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Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling Do you enjoy centuries, double centuries, brevets, randonnees, and 24-hour time trials? Share ride reports, and exchange training, equipment, and nutrition information specific to long distance cycling. This isn't for tours, this is for endurance events cycling

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Old 07-19-09, 11:45 AM   #1
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Trans Canada Trail. HELP!!!

Hi all you savvy bikers out there,
I need your help. I want to do the Trans Canada Trail http://www.tctrail.ca/thetrail.php next summer and I have no idea how to get ready for it. I've never done long distance biking and I can't say that I'm really a cyclist. I can officially say that I've been off training wheels since the age of 4 sooooo...I think I can do it.
What I want to know is HOW DO I DO THIS?
How do I train?
What do I wear?
What kind of bike will last?
What should I know about bike mechanics?
What foods should I eat?
Tell me all of your tips...pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee and thank you.

PS: Going to be living in the UAE for the year and it's like a billion degrees. Are stationary bikes good enough to train on?
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Old 07-19-09, 02:26 PM   #2
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I suggest you go hang out in the Touring forum here and check out some journals at www.crazyguyonabike.com. Lots of discussion both those places about all your questions.
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Old 07-19-09, 05:48 PM   #3
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First, this would be more appropriate for the Touring Forum. If you were planning to ride it like the RAAM, and set some kind of cross-Canada record, that would be a Long Distance type of topic.
http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/

Second, good luck with that "trail". There's a thread about it in the Touring Forum, but basically, the "trail" exists in many places more as a figment of someone's imagination.
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