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  • Premier Icon jam bo
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    Eat. Lots. Often

    Edric 64
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    Wear good shorts, keep hydrated .You should have a good supply of do-nuts to keep the sugar levels up visiting all those police stations !

    mrmo
    Member

    don’t go off full bore from the start, If your not used to the distance just take the climbs a bit easy than you would normally. eat little, drink, but don’t go stupid on the fluids (too much is as bad if not worse than too little!)

    carlos
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    jam bo – Member
    Eat. Lots. Often

    Substitute lots for LITTLE

    Suits me better on long run outs

    Haze
    Member

    Don’t take an over-sweet energy drink that you’ve never tried before.

    Find a similar paced group and get lots of shelter…but do your turn now & then…

    crikey
    Member

    Plenty of whatever chamois lubricating cream takes your fancy; slap it on and take a bit extra. You’ll get chafed from a combination of salt from dried out sweat and grit flicked up from the road if it’s a rainy day, so plaster it on.

    Drink little and often, eat little and often, don’t stop for too long and don’t set off too fast.

    Think about the weather, dress appropriately, aim to be warm rather than dry, use socks over your shoes to keep the grit out; wearing overshoes in anything other than torrential rain just makes for sweaty feet.

    Take a spare pair of gloves, a spare undershirt if you’ve got support, and give me a shout if you need any wet weather gear.

    …and think carefully about wee stops, lot easier for chaps…

    DT78
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    I did my first century on the roadie a couple of months after getting my first road bike. It’s not that hard really, just take it steady, plan your route well. 2 of us did it with 2 garage stops for water in 7 hours (6 hours moving) with a couple of energy bars.

    Get the climbing out of the way early if you can and check the wind direction so you have a tail on the way back when your knackered

    glupton1976
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    Get on bike, pedal, stop when you get there.

    trail_rat
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    Maybe take a bottle of juice withyou.

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    Doing my first 100 mile road ride on Sunday
    Visiting every police station in G.M.P!
    Don’t ask!!
    Any tips for riding long distances

    samuri
    Member

    Nipple plasters

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    I’ve yet to lactate on a century?

    brooess
    Member

    Eat well the night before and get a full night’s sleep and a good breakfast – porridge, eggs, wholemeal toast etc
    Feed and water yourself very carefully throughout the ride
    Expect to want to eat the contents of the larder when you get back
    Be prepared to be very determined
    Enjoy the achievement and be very pleased with yourself – it’s underrated IMO

    samuri
    Member

    If you’ve got pecs or boobs, your nipples get pushed against the course material of your jerseys and rub and get very tender. Plus if you;re riding into a cold wind it makes it worse.

    I’ve got pecs see, easygirl has boobs.

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    I’ve only got small boobs, but large nipples

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    Samurai, you must remember me, you sold me a bike a while ago

    wombat
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    I’ve only got small boobs, but large nipples

    This thread is…….

    freeagent
    Member

    [quoteI’ve only got small boobs, but large nipples[/quote]
    Sorry you’ve lost me, please post a picture up..

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    At last my pigeon chest is a positive thing.

    chives
    Member

    Keep it clean, it’s a family show! 😉

    chives
    Member

    I find I eat surprisingly little, and probably take on less energy drink on a long ride than I would hooning round the woods for a few hours. Peanuts are good later on I find. Haribo are just good.

    Premier Icon flap_jack
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    work chamois creme into the pad in your shorts. especially into any seams. this tip got me through a fortnight of centuries a couple of years ago…

    dsb181
    Member

    What’s a boob?

    slugwash
    Member

    Firstly, make sure they take down your particulars at every cop shop en-route and apply a generous amount of Sudocreme to your bits.

    Secondly, 100 miles between police stations is a long way and at the end you’ll probably feel like you’ve been whacked with telephone directories or ‘fallen down the stairs’ so best rest up for a few days and call a good solicitor.

    HTH.

    samuri
    Member

    Samurai, you must remember me, you sold me a bike a while ago

    Errrm, I’ve sold lots of bikes to lots of people. I’m terribly sorry but which one was this? Honestly, don’t take this personally, my bike turnover in the past has been absolutely immense. I’m trying to think of someone with small boobs and large nipples but to be fair, I’ve known quite a few people who fall into that category.

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    You sold me a black Spesh enduro, delivered it to my house in Horwich, I think
    And I’m no ladee 😀

    Must be 10 years ago

    Edric 64
    Member

    10 years ago?time for a new one then!

    qwerty
    Member

    A Tazer connected to each thigh, alternatively triggered, should give you some extra watts of output.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Make sure the bike is right!
    good nights sleep, plenty of food, take cash+card for stops en route and emergencies and keep going.

    allthepies
    Member

    Not bad for a fat bizzie.

    If you make it 🙂

    samuri
    Member

    Aah yes, got you. I remember.

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