Is there a good way of gauging your max distance without risking being too far from home... to get anywhere or.... getting painful cramps all over your legs?
I Kind of want to see if I can ride more than 40 miles in a day. Around the 2 hour mark is where I always seem to start having some issues.
(these are all in San Diego, California)
I can bike 32 miles in about 2 hours and usually not get cramps.
My 40 mile ride to downtown La Jolla was great until I got to Torrey Pines hills, where my quads, hamstrings, and calves all started cramping up pretty badly to the point where I couldn't ride anymore. I ended up having to call for a ride home .
Just recently I rode 40 miles doing a circle of Mission Ave to Coast Highway to Palomar Airport Rd. and Back. I started getting pretty painful cramps doing the hills on palomar airport road from the 32nd to 40th mile.
Again all of these cramping points seem to start only after about 2 hours >.< On the bike.
I do always bring enough Water and Gatorade when I ride, but I have not yet tried eating
like every 15 minutes while I'm riding.
I'm currently waiting for my legs to recover (sore from sprints a few days ago)
so I can go to a long ride again (want to see my max threshold) >.<
Just wondering if there's anything I can do to really extend it or help with the muscle cramps.
I'm 130 lbs, 5'10'', 8% bodyfat.