It’s that time of year again with the Rapha Rising challenge on Strava http://www.strava.com/challenges/rapha-rising-three-ranges 🙂
Bit more than previous years with 8800 metres to be climbed. Who is in?
Managed to start things off with about 2000m which im feeling quite pleased with as i only had a short window of opportunity this morning before the rain set in for the day.Posted 3 years ago
1100m on Saturday, 2200m on Sunday.
38% complete according to Strava. Will try and get out most evenings this week. Then I’ll see what the weather is doing next weekend and maybe try finishing it off with a big Lakes or Dales ride.
Fortunately, living right on the edge of the Peak District, it’s fairly easy to do 1000+m in less than 30 miles.Posted 3 years agoonehundredthidiotMember
25% done but struggling after an off on Saturday when I banged up knee and elbow. It was easy in the alps last year. OH is annoyed as she’s back shift until Wednesday day shift Sat Sun and has a skills day on Friday so won’t get it even though she’s had the last two.Posted 3 years agobjj.andy.wMember
How many are doing it mostly off road?
It’ll be a mixture of both for me. Did the Borrowdale bash on Sunday and I’ll be back up to the lakes next Sunday mtbing. During this week I’ll be on the road bike going up some hills, then down some hills x God knows how many times..Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
I’ve got 900 mtrs to go, cleared off 1489 today and ended the ride approaching the van with a rear puncture. Think the bike is telling me something.
Keep going, it’s knackering but fun and something to chase even if you don’t do all of it.
None of mines off road. 8)Posted 3 years ago
36% through, with only tomorrow, Friday and one weekend day to find 5600m. I’m working though so it’ll have to be repeats of Pentlands hills for me after work, and a beast of a ride over the weekend. However, I do really want to get this to get my climbing legs back again…Posted 3 years agoOmar LittleMember
Lovely evening here so managed to get out for few hours – started off with a hilly route then finished off with some hill repeats. There were 3 others on the same hill going up and down too so it added a bit of a competitive element, trying to catch the guy in front while remaining ahead of the guy behind. So much for my pacing strategy!
Now up to about 6500.Posted 3 years ago
I hit the halfway mark tonight, with 1300m over two rides, and 2000m yesterday over two rides.
Days off the bike tomorrow and Thursday, so I need an early start on Friday morning and then some brutal climbs on the way home to put me anywhere near completing this.
However, even after only three days on it, I can feel my climbing improving as my legs aren’t hurting as much.Posted 3 years ago
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