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Ambitious or stupid?!

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I'm a bike commuter doing a hilly 12 miles per day. I run marathons and 20+ mile fell races, and did a 30 mile mtb race a couple of months ago.

Am thinking of signing up for the Tour of the Peaks in Oct and have never cycled anything like 100 miles. Will I die?!


  • Percy VeraPercy Vera Posts: 1,103
    No, just bring plenty of food and make sure you eat and drink regularly
  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    It is possible to be both!

    I guess you will feel stupid:
    - on the way to the start
    - between about miles 60 and 90
    and you will feel ambitious:
    - when you see some of the old lardy types like me at the start
    - for the first 10 miles
    - for the last 10 miles

    Go at your own pace, eat and drink lots, rest when you need to.

    Fast and Bulbous
    Eddingtons: 80 (Metric); 60 (Imperial)

  • "- between about miles 60 and 90 "

    You mean between Winnatt's and Holme Moss?!

    Thanks fellas. Not completely crazy then. I like the way this is going...

    And I still have time to get a couple of longer rides in too.
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    If you don't get back, shoulder, neck or censored pains then you're endurance from running should just about see you through :)
    More problems but still living....
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