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Chris GParticipant13 September 2014 at 22:25Post count: 57Chris GParticipant6 September 2014 at 21:41Post count: 57Chris GParticipant17 July 2014 at 21:04Post count: 57Chris GParticipant17 July 2014 at 17:40Post count: 57Chris GParticipant26 May 2014 at 20:55Post count: 57
Excellent ride Dave with the higher gear on that course. Surprised me how lumpy and rough it was in places. Harder than the club champs 100 course?
Thanks for the words of encouragement chaps 🙂 Any of you got any tips / ideas on how to ride a 100? cos I haven’t 😆
The strategy was 27min, 10mile TT pace, average, aiming for a 4:30. So quicker earlier, with the inevitable drift later on.
Problem is you need to eat & drink in a 100, which is were it goes pear shaped for me.
Food plan for the ride was :
1 x 750cc SIS + 500cc of water with a High5 zero to start with.
3 x zipvit gels in the pocket, 1 per 25 miles.
Top tube tribag with 2 x Torq bars cut in half / jelly babies / roasted salted almonds, for as and when.
1 bottle of plain water at the 58 mile feed, 1 bottle of High5 caffeine at the 75 mile feed.
It went fairly well until around 35miles, gel at 25 miles, half a Torq, half a bottle of the SIS, but from then on a feeling of impending vomit!! which was off and on for the rest of the ride, but still knowing you need to eat and drink something.
cheers, ChrisChris GParticipant25 May 2014 at 12:35Post count: 57Chris GParticipant9 May 2014 at 21:57Post count: 57Chris GParticipant8 May 2014 at 21:42Post count: 57Chris GParticipant8 May 2014 at 20:49Post count: 57
Apparently, according to the latest marginal gain, scientific, cutting edge research:
2 weeks before: stop training completely and carbo load… every day.
The night before: over hydrate with Guinness and make sure you load up with a huge, hot curry. Go to bed really late.
On the day: a big fry up for breakfast with extra fried bread. Get to the start as late as possible, no need to warm up… it’s 100 miles FFS!
Support in the way of food / drinks / encouragement (for the headwind down Twemlow Lane at 85 miles) won’t be required.
TT bikes are not recommended, or disc wheels / pointy helmets / skin suits etc…. apparently running shoes, gaffer taped to the pedals are the way to go, according to Mr Fearon.
I may or may not be riding that particular event 😈
HTH 😉Chris GParticipant21 April 2014 at 20:07Post count: 57Chris GParticipant17 April 2014 at 18:43Post count: 57
+1Chris GParticipant17 April 2014 at 18:34Post count: 57Chris GParticipant17 April 2014 at 18:32Post count: 57Chris GParticipant14 April 2014 at 18:57Post count: 57Chris GParticipant13 April 2014 at 18:43Post count: 57
Great report Andy, tho I thought we agreed you would exaggerate the howling wind and the Roubaix like road conditions 😉 and an impressive ride given yr lack of training at the moment, bodes well for the season. We all know Steve will get quicker… 🙂