Following on from this thread.
Link to STW thread
Well I've done it. Yesterday I cycled around lake Geneva
(anti clockwise if anyones interested)
This is my first ever 100+ mile ride and the first ride fuelled with "sports products" 8 torq bars ,3 gels and 500 grams of drink ( in 5 litres of water )
I've not done any training for this ride - totally blagged it and not feeling sore this morning
My only motivation was the fact that I'm 37 and wanted to do a real epic ride to remember.
Things that worked
Mavic inferno jacket and bibs - nice and warm with a perfect fit.
Pear Izumi soft shell gloves - A little too padded but warm and comfortable.
The torq products - very impressed with the taste, lack of stomach problems and the fact that this is the fist time using "sports" fuel.
Drinking chocolate milk after the ride - WIN, great tip for recovery.
Things that didn't work.
The stupid lezyne hydration pack which decided to leak and soak my back though the vents in the jacket.
The bar mount for my iPhone - rattley junk.
Factor 30 sunscreen - I needed 50 as the only few inches of exposed skin on my face are now burt proper pander look
If I were to do it again the only change I'd make would be to the amount of energy consumed with liquids. I spent most of the ride either peeing or looking for a sport to pee Rhubarb and custard gels are the way forward YUM!
The majority of the ride was recorded on endomondo but The phone battery died before I made it all the way back. 18 miles should be added to this total.
I'm pretty sure I could take an hour and a half off this time if I did it again. Less pee breaks and photos etc