How to get Sportive fast in 5 hours...?
Ask yourself this:
"What would Lance do?"
Then call Dr Ferrari
Don't forget to pencil in 15 mins to shave your legs.
I don't get this place. Yesterday I was (in my view) unfairly moderated in the Chat forum and I wasn't even being naughty. Today I'm asking for sensible advice in the bike forum and a mod joins in the piss take.
At this stage what you eat and drink will have most effect on your performance . Assuming that you have a decent base fitness then I would keep the intensity and frequency of the rides down , any cycling you do this week will have minimal effect unless you overdo it in which case you could turn up with "heavy legs" which isn't what you want .
How good are hill climbs and would knocking out an hours worth of repeated cat 4 on an SS MTB tomorrow on lieu of a hard ride (road bike in the shop) be good?
I'd relax now and treat the sportive as the 'hard' ride.
I'd set off quick but keep the powder dry and wind it up. Actually that's silly advice, that's just what I do.
Resurrecting after linking from another thread.
So what happened to the OP? Did he buy a Pinarello Dogma with deep section carbon wheels? Did he charge from the line and get caught up in a club chain gang and blow up after 50k? Or did he smash it and win the "race"?
@Krypton - you've been told already, take it fairly easy. It's too late to do anything except blow yourself up. At this stage it's about tactics for the event as per post on which group or not to be in. I'd also suggest the bike gets a good check over and ride after coming back from the LBS.
Means fit blindfold and earmuffs
Go balls to the wall for first 30 minutes - explode and grovel for the rest. Seemsto be what happens at any sportive ive been too . Just end up riding off the front till the idiots are dropped then ease up into a group that looks safe.
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