Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    On a positive note, the weather can't possibly be worse than last weekend.:deal:D
  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    After Ridge's RR, mine is postively hum-drum. 2ish hours in the off-again on-again rain on dirt roads.

    I DID go the hardest the longest I've done since last cross season yesterday going up Busthead Rd. Legs were screaming at me. HR was within 4 beats of legs completely locking up. ...and I said 'shut up legs!' and kept going. My arms were so full of lactic acid that I couldn't grip my bars any more. Luckily, going uphill, you don't really need to.

    100m of flat(ish) and I was ready to go again. HR was back down out of the red zone, arms were working again, and with more air flow, my glasses sorta un-fogged.

    ...then there was a 3mi downhill... Its fun descending in the mud. Glasses get all covered in mud, water gets inside your lenses, and there's no traction. :eek1 Makes going round corners 'fun.'

    All-in-all, it was a fun albeit hard ride. ...in what's *supposed* to be an easy week! I missed a few days of riding last week due to the 4-day headache, so I figured one ride 'out of the ordinary' would be OK.

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  3. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Damn Ridge, congratulations on finishing!
  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Good stuff Ridge. :thumb

    Made my back hurt.:lol3
  5. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Thanks guys. I always recommend pushing ones limits... but this one might have been a bit too far even for me. :D
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    humph. You ain't dead. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :nod

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  7. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    What they said. :thumb
  8. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Nope, it was a reference to the topic rehash we keep running into. :D
  9. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    True... and I just registered for the Pisgah 55.5 along with the Wilderness 101. I'm not an addict... I promise. :lol3
  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I say again: humph

    So... what didya do for training to be on the bike for umpteen hours? :ear

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  11. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  12. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Honestly not much difference between preparation for my normal race season. I typically log about 160 miles per week throughout 5 days with two rest days as bookends. I include at least one set of AT intervals immediately after a rest day and I try to fit in a few sets of anaerobic jumps after the second rest day. I'll adjust the schedule depending on which races I'm doing on the weekends. If no races scheduled, then I add in long endurance miles on weekends.

    Nutrition and calorie intake are bigger factors IMHO. Finding that balance between what you can tolerate for 10+ hours with what your body responds well to is the most difficult piece of the puzzle. For me, it was honey stinger waffles, fig "Newman's", Honey Stinger chews and Tailwind nutrition in the camelbak. Figure that you can ingest and absorb approximately 1/3 of the calories you're burning and add or subtract as the day progresses. After my derailleur incident, I drastically cut back on calorie intake since I was relegated to spinning at a 6mph max speed. Had I been able to keep going as before, I would have had much less food left over at the end.
  13. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    That was a good read Ridge. Thanks for taking time out to share that. Takes a sack to keep pressing on in those conditions.
  14. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    Just put in 30 mi into the 15mph wind...ironically i am quite winded....LOL
  15. JRose

    JRose Been here awhile

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    Set up for a 0400 2 hour bike 7 mile run brick workout.

    0400 sucks. Sucks bad.

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  16. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  17. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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  18. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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  19. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah, you'd want to run some pretty fat tires and keep them well inflated.
  20. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    if i knew that hill was coming,i think i would be running some 32 or 36s.....not my standard 23-25cs....:rofl