Long distance - how old is too old?

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by r04DiE, 20 Mar 2017.

  1. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    I run that almost exact setup on my commuter brompton, Schmidt SON, Luxos iQ2 U and a Toplight Line Plus Brake. Brilliant road-use headlight (all you really need) and the ability to charge USB devices whilst running daytime lights... added bonus of the brake-light function if you slow down... It seems to have negligible drag even on my desperately unfit legs, so I just leave it on all the time. THe only annoying thing about it is the wince-inducing price, you can save a bit by using a Shimano dynamo (the real difference between the two hubs is mostly aesthetics, the Shimano is pretty ugly, the Schmidt would look good as an objet d'art)
     
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  2. OP
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    r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    OK, @Dogtrousers - thank you for your review. Still not got mine yet but it is on the cards. I hope you make LWL. Keep me updated.
     
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    r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    Hello all,

    I took on the silly ride over Christmas but it didn't work out. Learned loads of stuff though and will take that forwards. If you have a spare weekend, you can read about it here!

    Thanks ;)
     
  4. Enjoying your blogs.

    I've decided against LWL. Various reasons. It's not for me.
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    I also really enjoyed that read @r04DiE
    I think packing too much is a mistake we have all made and as you realised a messenger bag was a bad idea. For long distance always let the bike take your gear. If it's too much for the bike then it's to much to take.

    In regards to food stops I think it's always best to stick to your plan. If a place looks grubby, no matter. Go in and have a look. Some times appearances can be deceptive. It may save you faffing about looking for alternatives.

    Well done on your effort though. Top work fella.
     
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  6. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Thanks for sharing your blog @r04DiE
     
  7. OP
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    r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    OK, mate - sorry to hear that but you must do what's best. Glad you are enjoying the blog.
     
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    r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    Thank you @ianrauk! Yes, I mean I had already learned this so I don't know why I ended up overpacking, I blame the courier bag! I will take your advice on food stops, need to be a bit more organised in advance and a bit more resolute!

    I am really pleased that you enjoyed the blog entry, thank you for taking the time to read it.
     
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    r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    You are very welcome - many thanks for taking the time to read it - I do go on a bit!!
     
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  10. I pictured myself riding, sleep deprived, down the A4 with 350k in my legs and asked "do you really want to do this?". The answer wasn't long coming! A man's gotta know his limitations.

    On the plus side I get a bank holiday weekend back, and with it a significant refund of brownie points. Messing up a 3 day weekend with my silly cycling exploits wasn't a great idea, and I probably wouldn't have entered if I'd realised the Monday after was a holiday.
     
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