Long distance riding

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stone_h
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Long distance riding

Postby stone_h » Sat Apr 28, 2018 20:13 pm

Hello!

Does anyone have any tips for increasing mileage from 30 mile rides to 100 miles?

Thank you :)

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby mamil314 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 20:36 pm

Don't stop after 30?

You can increase endurance by adding some distance to your training rides gradually. Also, just as important for longer distances is that you are comfortable on your bicycle. So, a well fitting saddle and shorts and a well fitting bike are needed. Drink a bottle of water an hour, eat enough, and you are there!

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Bungalballs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 20:45 pm

Completely forget about speed. Settle into the ride, enjoy the views, make sure you don’t have a time to be home. If it feels like hard work or if you are out of breath, back off. You’ll be surprised how far you can go if you commit the time and just enjoy the ride.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby cougie » Sat Apr 28, 2018 21:48 pm

And build up the mileage weekly. You can easily add ten miles per week.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby awavey » Mon Apr 30, 2018 20:05 pm

if you set up a loop of 25-33miles, then you can do laps around it and push on if you feel comfortable still or pull out as needed, its a lot less daunting I think that way than heading out for 50miles and thinking you can then get stuck coming back 30miles from home, though alot of people will tell you its that fear which pushes you on to finish.

eating definitely becomes a factor to keep energy levels up though thats the difference between a 30mile ride and 100miler, and that can be pre-ride preperation as much as during the ride,even if you dont take much food to eat along the way, and dont just take gels, take money so you can buy from a local shop/cafe/garage, plan it as part of a planned rest stop,and try and keep ontop of fluids, but how much you need to drink will very much depend on the weather conditions.

dont worry too much about speed, or how long its taking, and try and ignore the actual distance

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby JSBR » Fri May 04, 2018 15:54 pm

Hi
Try to make it fun. Hopefully you cycle with someone else. Set a target and a location for lunch. Stop and enjoy a pub lunch and a rest, then have another route planned for the afternoon - maybe with a shorter option in case you do get too tired. Then you can just increase the length of the pre-lunch and after-lunch rides.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Poppa Wheelie » Sun May 06, 2018 15:00 pm

I could understand you might find doing multiple 20 or 30 mile circuits quite daunting. Felling, I've managed on circuit but could I manage another?

If you live anywhere near a suitable railway line you could plan to take the train for your outward journey, say 50 or 60 miles then ride back to where you got on the train to pick up your car. The point of this is that if you get too tired, or have a mechanical issue you could get back on the train at the nearest station to take you back to where you started.

I did just this the first time I rode 75 miles. Before I set off I felt I had a safety net and could give up at any time if I needed. In reality I felt I've managed to ride so far, there's no way I'm giving up, I'm going to push on and make the finish.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Milemuncher1 » Sun May 06, 2018 16:31 pm

Double your distance for each consecutive ride, over several weeks. You’ll be at 100 before you know it.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Webboo » Sun May 06, 2018 18:33 pm

So you go from 50 to 100. Sometimes you just talk sh*te.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Mad_Malx » Sun May 06, 2018 21:00 pm

Milemuncher1 wrote:Double your distance for each consecutive ride, over several weeks. You’ll be at 100 before you know it.


The OP is already doing 30 - they will be going all the way round the world after 10 rides.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Milemuncher1 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:26 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:
Milemuncher1 wrote:Double your distance for each consecutive ride, over several weeks. You’ll be at 100 before you know it.


The OP is already doing 30 - they will be going all the way round the world after 10 rides.



I meant double the interval increase.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Brakeless » Mon May 07, 2018 12:32 pm

Milemuncher1 wrote:
Mad_Malx wrote:
Milemuncher1 wrote:Double your distance for each consecutive ride, over several weeks. You’ll be at 100 before you know it.


The OP is already doing 30 - they will be going all the way round the world after 10 rides.



I meant double the interval increase.


That's why you said distance :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Milemuncher1 » Mon May 07, 2018 13:46 pm

Brakeless wrote:
Milemuncher1 wrote:
Mad_Malx wrote:
Milemuncher1 wrote:Double your distance for each consecutive ride, over several weeks. You’ll be at 100 before you know it.


The OP is already doing 30 - they will be going all the way round the world after 10 rides.



I meant double the interval increase.


That's why you said distance :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



I’m sure you know what I meant.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Brakeless » Mon May 07, 2018 13:59 pm

Milemuncher1 wrote:
Brakeless wrote:
Milemuncher1 wrote:
Mad_Malx wrote:
Milemuncher1 wrote:Double your distance for each consecutive ride, over several weeks. You’ll be at 100 before you know it.


The OP is already doing 30 - they will be going all the way round the world after 10 rides.



I meant double the interval increase.


That's why you said distance :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



I’m sure you know what I meant.


Nope. Nowhere are intervals mentioned at all so what would the OP be increasing other than distance?

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon May 07, 2018 18:28 pm

Op made 2 posts in 6 months as threadstarters and nothing else, 1 in MTB and 1 in road.
Wondering if they are just lobbing bait in to see what bites.
Would love to hear otherwise.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Webboo » Mon May 07, 2018 18:44 pm

Maybe they followed monstermunchs advice on doubling up and they are currently half way across Europe.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Milemuncher1 » Mon May 07, 2018 19:24 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:Op made 2 posts in 6 months as threadstarters and nothing else, 1 in MTB and 1 in road.
Wondering if they are just lobbing bait in to see what bites.
Would love to hear otherwise.



Possibly a ‘data harvester’. There have been a lot on forums lately. They look for certain responses, and collate, then report to the ‘money men’. A bit like a ‘Bot’, but with awareness. It’s a big money gig at the moment. ‘Big analytics’ is the term.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby Imposter » Mon May 07, 2018 19:34 pm

Milemuncher1 wrote:
Mad_Malx wrote:Op made 2 posts in 6 months as threadstarters and nothing else, 1 in MTB and 1 in road.
Wondering if they are just lobbing bait in to see what bites.
Would love to hear otherwise.



Possibly a ‘data harvester’. There have been a lot on forums lately. They look for certain responses, and collate, then report to the ‘money men’. A bit like a ‘Bot’, but with awareness. It’s a big money gig at the moment. ‘Big analytics’ is the term.


'Data harvester'....'money men'.......'big analytics' :lol: :lol: :lol:

This is absolutely hilarious. What possible useful 'data' is going to be 'harvested' from a few anonymous bbcode forum posts on how to increase mileage, ffs.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby stone_h » Tue May 08, 2018 12:03 pm

Nope, not a data harvester.... enjoy reading others posts but have't contributed to the forum much.

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Re: Long distance riding

Postby cougie » Wed May 09, 2018 14:47 pm

Aah. Precisely what a data harvester would be programmed to say !

;-)


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