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BART Psychogeographical Association
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Tasks / Biking

Bike 100 miles.

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25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: BART Psychogeographical Association

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6 completed :: 8 in progress
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posted by Lank on March 18th, 2008 11:46 PM

YES. If it weren't all at once, I'd have already completed this task with my daily commute to work.

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posted by Secret Agent on March 19th, 2008 5:21 AM


I quite liked Minch's completion of Walking, and don't see why a similar approach couldn't work here (especially given the lesser points). Everyone's got their own fitness and Drive to bring to bear on the task and I'd rather not see people exclude themselves because their's are a bit different.

That said, hardcore is awesomeful. And I for one have no intention of claiming my 1500 plus miles a year worth of commuting either. Especially when I might be able to do the Dunwich Dynamo this summer.

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posted by Magpie on March 19th, 2008 9:45 AM

In all things SF0, it is the spirit in which it was done that counts the most I reckon. So daily commute no, but doing big chunks of the task on consecutive days works.

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posted by Minch on March 19th, 2008 10:36 AM

I agree Magpie, Big chunks that are outside the realm of what you already do on a daily basis.

Lank, I'd partake in this task if I weren't afraid of my bike.

Secret Agent, thanks for the mention :)

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posted by Burn Unit on March 19th, 2008 11:45 AM

Ahem. I will take that as a personal challenge.

I will make this task work using my daily commute, and I will find a way to make it good.

Doubters, you have been warned.

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posted by Poncho on March 24th, 2008 6:33 PM

Warners... you have been doubted!

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posted by Peter Garnett on August 15th, 2008 11:18 PM

I really want to do this task.


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posted by Bryce on August 16th, 2008 1:34 AM

Me too.

I even know the bike I would want to use.

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posted by Remy The Living on October 9th, 2010 9:39 AM

think a 13 year old, semi trained in biking kid could do this with a whole bunch of other players and people? sort've like a group effort.

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posted by Lincøln on October 10th, 2010 5:37 PM

I would never say no, but it would be very very difficult.

Try doing smaller rides before going for the big crazy one.

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posted by rongo rongo on October 11th, 2010 3:22 PM

Well, being young is kind of an advantage with these things, in that you are less likely to do permanent injury to any of your joints from lengthy exertion. I think that if you would be in good enough shape to walk briskly for about 12 hours at once, you would probably be in good enough shape to bike 100 miles at once...IF you do NOT do it in a hilly region or against a strong headwind.

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posted by Benjamin Schlotz on December 29th, 2010 11:38 AM

So, the distance between west oakland bart and embarcadero bart is (according to google cycling directions) precisely 100 miles. I'm beginning training for the aids lifecycle, so I think that at some point this year (after I've gotten a few 50-75 mile treks under my belt), I'll cycle from oakland to sf via the southbay.

I call it "the longest distance between two points" or "in a world without bart..."

are there any 0s in philadephia
posted by Juniper Homolko on March 2nd, 2011 2:22 PM

that want to put me up for the night?

Philly is ~100 miles from NYC + I can make a friend.

(Better: Are there a bunch of people in Philly that want to hang out, and I can make a bunch of friends?)

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posted by Ben [Sunshine] on March 23rd, 2011 9:01 AM

I'm just outside Philly, in Swarthmore, and would be happy to... if you're already coming from NYC, it's not THAT much further... and I love new friends! (Yes, I suffer from that tragic human disease called friendship.)



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Biking by Lincøln September 18th, 2010 11:11 AM

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no suc...

25 + 170 points :: 19 comments :: 34 votes
Biking by Dela Dejavoo July 20th, 2010 5:37 PM

I decided to do this task about exactly 2 years ago. Now, 2 years ago I was like a level 3 biker. Biking 10 miles was a pretty significant trip for me, and a ride of 20 miles was a rare and exhausting endeavor. Regardless, I was determined to make i...

25 + 105 points :: 5 comments :: 21 votes
Biking by twine May 7th, 2011 9:57 AM

I am obsessed with bicycles. The obsession began when my grandfather gave me his 30-year-old Peugeot 10-speed when I was in high school, and has only intensified since then. I've done a lot of different kinds of riding- touring, long road rides, an...

25 + 86 points :: 0 comments :: 18 votes
Biking by Kattapa June 5th, 2011 4:51 AM

112 miles of biking and some running: As my previous personal record was 55 miles of biking in one day, I knew I was in for a treat. I first biked from home (in Potsdam) to Brandenburger Tor in Berlin (approx 25 miles) and from there I followed the ...

25 + 75 points :: 3 comments :: 15 votes
Biking by rongo rongo, bunny dragon May 3rd, 2010 8:10 AM

What better place to bicycle than the Netherlands? More bike paths than roads, flat terrain, beautiful scenery...the country is a bicyclist heaven. Bunny Dragon and I gathered up some friends and we set off on a 150 mile tour. See the picture captio...

25 + 67 points :: 3 comments :: 15 votes :: 2 collaborators
Biking by Rin Brooker, Thor September 16th, 2012 6:36 PM

This task began when Thor got herself a brand new bike. We wanted to bike 100 miles but one does not just do that for no reason, a feat of such distance must have a goal and so we settled on a goal that mankind has driven towards though out the age...

25 + 38 points :: 4 comments :: 8 votes :: 2 collaborators