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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2015, 11:53:38 AM »
Some muesli mixed with shreddies and a banana. Maybe some green tea. Then I get my kit together and go so about 20 minutes. Over 30 miles and I'll bring food with me. Afterwards I'll stuff my face like I've never eaten before. I have a high 5 carb/protein mix drink when I'm out.
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« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2015, 12:09:53 PM »
Seriously underestimated how many km id do a day. Pushing 100+km easily and only stop cause it's getting dark. Did 10 hours in the saddle today. Lots of climbing and getting lost.  Just arrived in Domfront. It's a little town south of Vire.

French roadbikers are seriously cool. I get a big cheer and a wave whenever we cross paths. Sleeping in a tent in the woods tonight. Waiting for it to get dark so I can go to sleep without fear of being spotted. Closest Tinder match is 60km away. Fucking French countryside.

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« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2015, 12:29:35 PM »
Proper fucked it today, planned a route out on a map near my girlfriends not realising it was full of climbing and I hate climbing. Ended up being sick at the side of the road half way up this hill so went home. Searched it online when I got back and it was a 1km climb with an average gradient of 9.7% and maximum gradient of 21.8%.

Everything was wrong before I left - wasnt hydrated enough, rushed through different breakfast I've never had before, necked a big smoothie before I left, tyres were soft and I didn't have a pump...bad day. What's everyone eat before a ride? Is it worth getting a good breakfast in right before you go, or to eat then leave it at least 30 mins?

Getting food right is the most important part of pedalling the bike I think. A bowl of muesli and some scrambled eggs on toast with a coffee would do me for ~80 miles/4 hours. Eat a cereal bar or two on the way round because running out of energy sucks.

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« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2015, 12:33:50 PM »
Finally got the rest of the parts for my Orange build ordered, should be finished at the weekend.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2015, 01:03:45 PM »
Similar breakfast here before riding, oatmeal and a banana with a mug of tea.

If I'm traveling to ride I'll eat a dry bagel and a banana while driving. Still tea as well, drip coffee and I do not get along.

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« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2015, 03:01:32 PM »
I usually take a bag of jelly babies / wine gums out and nibble as I go. Bit of soreen, cereal bars or energy gels too.

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« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2015, 03:30:47 PM »
Seriously underestimated how many km id do a day. Pushing 100+km easily and only stop cause it's getting dark. Did 10 hours in the saddle today. Lots of climbing and getting lost.  Just arrived in Domfront. It's a little town south of Vire.

French roadbikers are seriously cool. I get a big cheer and a wave whenever we cross paths. Sleeping in a tent in the woods tonight. Waiting for it to get dark so I can go to sleep without fear of being spotted. Closest Tinder match is 60km away. Fucking French countryside.

Definitely jealous, gonna do some touring this summer I reckon
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« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2015, 04:15:05 AM »
Pouring rain today so I'm hiding from it in a coffee shop.
Wondering why I hadn't started touring sooner. Loving it.

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« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2015, 05:09:12 PM »
Everything arrived today so I got her 99% finished, just need to get the hoses shortened and swapped over (currently European config) & get a new barrel adjuster for the deurailure then she's done. Steerer will get trimmed to suit once I get the height sorted.


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« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2015, 02:30:36 AM »
In Chemilé now. Should be in Poitiers by tomorrow. Got a guided tour in broken English of a bike shop in Azé yesterday. Dude had a load of cool bikes from the 70-90s. Some sweet Italian steel in there! Including a nice AWD mountain bike. No photos allowed though :(

Super glad I went with downtube shifters instead of bar end ones. Keep smashing bar ends off stuff lol. No mechanical failures yet though!

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« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2015, 03:28:14 AM »
12 weeks off the bike, was expecting 3. Gutted.

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« Reply #71 on: March 27, 2015, 06:55:50 AM »
In Chemilé now. Should be in Poitiers by tomorrow. Got a guided tour in broken English of a bike shop in Azé yesterday. Dude had a load of cool bikes from the 70-90s. Some sweet Italian steel in there! Including a nice AWD mountain bike. No photos allowed though :(

Super glad I went with downtube shifters instead of bar end ones. Keep smashing bar ends off stuff lol. No mechanical failures yet though!

Sounds good! How much wine have you drank?

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« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2015, 09:47:21 AM »
just one glass so far. I drink a beer before every big climb though

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« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2015, 10:00:36 AM »
Also got buzzed by a French airforce dassault alpha jet trainer today in the countryside. Stoked

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« Reply #74 on: March 27, 2015, 10:10:53 AM »
I wanna do a bit of touring, sounds great. BG Euro tour 2016.

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