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    How To Bicycle Further

    1. Carbo-load for a fast or long ride during the preceding 24 hours.
    2. Set an easy pace for the first third of the ride.
    3. Avoid going over or into your power threshold.
    4. Fuel from the start.
    5. Focus on the positives mentally.
    6. Have intermittent goals to focus on.
    7. Draft if the group pace is too fast for you.
    8. Lead going uphill as drafting is not as effective going uphill.
    9. Pack spares, patches, pump, tools.
    10. Dress appropriately.
    11. Become more aerodynamic when facing the wind.
    12. Gradually build up to longer rides.
    13. Change your routine to make more of your endurance training.
    14. Ride before breakfast to burn more fat.
    15. Eat while riding.
    16. Ride with a group to share pace-setting.
    17. Slower/less strenuous riding pushes you more into your fat burning zone.
    18. Change your route.
    19. Ride with a tail wind.

    How To Ride Long Distances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TTGRLcXFyk

    How To Ride Further: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHGrduO2DA
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    How To Cycle Further

    #2
    Wildbears, I like the GCN crew. They are funny, don't take themselves too seriously, and offer useful information. Thanks for posting this.

    For what it's worth, I've done quite a few "centuries." The toughest being the LandRun 100, (now "MidSouth"). That race is run in March on muddy Oklahoma country roads through some single track and worse, along with a bunch of gravel roads. I'm 5 for 7 with one DNS because of a heart ablation procedure the week before.

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    • Bobby
      Bobby commented
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      Keep it up!

    #3
    Bicycle passes sport bike....then gets cut off!
    https://www.facebook.com/federalheal...15153598591538

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      #4
      Originally posted by wildbears View Post
      How To Bicycle Further

      1. Carbo-load for a fast or long ride during the preceding 24 hours.
      2. Set an easy pace for the first third of the ride.
      3. Avoid going over or into your power threshold.
      4. Fuel from the start.
      5. Focus on the positives mentally.
      6. Have intermittent goals to focus on.
      7. Draft if the group pace is too fast for you.
      8. Lead going uphill as drafting is not as effective going uphill.
      9. Pack spares, patches, pump, tools.
      10. Dress appropriately.
      11. Become more aerodynamic when facing the wind.
      12. Gradually build up to longer rides.
      13. Change your routine to make more of your endurance training.
      14. Ride before breakfast to burn more fat.
      15. Eat while riding.
      16. Ride with a group to share pace-setting.
      17. Slower/less strenuous riding pushes you more into your fat burning zone.
      18. Change your route.
      19. Ride with a tail wind.

      How To Ride Long Distances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TTGRLcXFyk

      How To Ride Further: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHGrduO2DA
      Attachments area
      Preview YouTube video How To Ride Long Distances


      How To Ride Long Distances
      Preview YouTube video How To Cycle Further


      How To Cycle Further
      Ride with a tailwind? LOL...did 37 miles yesterday and into the wind no matter which direction I faced! UGH!

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      • wildbears
        wildbears commented
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        Well, usually on a back and forth ride you've got a head wind both ways!

        How does that always happen???
        Last edited by wildbears; 1 week ago.

      #5
      You Can Shift Too Often

      Modern shifters are built right into the brake levers, and are sold on their convenience. Folks who like them often say, "Now I shift so much more often!" Well, people sitting on couches and holding remote controls change channels more often, too. Often-ness isn't the goal. Convenience can take over, it can be distracting, and it can make you lazy. Absolutely, you should shift as often as you like and whenever it feels right, but there is satisfaction in grunting just a little to crest a hill, and there's refreshment to be found in pedaling both slower and faster than the textbook optimal range of 95 to 100 rpms. For a lonely rider on a homely road, there's a case to be made for grunting five-percent harder or spinning four-percent faster to get past the harder or easier part. It's a more natural way to ride. Today's interest in single-speed riding is a backlash against more gears and ever-increasing pressure to shift at the slightest provocation. These riders find it liberating to not even have the option to shift. If you need a role model, there's Lon Haldeman. Lon has won RAAM a few times and continues to ride 15,000 miles or so a year by himself and with his PacTour groups, and rides a derailleur-less bike with a single chainring and three cogs in back. He rides it everywhere, over all terrain. And there are thousands of others out there who, like Lon, have figured out that constant shifting isn't all it's cracked up to be. Bar-end shifters are plenty convenient, but just not too.
      https://www.rivbike.com/pages/shifting

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        #6
        Stayer Bikes and Pacing Races...

        Bicycles and motorcycles working together.

        The "Stayer" bikes are designed to get the bicyclists as close as possible to the back of the motorcycle for drafting. Hence the reversed fork and the smaller front wheel. The reversed fork also increases "trail" to provide more stability at the high speeds (75 mph?).

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        http://45chop.blogspot.com/2011/01/stayer-bikes.html
        Last edited by wildbears; 5 days ago.

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          #7
          https://www.wired.com/story/denise-m...ecord-168-mph/

          Did ya know BMW now are offering a line bicycles...

          https://m.msg.bmwmotorcycles.com/nl/...83200916131011
          Last edited by Aa3jy; 5 days ago.

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            #8
            Here's Denise doing 184 mph....

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoUmgMhn2iY

            And this all started in the 1890s when Charlie “Mile-a-Minute” Murphy rode behind a train chugging at 60 mph on plywood boards between the rails...
            Last edited by wildbears; 4 days ago.

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            • wildbears
              wildbears commented
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              Textile and leather luge suit and motorcycle helmet.

            • Bobby
              Bobby commented
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              I think I'd opt for more protection like an airbag jacket or maybe a Moto GP race suit.

            • wildbears
              wildbears commented
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              Especially considering her predecessor broke 24 bones when he crashed!

            #9
            Wildbears, et al.:

            The Tour de France this year was the best in many years. I am all in for Team Jumbo-Visma and Primoz. Dadgum. The most deserving rider won it!

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