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Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by Peteaud, 30 Nov 2013.

  1. Daddy Pig

    Daddy Pig Über Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Thats a bit 'posh' going to Peterborough...I hear they do a good beer festival but not sure when it is...
     
  2. LBHIFI

    LBHIFI Über Member

    Location:
    Liseleje
    No, it's a TodaysPlan plan. I chose that because of it's interaction with Zwift. I have just done a week of endurance sessions to get used to the 3:30 AM sessions and the lack of sleep is really getting to me. I'll have to snatch a short nap after fetching the kids from school.

    Get's me thinking about what the Race Across America riders are enduring, which must be times 10 at least.
     
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  3. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    This is not in my British slang book.
    My co-worker who did the RAAM had also done the Furnace 508 riding 508 miles in 38 hours. I have a hard time getting up at 5:30 to get a half hour ride before work.

    Edit. Posting link for @BILL S and @Ryan lawman
    https://www.the508.net/#intro
     
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2018
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  4. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    They'll understand if you explain that is to improve your cycling performance.
    Who wouldn't!
     
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  5. Breedon

    Breedon Veteran

    Ive commuted to work getting up at 4.30am leaving at 5.30 then 2 hours commute full days work (not sat at a desk) then 2 hours commute back 65 miles round trip it was a killer and in November so pitch black going and coming home it was tough going and for 2 weeks.
    full kudos for the very early starts, i couldn't do them now i dont think
     
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  6. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    I have a hard time getting up especially in the winter when the nights are longer.
     
  7. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    I used to get up an hour before I went to bed, cycle for 24 hours to get to work and then work all day and cycle 24 hours back and do the same the next day 7 days a week every day of the year and pay my boss for the privilege of working.
    Tell the kids of today and they won't believe you.
     
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  8. Daddy Pig

    Daddy Pig Über Member

    Location:
    Devon
    They probably would believe you as the standard of maths they teach these days...
     
  9. TurboTommy

    TurboTommy Über Member

    Location:
    Camden, London
    That sounds really really tough! 3:30am is brutal. I’ve met other guys who have trained for a long time in central London early in the mornings to avoid the cars, and their bodies have adapted to it. But yeah, very tough.

    I haven’t tried it long term. The only thing I can compare it to is when I was younger and trying to buy a house and working long days, 7 days a week. It might sound stupid but you have to really try and wake up each morning no more tired than you were the morning before when you woke.

    Check out this for a brutal race! I hadn’t heard of it before a guy who cycles around the park as me completes last year.

    https://www.yellowjersey.co.uk/transcontinental-bike-race-qa-rory-mccarron/

    Maybe next year huh guys?
     
  10. TurboTommy

    TurboTommy Über Member

    Location:
    Camden, London
    I’ve had worse ideas! Unfortunately I think my cycling performance peaked when I was 13 and on a bmx..
     
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  11. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    They are easy to spot in the daytime though:

    598c9586c3f43.jpg
     
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  12. Daddy Pig

    Daddy Pig Über Member

    Location:
    Devon
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  13. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    They had BMX when you were 13, we had Raleigh Choppers! (well the rich kids did).
     
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  14. TurboTommy

    TurboTommy Über Member

    Location:
    Camden, London
    ^_^

    True, their weapons look a little small by Camden standards
     
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  15. Jim Brown

    Jim Brown now estranged partner of Bkool....

    Location:
    Loch Lomond
    I had a Puch... :thanks:
     
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