Only one drink stop on each loop Colin plus the lunch stop, privately I could have done with an extra drink stop after the hill even though the top was only 10km after the sedan stop. From memory I think the bigger rides like AMY and RLC have more stops but there are a lot more inexperienced riders and the weather is usually warmer.
Robert minimum of 2 bidons and make sure you refill at every opportunity, look for public parks, toilets, churches and even schools. If you see a shop stop for a coffee and sandwhich or cake, many favour carrying a couple of jam sandwhiches. If you're going solo make a point of stopping every 60-90 mins to at least have a drink and put both feet on the ground and flex your legs.
Stopped at half way point in both loops as supplied by Bike SA (many thanks) for about 10mins. Between loops, stopped for 20mins for soup and roll. Could have done with a stop at top of Sedan Hill but continued. Beware that the total for the route is approx 193kms so like a few of us we had to do a bit extra to make sure we cracked the 200.
I missed it due work horrors...how did the weather hold out?...the hills looked pretty bleak from the coast at 6.30am.....
Gonna take a trip to do Sedan hill and 2nd loop myself pre Amy's..
A little breezy here and there, a little drizzle here and there and quite sunny and warm going up the hill but nothing serious,
i know when i did my 100km ride earlier this year, i have fruit and a chocolate bar with me. had them at 1hr intervals and stopped for a coffee around the 3 hr mark. in the end, i did the 100km easily (feeling good) in 4hrs.
what are the roads like around the area that this slam was held at. nice bitumen?? and how heavy was the traffic.?
im yet to crack the 100km ride Robert. r u completing Amy's or TDU?
id like to do both but will depending on my wifes working schedule and my coaching schedule. pretty busy life, so if i get a chance to ride once a week im happy!!
roads variable, some nice smooth bitumin but quite a lot were uneven causing vibration, the worst was the big downhill before sedan but I was riding a flat bar and the heels of my hands were bruised from a fall. No real traffic issues anywhere.
The roads were pretty quiet apart from a few camper trailers, horse floats and motorcross bikes in trailers, presumably coming back or going to events. I reckon mid week or non school hols would be really quiet.Bitumen was good for most of the ride.
I made a point of preparing for this ride well in advance, started a low fat high carb fruit diet last weekend, upped the carbs and water intake from mid week and ate gels or bars every hour, ate cake and fruit at the three rest stop and drank 4-5 bidons of electrolites on the ride, Woke up this morning ready to go again, felt really fresh.
Just like Patrick, I carb loaded during the few days before, and backed off my training some what.
On the day I ate my normal breakfast ( Cereal with fruit juice instead of milk ) & carried jubes and nuts in my jersey pocket.
I probably did not drink enough fluid on the ride, ( 3 bottles sf gateraide ) & paid for that with some stomach cramps, going up Sudan Hill, but I finished my ride felling fit & well.
Today ( the day after the ride ) I went for a half hour blast on my training rollers & clocked up another 20km & my legs felt good.
One thing that I did notice, is that I must have spent a long time out of the saddle yesterday, as I can feel my triceps more than any other muscle today. ( Muscles in the back of the upper arm )
Looks like I need to concentrate in my upper body training now...
That's what did the trick Pete, "tapering" few days before the event. Oh yeah someone has beaten you KOM on strava, still EPIC effort mate
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