- Set me a challenge
Learn to wheelie like a chav.
This is also on my todo list – I am rubbish at wheelies and manuals!
If you’re going to the Alps, can you take the road bike?
We are just thinking mtb in Morzine, but maybe I can make a weekends road biking on the list, after all, its not that far away!
Fred Whitton challenge next may
Yes a few people at work are talking about doing this. This would require some training – me and my road bike dont always see eye to eye!
I’d suggest seeing if you can put on three stone more by xmas.
The way I am going this is more achievable! Lol! However my Mum just sent me 3 low fat cook books. Got to love mothers 😛Posted 6 years agofasthaggisMember
me and my road bike dont always see eye to eye!
Turn that one around and use it as part of your training plan.
Ask,bribe or threaten your mates to put in some time with you(or at the very least slag you off if you are not making enough effort).
Take the pie shop off your speed dial 🙂Posted 6 years agoBigJohnSubscriber
Last year I set myself the target of riding an hour each day for 50 days.
The rule I set myself was that it had to be done all in one go, with only one break of max 1 hour (so I could ride 10 miles to Waitrose in Newport, buy a bit of stuff and ride back the longer way) but I couldn’t add together all the bits and bobs in a day.
I also said the day didn’t end till 9am, so if I couldn’t get out one day, I could get up early next day and ride 2 hours from 8am, which would count as 2 days worth.
I found it hard to fit in but made me feel I’d really achieved something.Posted 6 years ago
This year has been a bit poo…knee injury in December has meant 7 months of no biking at all and now a very slow return as the knee heals. The result was a lazy beer and food filled few months resulting in stone plus weight gain. A few other things along the way means I need to press the restart button.
So, to give me some motivation I need a goal, a challenge, something to set my sights on and train for. I havent done any events in the past (been riding 4 years now), so I was wondering what the singletrack peps could come up with.
In my armoury I have:
– Trek 2.1 road bike
– A blinged up Rockhopper
– Nicolai Hellius CC
I can swim (of sorts), I have a gym and swimming pool I can train in over the winter. Running is pretty much a no go as my knees wont stand it, though I do fancy doing a Rat Race next year for something a bit different. Also on the list for next year is a bivi weekend.
So give me some ideas. Something May/June/July would be good so I am fit for our planned trip to the alps at the end of August. And before anyone suggests a 24 hour solo – no, I need some sleep!
If it helps, I am based in NE England, but happy to travel.Posted 6 years ago
Or the Vatternrundan? 300km in Sweden, with 20000 participants.
This looks quite fun and a bit different! Needs a lot more miles than I do now.
Some really cool ideas. I hvae just been told by the surgeon I can get on with riding my bike (though my knee will hurt for the rest of my life). I am going to have a couple of months getting started and then work out exactly what to do. Given me loads to think about and research.
The Cape Epic looks awesome, but that might be a step too far!Posted 6 years ago
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