Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby bg » 6 Apr 2019, 10:02am

Hi Tyre lady.
I knew you would be fine.
The first few days always seem the most difficult.

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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby MrsHJ » 7 Apr 2019, 6:52am

Tyre Lady wrote:Completed 170k on 4th day. Body felt fine,head tired from lack of sleep from past 3 days and rushing ariund

So stayed a day more in one place to catch up with sleep. Off to Netherlands and then Germany



Eek. Don’t overdo it- it’s supposed to be enjoyable! I’ve just been reading Jill Homer’s book about cycling the great divide (she is definitely hardcore) and whilst there’s a small percentage of tourers who do this sort of distance daily It’s not compulsory.

Plus one for people who had confidence in your ability.

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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Tyre Lady » 8 Apr 2019, 12:40am

Just completed 2 x 140k. Am enjoying the route so far mrs h
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Tyre Lady » 8 Apr 2019, 12:42am

My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April

By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!!
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby thirdcrank » 8 Apr 2019, 7:40am

Tyre Lady wrote:My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April

By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!!


Only 317 days left then, but it should be enough :wink:

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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby MrsHJ » 8 Apr 2019, 8:16am

Tyre Lady wrote:My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April

By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!!


The chaps are better at this sort of thing but maybe try zinc cream (like for babies).

Have you measured your remaining distance against the time available? What daily average do you need- if 140km feels comfortable that’s fine. It is in the high side for touring but you are an athlete so if it works good for you.

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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Vorpal » 8 Apr 2019, 8:24am

Tyre Lady wrote:My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April

By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!!

Keep the area clean & wash your shorts thoroughly every day!

Some nappy cream might help, but it might be better to ask at a chemist, rather than risk making it worse? If it's caused by blocked pores, zinc cream could conceivably make it worse.

It may be worth a pm to eileithyia, if she doesn't notice this post. She's a midwife & cyclist.
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby ANTONISH » 8 Apr 2019, 5:40pm

Tyre Lady wrote:My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April

By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!!


I hesitate to make suggestions here but for what it's worth.

I would suggest cleaning with surgical spirit at the end of the day - ( or Vodka ?)
When you set out you could use sudacrem or what ever audaxers anoint themselves with for long distances.

I'm one of the heretics who wear underwear under padded shorts - this is frowned upon by those who consider themselves to be part of the cognoscenti.

If all else fails you could always copy the old professionals and cycle with a raw steak in your shorts.
(I think you need a new steak every day)

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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Tyre Lady » 9 Apr 2019, 10:41am

Thanks all. Have now cleaned the area and using an antiseptic cream. It has gone down :D Was a bit of a shock though thankfully not sore.

Yesterday met someone with a sore bum (also a rookie) and gave him some Vaseline which he said made it more bare-able. We rode together for 17km at @20km until he mentioned “Brexit” and apparently I got faster!!!

Anyhow he decided to ease off as he was worried about zee bum and I was doing another Long ride to meet a friend in Speyer (170km). YNow taking a one day holiday.

Love the Rhine part into Bingen. So beautiful m :P
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby mattsccm » 10 Apr 2019, 5:49pm

Eat the steak. It will be nice and. tender and not even need cooking.

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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Tyre Lady » 11 Apr 2019, 9:54pm

mattsccm wrote:Eat the steak. It will be nice and. tender and not even need cooking.

Am trying to be vegetarian as it is a Low carbon challenge

Eating lots of bakery stuff though. Maybe too much!!!
Trying to slow down by starting later..,and the hills have slowed me down so only 112k covered today. Mostly industrial areas and urban areas. Stuttgart sucks. All my German friend’s said so and I agree
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Vorpal » 12 Apr 2019, 9:55am

Tyre Lady wrote:
mattsccm wrote:Eat the steak. It will be nice and. tender and not even need cooking.

Am trying to be vegetarian as it is a Low carbon challenge

Eating lots of bakery stuff though. Maybe too much!!!
Trying to slow down by starting later..,and the hills have slowed me down so only 112k covered today. Mostly industrial areas and urban areas. Stuttgart sucks. All my German friend’s said so and I agree

I like Stuttgart. I think the town centre is nice. But my mother lived there for a while, so I have a sort of soft spot for it.
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Tyre Lady » 12 Apr 2019, 11:19pm

Think cos there were sooo many cars & felt smoggy and dusty. Was covered in a layer of dirt from Stuttgart.But Maybe becos was in rush hour. My face was so dirty that am surprised the hotel owner allowed me in!!!

130k done today and am in mindelheim
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Tyre Lady » 15 Apr 2019, 12:12am

Today all navigation cycle routes were having fun with me. At first I masochistically also thought it was fun pushing a bicycle thru some miles of snow....
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwQILBFATLB ... yhgp2jmnjl

But after the 3rd time it was not fun so got onto the motorway. That too was not fun. So as I contemplated returning to the quiet snowy tracks I was enticed to stay in the Alpen yoga retreat https://www.instagram.com/p/BwQKU00AeEU ... myp6ts1wy6

Going check out their waste minimisation and carbon reduction...
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Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Postby Tyre Lady » 23 Apr 2019, 8:59pm

Trieste has arrived and now setting up :D

Amount of rubbish produced over 22 days can be carried in a paper bag https://www.instagram.com/p/BwnEeCYn-WW ... yjhe1ulgij
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