Big rides, jet-lagged
What are people’s experiences of going out for a big ride after a long-haul flight, make much difference, any nightmares?
I have a family get together on the Welsh coast near Harlech, and it would be nice to ride out there from Manchester – Ride would be approx 110 miles, 7000 ft of climbing (so not all that hilly for the length). I’m arriving back from China the day before.
I’m sure this is a routine sort of ride for most roadies, but it’s quite a long ride for me – I rode 100 miles for the first time in my life a couple of weeks back. Plus if the lights do go out mid-Wales, it’s not like you can get the train home. Would this give you pause, or just get on with it [with a super early start]?Posted 3 years ago
Varies, sometimes good sometimes crapPosted 3 years ago
I try not to. When you’re tired, you make mistakes.Posted 3 years ago
A big ride when jet-lagged? I can barely navigate the arrivals lounge sometimes, let alone stay on a bike!
I guess the answer would be to see how you feel and not go if you don’t feel able to.Posted 3 years ago
We flew to San Francisco for a wedding a couple of years ago, took advantage of the jet lag to get up at 4am and be across the bridge and into Marin County for 5:30am 😀
Got an amazing ride in and was back for midday in time for brunch with wife and friends. Was falling asleep into my evening beers though… 🙄Posted 3 years ago
13thfloormonk – Member
We flew to San Francisco for a wedding a couple of years ago, took advantage of the jet lag to get up at 4am and be across the bridge and into Marin County for 5:30am
Got an amazing ride in and was back for midday in time for brunch with wife and friends. Was falling asleep into my evening beers though… A super early start sounds like a good idea. Out rolling at the crack of dawn, see how things are going at Chester, then push on through Wales if all is well.Posted 3 years ago
I’d say a shorter ride can make a good jetlag coping strategy, if you can sleep after, but no way would I commit to 100m, especially on the road.Posted 3 years ago
I just got back from NZ – going out there was totally fine – coming back has kicked me in the nuts and my sleep pattern and energy is rock bottom… it’s a bit of a gamble!Posted 3 years ago
Flew home overnight from the US, went straight to work, did a 50 km road race at 7PM. Didn’t suffer too badly, although I do sleep well on planes. West to East is always worse for me and takes about a week for sleep patterns to settle.Posted 3 years ago
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