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First 60 miler of the year

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 11 Feb 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Over the winter I have limited myself to 25 mile loops, about 3 or 4 times a week. Today i did a 60 mile ride in 3 h30 minutes...and I did it on just a small bowl of porridge and a spoon of honey...oh and a bike:biggrin:

    Although it was beautiful day, blue sies and sunshine, I felt cold even with full longs on and three layers under my jacket.

    Hopefully th eweathe rwill stay like this and get better and I can increase the rides from now on....I need to be able to do 100km a day minimum with a full 4 pannier camping load by th esummer.

    ...days like these though I miss the Bianchi Via nirone I don't have..still...:smile:
     
  2. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    If you can do 60 miles in 3hr30min then 100km in a full day should be no problem. Allow yourself another 3 hours riding for the final 2.2 miles and you can stop for another bowl of porridge.


    btw Well done; not bad at this time of year for a man of our size.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...thankyou. Sounds easy but i dont think i could ride another hour at the moment let alone three....my arse and legs ache see...warm shower, cuppa and food are whats needed now...
    ...I am going to need to learn to pace myself a little better I think...'cps i'm knackered at the moment:biggrin:
     
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    Good effort BTFB :smile:. If you keep plugging away you will soon have your longerdistanceability up and running.
     
  5. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    good effort on the 60 miles BTFB, been a lovely day here in northumberland as well. Just so happened to have a day's holiday booked for today. So out and about on the bike was top priority. Blue skies, sunshine, calm day... Bliss... Just a pity it wasn't a tad warmer. still can't complain getting a day like this in mid Feb.:smile:
     
  6. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    That seems fast to me!
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Good man, BTFB! Well done!
     
  8. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Thats a pretty good time. I did 68.5 miles on Sunday with a group in 4 hours and a few seconds. There were some big hills though, and we stopped at a cafe somewhere for beans on toast. I couldnt do it on just a bowl of porridge and some honey.The weather made things alot nicer.
     
  9. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    You do realise that 100km is roughly 62miles?

    You were only 2miles short!, Under 10 mins at that pace!
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..probably but those 2 miles would have killed me...i am totally exhausted
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Well done - no problem come summer - don't forget you were shifting a bit today - you don't need to do that pace on a tour.....
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Nice one. Well done.
     
  13. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    mate, forget about the bike. You current bike is your wife. Your lover. Your feeder. Dont give up on her now.

    Going off with that Bianchi, I can assure you, will be a fun ride for about a week, but sting you in the long run.

    Just get some new wheels or something for your current one. Treat her.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...yes but I need a flirty red hot horny babe of a bike...call me shallow
     
  15. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    ...that new bike might be a bunny boiler