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    Donut ride help?

    I've heard there's this great biking group that does the "Donut ride" every Saturday and Sunday. How should i train up to be able to do these rides and not fail.

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    Just ride - ride with anyone that will ride with you. Ride alone - ride as fast as you can and as long as you can. DO hill repeats. (find a steep hill and ride up it as fast as you can: coast down and repeat 15 or 20 times.

    Do a Youtube search for 'donut ride.'

    Do a wikipedia search for the same thing. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrule4 View Post
    I've heard there's this great biking group that does the "Donut ride" every Saturday and Sunday. How should i train up to be able to do these rides and not fail.
    You're right, the Donut Ride happens every Saturday and Sunday mornings... Take the advise of RedandWhite and do some research... the wikipedia entry is a great resource and contains the maps for the short, medium, and long routes.

    Have you done group riding before? Are you comfortable riding in a pack of 100 or more? I also suggest doing some longish solo rides on hilly terrain before doing the Donut. You might want to scout out the route taken by the Donut Ride especially the stretch along Keele from Rutherford to King, 15th, or 17th sideroads depending on whether you want to do the short, medium, or long route.

    Here is a glimpse of last Saturday's ride:



    ... the ride 2 weeks ago:


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    With the bike I have it seem's impossible to ride that fast in my highest gear :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrule4 View Post
    With the bike I have it seem's impossible to ride that fast in my highest gear :/
    The best way of training to ride that ride, is to ride with the ride. No ****. It's a tempo ride up to keele then it goes to warp 9. The peloton will usually break into a billion fragments at that point. If you're even reasonably fit (I kept up with the lead group on a 48x17 fixed), you should be fine.
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