Hi Everyone,I'm planning on doing my 1st distance ride at this years Gong Ride and I've loved reading some of your posts about the dos and don'ts when it comes to the ride itself and the training…Continue
"Hmmm.... interesting. I am completely guilty of presenting anecdotal evidence :). I don't suppose you know if that article is online?I found this..."All this is for a straight headwind. With a crosswind, the handlebarbag got a lot…"
"Sounds like I might be joining you on a few towards the end of the year Jay!
If there's one thing other than the answer to my original question that this forum has answered for me; it's that Sydney Cyclists apparently don't…"
"you get riders (male or female) on carbon racers with 23mm tyres, titanium, others on old steel bikes and then fools like me that occasionally ride on 40mm commuting tyres [which don't go flat like my ultra narrow 32mm ones :o) ].
I bought some…"
"the 2 Robs have BQ and the wind tunnel tests suggest the bag up front is better than a bag at back since it acts as a fairing. That essentially works only when your tucked behind it and your body is no longer acting as a parachute.
"That sounds like what I'm looking for. I'm a bit confused by all the terms for these types of rides and had them all kind of lumped into one group!! So, yes, not a 'group ride' per se, but doing an organised ride that's not…"
"Thankfully riding a brevet is nothing like that! I don't think I'd do them if it was...
You can go at your own pace and most people aren't interested in shaving fractions of seconds of personal bests, they are out for a nice day on…"
"He he. Audax is totally not like that. Hang around long enough and you'll see someone on literally any human powered machine you can think of turn up for a ride. Nobody is critical of anyone else's gear, critique, maybe, as in I reckon…"
""Fast enough" would depend on your cycling entirely! I can just manage to sprint on a flat at 40km/h within my gear range and aerobic capacity, and I feel happy with that.
If you've already done Sydney to Gong then it sounds…"
"I rode the Sydney to the Gong on it and managed to get up all the hills. No idea what that tells you re: gear range. And not sure what 'fast enough high gear' might mean, either!
I've ridden quite a few 50k rides just by myself…"
"Thanks Rob. That's a big help and definitely some ggod stuff to get my teeth into. Rides starting around Newtown would be great for me as well but want to get the Gong ride out of the way 1st to see how I feel before I even…"