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Bonked

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by yorkshiregoth, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I had the misfortune of 'bonking' this afternoon (not the sexual kind). I am getting in some long training rides as I am off to Egypt on Friday and will (hopefully) be riding from Cairo to Hurghada and back next week. I have managed 312 miles from Sunday - Tuesday, but today I could only manage another 64 miles before giving up. I tried an energy bar (Cliff) but it didn't seem to give me the impetus to carry on. Hopefully I will feel rested tomorrow and try and get in another century.

    Also wolfed down 4 bananas and a bag of dried apricots to no avail.
     
  2. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    fookin ell yorkygoth d'you know how hot it's gonna be!
     
  3. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Yep ;), we have a flat in Cairo, so I go there every couple of months but I haven't yet done any 'major' cycling over there, just riding around town etc.
     
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    How far is it from Cairo to Hurghada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    About 330 miles each way.
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Good grief!

    I 'bonked' on Tuesday, after a 6 mile ride to the stables, an hour's lesson, a six mile ride back and half an hour on the allotment. Dragged myself home and up the stairs to the flat, and was so exhausted I sat on the bed and cried, unable, for a moment to muster the energy to make a cup of tea, which is what I really needed.;)

    Pathetic! Actually, it might have been dehydration, and perhaps a touch of emotional turmoil, but it felt like total exhaustion...

    So, hats off to you YG!:biggrin:
     
  7. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    It's probably less tiring to stick to the sexual kind of bonking.
     
  8. vorsprung

    vorsprung Über Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Sounds like you will have better weather than we had on Paris-Brest-Paris last week

    I'm never ridden in super hot conditions before. I would have thought that fluids were the main problem, not carbohydrate intake.
     
  9. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Got my camelbak's ready.
     
  10. Johnny Thin

    Johnny Thin New Member

    Do they have Esso garages in Cairo full of crisps, sarnies, flapjax, etc?
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    He should be back soon then perhaps you'll get the answer, although I'm sure I know what it will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. yello

    yello Guru

    I know the effect that would have on me :blush:
     
  13. Pointydog

    Pointydog New Member

    An isotonic gel bar every 10 miles washed down with Gatorade or similar works for me. It also gives me something to look forward to !
     


  14. I will be considering camelbak's myself, fumbling for water bottles is less than fun on the potholed roads I was riding on today, I don't know if I bonked but my legs were totally pulverised at the end of a 68 mile run, couldn't get any more out of them, new legs please!
     
  15. Sambu

    Sambu Active Member

    Location:
    E.yorks
    Not necessarily!