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parkfun this morning, nice and steady, then 51 miles averaging 18mph this afternoon, into a headwind for a fair chunk, and a diversion towards the end took it from planned 45 to actual 51. Not sure I ate enough, I felt pretty dead by the end.
Looks like I'm out for a nother 2 hours or so tomorrow morning with a friend, so it'll be a nice steady recovery ride, then I'll need to get a long run/walk/crawl in too.
I think I may be starting to feel the mojo returning
Some great riding out there, chaps and chapesses
reckon we might just make that start line ...
lol. Making the start line is a definite. Its making the finish line Im worried about
I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ...
how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???
yes britsksy.it builds character
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I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ... how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???
I did a well supported large group century. On the day they'll be no drafting, but you'll see other cyclists and there will be non-drafting trains (like a chain gang but 7.5m apart) going past, and supporters. You won't be in isolcation like you might be on a training ride.
I'm excited, terrified and inspired in equal measure -
britrisky....perfect combination of emotions
EP - you can get double bottle cage holders that fit directly onto the seat post, not the saddle, like this one - I also bought a purpose made bottle to keep spares in, which I keep in one of the bottle cages behind my saddle.
i can not fit most seat ones as my seat is so far back ........i use a drink bottle between my tri bars as an extra for long rides but would rather do without for Ironman.......will see if i need it as i only have room for a single bottle on the bike........
tomorrow i have the second of my long bike rides....3 long ones in 10 days will hopefully get my cycling going...........
i struggle on tyres..........changed the wheels on my new bike and practised then and plan to practise some more.......it takes me about 25 mins to change one...
I have a rear mounted holder for 2 bottles. It has a pair of bars than attach to the saddle rails at the back of the saddle. It should fit on most normal saddles
both evans and cycle surgery sell them, (cycle surgery being cheaper)
cheap (£30) and they work
At most a section of old tyre (if you have some) to patch a tear, or try an empty gel wrapper or two
It is worth trying to chnage tyres, there are some tyre /wheel combinations that are REALLY difficult by hand! I bought some new tyres and had to send them back as I couldnt get them on evern with levers
A friend is selling an x-lab turbo wing if anyone is interested. I won't provide any more details for fear of being Wombled.