Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: '07 IRO Mark V, '01 Cannondale Jekyll 3000, '07 Rivendell Atlantis
D2R2 Century, training update and tire advice?
Well my training hasn't been as consistent or as hilly as it should be. But I've been getting to my gym 3-4 times a week and riding hard and fast on my commutes and errands (currently car free in Boston) and getting out for recreational/training rides when I make time (I need to make it a higher priority and get out more often, like... now). I'm hoping I can finish the ride. Reading some post ride reports people have taken as long as 12hr 40min to finish so I think I'll be able to pull that off at the very least. I've lost a bit of weight (210lbs last I checked, down from 245lbs in November).
I'm debating on tires. I've got 35MM Pasela Tourguard tires on my touring bike, I think these will work OK but 70% dirt roads in New England means there will be sections of this ride that are more suited to a mountain bike than any road bike. I'm thinking the Tourguards will be a happy medium between a too narrow road tire and a too aggressive cross tire.
Tonight! A hard fast training ride!
2009 Bike Friday Season Tikit (commuting folder)
2007 Rivendell Atlantis (touring, general riding, errand runner, stuff hauler)
2007 IRO Mark V (SS)
2006 Rockhopper Comp Disc (Icebike)