Author Topic: First long distance ride...need advice....FAST  (Read 3145 times)

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Offline kbupp

Re: First long distance ride...need advice....FAST
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2011, 05:10:00 pm »
Thanks all for your feedback. Just finished back to back centuries this weekend fully loaded with gear and feel great. I had some serious headwinds yesterday on the last 40 miles and also had them for the first 20 miles today which I feel was good training. I averaged approx 14mph both today and yesterday and which allowed for plenty of rest/food stops and it left me with 3+ hours of daylight left in the day.

I know I'm pushing it by trying to accomplish 100+ miles per day but I feel that unless I have severe weather for multiple days or major mechanical failure I should be able to make it. I fully understand that this trip will not allow for the typical sightseeing that one might desire nor will it allow for much rest. It's more of a physical challenge/test for me plus I get to take 11 days away from responsibility :)

Thanks again for all of your help!

Kevin

Offline PJinNJ

Re: First long distance ride...need advice....FAST
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 01:17:54 pm »
So, Kevin, might you share with us the journey and it's outcome?  P

Offline Westinghouse

Re: First long distance ride...need advice....FAST
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 03:40:12 pm »
Yes.  How did it work out?