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Old 01-16-2011, 10:21 AM   #18526
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Thanks. I figured 100 was a big jump from 40. What the hell, I gotta start somewhere.
a marathon is harder than a century. I'd say considerably.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:00 AM   #18527
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a marathon is harder than a century. I'd say considerably.
Ditto, but then I've never done (or considered doing) a marathon. You should work your way up to a century, but you can do so in a relatively short period of time if you're starting from 40 mile rides. Again, IMHO. You're about ready to ride a metric century now it sounds like.

Make sure your bike fits, and don't expend extra energy waving or acknowledging other cyclists, that's key. ; )
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:07 AM   #18528
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...and shorts...

...and shoes...

...and nutrition...

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If he's a marathoner, I figure he knows about nutrition and shoes. But you're spot-on about shorts. I have pretty good experiences with Specialized shorts.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #18529
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Ditto, but then I've never done (or considered doing) a marathon. You should work your way up to a century, but you can do so in a relatively short period of time if you're starting from 40 mile rides. Again, IMHO. You're about ready to ride a metric century now it sounds like.

Make sure your bike fits, and don't expend extra energy waving or acknowledging other cyclists, that's key. ; )
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Thanks. I figured 100 was a big jump from 40. What the hell, I gotta start somewhere.
A couple years ago I was doing solo 30-40 mile rides, then I did about a half dozen metric century (62 mile) rides with a local club. It was definitely a change and would probably be the next logical step before a full century. I was usually whipped at the end of the ride, but I was riding a lot faster with the group then when I was riding solo, @ 16mph avg solo @ 20mph with the group. It was a hell of a lot of fun, though.

That's not to say you couldn't just dive in and do a full century, but you might enjoy it more if you worked up to it.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #18530
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If he's a marathoner, I figure he knows about nutrition and shoes. But you're spot-on about shorts. I have pretty good experiences with Specialized shorts.
That was a good recommendation you made earlier about being picky about the seat, too- great shorts will not make up for a seat that doesn't work for you.

As far as shorts, Voler makes good shorts for reasonable prices- they make a lot of the team/logo stuff that clubs sell, but you can get it without the Bold New Graphics, if you want. And Boure makes very nice stuff, especially for long distance riders. Made in Colorado, too.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:48 PM   #18531
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a marathon is harder than a century. I'd say considerably.
Yes. By a long shot. I'd go as far as saying that a marathon is harder than a half-Ironman.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #18532
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #18533
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Yes. By a long shot. I'd go as far as saying that a marathon is harder than a half-Ironman.
I agree. I rode a century on way less training than what I did for a marathon. I finished the century hardly fatigued, the marathon was another story.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:07 PM   #18534
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If he's a marathoner, I figure he knows about nutrition and shoes. But you're spot-on about shorts. I have pretty good experiences with Specialized shorts.
Specialized shorts are OK. My Garneaus are nicer. Ditto with the pair of Castellis I got on bonktown.com BTW, DO NOT go onto bonktown if yer looking for good stuff for basically what I pay for it. Nope. Don't go there. Yer wallet's gonna be lighter and I refuse to take the blame!

Was playin UW Hockey tonite. Doin so-so but workin hard doin it. About 10 yards before the last goal, my right calf cramps like a sonofabitch. Do you know how hard it is to not yell when yer underwater? DO YOU?! Its a good thing the defender on my side was there, cause I certainly wasn't!

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:58 PM   #18535
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I do not know if I can put this to rest or not. But I have a CF Look 566 that I brought used and as of yesterday, have put 1600 miles on it, and I started out at 250+. Down to about 225 now, without so much as a creak out of it.

I think the biggest thing is getting a good wheel set. I use Wilson 30x on mine and really like them. But like you, I was really worried about it coming apart on me and leaving me a pile of poo.

I do not even think about it now. I do check it over every week while cleaning and re-oiling the chain and such. But so far everything looks good.

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That Look is really nice.

I've always loved the lines of carbon frame road bikes.
Unfortunately, my minimum weight is 230lbs and although those frames
may be strong enough, I would be scared to ride one.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:42 AM   #18536
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll let you know as this plan progresses.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:51 AM   #18537
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I managed another 28 miles yesterday. I rode out to Corona. There was a very light on-shore breeze, temps were just at the lower edges of hot. It was over 80 by the time I got back to the hill.

No way was I climbing the face again this weekend. My body was toast. So much so I went to bed about 8.

It has become clear that dinner parties that last into the wee hours of the next day may not be a benefit to training.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:57 AM   #18538
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It has become clear that dinner parties that last into the wee hours of the next day may not be a benefit to training.
Ya think?

Got out this AM with a customer from the store. Met him here at 0815. Cloudy. Cold. Wasn't sure he was gonna show. Did the Casanova Loop. Flat to rolly. Started out a little too quick for the guy I was riding with. He popped about halfway, then we throttled back for the return trip. He useta ride and it shows. Just hasta get back into some semblance of shape.

Still haven't made a decision about the pedals.

Sidi wants us to buy 20pr of shoes to become a dealer. Don't think that'll happen till spring/summer.

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:34 AM   #18539
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I like the Sidi mtb shoes I have even though they are clown-colored.
And yeah the whole 11 bottle of really good wine on the wall thing went over well at the time. (the beef tenderloin was amazing. My daughter the lawyer is quite the cook now days.


But, back to training...
I hope to get out in the dark this week during the week for short rides. Probably hill training around the house. (they are challenging.). From the base of my hill to the top is just over a mile with more than half of that at 17%. Last time I got shorts I picked up a pair of Pearl Izumi bib shorts. They are very nice. Pricey too. I've got about 8 months on them now. They are showing no signs of wear. I figure for RAGBRAI I'll get a second pair.

Very weird weather here, a week ago I was wearing full winter gear in the morning and feeling just a bit too warm by early afternoon. This past weekend it was full throttle summer gear. Shorts and the light jersey.

I have a pair of Castelli that I've worn quite a bit. They work well, but I like bib shorts better.
For the RAGBRAI I want/need quick-drying gear.

Back in the racing days we had Shaversport, Aussie, and Giordana, and Blackburn wool... the old stuff had real chamois, not a big fan of that stuff. After the good synthetics came available.

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Ya think?

Got out this AM with a customer from the store. Met him here at 0815. Cloudy. Cold. Wasn't sure he was gonna show. Did the Casanova Loop. Flat to rolly. Started out a little too quick for the guy I was riding with. He popped about halfway, then we throttled back for the return trip. He useta ride and it shows. Just hasta get back into some semblance of shape.

Still haven't made a decision about the pedals.

Sidi wants us to buy 20pr of shoes to become a dealer. Don't think that'll happen till spring/summer.

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