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Old 28-06-2018, 06:20 PM   #931
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45km, still slow as I'm new to it and the furthest I've been by 5km, legs in bits at the end. They turned off like a switch, fine 1 minute and knackered the next so the last few KM home were a real struggle.
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Old 28-06-2018, 07:29 PM   #932
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8.1 miles on Sunday at Danbury common, essex. and one of the best fun and physical rides are ive had in a long time. I felt like I'd been in a fight the following day at work.

All in preparation for some trips to Wales in a few weeks to llandegla, afan forest and bike park wales. Riding the Spec enduro has really changed my riding and opened my eyes to what is cabaple on a bike.
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Old 28-06-2018, 08:03 PM   #933
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3 lots of 23 miles round trips to work this week. Bloody hot riding home!
I need to start getting bigger rides in as only done 1 50 mile ride this year.

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Old 29-06-2018, 10:52 AM   #934
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45km, still slow as I'm new to it and the furthest I've been by 5km, legs in bits at the end. They turned off like a switch, fine 1 minute and knackered the next so the last few KM home were a real struggle.
Anything over 1 hour ride you need to start thinking about fueling with carbs or you "bonk" as they say, which is what you experienced
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Old 29-06-2018, 11:33 AM   #935
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62miles yesterday on the road bike and 8 on the brompton on way to work
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Old 29-06-2018, 07:52 PM   #936
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Anything over 1 hour ride you need to start thinking about fueling with carbs or you "bonk" as they say, which is what you experienced
I'll take that on board as my brother is taking me on a slightly longer ride next weekend. He is fairly experienced so hopefully he can help me recognise it coming and fuel appropriately.

On another note I've just been on a run and at one point I passed an area where cyclists frequently stop and drink, repair punctures etc. It's disgusting, energy gel wrappers, electrolyte powder sachets and inner tubes dumped all over.
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Old 30-06-2018, 12:30 AM   #937
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iirc, on longer rides its 60g of carbs per hour. Something like 1 energy bar and one gel per hour. I mix it up with malt loaf or jam cobs

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Old 30-06-2018, 03:20 PM   #938
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Anything over 1 hour ride you need to start thinking about fueling with carbs or you "bonk" as they say, which is what you experienced
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It really can be a night and day difference getting the fuelling right

I did a 40 mile sportive and got it wrong, suddenly with around 10 miles left my legs just gave up, I honestly thought I had a puncture

Recently did a 100km sportive, researched fuelling properly and it was a.breeze in comparison
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Old 30-06-2018, 04:07 PM   #939
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I did a 60 mile training ride last year and got my fueling wrong. I got home ok but then crashed. I felt like I had drank a gallon of beer in 10 mins. Couldn't focus or concentrate and my eyes were rolling around the back of my head somewhere. Lesson learned I did a 100 mile sportive taking on carbs every 30 mins and got off the bike feeling like I could head straight out and do it again.
Lots of info online about fueling and well worth taking the time to ingest it( pun intended)
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I did a 40 mile sportive and got it wrong, suddenly with around 10 miles left my legs just gave up, I honestly thought I had a puncture
I'm so slow with my week legs I probably look like I'm cycling on 2 flats to anyone else anyway!

I'll do some research into fuelling over the coming week. Actually have some energy gels from an SIS sample pack I got for the other bits so may as well use them up
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