72 miler

by Adey   June 5, 2011  

Hi all
Been a reader on the site for a while - have been riding a bike built by my father ( spec; reynolds 531c frame 55cm - mavic alloys - campag gears and components) ive just bought a Bianchi Via Nirone7 c2c Alu Xenon Compact - and im like a kid with a new toy! Well impressed! On fathers day im doing a 72 mile ride for charity - thing is i do 30miles 2/3 times a week. I know its short notice but am i doing enough training to complete the ride?
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I'd say so, yes. I suppose it depends a bit on how often you manage three 30-milers in a week compared to two - and how knackered you are when you're done - but either way you should be fine. Bit late to worry about it now in any case Smile

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posted by Martin Thomas [567 posts]
5th June 2011 - 19:22

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Cheers Martin - you more or less answered what i thought, thing is...... its 72 miles in one hit rather than 3 - 30 milers over 7 days - i want to do well and finish in a respectable time!! one + point the Bainchi i think is awesome!! Big Grin so hopefully the miles may SEEM a little easier

posted by Adey [98 posts]
5th June 2011 - 19:30

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If you can do 30 milers for fun then you should have no problem completing a 72 mile ride when it counts. I recently rode an 110km Audax with a friend who was fit but had never done more than 25km at a stretch before. He suffered a bit in the middle section but got his second wind after about 80km, and he was fine.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7324 posts]
5th June 2011 - 21:34

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Sure it'll be a challenge, it's a long way, but it'll be an enjoyable challenge. Try to drink & eat enough during & after the ride. Becoming dehydrated & losing all energy does put a damper on a good day out. Enjoy!

posted by Celeste08 [38 posts]
6th June 2011 - 23:07

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Thanks for the replys - will let you know how it goes

posted by Adey [98 posts]
7th June 2011 - 5:32

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Good luck with it. And remember to enjoy yourself!

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7324 posts]
7th June 2011 - 8:10

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Adey,

Think youll be just fine. Just did a 72 miler on Saturday,riding the same bike. I`d only ever done 30 miles twice before and that was back in April. I enjoyed the ride right up until about the 65 mile point, that was when i hit the wall ,died on my bike..made it though just. Make sure you keep eating, about the only advice i could give. a couple more bars or gels and i dont think i would have suffered so much. But loved it, a great sense of achievement.

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posted by mikebain [4 posts]
7th June 2011 - 12:29

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