My first "proper" ride.

Rabbitthekitten

New Member
Here is my first proper ride, 40 miles in 3 hours. I forgot to take any food though. I won't do that again, I did have a sachet of gel which I used in the last 10 miles and a litre of Lucozade Carb drink that I'd made up, but I ran out after about 30 miles. Some of the hills killed me a bit though. But apart from that, I'm quite pleased, I could probably have gone on for longer if I hadn't run out of stuff. Just wondering what other people think of this as a first ride?
 

palinurus

Velo, boulot, dodo
Location
Watford
What did you think of it!

I don't know the area, you saved the biggest hill for last though!

40 miles is a good distance, next up is a metric century? (100 km: 62.14 mi)
 
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Rabbitthekitten

Rabbitthekitten

New Member
I'm quite pleased, the last hill wasn't too bad, I took the gel at the bottom though so thats probably why. :smile: I think I could do 100km, I don't feel too bad at the moment. I start work at 6am tomorrow, see how I feel then. :biggrin:
 

Banjo

Fuelled with Jelly Babies
Location
South Wales
40 miles is a decent distance.hope you enjoyed it and your saddle hasnt done too much damage :-)

Keep on doing a variety of distances then when you feel ready have a go at the metric ton.Im sure you will fly it. I tend to just use normal food such as bananas flapjacks cake etc rather than any technical stuff but use whatever works for you.
 
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Rabbitthekitten

Rabbitthekitten

New Member
I've got an app for my phone called Sportypal. It tracks you by GPS and then you can upload it to a site, sportypal.com. It's all free and has loads of good stuff on it. I'd recommend it if you don't want to pay anything.
 
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Rabbitthekitten

Rabbitthekitten

New Member
I was going to take some cereal bars with fruit and nuts in and some tangerines. But I left them in my kitchen. Saddle was fine, didn't do any damage at all.
 

marinyork

Resting in suspended Animation
Location
Logopolis
40 miles is a very good distance, big but not that big as to kill you :smile:. I don't think you'll have problems doing higher with that pace (although it does seem pretty flat where you live).
 
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Rabbitthekitten

Rabbitthekitten

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I don't like hills, they hurt. :-( I like going down them though. :-D Although I almost hit a fox flying down one, that wouldn't have fun. :-(
 
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