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75 mile ride one week from today :-)

Old 09-20-14, 06:35 AM
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75 mile ride one week from today :-)

Starts and ends in Bryan, Oh.

Charity ride for the public libraries in the county.

Longest ride this summer was a self supported metric on the 4th of July .

I was 400 miles back on the bike then,and 260 lbs, 225 today, looks like I have 1555 miles as of today. The first stop is only 9 miles in, I probably will skip it, I ride 32 miles without stopping.....those are my longest rides recently tho, will do something a bit longer tomorrow. In this cooler weather recently I barely break into my second 24 oz water bottle at 32 miles .

I will eat something while riding :-).

I did not have an HRM for my metric, thinking at pacing myself in zone 2 which tops out at 130 for me right now .
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I always Skip the first stop.
Carry all my drinks and snacks.

Set an easy pace and have fun...It is not a race.
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75 miles is a perfect distance for me. Whenever I ride a century, I'm wishing it was over right about then.
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It is all local which is nice :-)....it will be 50f to start (brrr) according to the 10 day forecast (which I do not take as gospel, um nope)...but warming up to mid 70's...so I will probably need to ditch leg warmers and shoe covers partway.....but partway COULD probably go right past home plate here if need be :-).
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Big thumbs up. Enjoy it and let us know how it went.
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Sounds like the ride goes towards a good cause, have fun. Don't forget you can dehydrate yourself even in the cooler temperatures so your water intake shouldn't change much just because you aren't sweating as much. As for the rest stops, I wouldn't need one so soon either (9miles? I barely reach for my water bottle at that point, even in 90 degree summer heat)
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Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
Sounds like the ride goes towards a good cause, have fun. Don't forget you can dehydrate yourself even in the cooler temperatures so your water intake shouldn't change much just because you aren't sweating as much. As for the rest stops, I wouldn't need one so soon either (9miles? I barely reach for my water bottle at that point, even in 90 degree summer heat)
Well intake could have changed as I get more efficient too, I weigh before and after riding now and then to be sure I am hydrating properly :-)
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75 miles sounds like something very doable and enjoyable given what you have done recently.
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Got this finished up today, so I can transport the bike without messing it up :-). Tapering off riding today and tomorrow, walked 38 minutes today and will tomorrow too.

The first 3 stops total up to about 32 miles so I will have the wife meet me at stop 3 so I can ditch any extra clothes, and load up some more food :-)....should be about 2-1/2 hours into the ride.

Planning on eating one of these every hour I ride...

Recipe: Mushroom & Swiss Frittata | Runner's World

I made them in a different baking pan, a dessert bar pan so the recipe made 9 bars not 6 cupcakes. Should total 116 cals each..which should be just about right :-).

I have some Cliff shok bloks too if I need a carb surge towards the end.

Weather is forecast as low of 53, high of 74...ride starts at 830am, the only Bike jersey I have is a long sleeve thermal one, but I can switch to short sleeve target C9 shirt, might actually wear one as base layer instead of long sleeve. If it is 53-55 may not need shoe covers to start, leg warmers can go in jersey pockets :-).

The stops are every Library in the county, they go like this

9,10,13(I will stop here),10,12,10(either stop here or the previous one),12(done).

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Nice bike rack! Best of luck on your ride!
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Can't wait to hear about your ride report! Hope you have 1) good weather, 2) fresh legs, 3) a good time and 4) an adventure... don't forgot to eat, drink and meet people along the way!
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Go man go!

I'm ready to do a long ride as well now. I need to find something before it gets too cold.
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Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
Can't wait to hear about your ride report! Hope you have 1) good weather, 2) fresh legs, 3) a good time and 4) an adventure... don't forgot to eat, drink and meet people along the way!
I will probably meet every other rider as they pass me :-)
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I will probably meet every other rider as they pass me :-)
That's usually how I do it! Actually you generally fall within a group of rider who do your same pace or who you pass or they pass you over and over again... since you will be out there hours, it will seem like they are old friends when the ride is done!
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I have back to back 80 milers this weekend, MS150 City to Shore, Cherry Hill to Ocean City NJ then back. I have to keep telling myself THIS ISN'T A RACE!! Good luck with your ride!!

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DONE :-)

6:07 total time, 4:57 riding time. Got uber lucky and fell in with a slow pack of riders for most of the way, did the last 15 on my own though :-).

Probably the longest ride I will do on my Trek Multitrack 7200 :-)

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Congrats, that a great ride. The longest I ever did on my Trek 7100 was 35 miles.
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Very impressive Bill.
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DONE :-)

6:07 total time, 4:57 riding time. Got uber lucky and fell in with a slow pack of riders for most of the way, did the last 15 on my own though :-).

Probably the longest ride I will do on my Trek Multitrack 7200 :-)

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Congrats! By the way, regarding that last comment, I sense a century in your future on that bike
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Congrats! By the way, regarding that last comment, I sense a century in your future on that bike
Yea I did tell one guy I might do a century on it someday just to be a Richard ,but a double century on a road bike would be first :-)
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Ride report goes like this.
Registration started at 800am.....I really did not know any other riders, so I headed out at 805, this ride apparently the directions they handed out did not match the arrows painted on the road, leaving you wondering if some joker had painted random arrows maybe :-(, glad this was my home county so I know my way around a little :-). I hit a train stopped on the tracks, so after some consideration, I climbed over the %^€ŁĄ@& thing, not a big deal, would not do it with a shiny new road bike...but no real harm came to mine.

I had not planned to stop at the first stop but with the unplanned off route ventures I ended up stopping. Shortly after I arrived the rest of the crowd caught, about a dozen guys and gals.

I got lucky that Bill the head of the local United Way (they set up the ride) had his Wife and another lady that he was riding with, the two ladies were maybe a tad slower than me, so we smoked the next 50 miles stop to stop at mostly 18mph or so, all big chainring stuff....48 front 12-25 rear. At the last stop the last lady dropped so they dropped me like a bad habit in no time.....all but one guy who was cramping up, and he insisted I go on ahead, so I did .

At 70 miles my legs were rubber after climbing a railroad overpass so I pulled over for a shok block infusion, and some water.....and the guy with cramps was walking up that hill 5 minutes later, he insisted I again head off and he would catch up......and I did so, and he arrived at the end about 15 minutes after I did......so I did not finish last anyway :-).

The wind was part of the 17-18 pace, but a little drafting, and letting somebody else set the pace was part too, I can see that group riding could become a fun addiction :-)
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Sounds like you had a great ride, 18 mph for 50 miles is impressive, something to be proud of regardless of the conditions (tailwind/drafting).
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Sounds like you had a great ride, 18 mph for 50 miles is impressive, something to be proud of regardless of the conditions (tailwind/drafting).
And I'm genalarizing there really......just going off what the cycle computer seemed to say a lot :-). Cyclemeter says 29 miles 17+, 33 miles 14-17,7 miles 12-14,2 miles 10-12,1.72 miles 0-10.

there were about 2 miles of "tar and boulders " as one guy aptly put it, it was some nasty stuff for sure, tar and chip squared.
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