Half century!

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simonhill
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Re: Half century!

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Well done.

One thing I often wonder about these one off distances is could you do it again the next day, or were you off the bike for a few days?

As a tourer, it's more important that the I can repeat (and repeat) the distance I do. Sadly now often less than 50mpd.
Darkman
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Had two days off the bike - could do it again but I don't have time in my life to give five hours multiple times per week to cycling. I don't often manage to get out more than once a week at any distance.
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foxyrider
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Re: Half century!

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The bit i like was mention of a cafe stop! And as for botty comfort, i could say it gets better with repetition but the truth is sometimes my posterior aches after 30 minutes, others i last several hours, its all rather down to luck on the day but a cafe stop never hurts!

Congrats on making your target :D
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mattsccm
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Re: Half century!

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Don't blame your shorts, blame your bum It was just a bit longer than it was used to. Do the ride regularly , or at least the time, and things bed in.
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Re: Half century!

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simonhill wrote: 19 Sep 2021, 4:37pm Well done.

One thing I often wonder about these one off distances is could you do it again the next day, or were you off the bike for a few days?

As a tourer, it's more important that the I can repeat (and repeat) the distance I do. Sadly now often less than 50mpd.
July last year i got suckered into a Strava challenge of 1600km in the month which with my usual ride pattern of thrice a week meant 150km rides every time i went out. Except that i did a minimum of 160km every time and twice over 200km! a lot of miles to be sure, pretty sure i could've done some back to back but i usually have a rest day between rides so i can catch up on real life! On tour i rarely go much past 100km/day but i can keep that up for a week or more at a time if i need to but i usually factor in a rest day at least once a week 'on tour', i'm on holiday not paying penance!
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Re: Half century!

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Darkman wrote: 19 Sep 2021, 7:33pm Had two days off the bike - could do it again but I don't have time in my life to give five hours multiple times per week to cycling. I don't often manage to get out more than once a week at any distance.
Very good achievement and immensely satisfying, I would imagine,considering your starting point,particularly on one ride a week!Incidentally,its only taken me 40yrs to get really comfy in the saddle !Not strictly true actually,more like periods of discomfort requiring a change,either saddle,shorts,position on the bike,use of creams etc.Keep an open mind on this as saddle comfort is crucial.One ride a week isn,t ideal ,can you get shorter rides in or even a turbo ?
VinceLedge
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Re: Half century!

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Good achievement, I did my first 100miler this year, was quite surprised I felt OK at the end and could have done a wee bit more.
I have since found that doing rides between 70 and 100 miles is fine, but my riding buddy and I just have to keep reminding each other to keep a slower in the first half, especially up the hills to avoid knackering ourselves too early!
We tend to ride a bit quicker on our usual sub 60 mile rides.

Last winter I bought a smart turbo trainer and rode regularly using zwift when the weather was inclement and I was amazed how much fitter on the bike I was when we started more rides in the spring!
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