50 miles - check. 100 km - check.

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Benthedoon, 14 Jul 2012.

  1. Benthedoon

    Benthedoon Well-Known Member

    Well what a beautiful day for a ride around the Essex countryside!!
    I did the Essex Castles 50 today, my longest ride by far, I thought I'd try and stretch it out by riding to the start and then home afterwards this took me to 62.4 miles so I lost my 100km cherry too!!
    All in all a good morning in the saddle, in spite of the weather, I did look for a canoe at a couple of points due to the amount of localised flooding but generally a very enjoyable ride.
    I did get a lot of advice before the event from members of this forum, most of which was very useful so thanks for that.
    Now I must collapse on the couch in a big ball of ache.
    Nosaj, Andrius.B, Pat "5mph" and 2 others like this.
  2. Well done :thumbsup:
  3. Gary E

    Gary E Veteran

    Nice one, well done on the metric ton :thumbsup:

    Your problem now is that the next big milestone is the imperial ton :laugh:
  4. Hip Priest

    Hip Priest Veteran

    Well done mate. I'm in exactly the same position. Currently weighing up a 100 miler. Gulp.
  5. Berties

    Berties Fast and careful!

  6. Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    Well done. Will need to check off the 100 miles next! Lol

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  7. OP

    Benthedoon Well-Known Member

    100 miles - Oh my Goodness!!! I hadn't really thought about that being the next milestone, that's going to hurt alot.
    100 km and my legs still feel good (neck doesn't though) so 100 miles isn't as intimidating as it has been, I might leave it a week or two or three maybe four.
    MattHB likes this.
  8. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Although I have 5 years cycling under my let, the longest in one day is 87 miles from Newcastle to Hawes (tough hills in the last 35 miles) but I did do 80 back the following day, also the coast to coast in two - 147 miles.
  9. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Imperial ton isn't that much harder at all, it's just about getting in ride nutrition right.

    Good luck! If you can do 65 you can do 100
  10. A question: If you have done a 50 mile cross country walk in 16 hours and a 100 in 42 hours, what should you be able to do on a bike?( not a racing machine)
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