Trailforks 30-Day Ride Challenge Prize Winners & Recap

Aug 8, 2019
by Anthill Films  


The 30-Day Ride Challenge is now done and dusted! With poached legs, gripped forearms and aching backs we’d like to congratulate everyone who participated in this month-long endeavor-in-the-saddle. Thousands of people across the world rode their bikes every day from July 1 to July 30, all while encouraging their friends and inspiring strangers.

With that, we bring you the news that we have an official winner for the 30 Day Ride Challenge!
Tim Falvey is now the proud owner of the Return to Earth custom Trek Slash with a Shimano XTR build. Here's what he had to say about it.

bigquotesWhen I first heard the news I was so relieved I had finished all 30 days. On day four I went into the park after work, had a good crash and split my elbow open. It was pretty sore for a couple of weeks until another crash opened it back up again. Also, on day 12 I had to drop my brother-in-law at the airport so had to do a ride in Vancouver in the dark to get the badge!Tim Falvey, 30 Day Challenge Grand Prize winner

One Happy Chappy. Grand prize winner Tim Falvey.

Falvey hails from the South Island of New Zealand but moved with his girlfriend to the Whistler area in 2016 for — you guessed it — the trails. He has also been riding Trek bikes for a while, first the older Slash and more recently a Remedy. The Return to Earth bike should serve as a pretty sweet upgrade!

Time for Tim to get 'er dirty!

And here are the winners (Pinkbike usernames) of the daily prize packs courtesy of Trailforks, Anthill Films, EVOC, Bontrager, Shimano and LAZER.

Humblpirate
Maaxs
Asteinberg428
Patrick0712
Kgonzo
bgoldstone
lilgoose
freemanbr
LMcKellick
emptyvoxel
mavkona
Darth-Villar
aricthred
JessAllennCycles
Mxrider281
tomasslavicek
Jacksonh5125
Cjcarefoot
cgiffordmiears
cutamerc
Jimmyridesmtb
Willajack1
Mattisriding
Matze724
Scottrjohnke
njacobs1
bradn104

plus 3 more riders we haven't heard back from yet. Check your inboxes!

Daily prize packs courtesy of Trailforks, Anthill Films, EVOC, Bontrager, Shimano and LAZER.

Note: All winners are drawn at the Pinkbike office location using a ‘Pick A Winner’ generator that randomly draws from all the eligible entries that completed the daily challenge (for Daily Badge winners) and all 30 days of the challenge (for the Overall 30 Day winner). Each winner is then cross-checked to ensure the days of riding is featured a complete Trailforks trail and there were no disparities.

30 Day Ride Challenge Fun Stats!
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The overall response to the 30 Day Ride Challenge was nothing short of amazing. Countless photos and videos were posted on a daily basis from participants on trails all over the world, more than we’ve ever seen. The best part was hearing participants’ testimonials; how people were riding more, riding stronger and generally just feeling better on their bikes, despite the time and energy that this challenge took.

Global heat map of 30 Day Ride Challenge completion ridelogs

North America
UK and Europe

Number of people that rode each day

Number of people who maintained a 30-Day streak


bigquotesAnd just like that…. 30 days flew by and I rode every day! It was not about riding the longest most epic trails, but reminding me I have the willpower and I could trade my usual after-work naps for laps.@jelodotch


bigquotesI never expected I would feel so good mentally and physically doing this challenge but the benefits have been unreal!@_jomiro


bigquotesI FREAKING LOVE RIDING BIKES!!!@PSCL_LMR

Lastly, we’d like to recognize the folks that topped the Trailforks Leaderboards! These riders really pushed how much we can achieve in 30 days of riding bikes.


Most trails ridden: dorr with 1070 trails (1,275 km)

Most distance: Mattlightcycling with 1,688 km


Most climbing: ttran with 38, 816 meters


Most descending: Bandidh with -100,455 meters


Thanks to everyone who helped make this 30 Day Ride Challenge happen, mostly all of YOU for getting out to ride your bikes every day! If you're looking for more inspiration to make the most your two-wheeled time, check out our latest film Return to EarthThe Ants


159 Comments

  • + 40
 I had so much fun completing the challenge, and the best part was the Wife and friends were supportive when I “had” to ride my bike instead on doing something else. I really hope this turns into an annual thing! Even if you guys rescue the prizes to something more sustainable, I think a lot of people would still go for it. Any excuse to get on the bike!
  • + 7
 Haha, exactly. I need something I can use an excuse that's better than "because I need to ride today". First it was "Gotta ride today honey, Big Mountain Enduro training." then "Gotta ride today honey, trying to win a bike." PB swag (tshirt, hat, socks, etc.) would give me an excuse, "Gotta ride today honey, trying to get new socks."
  • + 4
 In the same boat. Loved this challenge. It motivated me to get off my butt and hit the pedals. The amount of stamina and skill gained in one month was crazy and I’m incredibly thankful I was able to make it the full 30 days. Some of the contestants are true beasts.
Hope this becomes an annual thing
  • + 6
 My wife was on board so it would make me less fat...pretty much her only motivation.
  • + 19
 Congrats on finishing! Hopefully we can make it an annual thing.
  • + 3
 @anthill: how can I get some stickers?
  • + 1
 @anthill: you committed right there! Great! :-)
  • + 3
 Agreed! I’m 42 and my wife and I welcomed a newborn into the family a month before the challenge started but we worked out our schedules so that I could get out for a lap each day. I often took our dog so it was a two-fer.
  • + 2
 @whattheheel: She's a f-ing Registered Dietitian with a 6 pack of abs. Life for me is so difficult. Never seen more than 2.5 of my abs.
  • + 35
 Congrats to the winner but did it have to be someone living in Whistler riding an already new trek bike lol
  • + 2
 see my other comment. He even had a lovely float plane shuttle. Big Grin
  • - 2
 @bizutch: I call bullshit his day 29 ride log the flyby shows he went up a forest service road and only rode down a small section of a different trail. I could have swore somewhere in the rules it said it had to be at least green or higher and have ridden a full trail but he didnt that day? www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7674731 He even earned a KOM on a road climb while driving
  • + 2
 Great question
  • + 2
 @Flarix: you may be onto something here mate, but I believe it's done and dusted ????
  • + 1
 @Flarix: The rules only require one trail "on trailforks" per day - which he hit. I think its funny that he was already riding a Trek and in the highest showcase place in the world, but meh - I had fun doing the challenge (~35,000 ft of climbing in only 150 miles!) and no longer have people waiting on me on the climbs.
  • + 3
 @Thustlewhumber: ya only one trail a day is required but you have to ride the trail not drive it and it clearly shows he was driving in a vehicle at over 40KM/H it shows on the Strava activity so how does that count as riding your bike?
  • + 1
 I was thinking the same thing. I mean, props for riding for 30 days but I was HOPING that the winner would be in a less fortunate place, on an older bike. Someone who could really benefit from the giveaway bike. Like even during the video in the statistics there were people riding in so many other countries on trails that we don't hear about every day. Seems too easy that he was in Whistler.
  • + 2
 @C3rvantes: To say that 99.9% of the other riders in the contest are left with a less than fuzzy feeling for the winner is an understatement. Probably because for most everyone in the contest, it was real, legit work & a lifestyle change.

How much does a float plane cost anyway?
  • + 1
 @bizutch: Cant even ask him now anyway his account is no longer active lol www.pinkbike.com/u/Timfalvey45
  • + 1
 @Flarix: Wow. I get why he would...but at the same time, sure makes the conspiracy theorists squirm. Big Grin
  • + 2
 The new pinkbike account is on for Tim ( www.pinkbike.com/u/tim269 ), and also the trailforks have disabled the map of his 29th day - www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7678410
  • + 1
 @MartinsDuboviks: So I guess @anthill & @trek @pinkbikeaudience are just gonna pretend like the other 2000+ riders don't care about the rules of the game?

Kinda feel like we are all eating a shlt sandwich right about now
  • + 1
 @bizutch: for sure feels that way
  • + 16
 After finishing the Return to earth 30 day Ride Challenge, to an outsider I’m sure it would be pretty puzzling as to why I enjoy this sport so much. Over the 30 days of riding I:

Crashed at least a dozen times (mostly minor ones)
Smashed my knee causing a 3 day limp
Broke my Elbow (Bone Chip)
Broke my rebound knob (failed skinny attempt)
Broke my chain (same time as the knee)
Broke my Phone (same time as the elbow)
Broke my Derailleur
Broke my Cassette
4 Flat Tires (3 on one ride)
Suffered more mosquito bites than I care to count
Was viciously attacked by hundreds of ants
Was chased by two dogs

To be honest, after looking at this list, I’m not sure why I love biking so much, but damn it was a great 30 days… and after all that saddle time, I’m smoking all my friends up and down. Now if Shimano could just send me a discount code to help pay for all the shit I broke, that would be super cool.
  • + 1
 ???? g'damn!
  • + 3
 Just out of curiosity how did you manage to break your cassette? Also it sounds like you might need a tire with a heavier casing.
  • + 18
 Now do one for Dads
  • + 19
 Where you don't sleep more than 3 straight hours a night for 30 days and have to keep up on a group ride?
  • + 4
 @husstler: and have to listen to your buddies make fun of you for not keeping up on said group ride
  • + 5
 I’ll bet there’s a few dads with toddlers and newborns and full time jobs who rode all 30 days. The best part of this contest was making the most of those 30 minutes chunks of time you usually waste during a day.
  • + 2
 We do a 30 day April Challenge and the best I could muster was 20 days (at least 30mins a day, outside, on your bike, in Northern VT). I've got a 21m/o boy and 20 days was a lot. But was so happy to do that!
  • + 3
 @dhdropout: if they did, I can't imagine they're not total selfish dicks. The first months of my daughter's lives, there's no way I could have logged 30 days of rides unless I worked at the bike park. Not without sticking my wife with all the kid duties Big Grin
  • + 2
 @bizutch: Now I cant get out without the little ones being totally bummed that I'm leaving, can be mentally tough to disappoint them for 30 days straight.
  • + 1
 Agreed. It’s easier for me to skip work Sept-June than skip family July and Aug!
  • + 10
 I work 45 hrs per week, have a wife and two kids ages 4 and 2 and still rode all 30 days. 31 actually for good measure... 220 miles 25,498 feet climbing. #noexcuses
  • + 3
 @pauldiggity: his post said newborns...you got a 4 yr old. That's an extra babysitter
  • + 7
 I have 18m old son and I'm pretty sure I did not neglect him during my 30 rides. We did few rides together (but only one for badge though) during that time and the other rides were usually before wife and kid woke up (5-7am) so the challenge was doable even with family, at least for me.
  • + 7
 This dad did it!
  • + 2
 I work 50 to 60hrs a week I rode all 30 days, probably 15 with my son(4) who rides green and blues. some with the wife(works two jobs) who was amazingly supportive. Some rides in the rain, some with a chainsaw, some family rides, some very late in bear country alone... all worth it. A bike would have been nice though, lol.
  • + 5
 @my-dudesty: your 18 month year old sleeps? I'm sick of this bs
  • + 2
 @bizutch: Managed all 30 with a one year old, the key is to ride while everyone else is sleeping
  • + 0
 @dd202: you have one kid?

Tippie said "ones an accessory, two is a lifestyle change"
  • + 1
 @husstler: hah hah
  • + 2
 @dirtyoldclown: The first 6 months were hell on earth, we forgot how it feels like to have a good sleep longer than 2 hours. But after a year it got better and better and now he finally sleeps whole night (we're enjoying this only for a month or so..)
  • + 15
 New Trek owner wins new Trek.
  • + 3
 www.trailforks.com/profile/Timfalvey45/ridelog

Still trying to decide if I hate him for winning...or for being where I should be. Big Grin
  • + 4
 such is a random draw
  • + 5
 @canadaka: I knew it would be a bruh deal. Global and a dude from whistler gets the rig. Lol!!! Does everyone at Pinkbike get the laugh on the global community.

But I enjoyed the challenge.
  • + 11
 Ugh. You're telling me I rode my bike for 30 days straight and all I got out of it was exercise, having fun, and getting better at riding my bike?

What a scam.

In all seriousness congratulations to the winners! Now, if you'll excuse me EVERYTHING on my bike needs some love and service hahah.
  • + 3
 Seriously lol. My bike took a beating. Currently overhauling my fork after all the riding.
  • + 3
 20 mornings of picking spiders and ticks off me 10 afternoons sweating in the humidity. Won jack shit. Worth it.
  • + 1
 @fruitsd79: I'm not the only one who eats spider for breakfast? Always can tell if you're the first rider of the day
  • + 1
 @DylanH93 The maintenance is real. I just put on a new cassette, new chain, new brake pads, new cables, bled the brakes and serviced my dropper post. Now I can keep the streak alive.
  • + 2
 @bizutch: I know I was the first rider most days thanks to the multitude of spiders I ate. Way way way too many spiders. Definitely don't fear them now though.
  • + 13
 Congrats to the winners! Wanted to participate, but on Day -2 I crashed, dislocated my shoulder, and needed surgery. Maybe next time -_-
  • + 4
 Heal up quickly! Ive done the challenge- without a car and every trail 1hour away it was kinda lame Sadly didnt won anything ofc lol
  • + 1
 @NotNamed: Thanks man I'm working on it. The irony is instead of riding 30 days I ended up riding 0 days
  • + 1
 @Jvhowube: I feel you, on day 2 I cut the flexor tendon in my thumb. No riding for 3 months.
  • + 1
 Broken hand a broken toe here. I'm just recently healed up and getting back to it.
  • + 4
 @millerstone: We need to make a support group or something.
  • + 2
 Yep, I ended up riding less in July due to injury. Just getting back on the bike this weekend after letting ribs heal for 3 weeks, mellow rides only, but it's better than no rides.
  • + 1
 Damn! Sorry to hear about the people that got hurt while out on the trails. Hope you all get back out there again soon!
  • + 3
 @anthill: Time. What will you fill it with? The movie was rad. Cool seeing Hunter and Rheeder in person and the theater was filled with cool peeps who ride. I was immersed in the film, it totally inspired me so I made the commitment that day when this challenge was announced there. I expected to get a little hurt. Plenty of crashes, mechanicals and bonks. I'm addicted. I injected this endorphin drug for 30 days straight and now I feel like I still need it everyday. You know what they say.."if you don't crash then you weren't going fast enough", haha. I could almost write a book about all the time + "things" we all had to juggle; the stuff that happened while out on the trail, the soreness, pains and heartaches felt. Every minute was worth it. So stoked for the winners of the the new possessions. You've already proven that it will be put to proper use! The coolest thing about this is the energy that everyone shared in the common goal. Thank you to all who put in the hard work to make this challenge a success. I noticed a lot of support during this. Ride on!
  • + 11
 I would've enjoyed at least a discount on the movie I helped promote for 30 straight days...
  • + 2
 Another good point
  • + 4
 but you knew the terms when you started…
  • + 7
 Those are some legit leaderboard stats. My longest ride has been almost 50km...@Mattlightcycling averaged 56km/day for 30 days. And 100,000 metres of descent? I'd have to just fall out of a plane a few times to make that happen. Don't even start with the climbing.

Well done everyone.
  • + 2
 To be fair people who ride XC tend to measure their rides in kilometers. I had to look up how many km's my regular ride is as in the mountains how much vertical you're doing in a ride is a more relevant number. Still a mega amount of riding though.
  • + 2
 Per a comment in another thread, at least one of the "leaders" seems to have left Strava on all day shuttling people around. They didn't call them out by name, but it shouldn't be hard to spot. Otherwise, good job indeed!
  • + 2
 Maybe lots of park days in there‽ only a guess on that amount of descending. Not diminishing the persons accomplishments at all.
  • + 5
 I will say i ride with the one and only matty light and he is an animal. Works a full time job in construction and crushes it on the bike.
  • + 4
 I also found that Trailforks was extremely inaccurate with measuring elevation in comparison to Strava. One ride, which is roughly ~100m climb, Trailforks had recorded as 2400m
  • + 11
 It is a Trek conspiracy as the winner already owned a Trek!
  • + 1
 InterestingFrown
  • + 1
 Clearly fixed. Wink
  • + 6
 Cool seeing that global data and the cultural reach of the MTB community in some of those IG posts. Now, how to get those dark spots to light up. Everyone needs more trails closer to home.
  • + 5
 Congratulations Tim, it's good to see a kiwi take away the grand prize, even if you're in Whistler, and kudos to all those kiwis who gave it a crack. It was a tough challenge for us back in NZ and most of my rides were in the rain or the dark, but I really enjoyed having the excuse to ride every day. Thanks Pinkbike for putting this on. Please do a comp like this again and make it in January so those of us in the southern hemisphere have an advantage next time.
  • + 1
 The kiwis were always a day ahead! North America is blanketed in snow in January, at least you can still ride your bikes during your "winter".
  • + 7
 Guy who gets lift access and has brand new Trek wins the exact brand new Trek..
  • + 6
 Poor dude is now stuck with two Treks
  • + 4
 No matter who won people would gripe about it, I rode twice a day for 30 days, although Trailforks did only count 1per day which sucked, I lost the feeling in my finger which hasnt come back, wore out 2 sets of pads front and back, had to replace my drive train, wheel bearings, Bottom Bracket and tyres, all on a bike that is 4 months old. The guy won and congrats to him, it was good to be on my bike and to push myself, I rode harder then I might have done otherwise, which has come at a cost, pounds and health, but it was a fun 30 days and thats the size of it really, Congrats to everyone who won something, gutted I didnt but happy I tried.
  • + 4
 Well darn, hoped i had a chance. my second child was born the day before this started didn't think i could pull it off but found some nature areas close and ran off for quick rides. oh well. was great getting on the bike again though. big congrats to the winner, at least it will be in a good home in whistler!
  • + 3
 Have to agree with some other ppl here on how nice this challenge was! For myself it gave me no excuses to even just get a quick short ride in, and non riders definitely react differently to "I'm doing a 30 day ride challenge" vs "I just have to ride". It's funny how once that comes out people immediately support you!

But overall this has gotten me a lot fitter than I have been, riding almost every day is now just routine and I hope to keep it up.

Please do these challenges more often!
  • + 2
 And the short rides with dead legs, I kept adding a little extra distance even though it wasn't the plan...cause I wasnt at home and being on the bike was more fun. Bet I'm not the only one Hah
  • + 3
 What a great challenge to participate in. I had a blast and was able to hit all 30 days and only shuttled once. With 3 kids and a full time job is was a juggle in the norm but I was able to make it happen....that and I had to ride an old stumpjumper the first 2 weeks. Thank you for putting on such a fun and challenging contest. Bummed I didn't win but I had fun.
  • + 3
 I managed to ride all 30 days, however, some of my riding was done on "unsanctioned trail" since that's what's close to my house. So, naturally I didn't win anything, but I did enjoy myself and I got in WAY better shape. I guess I can't be mad about that. Bring it back next year please.
  • + 2
 I had a similar issue, I ride a lot trails that are of yet not sanctioned but would go ride quick laps on little sanctioned loops to make my ride. Sucks because it looks like i just made the minimum.
  • + 1
 @dinosaurmonkey: I made sure to log a little feeder trail first on some days. Just to be sure.
  • + 2
 eh so glad someone this deserving can get a new $10,000 bike. He was fortunate enough to move from one trail mecca to another and have a float plane at his disposal. oh that's all sarcasm btw. That being said, I don't suggest someone who half asses it should win a new bike but unfortunately the nature of this contest allows for people with more money/means to put themselves in a better position to win.
  • + 1
 I disagree..at least with the more money part. It comes down to commitment. I'd say that the majority of those who completed the challenge probably had a decent bike to start with. If you were confident about completing you most likely had quick access to a trail system. This was a chalenge for people who ride a lot, so it may seem like an unfair contest but but I think was a fair contest. The winner just happend to finish in style and had fun on the way... good for him
  • + 1
 @kingfish666: he didnt commit to anything there is a problem with 2 of his ride logs like this one he didnt even ride a full trail www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7284410
  • + 1
 @Flarix: Wow, that's messed up. Did no one look at that @canadaka ?
  • + 1
 @noapathy @Flarix rules stated that at least 50% of your data points from the ride log were within 30 meters of A trail. Did not state that you had to ride the full trail, which I cross checked several rides & had to be double sure I went on at least a super short trail that counted plus my normal ride because most rides here criss cross multiple trails but don't follow the length of a single trail.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: Ok I see it there now single sentence by itself partial trails count missed it in the fine print. Good to know for next time that a small 11 minute lap can count for something
  • + 1
 @Flarix: I had a 200 yard connector Trail t in my inventory that I made sure to start most of my rides with so that I knew I had something that would count and believe me I was planning on walking that bad thing if I got hurt on one of the last few days
  • + 2
 Congrats to all those that completed the challenge. I didn't think I would make it through the first week, like trying to cut back on alcohol, eat better or hit the gym on a more regular basis I though I'd cave within a couple of days. What I was reminded of was how much I enjoyed riding, how satisfying it is to reach the top a little less out of breath or rip to the bottom with increasing speed. No I didn't win the bike, I didn't even win the socks but I still got a lot from being on the trails every day. Thanks Pinkbike and thanks Trailforks, great contest that inspired many of us to ride our bike more!
  • + 6
 Should do a ride contest for broke kids who can’t afford a nice bike...
  • + 3
 Hi to the other 3 people who, it looks like, did the challenge in Michigan!!!! See y’all on the trails.
P.S, could I have ur old bike Tim??? Jk
  • + 1
 Bummer after all that riding I really need a new pair of socks,grips,and new rear tire!im happy to see my name in the number 1 spot on my favorite local top to bottom trail now though,beating many local sponsored riders feels like I’m winningSmile
  • + 1
 Man, I really wanted a t shirt.. can I buy one?
great challenge.. July sucks in front range of colorado, its hot and dusty and my busy time of year. Usually I don't ride much in July.. this got me out, sometimes only a short ride, but better than nothing.. most I have ever ridden in July..

Thanks PB and Anthill..
  • + 3
 Had a blast completing this challenge! Hey Pinkbike, any chance those who completed the challenge can purchase some swag, or get at sticker?
  • + 4
 We all want a sticker! Congrats everyone, can't wait till next year.
  • + 5
 Or a badge that says I COMPLETED, not I "Participated" in the challenge would be nice.
They sent out that email saying "Here's your final badge" and it was a participation trophy type badge that wasn't specific to the 2k folk who made it through all 30. Big Grin
  • + 1
 @bizutch:Ya! small insignificant trophy so we ca all be winners.
  • + 2
 Thanks for doing this Trailforks. I'll never forget riding at 11 at night in a crazy downpour to get my ride in. So many fun rides in those 30 days. Congrats Tim!
  • + 1
 Getting motivated by this challenge and riding every single day turned out to be super awesome and fun. I really enjoyed reading and seeing posts about other people's experiences throughout the challenge as well.
  • + 4
 Looks like you've found a deserving winner. Ride on people.
  • + 1
 Some days after: hard to keep riding habits up to eating habits established during contest.
I am still struggling to justify mass gain with upcoming winter. Big Grin
  • + 2
 How about next year make it 30 different trails? Now that would be a true challenge!
  • + 3
 The winner should try elbow pads Smile

Congrats!!
  • + 1
 I rode bike every day to get to work 30 km total and mtb on Saturday and Sunday but no trail on my Monday to Friday ride... But I like the challenge!
  • + 2
 I checked my inbox, wasn't me lol. Congrats to the winner, that bike is literally too pretty to ride.
  • + 3
 Love the stat that every trail forks trail was ridden at least twice!
  • + 1
 I loved this challenge! It forced me to re-prioritize and I'm still riding more than ever! I got to know my new bike and I got fitter and faster. Thanks for the opportunity!
  • + 1
 What parking lot is that? I can see my truck in the background but really have no idea where that is. Oh yeah, I was supposed to win that bike.
  • + 1
 This is so awesoooooome!! Thanks a lot for everyone, do please make this challenge an yearly thing, it would be wicked!!!
  • + 2
 Pinkbike, please make this an annual event!!
  • + 2
 They must repeat it in October to do it in good weather.
  • + 2
 Don't start saying 'UK and Europe' quite yet please! ( ???? )
  • + 1
 Getting badge didn’t worked for me so...next years maybe
Anyway many trails poped up un the area which is great
  • + 1
 What an awesome month riding every day! Wet riding skills improved a bunch. Thanks for the amazing film and the motivation!
  • + 2
 Congrats, dudes!
I'm getting a tshirt next year! Razz
  • + 2
 @bizutch shout out to YMH
  • + 18
 I am bitter and happy at the same time. We all lost to a guy who lives IN Whistler & took the lift and a FLOAT PLANE SHUTTLE??? roughly 20+ days of the challenge he dropped in? Almost feels like there should be a separate category for people who could log 15+ days with no chain? Wink
www.pinkbike.com/u/Timfalvey45
But he played by the rules, so no harm, no foul.

Meanwhile I logged THIRTY TWO HOURS of DRIVING time to get to any trail on Trailforks since they are all 30 minutes away, including a day where the road to the trailhead was blocked and had to drive 30 minutes to another town at dusk. Big Grin

One thing is EATING AT ME THOUGH. The untold story of the FIVE RIDERS WHO MISSED DAY 30???
What happened to those FIVE people that they got burned?

I got lots of positives out of it:
1. My Instagram post above's location tag!!!
2. Lost 10 pounds of stagnant weight, a decent bit of belly fat that has hung around for several years.
3. Realized you can puke & ride with a skull splitting headache while shivering if you desperately gotta get a ride in
4. Bike shops have no desire to help you at quitting time (shall remain nameless)
5. My legs can take way more than I realized
6. NOT A SINGLE BIKE PARK LAP (all pedaling...and I'm a DHer by heart)
7. A guy reached out to me with a truly devastating occurence that stopped his streak & I am eternally blessed for him having shared his grief with me via the contest & think of him often now
8. OEM bike parts suck!!!
9. A bone stock 2018 Kona Process 153 SE can be limped through 30 days of beat downs in Pisgah mud, rocks, roots & torrents
10. Cleaning a chain religiously daily is therapeutic & makes them last way longer
11. Riding in rain is normal...lightning for the 5th time in 20 days, unnerving
12. New friends can be made hiding from hail in a toilet ( @clairetuttle you know it's true)
13. Never trust your kids sense of time
14. Buy a headlamp next challenge..safer than squinting in the dark
15. Don't go camping with FIVE females (even if it's a 5 minute flat pedal to the trailhead)...by the time you're done tending to their glamping whims, you're gonna wish you'd bought a light
16. Shimano AM45's smell like death warmed over a boiling sewer drain outside a curry kitchen when left wet
17. @Timfalvey45 owes us ALL a beer.
18. Again...those 5 poor souls that missed Day 30...what???
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 @bizutch: One of my friends rode an in-development trail on day 30 (legit trail testing with builder's permission) but that one won't be added to Trailforks for a few more months... She was bummed out severely but rules is rules
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 @kamsbry: that would be a kick in the balls..if she were a female world cup dh racer from south of the equator Wink
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 @bizutch: nice. my Kona process 153 rallied hard for 30 days.. more proud of it than myself..
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 @billybobzia: mines pretty trashed rhough... hah
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 Little bxtch.. I mean congratulations, what a fun contest
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 If I won I was gonna surprise my friend with the bike ????
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 I was had already made plans to sell it and buy my wife and son new bikes. I have a good whip and they deserve it more than me.
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 Most climbed... does that include chairlifts ? If not that’s beast mode.
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 No chair lifts in Stralya. 29260 vertical meters for July. TF doesn't include second ride of the day! Blasphemy! Smile Smile Smile
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 those t-shirts are cool, can I buy one anywhere?
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 It sucks South America is almost blank!!!
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 Where can I get one of those hats!?
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 They'll be available on our site soon.
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 @anthill: and the t-shirts??
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 I’ve been in physio every day since completing this contest dealing with excruciating lower back pain... Good thing I didn’t win anything. ???? in fact now out of pocket over $600 so far...
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 www.pinkbike.com/u/Timfalvey45

I dealt with bad back pain the whole time, but would come home nightly and lay on the floor doing all sorts of stuff, including some sort of L5 Eldoa (I think that's what it's called) against the wall, that really helped.

Biggest help was literally doing planks, side planks, prisoner squats & those yoga pelvic tilts. Stomach weakness & hip mobility off the bike with resistance are the big keys for helping mine...and I'm slack as crap at doing them.

Here's the video that explained it well for me if you haven't: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Uv8tcjRzQ
and...she's cute.
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 So you’re complaining that you rode your bike for 30 days straight? I suggest you try a couch sport.
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 @sunringlerider: good recommendation to follow in the tracks you’ve pioneered.
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 @mitcht: Got to stretch and keep limber before each ride. Shit, I spend 15 - 20 minutes stretching everyday whether I ride or not.
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 Dude its Canada... It happened at work... RIGHT!
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 This is probably obvious, but be sure to stretch everything in your legs daily: quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, IT band at a minimum. Any tight leg muscles (any tight muscle period) can mess with your back. Source: Wife's a PT.
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 @mitcht: while I would love to respond in negative fashion to your burn. I won’t. However as someone who has had back/hip/pelvis injuries I feel your pain. I know it may sound really stupid but not sure if you do more pedaling or not. If so getting a fit could help. Minor adjustments can make a big difference on back position. And another +1 on stretching. Not sure what happened to here but that Aby chick some good moves, for real, they helped.
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 The winner will never get his Price haha
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