If this was in Soapbox, I'd flame you about your arrogant attitudue to your own superior fitness. But its not, so I wontBentMikey said:That was my thought too, fat and very unfit, or just bad training. This was in an unpleasant email to me complaining about us skating it. I can't imagine actually needing to train to cycle it.
.. then apologies, I dont get your point though?!BentMikey said:LOL, Smeggers, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm not very fit, you might have a point.
@Tim, yes, true. That sort of pace is not acceptable during the main ride though, they would have had to leave early.
Totally agree Blonde. I've been cycling for many many years and rides like the L2B can be ridden non stop in just under three hours. But, many of the riders who do the L2B are riding that sort of distance for the first time and see it as a huge challenge, no matter what type of bike they are riding.Blonde said:L2B is a challenge for new cyclists. It wouldn't be for me, but I've been cycling for about five years now and have done a few SR series. When I first started though, 20 or 30 miles was a 'long ride'. My very first ride as an adult was 8 miles and it was fun but quite tiring on a shopping bike and not having cycled since I was 10 years old. It depends what you mean by 'train'. In my mind I don't 'train,' I just ride. But riding 200 kms I suppose is 'training' for a 300km ride, riding 400kms is training for a 600 and so on. So for a new cyclist 'training' for L2B would be simply riding further distances until the required distance was reached. This does take time though and I think 8 months from scratch is reasonable progress - especially if you have other commitments and work full time.