when you actually rode 20 miles for 5 days..
you are only getting 120 points.
but if you enter them on the days you rode, you are then getting 100 points for the miles, and 100 for the days.
so..REMEMBER THAT SANDBAGGERS! *grin*
Marty McParty Thu May 9 19:03:00 2013
Sandbagging is legal. And if it gets those prissy Garmin only folks to actually log their miles once a week to help our battle .vs Schlitzburgh, then so be it.
Sean Byrne Thu May 9 13:15:00 2013
Don't sandbag...
Ray S Thu May 9 11:44:00 2013
You get the 20 points per day you log at least 1 mile, no matter when you log it. So, you can log them all at the end of the month if you choose, just be sure you record them by day, don't just say you rode 500 miles on a single day.
Shelli Snyder Thu May 9 10:23:00 2013
@ Jim...awesome!! Hope to see you in the morning!
And great on the mile tally! and note: to gain more points (not just miles...) each day you log, you get yada yada points. if you log em all at once on one day, you only get points for that day plus the miles.
stretch yer miles to the max :)
Jim Pintchuk Thu May 9 09:03:00 2013
Im looking forward to Riding 33 miles to Work on Bike Day May 17th. I will tally up my rides from the GPS for May with Cleveland Touring Club. Hopefully if we all do that we can beat Pittsburgh.
Angie Schmitt Thu May 9 08:57:00 2013
I just read something that said Cleveland was just a little behind Pittsburgh now. Is that true?
Shelli Snyder Wed May 8 20:51:00 2013
@John...I know, right? *hint* *nano* *sam* *ahem*
John Kovach Wed May 8 14:04:00 2013
Pittsburgh's Pedal for Pints is 'effin brilliant.... nothing gets a bike out the garage like free beer
Shelli Snyder Wed May 8 10:55:00 2013
The Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes side by side comparison:

Cleveland:
http://goo.gl/5yVMz
Pittsburgh:
http://goo.gl/fXekm

#rustcrown #cleVSpgh

Chris Brasdovich Tue May 7 20:46:00 2013
Wish the cuyahoga valley national park would fix the tow path that washed out....http://bikecleveland.org/btwd
Marty McParty Tue May 7 10:26:00 2013
Business trip over.... back in town. 2.5 day away from my trusty steed was TOO long. Time to start logging miles again!
Ray S Tue May 7 09:35:00 2013
It keeps truncating the URL in the message, but it works if you click it. If not, add "?view=980" to the end (no quotes)
Ray S Tue May 7 09:34:00 2013
For anyone who is curious, here is the link to the Pittsburgh challenge page:
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http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national
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After visiting, you'll have to click on national and then local again to get back here
Shelli Snyder Mon May 6 21:07:00 2013
PS...any long distance riders who want to rack up some miles against PGH riding TO PGH...August 24th, some of us are riding down for the Aug 25th Pedal PGH event. Although its a little ways off, something to look forward to :) Consider joining in! (Route: TBD)
Shelli Snyder Mon May 6 21:05:00 2013
Gary...i SOOOOOOO wish i was doing TOSRV this year (especially since i will be in cBus for the Ohio Women's Bike Summit on Friday) but duties in CLE call me home :( RIDE FOR ME! and I hope to make it next year!
Jacob VanSickle Mon May 6 15:27:00 2013
Good eye Ray. Thanks for letting the us know! Welcome to the Cleveland area challenge.
Ray S Mon May 6 13:14:00 2013
There are quite a few riders in the area that are not in the Cleveland challenge. Apparently there is a glitch in the system which is keeping people in the wrong one if they signed up prior to a community being created or updated to include different regions. I was in the Columbus group all last year and this year as well. When I started noticing familiar names on the Ohio leaderboard that weren't on my local one, I found them over here. I had to edit my profile to remove my zip code and then add it back in so I could get moved here. I left a comment on the Columbus board before I left and also on the national one, so maybe others will follow suit and get picked up in Cleveland.
Jacob VanSickle Mon May 6 12:52:00 2013
Chris, no limit on team size this year.
Chris Bongorno Mon May 6 09:49:00 2013
No limit to team sizes this year?
Gary Sampson Mon May 6 08:49:00 2013
Oh yes indeed Jacob, I will log those TOSRV miles! Columbus to Portsmouth and back...great ride, as long as you don't get rained on in 50 degree weather.
John Kovach Sun May 5 23:01:00 2013
That is truly great!... thanks for the "Heads Up" Cassandra
Casandra Vasu Sun May 5 22:25:00 2013
How awesome is it that the #1 person on the national leaderboard is a guy from Ohio?
Marty McParty Sun May 5 20:40:00 2013
I avoi the trail when it's like that lik the plague. Early morning riding for the towpath or its like dodging landmines
Frank Jones Sun May 5 17:17:00 2013
Nice 20-mile ride on the Towpath today. C'mon, the weather doesn't get any better! That trail should have been jammed up like an LA freeway during rush hour!
Damon Galt Sun May 5 12:18:00 2013
Thanks Jacob
Jacob VanSickle Sun May 5 09:50:00 2013
Gary, you will be logging those miles from TOSRV right?
Jacob VanSickle Sun May 5 09:49:00 2013
Damon, check out Bike Cleveland's event calendar: http://bikecleveland.org/events-2/
Damon Galt Sat May 4 14:39:00 2013
Any good rides coming up anyone?
Damon Galt Sat May 4 14:38:00 2013
I did my part as did Jeff. Marty you better get a damn rental in Houston
Gary Sampson Sat May 4 14:32:00 2013
Beeaautiful morning out to Burton and back from the Heights! Excellent training ride for TOSRV next weekend...Anyone else going?
Jacob VanSickle Sat May 4 10:07:00 2013
Marty, no worries you are not taking crazy pills. The BikePGH logo is up there as part of the Rustbelt Battle of the bikes promo to show the challenge is between Bike CLE and Bike PGH. We need to crank up our miles to catch up.
John Kovach Sat May 4 05:26:00 2013
awesome... thank you, sir
Marty McParty Sat May 4 05:24:00 2013
How are we getting rocked so badly then so early??? And why does our header say "Bike PHG"??? DOESN'T ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THIS? I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!!!!
Jacob VanSickle Fri May 3 23:11:00 2013
John, the Cleveland region for the challenge consists of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Summit, Lake, and Medina counties.
Damon Galt Fri May 3 19:50:00 2013
John, I think it just depends where you signed up at.
John Kovach Fri May 3 14:12:00 2013
As for the CLE vs Pitt challenge ... How far east will the boundary extend ? I'm in Eastlake and want my miles included
chris lenaghan Fri May 3 12:57:00 2013
Make it rain purple Bob!!! They wont ever know what hit em!!
Robert Soroky Fri May 3 12:55:00 2013
Time to drop the hammer DOWN, Cleveland!
chris lenaghan Fri May 3 12:47:00 2013
This is awesome!!! Checking in from Century Cycles in Medina OH. LETS DO THIS!
Robert Gerrity Thu May 2 16:22:00 2013
Im happy to join. Riding solo at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Good to see some familiar names here.
Krista McNamee Thu May 2 15:24:00 2013
I'm in, too! This is going to be fun and a challenge!
Scott Cowan Thu May 2 14:01:00 2013
I'm in and going to help spread the word...let's go CLE
Jacob VanSickle Thu May 2 10:22:00 2013
PGH is pulling ahead, leading by almost 1, 000 miles. Get out and log those miles! Recruit your friends.
Marty McParty Wed May 1 23:19:00 2013
Mind Brain Shock and Awe......
Shelli Snyder Wed May 1 22:05:00 2013
Oh HELLLLLZ YAH.
Constantinos Tsipis Wed May 1 19:52:00 2013
leeeeeggggoooooooo!!! I don't see a reason why we can't win this
Catherine Henry Wed May 1 19:34:00 2013
What a GORGEOUS night to get some miles in after work! A nice 10 mile spin through my Cleveland Heights/Shaker Heights neighborhood.
Gary Sampson Wed May 1 16:35:00 2013
Okay, this rivalry with Pittsburgh has really given me something to crank about. Let's get those miles in! Be safe everyone.
charles ryals Wed May 1 09:25:00 2013
I usually ride on the Valley View towpath. It is a very great place to ride!
John Kovach Tue Apr 30 22:37:00 2013
Please keep our friends and fellow Mind Brain cyclists Laura and George Faulkner in your hearts and prayers... George was hit by a car this evening while cycling in the Cleveland area. He is currently being treated in the hospital... Please send them both healing thoughts and mention them in your prayers
John Kovach Tue Apr 30 10:58:00 2013
Face to face, out in the heat ... Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds, still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive... -Hand me that "Rye of the Tiger", Bro
Shelli Snyder Tue Apr 30 10:41:00 2013
BOOM
Marty McParty Tue Apr 30 05:50:00 2013
I'm going to listen to "Survivor" at least 20 times today.... GETTING PUMPED!!!!!
Jacob VanSickle Mon Apr 29 18:39:00 2013
Tom L. - They will still be in your profile and on the leaderboard in the "Warm-up period" but the miles above will reset to 0 for the start of the challenge.
Tom L Mon Apr 29 12:56:00 2013
Is it going to take away all of my awesome warmup points on may 1st?
Chris Brasdovich Sun Apr 28 18:03:00 2013
anyone make the Century Cycle Night Ride yesterday? It was chilly but a very nice start of the season.
Jacob VanSickle Thu Apr 25 12:45:00 2013
We are only 7 away from being tied with PGH in Bike Challenge participants. Spread the word, challenge your co-workers, friends, and family.
Shelli Snyder Thu Apr 25 10:28:00 2013
So...you know what will log some good miles:
Pan Ohio Hope Ride. (w00t!)
GOBA | Dog Days | Sunday in June | TOSVR | MS150
or.... BIKING TO PGH. :)
Some of us are doing the 139mi trek August 24th, to attend the Aug 25th Pedal PGH event. (note: B pace/find yer own way back/place to stay/etc...)
but if you wanna century plus on a what is sure to be a scorching hot Saturday...we are leaving bright and early that Saturday morning :)
(and we will stop for Ice Cream and BEER along the way)
Benjamin Stewart Wed Apr 24 20:53:00 2013
I will do anything to beat Pittsburgh. I may even give my (hopefully temporary) daily commute from Detroit Shoreway to Strongsville a try on two wheels a few times. :)
Casandra Vasu Wed Apr 24 14:22:00 2013
Oh, and that's my head in the bottom right corner of the photo above. Sweet!
Casandra Vasu Wed Apr 24 14:20:00 2013
I won't have the same amount of free time that I did during last year's Bike Challenge but I still plan on biking as much as I can (and everyday too, by the way). I just wanted to let some people know in case they thought I was slacking. ;) Good luck everyone!
Melissa Paul Tue Apr 23 15:31:00 2013
I ride to work when I work days ... not riding downtown at midnight!
Shelli Snyder Mon Apr 22 15:04:00 2013
Ive never used the calorie thing on here...actually. i havent used much other than the mile logging, though i think last year i logged the time too..i cant quite remember.
Laura Losey Faulkner Mon Apr 22 12:50:00 2013
My calories burned calculation is not working. I do not use the endomono app. Putting miles in manually worked fine last year. I'm pedaling my ass off and I want those numbers. If you enter your miles manually check your Challenge profile and see it its working for you. I had Jacob contact Endomono for a fix early last week. No word back from Endomondo on getting this worked out. Maybe if enough complaints are reported they will fix this.
Jacob VanSickle Sun Apr 21 15:02:00 2013
Dennis, post the question here http://endomondo.helpserve.com/Tickets/Submit. Select NBC support. My guess would be that imported miles are not automatically associated with the challenge for some reason.
Dennis Litto Sun Apr 21 09:50:00 2013
Anyone else having problems uploading with their Garmin? I have the 500 and can upload to my personal page but it will not let me u[pload to the challenge. My plugin is up to date.
Jacob VanSickle Sat Apr 20 23:15:00 2013
There is now a Facebook event for the Bike Challenge in CLE - http://goo.gl/KoexK. Check it, and feel free to use it to talk some trash. Bike Cleveland will also use it (along with the news section to the left) to provide updates and future Bike Challenge events.
Leah Sharkey Fri Apr 19 11:14:00 2013
Yeah Shelli, I only have a 2.5 mile commute, I try to keep it low key (read slow) so I don't get too overheated on the way in. I am immune to those who ride faster than me.
Chris Brasdovich Wed Apr 17 19:23:00 2013
Shelli, went out yesterday and 5 mins in started to pour.. that was the most miserable 2 miles in my life. Got 6+ in tonight so i feel better about that. I think we have a mutual friend, i work with Donna B.
Shelli Snyder Wed Apr 17 09:12:00 2013
OMG Leah...I made up for my IdontWannaRide10miInTheRain yesterday...this morning. Some messenger-ish dude silently challenged me down Euclid. Let's just say I had to use more deodorant upon work arrival.
(let's also say that next time? He can pull me 3/4 of the way vs. the other way around. jerk. ha)
Shelli Snyder Wed Apr 17 09:11:00 2013
Awesome Chris! Any little bit counts! (even my 2.8 from the RedLine last night in the rain. ha!)
Chris Brasdovich Mon Apr 15 20:07:00 2013
Shelli.. 5 miles today, not the best or most but its something.
Leah Sharkey Mon Apr 15 13:26:00 2013
Went for a lunchtime hammer ride. What a great day!
Shelli Snyder Mon Apr 15 11:12:00 2013
Chris...mother nature has stopped (today anyhow). Ride. Bike.
Chris Brasdovich Fri Apr 12 20:58:00 2013
This rain is killing me.... Mother Nature needs to stop..
Marty McParty Mon Apr 8 11:27:00 2013
You can always join team Mind Brain if you're looking. We are always looking for riders!
Brent A. Eysenbach Thu Apr 4 16:15:00 2013
Hey folks. I'm looking for a team to join. Anyone need a commuter to fill their ranks?
Shelli Snyder Thu Apr 4 10:49:00 2013
Awwwwww yah. Team POHR up and running! ANd all riders in CLE? Prepare to DOMINATE our favorite rivals: The folks from PITTSBURGH ! W00T!
Jacob VanSickle Thu Mar 28 16:44:00 2013
It should ask when you register. If not, click on your picture above, then on the right click "change settings." You can add it there. Ride on!
Matthew Pilachowski Thu Mar 28 09:13:00 2013
how do you indicate your a employee of a company.
Robert Anthony Mon Mar 25 08:10:00 2013
We were motivated by snow in the forecast to ride yesterday. Cold toes and fingertips for a few miles, even with full shoecovers, gloves and wool tights. But the roads were clear, cars were few, and it turned out to be a fine first ride of spring. Plus it helps mentally since 4 inches of new snow fall in time for the Monday commute.
Jacob VanSickle Sun Mar 24 21:22:00 2013
Paul, you can create a team by clicking the "leaderboard" above, then about halfway down the page selecting "teams," then on the right there will be a link to "create or join a team". You can invite peopel to join your team once it is created. Teams can be any number of individuals.
Laura Losey Faulkner Sun Mar 24 20:25:00 2013
My hubby George H Faulkner is IN and watch him go!
Paula Balazs Sun Mar 24 15:34:00 2013
Question: Can you also sign up with a group, even if you have already signed up as an individual? If not, can registration be changed to join a group? Thank You!
John Kovach Sun Mar 24 00:37:00 2013
I like the way your thinking ..!
Shelli Snyder Thu Mar 21 09:58:00 2013
IN And? This year? WE WAGE WAR ON PITTSBURGH! #CLE #Bike_Cle
joseph schneider Wed Mar 13 18:03:00 2013
In
Jeff Arendas Tue Mar 12 15:49:00 2013
I, m in.
John Kovach Sat Mar 9 07:52:00 2013
CLE Cyclists! 30 Days of Biking - is open for Registration... add your daily pictures and stories to this Global event and online diary of cycling, while adding points to your endomondo team starting April 1st.

www.30daysofbiking.com
https://www.facebook.com/30daysofbiking
Team Mind Brain: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Brain-Social-Club/165186583556934

John Kovach Fri Mar 8 09:20:00 2013
In.
John Kovach Fri Mar 8 07:52:00 2013
CLE Cyclists! 30 Days of Biking - is open for Registration... add your daily pictures and stories to this Global event and online diary of cycling, while adding points to your endomondo team starting April 1st.

www.30daysofbiking.com
https://www.facebook.com/30daysofbiking
Team Mind Brain: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Brain-Social-Club/165186583556934

Laura Losey Faulkner Thu Mar 7 19:05:00 2013
I'm in!
John Kovach Thu Mar 7 09:20:00 2013
In.
John Kovach Tue Feb 19 06:15:00 2013
30 Days of Biking - 10 Days until Registration... add to this Global event and online diary of cycling, while adding points to your endomondo team.

www.30daysofbiking.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Brain-Social-Club/165186583556934

John Kovach Wed Feb 13 17:18:00 2013
30 Days of Biking is hoping for a big Cle turnout!

The 2013 round of 30 days of biking begins on April 1, 2013, and will last 30 days. Registration will open in March! —
30DOB: is a community of joyful cyclists, founded in 2010. Pledge to ride your bike every day every April, then share your adventures online!

http://30daysofbiking.com/

https://www.facebook.com/30daysofbiking

John Kovach Thu Feb 7 10:11:00 2013
30 Days of Biking is hoping for a big Cle turnout!
It's right around the corner... Get those bikes tuned up, Ride Daily and Share!

30 days of biking: Reminder, notice: The 2013 round of 30 days of biking begins on April 1, 2013, and will last 30 days. Registration will open in March! —

30DOB: is a community of joyful cyclists, founded in 2010. Pledge to ride your bike every day every April, then share your adventures online!

http://30daysofbiking.com/
https://www.facebook.com/30daysofbiking

Sun Jan 13 16:32:00 2013
Who has two thumbs and is ready for this years challenge..... This guy
Marty McParty Sun Jan 13 16:32:00 2013
Who has two thumbs and is ready for this years challenge..... This guy
Thu Sep 20 20:13:00 2012
Take a moment and help us improve the Challenge for next year by filling out this short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClevelandBikeChallenge. Fill it out and you will be entered in to win a Bike Cleveland Tshirt.
Jacob VanSickle Thu Sep 20 20:13:00 2012
Take a moment and help us improve the Challenge for next year by filling out this short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClevelandBikeChallenge. Fill it out and you will be entered in to win a Bike Cleveland Tshirt.
Mon Sep 3 15:23:00 2012
Agreed, on the west side hopefully. This challenge has been a blast. First year on the bike, logged over 2000 miles since May. Looking forward to a couple more before New Years. Thanks Mind Brain!
Sean Byrne Mon Sep 3 15:23:00 2012
Agreed, on the west side hopefully. This challenge has been a blast. First year on the bike, logged over 2000 miles since May. Looking forward to a couple more before New Years. Thanks Mind Brain!
Jeff Arendas Mon Sep 3 10:51:00 2012
To my fellow Mind Brainer's thanks for a fun challenge. Next year I hope to put in more miles, then again I had some pretty good excuses with my broken hip and torn retina. Still, I truly enjoy riding with you guys. We need to ge a large MBSC ride together before the cool weather sets in.
Mon Sep 3 10:51:00 2012
To my fellow Mind Brainer's thanks for a fun challenge. Next year I hope to put in more miles, then again I had some pretty good excuses with my broken hip and torn retina. Still, I truly enjoy riding with you guys. We need to ge a large MBSC ride together before the cool weather sets in.
Michael Lannoch Sun Sep 2 22:21:00 2012
So what's the deal. Is this bike challenge site going to stay live for the rest of the year? In which case I encourage Katie S. to follow my live GPS workouts to verify honesty......
Sat Sep 1 15:35:00 2012
Like many of you, whenever I have a free moment I think of biking. I love it! Thanks Mind Brain for a great year!!
Miro Humer Sat Sep 1 15:35:00 2012
Like many of you, whenever I have a free moment I think of biking. I love it! Thanks Mind Brain for a great year!!
Sat Sep 1 06:06:00 2012
No breaks here. Gotta keep training for next season!!! Gone from a super casual weekend cruiser to hopefully racing and touring someday. This has been an awesome challenge and it was cool to meet a couple competitors this evening after the CCM. See y'all next year!
Michael Lannoch Sat Sep 1 06:06:00 2012
No breaks here. Gotta keep training for next season!!! Gone from a super casual weekend cruiser to hopefully racing and touring someday. This has been an awesome challenge and it was cool to meet a couple competitors this evening after the CCM. See y'all next year!
Marty McParty Sat Sep 1 06:06:00 2012
No breaks here. Gotta keep training for next season!!! Gone from a super casual weekend cruiser to hopefully racing and touring someday. This has been an awesome challenge and it was cool to meet a couple competitors this evening after the CCM. See y'all next year!
John Kovach Fri Aug 31 23:55:00 2012
I have really become addicted to cycling through this challenge and the last weeks with a ripped up miniscus have really driven the point home! - Proud of my city, pround of My Team : Mind Brain Social Club!
Brent A. Eysenbach Fri Aug 31 17:47:00 2012
Did you or anyone you know lose a tool kit on the Towpath near Bacci Park today? Message me back with some details and a description and I'll get it back to you.
Emily Ponti Fri Aug 31 17:00:00 2012
250k I meant to say!
Emily Ponti Fri Aug 31 16:51:00 2012
So close to 25k! Anyone else taking a break from the lycra after this challenge?!
Robert F Hoppe Fri Aug 31 07:00:00 2012
It was fun...Let's work hard to keep Cleveland Bike friendly and send the same message to the Burb's
Michael Lannoch Thu Aug 30 23:14:00 2012
6 days off the bike..... felt like a year. Glad to be back on and spending tomorrow riding down to the Critical Mass ride. Lets have a good showing, and get us over the quarter-mil mark. See ya'll tomorrow, let's wear Yellow
Jacob VanSickle Wed Aug 29 23:09:00 2012
If anyone can get a screen shot of the counter when we hit 250,000 miles e-mail it to [email protected]
Jacob VanSickle Tue Aug 28 16:38:00 2012
Check out the wrap-up newsletter with information about providing feedback on the challenge and how to share your favorite bike rides with the rest of the region. http://eepurl.com/oLgQ9
Michael Lannoch Sat Aug 18 09:31:00 2012
Cleveland is in the top 60 nationally. Not bad. Hopefully everybody plans on finishing out the month strong.
Chris Bongorno Fri Aug 17 12:09:00 2012
I think that if everyone who started logging miles in May and thought the Challenge ended on May 31 would come back and post their miles from June 1 to the present, we'd end up with over 300,000!
Michael Lannoch Fri Aug 17 09:01:00 2012
That's a lot of math, you must be an engineer or something...
Sean Byrne Thu Aug 16 16:04:00 2012
Should be able to.....clevo just needs to nut up and get about 2300 miles a day. Or about 8 miles a day for the riders who are active.
Jacob VanSickle Thu Aug 16 13:55:00 2012
You think we can get to 250,000 miles by the end of the challenge on August 31st?
Sean Byrne Thu Aug 9 10:39:00 2012
10million miles, woot woot
Leah Sharkey Sun Aug 5 18:10:00 2012
Lots of Cleveland riders piling on big mileage this weekend at Pedal to the Point!
Emily Ponti Sun Jul 29 18:19:00 2012
Looks like team Speedy Gonzales is pulling away strong! AKA Mind Brain Social Club!
Gary Sampson Sun Jul 29 17:38:00 2012
Rode the Sweet Corn Challenge today--the weather was much more pleasant than last year, but the century was no less challenging--nasty little hills at the end! Anybody else out there this Sunday?
Phil Dennison Wed Jul 25 08:57:00 2012
Brent, I had that wind yesterday riding east from downtown to Cleveland Heights. It was very fatiguing!
Brent A. Eysenbach Mon Jul 23 20:16:00 2012
Brutal headwind today. Felt like I was climbing the whole way home.
Gary Sampson Sat Jul 21 15:46:00 2012
...a gorgeous day to be out cycling the countryside east of Cleveland.
Michael Lannoch Fri Jul 20 10:04:00 2012
crickets..........

got distracted by work and sailboats.... guess I should probably start peddling again.

John Kovach Sun Jul 1 21:50:00 2012
Ohio is in 8th place nationally for the entire challenge so far.... not too shabby
Emily Ponti Sat Jun 30 21:27:00 2012
Encouragement Lannoch! I'm an amature too:) my prob is that when I do get back I'm going to want to take a long break! That's prob when you'll catch me!! And yeah, it'll be nice to collect a paycheck again :p
Michael Lannoch Sat Jun 30 19:13:00 2012
Well, it's been a while since I've been called by my last name by a stranger, but I definitelly feel a re-new sense of urgency to ride more than my amature ass has ridden before after that response to what was meant to be encouragement. Miles baby, miles.
Gary Sampson Sat Jun 30 18:57:00 2012
Wow, Ponti! Totally provoking everyone...!
Michael Lannoch Sat Jun 30 18:50:00 2012
Haha. Are you kidding? I'd love to but I'd lose my consistent paycheck in the process of trying. Seriously though, it's awesome to see what you're doing on the national scale. Keep going!!!
Emily Ponti Sat Jun 30 15:50:00 2012
Lannoch - think you'll be able to catch me?!
Michael Lannoch Sat Jun 30 11:44:00 2012
Emily is ROCKIN' it!!!! Good motivation for next month.
Shelli Snyder Thu Jun 28 22:18:00 2012
Did ya dig our Hey Baby cat call Chris? lol...Figured it was our turn to shout out. ha!
Chris Bongorno Thu Jun 28 13:51:00 2012
Great seeing the wheels & heels ladies out on Franklin last night!
Carl Persson Wed Jun 27 17:12:00 2012
I love logging my miles in here. I use "MapMyRun" app for all running and cycling acticvities adn just transfer things over, which seems to work well. My Garmin is OK... but doesn't hook into satellites as quickly.
Carl Persson Wed Jun 27 17:08:00 2012
@Bruce - loving the Euclid corridor too. I dont have too much issue with vehicles cutting me off - EXCEPT around the Clinic - ironic enough. Keep riding safe!
Shelli Snyder Wed Jun 27 09:53:00 2012
2 wheels & heels ladies ride tonight. XYZ at 6...we leave at 7! Social ride to encourage ladies to ride in the city. a maintenance demo, shopping discounts and cupcakes included! :)
Bradley Miko Tue Jun 26 11:21:00 2012
ROLL NUT!!!!
Michael Lannoch Mon Jun 25 10:50:00 2012
Cleveland Critical Mass Ride happening this Friday Everybody!!!!
Leah Sharkey Sun Jun 24 20:09:00 2012
81 miles today at Ride United!
Christina Znidarsic Sun Jun 24 19:38:00 2012
Congrats to all the Ride United cyclists today- way to pack on some miles for Cleveland!
John Kovach Sun Jun 24 13:25:00 2012
awesome Kim!
Kim MacDonald Sat Jun 23 18:26:00 2012
Back from GOBA - had a great trip, lots of rollers and lots of fun people. Hope these numbers add to the cause
Sean Byrne Sat Jun 23 10:21:00 2012
Phil, why use an app that is innaccurate AND extra work? The endo app is pretty good,so long as you have cell service.
Michael Lannoch Fri Jun 22 19:27:00 2012
Got about 13 miles into the Friday evening ride and found myself with a thirst that water and electrolytes sports drink couldn't satisfy... Thanks heavens they still serve beer to cyclists... Nothing a few dortmunders won't handle before soldiering on.
Bruce Andrew Jamieson Fri Jun 22 10:44:00 2012
I've been loving the Euclid corridor since they put it in, but mostly because traffic is so light. Having a bike lane is nice but it does give a false sense of security since it doesn't prevent cars from turning right into your lane. I deal with that almost daily!
Michael Lannoch Fri Jun 22 07:54:00 2012
I would just add another 11 miles as a sport ride or something so you get your points. That does sound really annoying though.
Phil Dennison Fri Jun 22 07:50:00 2012
This import thing is driving me nuts. Don't know why when I import .gpx files to Endomondo it doesn't seem to read them properly. My Cyclemeter app is showing me with 329.87 miles for June so far; imported onto Endomondo, it's showing 318 miles. I want my 11 miles back!
Gary Sampson Wed Jun 20 21:02:00 2012
Solstice ride!
Carl Persson Wed Jun 20 16:29:00 2012
Hey there! Great to find this group! I have been riding from Shaker to downtown at least a couple times a week since Februrary (when I'm in town) since the weather's been so amazing. Good to see this happening... Cheers!
Christopher Alvarado Tue Jun 19 14:55:00 2012
Next year, the goal needs to be 500,000 miles, at least.
Chris Bongorno Tue Jun 19 11:40:00 2012
I take Euclid out (east) during the morning rush and never get the light. I take Prospect back (west) in the afternoon rush and it usually lines up all right. Plus, there is almost always a traffic cop posted there these days. Looking forward to the Prospect bike lanes, whenever they come along...
Shelli Snyder Tue Jun 19 09:48:00 2012
@ phil...yah, the afternoon is HORRIBLE. the morning, however, isnt bad at all. but i will admit, i will use the crosswalk before heading onto prospect west, because with the backup of vehicles turning south on 9th? the poor cop is stuck in the middle of a cluster of non moving cars...so even walking is faster now! lol
Michael Lannoch Tue Jun 19 09:18:00 2012
100,000 miles!!!!!
Phil Dennison Tue Jun 19 09:16:00 2012
Given how traffic has been on Prospect and Euclid at 9th in the afternoons, I give props to anyone who can get anywhere NEAR that light, let alone go through it.
Shelli Snyder Tue Jun 19 00:46:00 2012
i saw chris in heels on the LoCa bridge about a month ago...so, it very well could have been him!
Michael Lannoch Mon Jun 18 21:45:00 2012
Does he still ride??? ;)
Christina Znidarsic Mon Jun 18 20:39:00 2012
DON'T LIE SHELLI IT WAS TOTALLY YOU (kidding)

Maybe it was Christopher Alvarado in a dress. He's a troublemaker, that one.

Shelli Snyder Mon Jun 18 10:05:00 2012
Clearing the air on Leahs comment since I ride through DT every day. Twice...it wasn't me!! (i cross 9th at Prospect, and do not blow that light!)

:)

Michael Lannoch Sun Jun 17 23:03:00 2012
I definitelly worked muscles I've never worked before stopping. The top of my knees burned. It got easier at the end when I stoppe fighting it but I can see how it takes years to really have control over that style of riding. And clipping in was fun in the no-coast mode
Christina Znidarsic Sun Jun 17 22:13:00 2012
What's it like riding a fixed-gear? I'd be terrified of having to slow down suddenly.
Michael Lannoch Sun Jun 17 21:01:00 2012
Only got in a couple miles this weekend because I spent the weekend in Philadelphia celebrating the life of a friend who recently passed by partying at FDR skatepark. I Was able to get in 10 miles riding around downtown on a fixed gear bike with a former NYC bike messenger... My first time riding fixed....Wow, amazing how different that style of riding is. Much respect to you non-coasters
Marty Cader Fri Jun 15 15:36:00 2012
Who was it?
Leah Sharkey Fri Jun 15 09:58:00 2012
I was almost just run down while crossing the street at East 9th and Euclid by one of the Cleveland Bike Challenge's higher points riders. She blew the red light at 9th completely oblivious to pedestrians in the crosswalk and ended up stranded in the middle of 9th with traffic whizzing on both sides of her. This is what drivers (and pedestrians) rightly hate about cyclists. Not to mention she could get herself killed. Please don't be be so wreckless!
Phil Dennison Fri Jun 15 07:53:00 2012
Endomondo is somehow systematically robbing me of fractions of miles. I use Cyclemeter to track export a GPX file and import into Endomondo, and it's always different. Yesterday morning Cyclemeter tracked 11.42 miles, Endomondo imported it as 10.88. This morning the difference was 8.01/7.67. I did a ride last Saturday where the difference was 25.08/24.14. What could possibly be causing this?
Jacob VanSickle Thu Jun 14 15:23:00 2012
Nice job recruiting new commuters Joe! You deserve a day off at the office in celebration.
Joe Murphy Wed Jun 13 22:30:00 2012
OMG, what fantastic weather! Wanted to just blow past the office and keep riding this morning. Have recruited a new commuter. He bought a new bike last week Tomorrow may be his first day. Stay tuned!
Brent A. Eysenbach Tue Jun 12 20:16:00 2012
Hello to the trio of Towpath commuters (southbound in afternoon). It's great to see you all out there day after day. Maybe sometime we can stop and have a sip of water together.
Kim MacDonald Tue Jun 12 20:07:00 2012
I will get us some good miles next week at GOBA, but won't be able to log them till I get home... No electricity to keep the GPS on.
Shelli Snyder Mon Jun 11 11:12:00 2012
Yesterdays SIJ was a tad hot, but a great day for pedaling lots!
Gary Sampson Sun Jun 10 17:48:00 2012
Yes, SIJ was so much fun today! Ideal conditions. Ready to go out again...
Michael Lannoch Sun Jun 10 17:19:00 2012
Amazing time today riding the "Sunday in June". Wish I could have met some other National challengers though.... Makes me kinda think their should be a casual ride on Sunday, July 1st for all of us to rack-up miles and make Cleveland a big presence early in next months tally. Heck, maybe we can even get some new riders involved. Would anybody else be up for that?
Sean Byrne Sun Jun 10 16:53:00 2012
What a very social sunday ride
Sean Byrne Sat Jun 9 15:55:00 2012
4 :)
Steve Lannoch Sat Jun 9 14:02:00 2012
3 Team Mind Brainers will also be represented at Sunday in June!
Gary Sampson Sat Jun 9 11:18:00 2012
Oh, yeah, Team Univ Circle will be represented tomorrow at Sunday in June...
Michael Lannoch Sat Jun 9 10:48:00 2012
I'm in!!!! Can't wait to chow down on the lunchtime offering from Ohio City Pasta. Ohhhh, and biking too....
John Kovach Sat Jun 9 10:33:00 2012
anyone else riding Sunday in June ?
Sean Byrne Sat Jun 9 09:05:00 2012
First flat today, dang
Michael Lannoch Fri Jun 8 16:49:00 2012
I just try to keep up with Katie, Kristen, and Robert. Its almost like a second job....
Phil Dennison Fri Jun 8 07:49:00 2012
Wow, I'm actually in the top 20 so far for the month. But I will never catch the unbeatable top 5, I think!
John Kovach Wed Jun 6 18:03:00 2012
Bear Creek Coffee in Mentor > Drive through window that is bicycle friendly and serves up shots of wheat grass w/ginger and a slice of orange... nom nom nom.
Chris Bongorno Mon Jun 4 15:36:00 2012
Saw more cyclists out this morning (7:30 - 8 AM) than any morning aside from Bike to Work Day. Go Cleveland cyclists!
Bruce Andrew Jamieson Mon Jun 4 09:50:00 2012
Humbling moment: This morning I rode in on my BRAND NEW Gunnar steel road bike, its inaugural ride, and I got a flat. YEAH!
Joe Murphy Mon Jun 4 09:45:00 2012
Oh yeah, gorgeous morning in Cleveland. Got a colleague just about ready to pull the trigger on a commuter bike. Another cyclist joins the community!
Michael Lannoch Fri Jun 1 20:07:00 2012
Yeah yeah yeah.................
Christopher Alvarado Fri Jun 1 16:30:00 2012
BTW, BIKE CLEVELAND BOARD IS TEARING IT UP!!!!*

*(in June, on this first day, not counting anything before 12:01 a.m. today)

Christopher Alvarado Fri Jun 1 16:27:00 2012
In May, we were 56th. While that sounds low, keep in mind that among large communities, we were actually 4th, behind Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Columbus.
John Kovach Fri Jun 1 15:32:00 2012
How did Cleveland place Nationally for the month of May?
John Weber Fri Jun 1 08:43:00 2012
You can view your points by month using the "Period" pull down menu. Select May and you can see your points.
Casandra Vasu Fri Jun 1 01:13:00 2012
I'm thinking it's because it's now a new month. Looks like points are being reset anyway, which is also shitty.
Gary Sampson Thu May 31 22:50:00 2012
I'm also noticing that points haven't changed for a while, despite having added miles earlier. What's up with the system?
Michael Lannoch Thu May 31 14:45:00 2012
our points haven't changed all day so I'm guessing there is a snag in the system somewhere....... Although I have seen the BCP score change violently a couple times, especially when Mind Brain gets close....... weird :)
Shelli Snyder Thu May 31 12:35:00 2012
I haven't seen the BCP change...who dropped off/was added?
Jacob VanSickle Wed May 30 18:05:00 2012
Right now BCP is happily at capacity of 10. Hope Pat recovers quickly. I believe one of the top riders, Katie Schanz, is team-less. Perhaps you could recruit her.
Michael Lannoch Wed May 30 08:32:00 2012
Hey, are there any booted "Bike Cleveland Pros" that need a new home, we have a rider on the Disabled List and it seems like the BCP roster keeps changing ;)
Gary Sampson Sun May 27 22:30:00 2012
Safe cycling everyone...and healing thoughts to Pat Gilbert and MBSC from Team UC.
John Kovach Sat May 26 22:50:00 2012
One of our Mind Brain Social Club Riders had his wheel get stuck in a deep crack in the road this week, went over the handle bars and broke his collar bone... Please send Pat Gilbert some good vibes and keep him in your thoughts and prayers...
Steve Lannoch Sat May 26 13:41:00 2012
Been using the iPhone app B.iCycle. I like it and probably will not switch to Endomondo. Anyways its an honor system really. If you cheat here, yo just suck and someday
will get your just reward.
Michael Lannoch Sat May 26 11:12:00 2012
First half of the month I used the "Map my ride" site to see what the distance was and logged it manually but now I use the endomondo app. Sometimes it wigs out an skips miles but usually it works really good.
Phil Dennison Sat May 26 07:26:00 2012
I'm guessing a lot of people are using the Endomondo mobile app to log miles. I use the Cyclemeter app, then export a GPX file from there and import it here on the site. It's an extra step but I've been using Cyclemeter for a few years and find it more accurate.
Brian Asquith Sat May 26 01:11:00 2012
How are all these distances being calculated/verified? And if prizes are being given - as a prizegiver then how do they confirm the miles? Or does it not matter?
Christopher Alvarado Fri May 25 12:20:00 2012
Kristen Keyes just passed Katie Schanz on the Cleveland and National Leaderboard. OH SNAP.
Michael Lannoch Fri May 25 07:31:00 2012
It's Cleveland Critical Mass Friday!
Christopher Alvarado Thu May 24 15:49:00 2012
It's about the same as it was when you got your flats. I've been bunny-hopping the big seams at both ends of the bridge. Keep in mind that on the way into Tremont, you technically have to walk the bike across from W. 19th to 11th.

I've sent a complaint to ODOT about the conditions. If I don't see something improve in the next week or so, I'll keep trying.

Brian Asquith Thu May 24 12:54:00 2012
Chris how bad is it at the mo - got flats to front and rear last week and looking to head down there again this evening - alas will be riding a little more gingerly :)
Christopher Alvarado Thu May 24 11:11:00 2012
Glenn, that ride is awful indeed (and even worse for pedestrians). It's supposed to be done in four months. Four. Long. Months.
Sean Byrne Wed May 23 16:52:00 2012
Anyone else doing the west park ride tonight?
Michael Lannoch Wed May 23 13:29:00 2012
I had no choice.... had to go ride at lunch cause this weather is friggin amazing...
Glenn j Murray Wed May 23 09:25:00 2012
I may have to trade my 3-speed English lightweight for a mountain bike due to all of the road construction (destruction) along my commute route on Abby Ave, and soon on the Lorain Carnegie Bridge.
The irony here is that these roads are being rendered impassable by bicycles in order to install bicycle lanes. I hope ODOT can complete these faster than the West 3rd street lift bridge is taking.
Bruce Benning Wed May 23 07:53:00 2012
Rode into work today, had to battle the fog in the Heights area. Still, had a great ride in and cleared the head before work.
Jacob VanSickle Sun May 20 22:51:00 2012
Michael, currently it is on the City of Cleveland's Capital Improvement Plan beginning in 2014. Will check to see if it is still on that schedule.
Michael Lannoch Sun May 20 22:00:00 2012
I really wish we could get those certain treacherous parts of lakeshore Re-paved.... Are there any existing movements I can join?
Michael Lannoch Thu May 17 14:29:00 2012
Wish I could ride down there to partake in the festivities.... but Mentor is a little far and driving in for it seems like a backwards approach.
Joe Murphy Thu May 17 10:51:00 2012
Looking forward to coffee at Overlook on Friday AM
Totally wrong direction and downhill, but, its Fri AM and I will be on my commuter
Bruce Benning Wed May 16 11:52:00 2012
Thanks Jacob, I believe they know that here but our building just had a makeover, and management sees bikes in the building as eye-sores I guess. I’ve been riding to work for more than 25 years, and riding to this building for the last 20 years off and on and we have never lost money or customers because we had bikes in our cubes or the aisle. But with the makeover things are different. Hope they reconsider, but until then, I drive to work. After all, I see my bike like they see the new carpet and paint at work. I take pride in my bike, and I am not going to just leave it outside the building. I had a bike stolen many years ago, and shame on me if I allow that to happen again. Thanks for the input.
Christina Znidarsic Tue May 15 18:47:00 2012
Dude. I got yelled at today by a kid hangin' out his mom's minivan: "GET ON THE SIDEWALK!" I smiled and dinged my bell; I can only hope his mom set him straight. :)
Michael Lannoch Tue May 15 16:42:00 2012
Yea, ummmm, Ok, Bike Cleveland Pros, If you could stop getting giant point leaps every time we get close to you in score..... yea.... that would be greeeeeaaaaatttttttt....... kthxbai.

sincerely,
Your impressed and humbled friends at team Mind Brain.

Jacob VanSickle Tue May 15 15:32:00 2012
Bruce, share this statistic with your workplace: By encouraging employees to bike commute, Minnesota company QBP saved $170,000 in health care costs over three years and $301,136 in employee productivity every year

http://blog.bikeleague.org/blog/2011/07/bicycle-friendly-business-shows-that-it-pays-to-encourage-bicycling-in-the-workplace/

Bruce Benning Tue May 15 10:19:00 2012
I am really motivated, but hit a road block with riding to work. This year, they outlawed bikes at work, so we have no place to safely store them during the day. Hope they rethink this soon otherwise I will be driving the car in every day, and not just those pesky rain days.
Phil Dennison Tue May 15 07:33:00 2012
I'm just a hair under 79 miles for May/350 for the year, and now that the weather's probably changed for good, there's going to be a lot more. Come on, Rack Pack!
Shelli Snyder Mon May 14 23:43:00 2012
Whyyyyyyy does it still say I am riding solo, when I am on Bike CLE Pros? Which...btw, it shows in the roster and on my dashboard. Anyone? Help?
Chris Bongorno Mon May 14 16:46:00 2012
Happy Bike Week!
Michael Lannoch Sun May 13 23:11:00 2012
Weather forecast for the upcoming week looks phenomenal. Let's see our local mileage meter skyrocket!!!!!
Sean Byrne Sat May 12 23:13:00 2012
Bike Cleveland Amateurs are going down
Michael Lannoch Sat May 12 09:53:00 2012
Has anybody else experienced any difficulty logging in?
William Rickman Fri May 11 10:51:00 2012
Trevor, you should post here too: https://www.facebook.com/StolenBikesCleveland
Trevor Hunt Wed May 9 15:58:00 2012
Be on the look out for a Giant Iguana Mountain Bike (circa 1995). The bike is charcoal-black with a rustic flame design interwined on the frame. The bike also had a spedometer/mirror/back tail lights (I had removed the front light). The bike was stolen from outsidde Lava Lounge Saturday night.
Jody Orlovick Wed May 9 07:51:00 2012
Be a champion of the Slavic Village Riding Tigers earn-a-bike summer camp, Broadway Farmer's market 'Bike Kitchen', and school Bikeathons!! There's just a few more days to submit your resume!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PINBAAbAPP9REGj9WeRgksNG73qszr5EiaKBkWm6WXU/edit
Sean Byrne Tue May 8 21:39:00 2012
Rain? What rain?
Michael Lannoch Tue May 8 15:11:00 2012
We are only 10% of the way there and we only have 75% of the month yet..... Lets Ride peoplez
Erika Durham Tue May 8 14:38:00 2012
We are gonna smash that 100000 just in May!!
John Kovach Tue May 8 12:29:00 2012
love the bicycle hub...
Michael Lannoch Tue May 8 12:01:00 2012
Thought I wasn't going to be able ride today, but the guys up at the Bicycle Hub in Mentor fixed me up faster than McDonald's makes a happy meal....
Michael Lannoch Mon May 7 15:57:00 2012
I'm one of Shawn Kemps illegitimate bikers.
Chris Bongorno Mon May 7 15:34:00 2012
So, are you Lebron or Dwyane?
Michael Lannoch Mon May 7 15:28:00 2012
Bike Cleveland Pros = The Miami Heat of Cleveland Biking......
Team Mind Brain = The Cleveland Cavaliers of Cleveland Biking......
::hits self in head::
Chris Bongorno Mon May 7 09:57:00 2012
Congrats to BCP for doing us proud on the national level and kudos to Cleveland riders across the board for topping 400 participants!
Shelli Snyder Sun May 6 21:32:00 2012
So...why is it that it claims I am riding solo? Still. After all these weeks belonging to BCP...and. Well...Ok. it shows in my Dashboard. What gives?
Christopher Alvarado Sun May 6 17:40:00 2012
Oh, don't worry about the BCB; we got you right where we want you.
Michael Lannoch Sun May 6 16:54:00 2012
Mind Brain isnt going away. Keep cycling bike pros.... You're gonna half to
Christina Znidarsic Sun May 6 16:53:00 2012
Man. Biking for transport in Mayfield Heights is rugged. SOM/Mayfield intersection is downright frightening and there are NO bike racks at Golden Gate Plaza. I had to chain up to a garbage bin. There's one rack in Eastgate Plaza, outside the Target. This needs to change!
Jacob VanSickle Sun May 6 16:09:00 2012
Team: Bike Cleveland Pros is 16th overall in the country. Keep it up team!
Sean Byrne Sun May 6 14:59:00 2012
I do 12 miles daily in.west park. Atta boy.
Michael Lannoch Sat May 5 16:14:00 2012
Hey Christopher, wheres's your team at? :)
Matthew Smith Sat May 5 15:21:00 2012
Im 16 and ive done 12.5 Miles so far in West Park Cleveland!
Leah Sharkey Sat May 5 12:26:00 2012
18 miles for Jim Little and I to the North Union Farmers Market at Shaker Square for asparagus, lots of greens, mushrooms, and hot pepper plants. Then a stop at Gallucci's for wine and cheese.
Michael Lannoch Sat May 5 12:18:00 2012
Wow....... I don't have the words to describe how nice the towpath is today....
John Kovach Sat May 5 09:34:00 2012
20 mile round trip ride to the opening day of the farmer's market in Willoughby to score some asparagus cut this morning, organic gouda and summer sausage made from grass fed beef ! - glorious morning
Christopher Alvarado Fri May 4 16:20:00 2012
So I'm kinda wrong and kinda right. STORY OF MY LIFE.
Brian Asquith Fri May 4 13:12:00 2012
Chris...from main page indicates "All bike rides count, but a point system is in place that heavily credits daily trips giving people who use bikes for transportation an advantage (+20 points for each day you ride +1 for each mile.)"
Christopher Alvarado Fri May 4 13:09:00 2012
Ah, I am glad to be wrong! Thanks, Eric.
Eric Fassnacht Fri May 4 12:54:00 2012
Chris, I don't think that is correct. There is nothing stated in the rules that only transport miles count towards your point total. Also, my sport miles have contributed to my total points.
Michael Lannoch Fri May 4 11:05:00 2012
Uh oh, I've only marked mine as sport.......
Christopher Alvarado Fri May 4 10:10:00 2012
Remember, Clevelanders: Only miles logged as "cycling, transport" count for the Bike Challenge. So, if you take that ride through the Metroparks or around your neighborhood, make sure you do something "transporty" like communting to your favorite thinking spot (i.e.: wherever you are), carrying an important leaf from your house to the park, or just transporting your Bad Self around the block.
Chris Bongorno Thu May 3 10:41:00 2012
Michael, now we know your secret! Marty, I'm down with that plan. We've got $725 to spend after 2 days. I'm thinking that will get us about 50 linear feet of the good paint and a 6-back of Holy Moses. We've got a long way to go!
Marty Cader Thu May 3 10:08:00 2012
Chris, Bike lanes & Beer! - Marty
Michael Lannoch Thu May 3 09:24:00 2012
I'm totally going to buy a 24lb bag of Count Chocula marshmallows.
Chris Bongorno Thu May 3 07:30:00 2012
How are we going to spend all the money we're saving, Cleveland?
Jacob VanSickle Wed May 2 21:36:00 2012
I will check into it. I had a couple problems today too.
Christina Znidarsic Wed May 2 20:35:00 2012
I'm having trouble with the mapper on my phone app not mapping my route correctly. It eliminated an entire mile+ from my route today. :(
Chris Meisinger Wed May 2 10:29:00 2012
Forget it still does not seem to be updating correctly maybe I have to wait for it to update. Carol I am in Berea as well.
Chris Meisinger Wed May 2 10:26:00 2012
Mine were not updating either looks like they just made some changes and I was told to change my workout to transport from sport and it should then count
Carol Vail Wed May 2 10:03:00 2012
I just found this team on the site, and I just signed up. I'm happy were getting good weather again. Anyone riding on the West Side? I'm in the Berea area.
Michael Lannoch Wed May 2 09:50:00 2012
yea, its strange. the workouts from today are logged but no change in points. I'm sure they'll show up at some point.
Sean Byrne Wed May 2 09:50:00 2012
I'm on two hours as well. Logged the miles, but no points yet.
Karli VanSickle Wed May 2 09:27:00 2012
Michael - That happened to me and eventually it did show up. It didn't take 2 hours but it showed I had the points but didn't count them in the challenge.
Michael Lannoch Wed May 2 09:15:00 2012
Anybody else have problems with their points not updating? Entered in a ride almost 2 hours ago yet my total hasn't changed.
Jacob VanSickle Tue May 1 15:34:00 2012
Julia, sorry...it is because the team is already maxed out at 10 people. They limit the teams to 10 people.
Julia Schnell Tue May 1 12:38:00 2012
I keep trying to join Bike Cleveland Pros, but it gives me an error message. Oh no!
Trevor Hunt Tue May 1 10:35:00 2012
Team Jacob is going down! Team MC is about to drop the Hammer
Kaylyn Repinski Tue May 1 10:02:00 2012
me too Jessica! totally awesome!
Jessica Fortuna Tue May 1 09:37:00 2012
I just found out about this from the Bicycle Hub in Mentor's facebook page! How delightful!
Chris Bongorno Mon Apr 30 22:34:00 2012
Just launched Team University Circle... Join if you live or work in the Circle!
Christopher Alvarado Mon Apr 30 09:57:00 2012
ONE MORE DAY. Get your teams together, and recruit your friends and cow-orkers!
Michael Lannoch Sun Apr 29 23:05:00 2012
I wouldn't call it trash talking as much as I would call it motivational speaking. The last time we minced words, you're team rode for 250+ points worth of mileage.... That was impressive!!!! Like crazy, nearly impossible impressive. But let's ride in solidarity into the new month. I'm hiding my car keys for the challenge....
Jacob VanSickle Sat Apr 28 13:45:00 2012
A core piece of Bike Cleveland's vision is to foster a culture for safe biking on our neighborhood and city streets. We need to make our streets intuitive and safe for everyone. To start this process will be introducing ordinances to cities that will make our streets safer for biking (watch for those to be introduced in Cleveland soon) and implementing a share the road campaign. We also understand that to get more people comfortable biking we need to build infrastructure that will get kids and families biking. This infrastructure includes bike lanes, sharrows, and bike paths. I would love to talk with you more about Bike Cleveland's strategy and vision for cycling in our region. E-mail me at [email protected] Ride on!
Fred Oswald Sat Apr 28 09:15:00 2012
We must educate society that bicycles are vehicles that should be driven on the same roads, by the same rules and with the same rights as other drivers. And bike lanes send exactly the wrong message.
Christopher Alvarado Fri Apr 27 12:35:00 2012
Michael Lannoch, I like the way you trash talk.
Dan Gibson Fri Apr 27 08:29:00 2012
It's been awfully cold here in Cleveland. Do trainer miles count?
Patti Flanagin Thu Apr 26 12:46:00 2012
It seems that you get more points if you complete the information that calculates MPH and calories burned.
Jacob VanSickle Wed Apr 25 16:18:00 2012
Each person on a team gets 20 points for every ride they take, plus 1 point for every mile they ride. So if you ride 5 miles you get 25 points. It is built to give priority over commuting, but still gives points for those biking for recreation (which are usually longer trips).
Michael Lannoch Wed Apr 25 14:25:00 2012
I guess I'm still trying to figure out how this whole point-ranking system works. seeing as how one of the teams jumped over 250 points in under 12 hours..... not sure how that works. Would love to know though before may 1st.
Michael Lannoch Wed Apr 25 12:13:00 2012
Ha! While you're at it, look into getting excuses to be a workout as well. :D
Christopher Alvarado Wed Apr 25 09:06:00 2012
I'm still trying to figure out how to count "meetings" as a workout! As soon as we do, though, Bike Cleveland Board will KNOCK YOU OUT.
Michael Lannoch Tue Apr 24 19:53:00 2012
Hey Team "Bike Cleveland Board". Team "Mind Brain" just burned you like the 9 Pabst Blue Ribbons I burned after my ride tonight. STEP UP if you want your podium spot back. Calling you out now (in a friendly M.B. social club) way when this thing goes official May 1st.
Patti Flanagin Mon Apr 16 22:00:00 2012
Having this site really motivates me to ride and log more miles. It's great!
David schalmo Sun Apr 8 12:13:00 2012
Bike messenger=ringer. I'm ok with that though.
Christopher Alvarado Fri Apr 6 14:57:00 2012
Team Bike Cleveland Board will burn all of you just like I burned 9 burgers this past month, I kid you not. STEP UP.
Jacob VanSickle Thu Apr 5 22:04:00 2012
Tell Everyone!

91 people have registered for the Cleveland Bike Challenge, and logged over 3,500 miles in the pre-challenge warm-up. WHOAAA!!

Remember that this is a national challenge, which means we are competing against cities across the US. Lets show the rest of the country how much we ride in Cleveland. Tell your friends, co-workers, and friends to sign-up and start warming-up for the Challenge, which begins May 1st.

If you haven't done so already be sure to put together a team. You can learn how by watching the videos at BikeCleveland.org/Challenge. Lets have over 115 people registered by the end of the weekend!

Jacob VanSickle Sun Mar 25 23:10:00 2012
Great to see people are logging in to warm-up before the Bike Cleveland Challenge starts on May 1st. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers. You can invite people through Facebook, or by inviting them to join your team (teams of 10 are encouraged). The goal is to log over 100,000 miles between May and the end of August. That is the equivalent of riding around the earth 4 times!
Shelli Snyder Wed Dec 31 18:00:00 1969
@ Darin...um. That's next Wednesday. ;)
Dennis Litto Wed Dec 31 18:00:00 1969
Anyone else having problems uploading with their Garmin? I have the 500 and can upload to my personal page but it will not let me u[pload to the challenge. My plugin is up to date.
Jacob VanSickle Wed Dec 31 18:00:00 1969
You think we can get to 250,000 miles by the end of the challenge on August 31st?
Chris Bongorno Wed Dec 31 18:00:00 1969
No limit to team sizes this year?