100hr lejog

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100hr lejog

Postby runtilyoudrop » 23 Aug 2019, 7:23am

So I’m having a go at the 100 hr time. Plan is really for 4 days riding. Going le to Monmouth day 1 mostly via a30 but with options to use some of the minor roads on either side if traffic does my head in. Day 2 aim is to get to Penrith. Day 3 finishes at Fort William. I reckon on 16 hrs moving time a day. Have no idea if I can sustain 360 km a day but have done a few 400s this year in good time. Leaving on 1st September

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby 1982john » 23 Aug 2019, 8:23am

best of luck. Are you doing this supported?

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby Paulatic » 23 Aug 2019, 8:33am

Good luck with that, and I hope the weather is kind, it will be a tough ask.
You’ve not long til you launch I hope you’ve done some 400's back to back in your preparation.
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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby Spinners » 23 Aug 2019, 8:34am

All the very best mate and here's hoping for good weather and a nice tailwind. If you can check in here at the end of every day we'd appreciate it.
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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby PH » 23 Aug 2019, 8:59am

Good luck and hoping for good weather for you.

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby Jamesh » 23 Aug 2019, 9:30am

Good luck Nate that's some serious mileage!
Hope your bike fits good!
What are you riding btw?

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby philvantwo » 23 Aug 2019, 10:53am

Well if you go to Monmouth you've picked the wrong route! But good luck anyway!
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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby runtilyoudrop » 23 Aug 2019, 12:57pm

Hi thanks for feedback. No I have not done 2x400. I’ve done a few 400s followed by a day resting! I think I can keep pedalling though.

Bike is fair light strael 2.

I am worried about saddle sores.

Is there a right way to go? Quite liked the idea of going to Monmouth. Not sue that over 1400 Kim’s it makes that much difference? Are the roads really bad that way?
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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby philvantwo » 23 Aug 2019, 5:59pm

You need to get to Bristol and stay on the A38 to Worcester then A449 to Kidderminster/ Wolverhampton. What's the point in the 100hrs?
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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby runtilyoudrop » 23 Aug 2019, 6:59pm

Hi Phil van two 100 hrs because it’s a simple number. Actually doing it as E to E brevet randonneur as I failed to get into PBP this year.

Do you think there is a lot of difference in difference between the routes from Bristol to midlands in terms of distance/climb/road safety?

I fancied going via Monmouth as I thought maybe less traffic that way and will be doing that section in dark mostly. I am not supported and will hopefully be doing 25-26 kph so not to bothered on Road quality and don’t want whole ride to be on A roads.

Am doing A30 at start but with bail out options if traffic tooo much at various points. My route comes out about 1400km. Going up west coast of Scotland as I want to ride up the glen... if I get that far.

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby DaveBeck » 23 Aug 2019, 9:50pm

Hi there!

I did it in five days back in 2006 as part of a fully supported team of seven. We did 888 miles, mostly on A and B roads in order to get the most direct distance. Our moving time was 55 hours.

Day 1 was Lands End to Bristol - 195 miles

Day 2 was Bristol to Frodsham - 167 miles

Day 3 was Frodsham to Moffatt - 183 miles

Day 4 was Moffatt to Kingussie - 179 miles

Day 5 was Kingussie to John 'O' Groats - 164 miles

We started on a Sunday, which made cycling along the A30 reasonably comfortable, and then off at Exeter to eventually pick up the A38. Once you get Devon and Cornwall out of the way the hills are relatively easy, but I expect you know that!

Whichever way you choose to go, good luck!

Dave B

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby Mick F » 24 Aug 2019, 10:14am

Race Against Time?
I was driving the support vehicle in May 2007 for them. Five full days.

First day should have been to just south of Bristol, but the weather was so bad over Bodmin Moor - sleet and snow! - and strong winds up through Somerset with a tree down on the A38 - we had to abort the full first day and drive them all to the accommodation. Following morning, took them 30miles south to where they left off, and then they went to Chester for the second night.

Next day up through Lancashire and north there was more sleet and strong winds all the way to Moffat.
Moffat to Kingussie was fine, and from there to JOG too.

Oldest rider was 70, and youngest in his 20s. Most days they didn't finish until midnight or later. Off the next morning at 6ish.
They woz knackerd. :shock:
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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby runtilyoudrop » 24 Aug 2019, 11:17am

I need the weather gods in my favour. Have no plan that includes rain and a headwind for 4 days. I leave Sunday am and have a train booked back from Aberdeen on Friday. So goal is to get to jog by Thursday lunch at latest but ideally weds night. A lot will depend on weather.

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby Chat Noir » 24 Aug 2019, 12:54pm

Good challenge.

I’ve gone the Monmouth route on 3 end to end rides. The Wye valley one of my favourite bits on the whole ride – here’s photo from the other year.

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A466 from Monmouth a lovely road with some quite tough hills but then no real hills until you get to Shap. I used the A4110 from Hereford, much quieter than the A49 and some very attractive bits, then following B roads to join the A49 at Craven Arms.

For long days one after the other I find the mental challenges as tough as the physical. To help stay alert I need interest – familiar places, variety (I’m happy doing hills), interesting places and scenery. The other thing for me is getting off early, ie by 5.00 am if I’m trying to do 200 miles. This means I'm more relaxed during the day about how far I’ve gone or how far I still have to go: being stressed about being very late can be a real killer. Stopping for a breakfast at 9.00 with 60 miles done is a good feeling, early starts see quiet roads and a lunch at 1.00 with 100 miles done feels a good balance when stopping at 9.00-ish at the end of the day. This would see about 14 hours in the saddle and 2 hours off.

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Re: 100hr lejog

Postby DaveBeck » 24 Aug 2019, 2:54pm

Mick F
Hi,
Yes, it was the Race Against Time. We didn't have it anywhere as bad as that,although we had one very wet day from Moffat to Kingussie. It certainly helped having the others to pedal with.

Dave