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Posted: Sep 14, 2021 at 8:19 Quote
"Approx 140km and 1900m elevation - 35 degrees celcius."

for everyone in the US 87 miles, 6233 feet and 95° F

Heck of a ride and effort. No reason to race, just the accomplishment and the bro-hood is victory.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 at 10:01 Quote
memento-mori wrote:
adm750 wrote:
helluva ride my man...! Salute

Did you and bro stay together for the entire ride...? What was your completion time for that event..?

looks like an epic event....only two photos are NOT hills lol

Yeah, nice day out for sure!

Yes, we stayed together. He was well prepared in terms of overall fitness but I've got a bit more power to get over those steep bits and he's probably a bit less comfortable pushing it on the gravel sections due to less experience / not being his own bike.

In the end, we hardly had to wait for each other and I didn't start with the idea of riding a best personal or anything like that. We went there to push ourselves for sure but more importantly, to have a good time together. And I admit, to enjoy some Fiorentina steak afterwards Big Grin

A total of 5:30 for this ride, just suffered a bit of cramp close to end but managed to keep pedalling and keep it out during the final, rather steep mind you, section upon entering Siena.
Hell of a ride!

That 50mph KOM got you cramping huh? lol

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 at 12:20 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:

Hell of a ride!

That 50mph KOM got you cramping huh? lol

Yeah that one came as a bit of a surprise actually haha. I don't think I've ever shared a KOM with that many people before.

Cheers for conversion BlurredVision and the nice words.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 at 16:48 Quote
vt-bikes wrote:
Pandemic road bike purchase. Half carbon half steel. Pretty cool bike if I do say so myself.

Man that is hilarious, I also have a half carbon half steel frame, but basically the opposite of yours...
2012 Scapin Style 1x Campy Easton 3t build

I updated a bunch of parts and was cruising through my neighbourhood to take some photos a few weeks ago, when I ran over a branch that got stuck in my wheel, cracked the fork, and just obliterated one side of my rim. Expensive ass cruise that was. New photos in a week or two.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 4:31 Quote
BlurredVision wrote:
"Approx 140km and 1900m elevation - 35 degrees celcius."

for everyone in the US 87 miles, 6233 feet and 95° F

Heck of a ride and effort. No reason to race, just the accomplishment and the bro-hood is victory.
Or for places where we can't decide between metric and imperial.
87 miles, 1,900 metres and 35°c
That must have been abig day out, I think I could manage the distance and climbing but definitely not in that heat!

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 4:52 Quote
Not my longest day in the saddle but still, approx 5h and 30 minutes, 25km / 15.5m per hour average.

And I reckon 8 waterbottles, 2 gels and 3 bars.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 5:01 Quote
I have the last gravel race of the season coming up next week. 145km and most likely about the same amount of elevation. 3 to 4 timed segments of 10-20km length.

Should be around 10 degrees C. Hopefully it doesn't rain.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 5:16 Quote
that's a solid day. I really really want to give the time up for a day like that. I need to but it's almost impossible to bounce that off my schedule.

I think back on my High School years knocking down double-centuries (100 out/100 back) to see this chick I liked in another town.

One water bottle (filled up twice), no gels, no bars, a breakfast prior (which was probably like four bowls of Cheerios..lol) and a whatever lunch (maybe a sub sandwich or a pizza) midway...

follow the river down, then back....coming home in the dark with no lights. Facepalm

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Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 6:09 Quote
Wale wrote:
I have the last gravel race of the season coming up next week. 145km and most likely about the same amount of elevation. 3 to 4 timed segments of 10-20km length.

Should be around 10 degrees C. Hopefully it doesn't rain.

Good luck! Better temp for racing as long as it stays dry indeed.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 6:10 Quote
adm750 wrote:
that's a solid day. I really really want to give the time up for a day like that. I need to but it's almost impossible to bounce that off my schedule.

I think back on my High School years knocking down double-centuries (100 out/100 back) to see this chick I liked in another town.

One water bottle (filled up twice), no gels, no bars, a breakfast prior (which was probably like four bowls of Cheerios..lol) and a whatever lunch (maybe a sub sandwich or a pizza) midway...

follow the river down, then back....coming home in the dark with no lights. Facepalm


So, 100 out / 100 back and some cardio between the sheets all one two bottles, breakfast and "lunch"?

Hats off!

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 6:31 Quote
Took her for a ride through the outskirts/suburbs of town not long ago, but slowly took my time getting fast as it's been 7 years since I rode on a road bike with thin tyres.

I love the bike and happy with how it rides.

Finally got my bike and I m happy with it.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 at 7:42 Quote
memento-mori wrote:
So, 100 out / 100 back and some cardio between the sheets all one two bottles, breakfast and "lunch"?
Hats off!

ah, youth and ignorance. Sadly a bit less 'cardio' than I was hoping for though Wink

I was averaging 500 miles a week back then. Couldn't imagine if I followed an actual regimen with proper diet, hydration, etc.... I'd have ridden a lot smarterer for sure

Posted: Sep 16, 2021 at 5:24 Quote
Been putting together my touring set up for next year. Probably need to add a frame bag, although I am sure it will rub on my knees. Space for fork bags but the aim of the game is to go as minimal as possible.

Took it for a test yesterday, plan was to ride 120 miles across Scotland, wild camp and ride the same home the next day. Dont know who the f**k I thought I was but I got 107 miles to the town of Oban on the west coast and I had completely blown up it was pissing with rain and coooold. Had nothing left and aborted.

Riding fully loaded is not the same as on a 7kg carbon road bike...as I know, you know. Anyway, stoked on the set up im building and cant wait to go around Europe next year.



Posted: Sep 16, 2021 at 7:39 Quote
stoo61 wrote:
Been putting together my touring set up for next year. Probably need to add a frame bag, although I am sure it will rub on my knees. Space for fork bags but the aim of the game is to go as minimal as possible.

Took it for a test yesterday, plan was to ride 120 miles across Scotland, wild camp and ride the same home the next day. Dont know who the f**k I thought I was but I got 107 miles to the town of Oban on the west coast and I had completely blown up it was pissing with rain and coooold. Had nothing left and aborted.

Riding fully loaded is not the same as on a 7kg carbon road bike...as I know, you know. Anyway, stoked on the set up im building and cant wait to go around Europe next year.



sweet setup...hell of an effort as well.

had I known you were going to Oban, I'd have had you snag me a bottle or two of their Scotch. Frown

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