I'm going to be in Bedoin next weekend and early next week on a business trip and as luck would have it I've got a conveniently placed hotel bang on le route de mont ventoux, approx 22km from the summit!
Seems rude not to take my bike and I have a few days free, so I'm going to do a bit of riding and obviously attempting Ventoux.
Firstly, anyone else around there fancing joining me? I'm a track sprinter so by nature I'm not going to be setting any endurance records - I'll be going up there at a super slow pace.
AaaHhhhh Can somebody, anybody help me please....or maybe shed some light...???
I'm drowning in confusion, I have a list of bikes about as long as my legs & I don't know anymore.
I have a budget of £1,500 - £2k & I'm looking to upgrade my steed to something more worthy.
I Originally had a small list of Carbon bikes maybe a ribble R872, or a BMC roadracer, or a Specialized Roubaix, or a boardman road team, or a cinelli saetta, or a dolan (as I'm NW based) but then I heard about Ti & the Van Nich has been drawing me in.
Titanium sounds amazing but now I'm not sure if Ti is right...
The Somerset Hills GF is on this Sunday and I've been
out checking the climbs on the route. There are some
tough ones on the Gran and Medio Fondos!
Full details, photos and gradients on blog - link below.
It's around a month to go until I will be attempting the Wiggle Dragon ride for the first time and wondered if anyone on here has any experience of it and any tips on the climbs featured?
My training so far has been on the surrey hills but I would love to hear from anyone that has actually done some of the climbs featured on the dragon, bywch, black mountain, rhinos, etc.
I've signed up to do the Wiggle Cheshire Cat sportive on 24th March, which involves climbing Mow Cop, bits of which I understand are 25%! My lowest gear is a 34 front x 28 rear and I'm in reasonably good nick - 6'3", but only 71 kg. How hard is it, actually? How long is the 25% bit? Any help appreciated!
The spring 2011 is what I belive is a turning stone in my life: I got bit by the bike bug!
I've started cycling anywhere, anytime. I usually want to cover at least - bare minimum 60miles a week (gotta start somwhere)and thats going fine.
But I wonder, whats a good way to exersice so become a good cyclist? I confess I am not very fit, and my problem is not "producing 10 more watts" but just having the endurance to finish a 100km - period. I am lean (140lbs at 6 foot) and young (22) so there is certainly time and room for improvement.