110km race in six weeks

GuernseyStu Posts: 21
edited April 2013 in Road beginners


  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    A first race , and then again a first road race of 110kms?!?
    Well, I think you might have a hard day of it (to put it politely) if everyone else are hardened categorized racing guys.
    Personally, I would have recommended doing something like closed circuit crits of about 40 to 60 minutes duration just to get used to racing in close quarters to start with...
    can you get your money back?
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    Are you sure it is a race?

    Sportive perhaps?
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Navrig wrote:
    Are you sure it is a race?

    Sportive perhaps?

    I have to admit, this was my first thought as well
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  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    Navrig wrote:
    Are you sure it is a race?

    Sportive perhaps?

    Is there a difference?
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    He's in Thailand. Probably allowed to call it a race even if it isn't really.
  • MattyyP
    MattyyP Posts: 142
    If it's your first ever race, just aim to finish it! And considering how long it is, that would be impressive in itself to most normal people!
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I expect it's a sportive - a 110k 'beginners' race wouldn't have many finishers
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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