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    Shiner Bock and Cycling...

    I'm thinking of riding the Shiner Bash this year.

    http://www.shinerbash.com/home.html

    The only problem is that I have yet to do more than 30 miles at once since I got back into cycling last summer and this is a 90 mile ride. I have a 55 mile ride in Kerrville (Easter Hill Country Tour) in a couple of weeks, and I really hope I'm ready for that one. Have any of you Texas folks done the Shiner ride? How hard is it? How much work am I in for to prepare for this thing?

    Of course, I'm just doing it for the massage and the 2 free Shiner Bocks.
    What if the hokey-pokey really is what it's all about?

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    I haven't done it, but I've found that I can usually ride anywhere from 2x to 5x my longest ride. I've done the Hotter 'n Hell 100 on one week of training with a max distance of 30 miles. Granted, I rode it very slowly (12mph), but I did it. I don't think I've ever ridden farther than 40 miles on a training ride.
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    I have read and experienced that you should multiply your training by 3 to get your maximum so if you routinely ride 30miles than 90 would be a good goal. Don't forget to factor in altitude you can't train on flats and then excel on hills or larger.
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    Thanks to both on the tip of multiplying the training distances. That's very encouraging, as I don't really have time to train on longer distances.

    Looking at the route, it shouldn't have any real big climbs, just a bunch of small hills scattered throughout.
    What if the hokey-pokey really is what it's all about?

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    I have not but I have some friends that have. I understand that the Austin route is a rough road. Most of the roads in and round Austin are great for cycling, ask Lance. But the road from Austin for the ShinerBash is not the best. Go for it and report back. -Spoke
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