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Re: Cycling

Postby fairydandy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:42 pm

Elessar wrote:Just in case you're wondering fd...no, of course not.


Lol, no I didn't think she meant you! You'll make it for sure...remember to post a picture of your legs afterwards. :P
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby icy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:06 pm

Have I posted something that was taken the wrong way? Sorry if I did.
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Re: Cycling

Postby fairydandy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:07 pm

icy wrote:Have I posted something that was taken the wrong way? Sorry if I did.


No! He's doing along cycle ride himself, for charity.
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby icy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:11 pm

fairydandy wrote:
icy wrote:Have I posted something that was taken the wrong way? Sorry if I did.


No! He's doing along cycle ride himself, for charity.

Awesome! :thumbsup:
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Re: Cycling

Postby Elessar » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:26 am

fairydandy wrote:
icy wrote:Have I posted something that was taken the wrong way? Sorry if I did.


No! He's doing along cycle ride himself, for charity.


...and it's going to be really hot!

This time in 2 weeks I'll be about 20 miles in...
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby fairydandy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:03 pm

Elessar wrote:
fairydandy wrote:
icy wrote:Have I posted something that was taken the wrong way? Sorry if I did.


No! He's doing along cycle ride himself, for charity.


...and it's going to be really hot!

This time in 2 weeks I'll be about 20 miles in...


This time in two weeks you will be wondering how the hell you are going to do 4 more days like that! :P
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby icy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:09 pm

Elessar wrote:
fairydandy wrote:
icy wrote:Have I posted something that was taken the wrong way? Sorry if I did.


No! He's doing along cycle ride himself, for charity.


...and it's going to be really hot!

This time in 2 weeks I'll be about 20 miles in...

Good luck! How long will your ride be?
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Re: Cycling

Postby Elessar » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:39 pm

fairydandy wrote:
Elessar wrote:
fairydandy wrote:
No! He's doing along cycle ride himself, for charity.


...and it's going to be really hot!

This time in 2 weeks I'll be about 20 miles in...


This time in two weeks you will be wondering how the hell you are going to do 4 more days like that! :P


5 more! Unless we're not counting the last day, which is mostly downhill.
And I'm working EVERY day between now and then...
I'm picking my bike up from having its brakes and gears serviced, then I'll try to squeeze in a few rides pre- and post-work. I'm on nights though from Wednesday...there'll be some very confusing straight-out-of-bed evening rides and some end-of-the-day-8am rides.
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby fairydandy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:47 pm

Elessar wrote:
5 more! Unless we're not counting the last day, which is mostly downhill.
And I'm working EVERY day between now and then...
I'm picking my bike up from having its brakes and gears serviced, then I'll try to squeeze in a few rides pre- and post-work. I'm on nights though from Wednesday...there'll be some very confusing straight-out-of-bed evening rides and some end-of-the-day-8am rides.


Blimey, yes, five more! I think you will do it, but this is a major fitness test for anyone (it's 6x100 miles in 6 days, Ice). The good thing is that you will be able to eat and drink loads and loads! :P

I haven't done 100 miles in a day yet, not out of ability, more out of time! I'm sort of jealous of this challenge, if I am honest. I really wish you well!
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby 1By1 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:03 pm

Elessar wrote:
5 more! Unless we're not counting the last day, which is mostly downhill.
And I'm working EVERY day between now and then...
I'm picking my bike up from having its brakes and gears serviced, then I'll try to squeeze in a few rides pre- and post-work. I'm on nights though from Wednesday...there'll be some very confusing straight-out-of-bed evening rides and some end-of-the-day-8am rides.


Way to go!! Make sure you've got visibility!!

Wow!!! 8)
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby 1By1 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:09 pm

fairydandy wrote:I cycled up here...and it went on for another 25 miles... :P

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The road to the top left (photo below) was pure hell and it went around the mountain and up to the top behind that. I almost died... :P

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Wow! Is your bike a cyclocross? Man, this is amazing!
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby icy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:10 pm

All the best Elessar! :thumbsup:
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I'm done with running
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Re: Cycling

Postby fairydandy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:41 pm

1By1 wrote:
Wow! Is your bike a cyclocross? Man, this is amazing!


Well, here's the absolute truth. I did the rides two days running and I hired a bike from the supermarket around the corner from the hotel. :P The first day, it was a typical shopping bike with a basket on the front (didn't get a picture, sorry....now, let me tell you, that got some looks when I arrived at the destination!!) and the 2nd day, I again hired a bike from the same supermarket, but wanted something a little bit lighter! I asked the man if the lights worked and he said 'what for, it won't get dark until late and you have to bring it back by 8', I said that I needed to go through the tunnel on the way to Formentor, well he doubled up laughing and said 'you won't make it on that, that's for the serious riders only' - well, unbeknown to him I did it on the heavier bike I got the day before and the tunnel was very, very dark and I needed lights! :P

Sorry, I am rambling, but I am very, very proud of that achievement. I don't pretend to be a strong cyclist, I still maintain that 'it's just a bike ride and it's no big deal'...but I suppose I get a real buzz out of getting on with these things. ;)

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Re: Cycling

Postby Innuendoes » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:52 pm

It does feel great to ride like all hell, wind blowing through your hair and in your face. I've had mountain bikes, trail bikes and a hybrid. Damn, I miss it.
 
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Re: Cycling

Postby icy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:03 pm

Innuendoes wrote:It does feel great to ride like all hell, wind blowing through your hair and in your face. I've had mountain bikes, trail bikes and a hybrid. Damn, I miss it.

Ditto to that. I enjoyed it more than I did running.
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~Don't talk about angels
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I'm no coward
But I'm not that brave
Rags are blowing
Rain's getting near
I'm done with running
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~Sleep in peace old friend for me you'll never die~
 
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