First 30 miler

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Cheshire Celt, 31 Jul 2012.

  1. Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

    Location:
    Alsager
    Well got the new bike out today and completed my first 30 miler form alsager up to keele Newcastle under Lyme then down to Stafford completed in 2 hr 7 minutes would be grateful on some feed back on the time as I'm new to this average speed about 15 miles really enjoyed it to
     
  2. That sounds pretty fair to me.
    I've been slaving over the hot handlebars of a "sit up and beg" for ages to get from 12mph to the heady pace of 15mph!
     
  3. Don't fret averages - they are meaningless. They are even more meaningless without an understanding of the route profile and your effort level over the ride, both of which have a huge impact on overall speed.
     
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  4. Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

    Location:
    Pontefract
    Well I have been at it about 7 wks, and just mid to high 13mph, so well done. Mind I do carry almost a qrt of the weight of the bike again in panniers.
     
  5. Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

    Location:
    Pontefract
    I dont, todays ride was a little tougher than my normal route so its down a little, but up on the last time I did it, my main reason is to improve my core endurance and strength so I can take my camera gear, well some of it.
    This is some of my work. Flickr
     
  6. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Well done :smile: 30 miles was a huge milestone for me :smile:
     
  7. Standoff

    Standoff Active Member

    Well done. I did my first 30 a few months ago. Then half century then sixty. You'll be doubling your thirty in no time. Have fun.
     
  8. OP
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    Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

    Location:
    Alsager
    Cheers guys there where a few really long up hill up into Keale was a killer so happy with the new bike that's 60 miles in 3 days so might have a day off . And it so helps when you have one of these to soak my muscles in

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  9. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Yes don't forget to rest, it's really hard though when you have the rush of beating your PB's. If you rest though you may be surprised as to how fast your body responds.
     
  10. OP
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    Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

    Location:
    Alsager
    The most miles I had done was 15 so really happy I think I may have the bug lol
     
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