Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-10-09, 05:44 PM   #1
the spin guru
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
the spin guru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Victoria B.C
Bikes: Soma Extra Smooth
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Compact brevet series

Hey I was just wondering how people might go about getting redy for a compact brevet series.

I,m am planning on doing one next year and have no idea how to go about training for a series of brevets all in one week as compared to a regular series where the brevets are spaced a week or two apart.
Any helpful thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
the spin guru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-09, 06:04 PM   #2
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 46,675
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 564 Post(s)
I went into Vancouver Island's Hell Week like I was about to do a somewhat relaxed 1200K. It was in April, which was a bit of a challenge, but I attended a tough spinning class twice a week and followed it up with running on the treadmill and weightlifting on those days. I rode my trainer fairly lengthy times several times a week, and I tried to get out for fairly lengthy rides, including 2 centuries in March.

And I had a plan of rest and recovery on the days in between the rides, involving lots of eating and sleeping.


Unfortunately, my best laid plans fell apart when I crashed on the 200K. I finished that ride, and attempted the 400K a couple days later, but I just couldn't do it with all the bruising and road rash I had everywhere, and a separated shoulder. I pulled out of the 400K at about 260 km.

http://www.machka.net/2007/2007_200_VanIsle.htm


If I were to do that sort of thing again ... and it does appeal to me ... I think I'd like to have ridden at least a 300 km ride or brevet two or three weeks before the event, and preferably a 400K.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-09, 10:36 PM   #3
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 14,856
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Is there a series like that coming up?
unterhausen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-09, 04:47 AM   #4
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 46,675
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 564 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
Is there a series like that coming up?
The VanIsle Hellweek is coming up next April again, it goes every year ... I imagine that's the one he's talking about.

Check the BC Randonneur website.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-09, 08:37 AM   #5
the spin guru
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
the spin guru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Victoria B.C
Bikes: Soma Extra Smooth
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It would indeed be the B.C Randonneurs hell week as put on by Ken Bonner. It's not until next April but I figure as I am laid up with a broken collar bone it is a decent time to start planning next years goal.
And this is my best shot at getting my super randonneur next year as my wife does like seeing go off a lot but can handle it if its all in one week.
the spin guru is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 PM.