First few days with new bike!!!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Richard1537, 23 Jul 2012.

  1. Richard1537

    Richard1537 Well-Known Member

    Just had the bike about 2 weeks now but haven't had a lot of time in the saddle just yet. There is a 60ish mile charity ride at the end of September which i'd like to attend, wondering if it's gonna be possible!!!

    Rides so far.....
    http://app.strava.com/rides/14032167
    http://app.strava.com/rides/13856322
    http://app.strava.com/rides/13173731
    http://app.strava.com/rides/13119075
    http://app.strava.com/rides/13030877

    After the rides i haven't felt totally finished, could have gone on longer. Should have a bit more time from this week onwards so hopefully get out a lot more often, so is 60 miles gonna be possible..... Ummm!!
     
  2. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Hi there Richard, 60 miles is a bit of a step up from your previous rides, but it would be do-able, you have time to put in some longer rides before the event. Remember to eat well before the ride, ie a good breakfast porridge with honey does it for me. Eat regulary whilst riding and drink plenty of fluids before, during and after. The adage is eat before you are hungry, and drink before you thirsty.
     
  3. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    I saw your post and just had to pop in. I thought I had somehow posted lol
     
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  4. aJohnson

    aJohnson Senior Member

    Location:
    Bury, Manchester
    60 miles is possible, providing you're in decent shape, it just depends on how flat it is and how fast you'd have to do it. You will also have to eat and drink a decent amount on a 60miler.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Richard1537

    Richard1537 Well-Known Member

    I'm in pretty decent shape, not carrying any extra weight, 6ft and a little under 11st. I'd be a pretty active person anyway and taking to the cycling quite well. Think i'd need to rack up a good few miles in the next 2 months.
     
  6. Berties

    Berties Fast and careful!

    you need to up your miles for a few reasons to increase stamina for the 60 miler and also to review your diet and ride snacks and hydration,2 months you'll be ok just take it steady,and build up,if the course has hills take them steady don't attack but put this idea into your training,good luck and happy cycling
     
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