Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Bikes: '12 Giant Sedona
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I might have just lost my mind.
Well it's been interesting month. I got hurt on election night, ended up partially tearing my Achilles tendon and mcl. I've been off my bicycle since then. Needless to say i'm going stir crazy!
Anyway, every year a group of EMTs and Paramedics get together and do a 3 day memorial ride in memory of those of us who have passed on. http://scemsmemorialbikeride.com
I was doing some maintenance on my employer's fleet of bikes when I was approached about riding in it next year. I said, "sure what the hell, i'll give it a go, what is it 50 miles at 8 mph?" HA!! This thing is the better part of 200 miles over 3 days at 13 mph. I can pull 14.5 mph for 25 miles on my fat tire bicycle non stop and i'm smoked after that.
If I had to give it a go right now, I know I would get dropped and not finish. Anyone have any suggestions on a training plan online they can point me to? And any suggestions on a road bike? 6'5" 380 lbs right now. I'll probably buy a road bike in Jan/February once I feel more comfortable about the weight. I don't have a budget right this moment, still got to get the wife's blessing to use my debit card for something that big.
Thanks for all the advice and help in advance!