The foundations for successful riding
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A group of riders are planning a weekend ride for charity any hints do I need extra training or is it more about preparation and recovery, I'm averaging 150-200k a week now on rides between 30 and 60k mixed flats hills longest ride so far 140k- Cheers
If you are reasonably fit already, if the ride is on similar terrain to what you are used to, if you don't have to push the pace along, and if you don't mind some pain/discomfort, you could probably do it as is., however if you want to enjoy it it will be better to train a bit.
Sounds like a good challenge to take on (theoretically ), but for us to give any meaningful advice you will need to tell us a bit more.
There are experts on this forum who will have a lot more questions than I have.
Re the planned ride:
Road or MTB?
How many ks AND how many meters of climbing on each day?
How do the "Ks and climbing" compare with your daily rides and your longest ride to date?
How fast will the rest of the group be riding and are you expected to stay together as a group?
How fit are you?
How did you go on the 140 k ride?
How quickly did you recover?
How long ago was it and are you in similar, better or worse fitness now than then?
Do you like unnecessary pain? Or would you rather be well trained and well prepared? ( serious question! )
Are you used to managing nutrition on the bike
Looking forward to hearing more.
Road bike trip mostly flat i ride 3 to 4 times a week average pace 26-30kph ridden 3500k,s in last 7 months 15000m ascending age 58 I regularly hydrate during rides and eat something every 30mins longest ride was 2 months ago but have done rides 70 to 80k since
Usually pull up OK rather do ride without pain
Will be riding in group pace will be what I am used too
Thanks for answering the questions, I agree with Macca and Foo, you should do this without any big issues. If the event is a little way off, I'd encourage you to do a couple of weekends with a 120- 150k ride on Saturday followed by a 70k on Sunday. Then you will have total confidence in your ability to do the 2 x 150s.
What is the charity?
Make sure you put up a ride report when you do it.
Thanks for your replies as it will be a first for a lot of the riders in our group I had doubts about my own ability.
Planning a 40-50k flat ride for this Saturday and a 100k ride on Sunday this weekend. The charity is
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