Training - ebike and a non ebike

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by jann71, 26 Feb 2019.

  1. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    If it's on closed roads & goes places that you cannot normally go
     
  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    The only sportive I've ever done was for fun.
    It was a 50 mile sportive, lots of my friends attended, it was fun.
    To challenge myself, a few years later I did the same sportive, then rode back home another 50 miles.
    That was less fun at the end of it!
     
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  3. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    But you did it unaded.You tested yourself.Good for you.
     
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  4. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Because the OP likes riding his/her ebike, and a sportive is an event where people like to ride their bikes.
     
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  5. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    A sportive is testing yourself, not your battery,:wacko:
     
  6. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Actually, it could be both, and as British Cycling explains "Some ride for health reasons, some for the social side, some to challenge themselves or train for another event, and some to raise money for charity."
     
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  7. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    But what are you testing yourself at?? Its not a race, theres no prizes..just enjoyment.

    Why cant someone enjoy it on an ebike just as much
     
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  8. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    You can enjoy it on an ebike, you can enjoy challenging yourself on an ebike. The challenge might be in cycling further than you have ever cycled before, or riding the distance quicker than before - this is testing yourself isn't it? You can challenge yourself to get more miles from the battery by using less assistance, or riding over the cut-off speed. I don't ride sportives myself, but get some of the same satisfaction from Audax rides - and ebikes are allowed.
     
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  9. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    You are being purposefully (I hope) obtuse.

    Sure, sportives attract some weekend warriors on their carbon dream machines who sup gels and talk about 'burning matches' and all that cobblers.

    But I suspect they are in the minority, the majority of participants are there to enjoy the ride, company, and experience.
     
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  10. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    An ebike race would be a test of your ability and your battery.

    I believe there has been a couple of organised ebike races, but the idea has not caught on.

    I'm sure I read somewhere there are also ebike classes in some mountain biking events.

    Not sure how that works.
     
  11. sight-pin

    sight-pin Über Member

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    Floating about
    I thought "sportive" meant, to have fun.
     
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  12. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Cyclosportives — commonly referred to as sportives — and gran fondos have become a firm fixture on the the worldwide cycling calendar in recent years, offering both seasoned racers and newcomers to the sport a challenge that can be as gruelling or straightforward as they wish.
     
  13. cm2mackem

    cm2mackem Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Can the ebikes cope with 100 miles , asking as they are now allowed in the London 100
     
  14. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Mine can.......
     
  15. cm2mackem

    cm2mackem Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford
    I been looking at the Ribble and have been quoted 60 miles at best which is putting me off
     
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