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LEL

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by Riding in Circles, 11 Jun 2008.

  1. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    After a false start with the PBP where work turned silly and I was unable to train for all the traveling I was doing I am determined to do the LEL next year.

    I have started training and will be out on a few Audax's, who else is doing it?
     
  2. yello

    yello Guru

    Me.

    The preparation's not on track at the moment; I seem to be struggling with big mileage rides only having ridden over 100km thrice this year so far. I've been able to do 200s quiet happily before so I guess my legs have forgotten how!

    The plan is to build up to 4 300s on consecutive days for this time next year. There's time yet to get there but I certainly want to be doing 300s before the end of August.
     
  3. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    I know what you mean, I seem to hit 80km and feel worn out only to feel recovered at 100km, I'm doing 150km on Sunday.
     
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I might do it, if I can be arsed. At the moment, I can't even be arsed thinking about it.
     
  5. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    +1
     
  6. I was planning on doing it but after doing the Highclere 200k last weekend I'm pretty sure I'll need to buy a new bike for the LEL as my Cayo is way to race orientated for the LEL. What's everybody planning on riding? TBH I'm a bit reluctant to buy another bike but the LEL is only every 4 years and I think I may regret not doing this time round!!!
     
  7. yello

    yello Guru

    That's my thinking too... and in 4 years time I'll be 4 years older.

    I have an Aravis audax bike that I'll probably ride. It's heavier but better suited to the longer distances. I need to put some form of luggage carrying equipment on it; handlebar bag or saddle bag... or both, but other than that it's pretty much ready.
     
  8. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    I'll be on a Catrike Touriste.