Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 27
  1. #1
    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Texas
    My Bikes
    09` Motobecane Cx - 07` Dawes LT1000 - 82` Trek 412
    Posts
    354
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    35 miles today and a bonk!

    Sorry for the Novel!

    So i worked out hard this morning..i got outta work early and got a call from my riding buddy about hitting the road... i thought...why not sure....

    Well she mentioned that the rider joining us was a very experienced rider..come to find out this guy does tri's and iromen comps... so i'm like hey
    "well i dont want to slow you down so i'll go but i know my way back so its ok" ..she said not "oh no we wont" but "Ok" lol ....which i'm totally fine with...

    well we start off and at the beginning i can tell.....CRAAAAAAAAAAP!! lol
    but i crank it and keep up... around mile 12 we start hitting hills!

    it's funny how on a straight away i'm right next to them but we hit a hill and i can see them pull off like a nyc cabbie! lol so i fall a bit behind say 30 yards..
    they keep pumping and so do i.. i close the gap a little but worry about running out of steam on the way back... so i keep going without over doing it ... we get to a stop and the guy says.. "man you wernt far behind! you have pretty good technique" which is a surprise to me seeing that i'm fairly new! He tells me some things i can do to help my cadence and introduces me to cliff bars.. there awesome!

    Anyways on the way back from riding around the lake we hit some wind..funny thing is it was as if the winds only purpose was to blow long and hard enough to zap my energy... becasue it didnt stick around but i was zapped...

    i start lagging behind.... and on the way back it was a serious task to keep them in sight. every hill was like everest.. but i kept cranking and using my gears...
    They waited for me at a stop and asked if everything was fine.. i said yes.. just hitting a little wall... but i'm ok.. Off we go!

    I think it was dehydration honestly! because once we got back on a city trail i drank some water and got a second wind.. so i'm carrying 2 water bottles from here on out.

    i shouldnt have boinked on a 35mile ride but i learned alot from more experienced riders. I also got to officially see what my avg mph was (14-15mph, until bonking, then around 8-10)

    i made it back but was dead to the world!
    Last edited by chunkyd; 06-20-07 at 10:16 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Terrierman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SWMO
    Posts
    3,177
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You need way more than one bottle of water on a 35 mile ride, especially if you are pushing it and if it's warm add even more. Good job.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

  3. #3
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,160
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Don't be surprised if I remind you to hydrate on the TdC ride!

    Although after this time, I bet I won't have to! Bonking feels horrible, doesn't it? Been there!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Manhattan KS
    My Bikes
    2001 Giant OCR w/105-10spd, Schwinn High-Plains Built for Commute plus 3 Others in Various Stages of Rebuild/Repair
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I try to hold to about one bottle an hour and If I go for more than about 90 minutes I usually split them pretty evenly between a sports drink (I like accelerade it doesn't make me sick at high temperatures/efforts at the moment its also on sale for really cheap at nashbar) and regular water. Cliff bars are pretty awesome also.

  5. #5
    Senior Member breadbin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    West of Ireland
    My Bikes
    Raleigh 531c, Marin Muirwoods, Brodie Romax
    Posts
    640
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Bonking feels horrible, doesn't it? Been there!
    Over here in Ireland, bonking is another term for having sex! Just thought i'd let you know. I didn't know where this post was going.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/evildiesel
    October miles=18/100

  6. #6
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,160
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by breadbin
    Over here in Ireland, bonking is another term for having sex! Just thought i'd let you know. I didn't know where this post was going.
    True, that! Nope, we're talking about the athletic term for dehydration ands sugar crash!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  7. #7
    Senior Member JumboRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Started commuting today. Planned, packed, I was very excited. About half way to work, when I got thirsty, I realize that I left my two water bottles on the counter at home.

  8. #8
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,160
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JumboRider
    Started commuting today. Planned, packed, I was very excited. About half way to work, when I got thirsty, I realize that I left my two water bottles on the counter at home.
    (The nice thing about convenience stores and bottled water!)

    It happens, Jumbo! How'd the Commute go, other than that?
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  9. #9
    Senior Member JumboRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Walked every hill, and my commute is one big hill. Maybe I should take up jogging? I kid, I kid.

    It was a wonderful morning. I was slow and did walk most of the hills. I will get stronger each ride I am sure. The security guard had no problem with me parking my bike in my office, which made me quite happy. I don't know why anyone would drive to work.

  10. #10
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,160
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JumboRider
    Walked every hill, and my commute is one big hill. Maybe I should take up jogging? I kid, I kid.

    It was a wonderful morning. I was slow and did walk most of the hills. I will get stronger each ride I am sure. The security guard had no problem with me parking my bike in my office, which made me quite happy. I don't know why anyone would drive to work.
    Before you know it, you'll be buzzing up the hills without even noticing them!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  11. #11
    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Texas
    My Bikes
    09` Motobecane Cx - 07` Dawes LT1000 - 82` Trek 412
    Posts
    354
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol! "bonking" after that ride... that would have been a disaster! and a whole lot of disappointment! lol

    Ireland huh? Those hills must be killer! i've been to dublin before but i was only there to interview a DJ and then flew back... i loved it!

    Quote Originally Posted by breadbin
    Over here in Ireland, bonking is another term for having sex! Just thought i'd let you know. I didn't know where this post was going.

  12. #12
    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Texas
    My Bikes
    09` Motobecane Cx - 07` Dawes LT1000 - 82` Trek 412
    Posts
    354
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Keep it up Jumborider! soon you'll be taking those hills like you were riding a harley.

  13. #13
    Chubby super biker bdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    chunkyd - it's amazing how dehydration can sneak up on you and affect you. I suspect that many times my "bonking" is a direct result of a lack of hydration. I agree with the others, on a 35 mile ride, you should definitely have at least two bottles of water - if not more!

    But hey, you should be proud of yourself. You kept up, finished the ride, and showed them what us clydes are all about!

  14. #14
    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Costa Rica
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F900 and Tandem
    Posts
    3,073
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very good - you survived. Yesterday I ended up doing 30 kilometers on rock roads (and clay, can't forget the clay) pretty much up hill and then shooting back down to beat the darkeness.

    What is interesting in 5 hours of pretty intense effort (had to walk some areas they were so bad) I only drank one bottle of water. But, it rained on me the whole time. I suspect I wasn't sweating much. When I got home I didn't even drink that much water.

    So, weather is a huge factor.

  15. #15
    Gears? CliftonGK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2009 Spesh Singlecross
    Posts
    11,348
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JumboRider
    Walked every hill, and my commute is one big hill. Maybe I should take up jogging? I kid, I kid.
    Shoulder your bike and pretend it's cyclocross.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
    - Mandi M.

  16. #16
    Air
    Air is offline
    Destroyer of Wheels Air's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Creating some FA-Qs
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
    Posts
    3,608
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Really got to get yourselves a hydration pack. Really hard to forget and you'll find yourself sipping more on the ride which is better than gulping a half a bottle at once.

    I'd recommend at least 100 oz - I go through the 70 oz way too quickly (in addition to two bottles of Gatorade).

    Pricepoint has the hydration bags really cheap and fairly good prices on the backpack too.

  17. #17
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    You need way more than one bottle of water on a 35 mile ride, especially if you are pushing it and if it's warm add even more. Good job.
    +1

    Great job on the ride...14-15 is nothing to cough at. I still don't ride that fast most times. One bottle is not nearly enough for a 35 mile ride. I used to take my 70 oz camel pack on a 30 mile ride and I'd often empty it miles before getting home.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  18. #18
    '05 NUEser EJ123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    3,374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chocolate Mint Cliff builder bar, yum.

  19. #19
    Senior Member lil brown bat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Boston (sort of)
    My Bikes
    1 road, 1 Urban Assault Vehicle
    Posts
    3,878
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    You need way more than one bottle of water on a 35 mile ride, especially if you are pushing it and if it's warm add even more. Good job.
    Yes, although the best gauge of whether you're getting enough water is in what you're putting out. "Clear, copious urine" is the measure of adequate hydration. If your urine is strongly colored, strong-scented (unless you've been eating asparagus, heh), or you really don't have to pee at all, you're down a quart (or whatever). And, if you're exerting yourself and feeling warm but you stop sweating, that's a real danger sign. I would definitely plan to carry along more than one bottle on a ride that long, but how much I actually drink is an "it depends". Start hydrated and drink as frequently as you need to, that's the ticket.

  20. #20
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,160
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat
    Yes, although the best gauge of whether you're getting enough water is in what you're putting out. "Clear, copious urine" is the measure of adequate hydration. If your urine is strongly colored, strong-scented (unless you've been eating asparagus, heh), or you really don't have to pee at all, you're down a quart (or whatever). And, if you're exerting yourself and feeling warm but you stop sweating, that's a real danger sign. I would definitely plan to carry along more than one bottle on a ride that long, but how much I actually drink is an "it depends". Start hydrated and drink as frequently as you need to, that's the ticket.
    Agreed, 1000%! Drink BEFORE you are thirsty. If you are thirsty, you are already behind on the hydration curve!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  21. #21
    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Texas
    My Bikes
    09` Motobecane Cx - 07` Dawes LT1000 - 82` Trek 412
    Posts
    354
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thats the bad thing is i know i need to stay hydrated but its like i forget to drink.. i think i will try a camel back or something like it.

  22. #22
    Senior Member JumboRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is my hydration pack. I really don't want this on my back when I ride.


  23. #23
    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Texas
    My Bikes
    09` Motobecane Cx - 07` Dawes LT1000 - 82` Trek 412
    Posts
    354
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that looks miserable!

    I'd rather just go for 2 bottles hahah

  24. #24
    Senior Member lil brown bat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Boston (sort of)
    My Bikes
    1 road, 1 Urban Assault Vehicle
    Posts
    3,878
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    that looks miserable!

    I'd rather just go for 2 bottles hahah
    Same here. I own a hydration pack but never use it -- not for biking, not for hiking, not for anything. A lot of people must be in love with them because you see so many hydration pack products, or maybe it's just one of those products that sells a lot because people say, "Hmm, good idea!" and then end up not using. I know I don't see many on the trail, and I don't think I've ever seen a biker with one.

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Manhattan KS
    My Bikes
    2001 Giant OCR w/105-10spd, Schwinn High-Plains Built for Commute plus 3 Others in Various Stages of Rebuild/Repair
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    Thats the bad thing is i know i need to stay hydrated but its like i forget to drink.. i think i will try a camel back or something like it.
    Try setting a watch alarm to go off every 8 or 10 minutes and drink every time it goes off. It'll eventually become habit and you won't really even think about it.

    Paul

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •