Riding for 24 hours

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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Apr 2015, 7:48pm

Hi,
Cant remember all the blog but was there a time when you were hungry and cold :?:
Carrying a good reserve of food with you on bike would fill the holes between the café stops.
on my 24 hr rides I carry all my food and start eating after 1/2 an hour and still have to stop and top up as I cant eat enough on bike.
Your body only carries up too 3 hours in the blood and liver at a pace so topping up all the time is prudent.

Good luck with future rides.
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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 29 Apr 2015, 10:13am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Cant remember all the blog but was there a time when you were hungry and cold :?:
Carrying a good reserve of food with you on bike would fill the holes between the café stops.
on my 24 hr rides I carry all my food and start eating after 1/2 an hour and still have to stop and top up as I cant eat enough on bike.
Your body only carries up too 3 hours in the blood and liver at a pace so topping up all the time is prudent.

Good luck with future rides.

Hi, the only time I felt cold was while waiting in Gordano services for my bike to be collected. There was renovation work going on, and no heating, so it was cold and loud, so a fairly uncomfortable environment. Other than that I was comfortable for the majority of the ride - from what I can remember. I think I got my kit pretty much right.

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 18 Jun 2015, 8:35am

Just wanted to say a quick "thank you" to everyone who has been reading the blog and/or commented on this feed. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 12 Aug 2015, 11:09am

Not strictly (or at all) to do with the 24hrs ride, but I did a semi organised night ride around and over Dartmoor (think shorter, hillier Dunwich Dynamo). It was a great ride and would really recommend it. I also wrote a blog post about it:

Hard Day's Night - http://wp.me/p4NbsO-3R

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 5 Sep 2015, 9:51pm

Gone on a bit of a tangent, but I hope you still enjoy. I do however think there might be a rule against it:

https://bontride.wordpress.com/2015/09/ ... eview=true

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 5 Sep 2015, 11:14pm

Hi,
Bad news is running starts at and above 8 MPH.
Good news is that muscles repair in five days.
Suggest tendonitis, you need to do calf stretches as physio (physiotherapy) not on the park bench before a run..........does nowt but vanity.

If you are indeed 25 % + bmi then running will be extra hard.
Good news is that age is on your side.

Weight is best tackled by diet alone, exercise for well being and a goal etc.
Cut out the junk and start cooking yourself?

Good luck.
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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 20 Sep 2015, 8:40pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Bad news is running starts at and above 8 MPH.
Good news is that muscles repair in five days.
Suggest tendonitis, you need to do calf stretches as physio (physiotherapy) not on the park bench before a run..........does nowt but vanity.

If you are indeed 25 % + bmi then running will be extra hard.
Good news is that age is on your side.

Weight is best tackled by diet alone, exercise for well being and a goal etc.
Cut out the junk and start cooking yourself?

Good luck.

Genuine question, where did you get the 8 mph from? It seems a bit of a broad generalisation when other factors like terrain etc aren't taken into account.

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Sep 2015, 10:20pm

Hi,
Yeh I might be flippant at 8mph :)
Terrain yes I remember Orienteering in my youth, 2.5 hours to do 8.5 miles :(
Weight and age are the biggest drawbacks here, mine the age and part weight :(
Getting above 8mph for an hour requires some hard work talking from experience and remember in running you are air born for part of the time, good luck with running, I might even try to get back to it myself but last try it was just 30 minutes long.
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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby loch eck steve » 21 Oct 2015, 11:10pm

friend of mine did a 24 hour time trial , he said the worst things were getting a stiff neck with constantly watching the road and saddle soreness !! good luck hope all goes well.

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 22 Oct 2015, 9:55am

loch eck steve wrote:friend of mine did a 24 hour time trial , he said the worst things were getting a stiff neck with constantly watching the road and saddle soreness !! good luck hope all goes well.

Cheers Steve.

I actually did it in March, and surprisingly it was my arms that hurt the next day, particularly my left tricep (which I think was because I moved my sti slightly a few days before hand).

Would definitely do it again, but maybe in the summer next time

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 24 Oct 2015, 1:38pm

Well my first venture in to the world of marathons finished on Sunday:

http://wp.me/p4NbsO-4l

Time to see if I can still ride a bike further than 35 miles

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Oct 2015, 4:25pm

Hi,
Well done , a lot of us here would be happy with that, I would for sure.
Make me think of taking it up again, as I promised to myself I would.
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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby rossidevon » 8 Nov 2015, 9:56pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Well done , a lot of us here would be happy with that, I would for sure.
Make me think of taking it up again, as I promised to myself I would.

Cheers, I think what annoyed me is I know where I wasted the 16 seconds. Gives me an excuse to do another one.

Have you started up again?

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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Nov 2015, 10:24pm

Hi,
Yes.
Started two weeks ago on the running machine, as part of my training for back and hamstring workout.
Actually a programmed course of 2.5 miles at 4.5 mph peak with 10% gradient thrown in, walking all the way :)
Up to 1h 30 at 6mph peak with a 10% gradient with no stiffness, which I did had after a measerly 7 mile moors hike with the missus :?
Spent too many years as an armchair critic, pawing over local press results.
I was never a runner but in my prime 34 years ago (23 a nobody cyclist) with no previous even at school after 7 months training ran the first 15 miles in 1h 25.

I might be dreaming like my cycling today but it will I hope keep me fit over the winter.
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Re: Riding for 24 hours

Postby DaveGos » 8 Nov 2015, 11:41pm

I never find lack of sleep an issue on 24 hours , but caffeine tablets are worth carrying just in case , the ones from the pound shops are a lot better value than proplus. I personally use half and half pedals (one side old fashion pedal , one side cleat) with SPDs for big distances as you can take the foot out of the cleet if your feet need some relief.

I hate gels ,personally I would have one water bottle with full fat coke (flat) its a great and very cheap energy drink, and also have a means such as one of those little tribags that go on the top tube for taking food as you go along such as jelly babies (Aldis are cheap) a little and often works for me , for energy replacement . You may then get away with a single eating stop

Long distance riding is often as much about not getting contact point issues and other aches and pains , as much as the fitness issue, for that reason I would do at least one very long training ride