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New Years Resolutions!

mark1989 14 Dec 18:29  

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Come on all, what do want to do next year. When it's posted up online you'll be much more likely to do it.

Use your ride to commute to work more often?
Just up your average mile?
Up your average speed on that bloody little computer thats telling you your not going as fast as you actually think you are?

Me? why, thanks for asking. Entering a triathlon. But I do have to find the money for a bike good enough to enter with. Will be enter a few 10 and 15km runs early spring then tri's by mid summer.


Go on I dare you to tell us yours.

Mark1989

My Latest Route: Nov 2009 Burton Latimer to Desborough Loop
Misanthrope 14 Dec 22:32  

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I've entered for the Cross-Border 100.
Will be my 1st 100 mile ride.

Any advice?


LO-PD 15 Dec 01:32  

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I've scrapped my old car and bought a shiney new MTB. I'm gonna be cycling to work and back every day. Thats an 18 mile round trip each day so i'm hoping to improve my fitness, as well as some longer weekend routes.

My Latest Route: Jun 2010 Withington to Liverpool Pier Head

mark1989 15 Dec 08:50  

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LO-LP, glad to hear it I'm a no car commuter, simply for me I can't afford it, it is a very easy way to get the miles. If you have no other option but to cycle then your going to cycle.

and Misanthrope, it really depends on what level you are at now, it was all about building up the miles in a structured plan for me. I'd write on my calender how many miles I was going to do on either sat or sun, and I wouldn't let myself go home until I'd done then. It does make it sound a bit hard on myself but I still made sure I enjoyed it, and it wasnt too hard.

Good luck both

Mark1989



My Latest Route: Nov 2009 Burton Latimer to Desborough Loop

Misanthrope 15 Dec 12:29  

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The longest I've done is 60 miles.
Using the turbo at the moment, and occassional 25 miles when I can get out.
Thanks for the advice Mark1989 I've got till September 2010 to build up to it.

Misanthrope


Stargazer 15 Dec 13:14  

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Having made "resolutions" last year and not being able to keep to them due to circumstances beyond my control I'm not saying a word this year.........

My Latest Route: Aug 2011 Chester Circular Via Kelsal Hill

dudley 15 Dec 17:05  

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dont let your bike put you off a triathlon.

Do a Sprint triathlon. You'll be surprised how many heaps of junk there are on the racks amidst the £4000 lumps of carbon.

I did my first on an old MTB with slicks before buying a second hand bike.

Sprint tri - it's only 20K



me?

getting my knee sorted out and getting back on the 13 mile each way commute.

have already entered the Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon in July.

My Latest Route: Nov 2009 Forth Estuary Circular

krazykayaker 15 Dec 21:52  

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I'm also up for doing a 100 miler by the end of summer 2010

i've comfortable at 50 miles (when fit!) so need to push myself a bit more and shed the excess weight that has crept on since the weather changed !

roll on the spring !

My Latest Route: Jan 2010 Corley Circular via Fillongley and Ash Green