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Don't see why not, if you can stomach it while...

Don't see why not, if you can stomach it while riding. Personally I think people overthink the whole electrolyte issue. There's plenty of electrolytes in ordinary food, and as an intensive care...
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If it works for you, fine, but in general I'd...

If it works for you, fine, but in general I'd advise against this. Lengthy breaks just allow lactate products to accumulate in your legs, so that when you restart it is harder going than it would...
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You have absolutely no idea what you are talking...

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Sixteen mph is not super hard, it is an extremely moderate pace for a trained cyclist.



Evidently. You may have noticed that this thread...
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Posted By chasm54

Don't be absurd.

Don't be absurd.
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Either you need a different saddle, or your...

Either you need a different saddle, or your position on the bike is an issue. Very difficult to advise, but sometimes small changes in saddle position - nose up, nose down (rarely) further forward,...
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Five or six what? Hours? A five hour century is...

Five or six what? Hours? A five hour century is an accomplishment that not many people achieve. Few of them achieved it on one hour a day training for just a few months, is my guess. You need to get...
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There's not too much to say about clothing and...

There's not too much to say about clothing and equipment, except that one shouldn't use new stuff. Don't tinker with the set-up you are used to, and shorts, shoes, saddle should all have been used...
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A year is an eternity, as far as preparation is...

A year is an eternity, as far as preparation is concerned. So if your goal is merely to finish the century, I don't think you need to do much at the moment other than keep riding. In the two or three...
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Just to be clear, I recommend eating. And...

Just to be clear, I recommend eating. And although I am OK for >70 miles without eating on the bike, I am pretty well fuelled before I start.



Definitely, definitely not enough. Less than half...
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Tip1. Don't be intimidated by the distance....

Tip1. Don't be intimidated by the distance. Further is much easier than faster, a century is easy if you ride at your own pace.

Tip 2. Start slow, finish fast. If you go out too fast, the last...
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