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by lucaltmann
31 Jan 2012, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference in performance over 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Re: Difference in performance over 24 hours

12:00 at Marble Arch to 12:00 at the Arc de Triomphe is quite a lot harder than 24h riding time between somewhere convenient in London and somewhere convenient in Paris. The former would count ferry time, ferry buffer/queueing time, and the one hour time difference, as well as all the traffic delay...
by lucaltmann
30 Jan 2012, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference in performance over 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Re: Difference in performance over 24 hours

Many people come to this type of ride a bit more gradually which is why there is such a depth of experience on here. There's only so much you can pick up in a relatively short time. I don't think you've mentioned how much your group has ridden together. I'd suggest it's a good idea to get in as man...
by lucaltmann
27 Jan 2012, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference in performance over 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Re: Difference in performance over 24 hours

Thanks everybody for your considered responses, its great having so much knowledge and experience to draw on! I feel fairly reassured and I'll probably stick with my current bike and make sure its well serviced etc and look into dropbars/aero bars as an option I'll let you know how the trip was when...
by lucaltmann
26 Jan 2012, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference in performance over 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Re: Difference in performance over 24 hours

I am not recommending it but you could consider fitting aero-bars or whatever they are called onto your handlebars. They would be invaluable if fighting a headwind on your own. A bit dangerous in the middle of a crowd though, i am told. Thanks good idea and that would negate the need for drop bars ...
by lucaltmann
26 Jan 2012, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference in performance over 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Re: Difference in performance over 24 hours

BTW if you are not used to it, practice riding in a close group (with known / understood protocol) and taking turns at the front; this will massively alter your group speed. at the risking of hijacking my own thread what do you mean by known/understood protocol and what is best practice for 4 rider...
by lucaltmann
26 Jan 2012, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference in performance over 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Re: Difference in performance over 24 hours

Ok thanks all, overall I feel fairly reassured that its not mad to attempt it on the bike I have. The key disadvanatge would seem to be not having drop bars when I'm leading the peloton.

Having said that I've never ridden a racing bike so maybe I don't know what I'm missing out on!
by lucaltmann
26 Jan 2012, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference in performance over 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Difference in performance over 24 hours

I'll try and keep this short and simple. In July I'm cycling in a group of 4 from London to Paris in 24 hours (270 miles via Dover-Calais) My bike is an 8 year old Marin Lucas Valley, shimano sora, thin tyres. The bike is too small it's a 56 inch frame and im 6'2. I'm used to the bike and comfortabl...
by lucaltmann
23 Dec 2011, 6:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ANY ADVICE ON 24 HOUR CYCE RIDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: ANY ADVICE ON 24 HOUR CYCE RIDE

Thanks for the advice, although certainly wasn't trying to be a "threadjacker"!
by lucaltmann
21 Dec 2011, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ANY ADVICE ON 24 HOUR CYCE RIDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: ANY ADVICE ON 24 HOUR CYCE RIDE

I'm doing a self organised 280 mile London to Paris cycle ride in 24 hours in July in a team of 4, which includes 3 hours of dead time on the Dover Calais ferry leg. So based on that 300 miles should be do-able. However I'm not sure I would want to cycle for 24 hours if I didn't have the goal of cyc...
by lucaltmann
13 Sep 2010, 9:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LoJOG
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

LoJOG

Has anyone done London to John O'Groats and can they share a route with me? thanks in advance

Luc
by lucaltmann
4 Sep 2010, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London Jerusalem
Replies: 2
Views: 341

London Jerusalem

Does anyone know anyone who has cycled London to jeruslaem, or similar, who could offer advice on the route? Hoping to do it in 2012 or 2013...

many thanks

Luc
by lucaltmann
4 Mar 2010, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Training and leg exercises
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Training and leg exercises

Thanks just a tour I'm just slightly concerned about going over the Alps though
by lucaltmann
4 Mar 2010, 11:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Training and leg exercises
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Training and leg exercises

I'm cycling London to Rome starting at the end of July and have begun a training regime of riding at the weekends when I can and keeping fit in the gym during the week with a weekly spin class, on the bike, rowing machine and a few runs here and there. Is there a lot of benefit in doing leg exercise...
by lucaltmann
28 Jul 2009, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hills for training close to London
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Hills for training close to London

Wow great info, thanks guys....great forum
by lucaltmann
26 Jul 2009, 2:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hills for training close to London
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Hills for training close to London

Next year I'm cycling London to Rome and while I have plenty of options for training routes to cycle 50-100 miles in a day I would like to practice cycling some hills. What are the best options for cycling from London to get in some hills or even an hour or so train ride to get there? Thanks in adav...