50 mile club

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50 mile club

Postby Cupras » Sun Aug 25, 2013 23:12 pm

So today I joined the 50 mile club by accident.
Intended to ride to my work then nip to Redcar before going home and just continued riding for a bit. I did have to stop a few times as someone I was with was having bike issues but overall it was pretty fun.

I was very stiff afterwards as I have never rode above 25 miles before and tbh I have rode very little recently due to problems my end.

Here is the strava link http://www.strava.com/activities/77489853
I know its slow but still for a fat lad who hasn't rode much lately I am very very happy.

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Re: 50 mile club

Postby mpatts » Mon Aug 26, 2013 07:55 am

good work :D
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Re: 50 mile club

Postby Peddle Up! » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:15 am

These milestones are important, and it's always great to "bag one". On to the next - 75 miles? 100 miles? :)
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Re: 50 mile club

Postby Cupras » Mon Aug 26, 2013 20:17 pm

85 is the next one I think as its a 42.5mile each way distance trip to a town I want to cycle too so it seems the next logical step. Although there may well be a 75 miler in there before hand.


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Re: 50 mile club

Postby DesWeller » Mon Aug 26, 2013 21:08 pm

Please don't tell us about your problems with your end.

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Re: 50 mile club

Postby Kieran_Burns » Tue Aug 27, 2013 08:48 am

100km is the next milestone. 62.1 ish miles

I remember the first time I did that distance I was stunned I could actually ride that far - now it's the default ride length as it is enough to get me out on the saddle for a few hours without taking the whole day (but you can if you like)
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Re: 50 mile club

Postby markhewitt1978 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 08:53 am

I've done 50 miles perhaps half a dozen times now, but Great North Bike ride at the weekend was 58 miles total but I shaved 50 minutes off my best 50 mile time! Shows how hilly most of my rides are.

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Re: 50 mile club

Postby DM222 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:58 am

I did 117 the other day on the Bristol-London charity ride. Never ridden more then 65 before! As long as you pace yourself and eat / drink plenty you'll be surprised how far you can cycle without feeling too bad afterwards!

Good effort by the way :wink:

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