- Motivate me for a sportive this weekend…
They’re meant to be fun, so if you really really think you wont enjoy it then I wouldn’t bother. That said though, you’ll feel really pleased with yourself when you’re finished, you’ll probably end up riding in some groups which always makes the miles go past quicker and is good fun and if it’s nice weather you can enjoy the scenery on the way past.Posted 4 years ago
yeah thought about a new saddle, are those ones with the holes down the middle any good then?Posted 4 years ago
was hoping that I’d find a group to ride with to releave the monotony and benefit from a bit of slipstreaming, there seems to be a headwind on dartmoor regardless of you direction…tinsyMember
I have to 2nd the why bother comment, if its not youre bag just do something else…
Edit this is the motovate bit:- I find the sense of acheivement is better than the actual riding in bigger distance stuff, check out the MM thread its a a similar story for most I beleive.
(I only do offroad stuff, inc sportives)Posted 4 years ago
well I signed up as i’d been enjoying road biking over the winter and doing the odd 30-40 mile sunday morning cake and coffee mission with a mate. Given the Classic is on my doorstep I thought I’d give it a go, plus a mate said it’s brilliant.Posted 4 years ago
it has made me ride a hell of a lot more, so I’m definitely fitter, so that’s a bonus.
hey ho, suck it up adam..slowjoMember
I did a 100 miler this weekend… a ‘hilly’ course. I really enjoyed it, probably because I had plenty of road miles in my legs. I was really looking forward to it and consequently, enjoyed every minute of it.
Ironically, I am down to do an enduro in a couple of weeks as a pair (8 hour) and I am not looking forward to it at all. The course is dull and repetitive (someone posted a brilliant description of riding at Thetford in the MM post). I will no doubt ‘endure’ it but ultimately, it is all down to enjoyment. If you aren’t looking forward to it you probably won’t have any fun.
OTOH you might just wake up on the day and think a six hour road ride is just what you want to do. Oh yes, while you are on the road, you are allowed to look at the scenery. 🙂Posted 4 years agotommyhineSubscriber
Also it’s much more fun riding in a sportif enviroment as there’s loads of people about i.e. people to try and overtake, keep up with, no lose in the distance to quickly.
I’ve done a few 100 milers and they are much better than just doing it on your tod (I do a 150 mile route on my own to visit my dada every year and that gets a bit dull until you hit the cotswolds hills, I just look forward to the subway at Frome)Posted 4 years ago
Hi, doing a sportive for the first time this weekend (Dartmoor Classic), and I really, really can’t be @rsed. I’ve done two 70 miler training rides in the last month and didn’t enjoy them at all. Felt like all I’d done was spend 6 hours staring at the road and wishing my bum wasn’t aching so much.Posted 4 years ago
could do with some motivation for the weekend, tell me it’ll be great!
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