Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling - Cherry pop for a double century?
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04-01-11, 12:50 PM
This is a double century (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/30713340) that I am planning for the middle of the year. The terrain is similar to my commute so I am well prepared for the climbs. Its the long hauls I am not sure about.
Any suggestions. I would like to know if this is to high to shoot for. I just want to see if I can do it. I know I can, I just want to push it and see. My biggest concern is fuel and hydration.
04-01-11, 04:35 PM
New Glarus Belgian Red, now that's a cherry pop!
04-01-11, 05:29 PM
It helps to work your way up. If all you've ever done is 10 miles and you jump on a 200 mile route, that could be an issue. If you've done lots of similar 100-mile routes, you'll know what to expect better.
04-01-11, 05:47 PM
I ride 100 miles a week every week for the past 6 months. All of my ride is in the 3% to 6% hill range. I figure as long as I am not trying to get to end in 6 hours then I should be fine. If I can keep the 14.5 mph pace up then 200 miles should take me a little over 12 hours. Since some of this is down hill and a lot of it is flat if I get onto my aero bars that should speed things up a bit too.
I just learned that there is a supported century in my neck of the woods coming soon. I may do that one first then go to this.
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