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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:44 pm 
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You'll be fine mate. I bashed out 33 miles in two hours on Sunday.

It'll be reasonably flat too.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Signal11th wrote:

What app is that if you dont mind me asking?


App is cyclemeter. I quite happy, logs routes, distances, max speed and average, also possible to link to heart rate and cadence with compatible add ons. I use it just to track distances.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
You'll be fine mate. I bashed out 33 miles in two hours on Sunday.

It'll be reasonably flat too.


Hope you're right :lol:

Should be ok. Going to try and get a couple of hour ride in tomorrow and see how far I get.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Just remember it's not a race, there's no rush, no need to thrash yourself to within an inch of your life.
I'd focus on comfort, comfy saddle, shorts, riding position, food, drink, drink. Did I mention drink? :lol:
I wouldn't go making any crazy changes to your bike or equipment at the last minute, just ride what you're used to :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Only changed the gearing as I think in real terms it will suit me more having a triple than have double and bash.

Happy with saddle etc.

I've got a 3l bladder in my camelbak... Should be enough!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:30 pm 
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A big ring will make a difference...off road I haven't missed a 44 tooth ring for years buy on the road, I seem to spend an awful lot of time in the big ring.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:02 pm 
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That's my exact reason for refitting one.

Was hoping to keep the 36t but unfortunately it didn't seem to like shifting back from the 44 down to the 36 and kept getting jammed between the two.

Not sure if that was due to something I've done or just a case of the 36 isn't designed to work like that :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:05 pm 
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S-M wrote:
40 miles on road is not hard :?

40 miles offroad is hard.


40 miles on road is hard if you're in Ghana.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:06 pm 
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(probably a bit easier in Berkshire)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Looks like more fun in Ghana though!


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