Cycling Thread 2.0

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#3584

Maybe being harsh but the problem with high altitude is that nothing grows there, so above 2500m or so it’s just barren Grey rocks and a bit of dirty snow. The valley lower down was wicked though.


#3585

Looks brilliant mate. I love a desolate bleak ride.


#3586

Made it to Edinburgh about 30 minutes before sunrise this morning. Cycling through the night with just blinking red lights and the sounds of bikes was wonderful.


#3587

were you doing ride to the sun?


#3588

Yep! The wall of midges approaching and in Tweedsmuir was something else.


#3589

nice one. had a couple of pals that were doing it, one dude after having just done a 200km audax with me yesterday. the show off bastard :smile:


#3590

Thanks! Yeah, there were some folk that cycled from Edinburgh to the start - considering how much gentle downhill there was on the course, that must’ve been so draggy and horrible in the heat.


#3591

Recorded my first ever DNS today. Not remotely guilty about it!


#3592

Really wanted to do this but it’s slightly faffy coming from the south. Next year!

(got Dunwich Dynamo to look forward to haven’t I)


#3593

When is the Dynamo again? Friend today said she was half-tempted


#3594

Beginning of July (8/9)


#3595

Flat Fairies Half Flat audax is so bloody good. Highly recommended :ok_hand:


#3596

how did you find it? you had a pretty good ave speed


#3597

That’s flat as fuck. Anything considerably over 100 miles is always a good effort, even more so in this heat. Congrats son


#3598

Someone at the club recommended it. Average speed was decent because it was very very flat and there was a good group of us, including one guy who’d done the bloody 300km who met up with us :cold_sweat:


#3599

Oooh hmmm. Considering! One to check off the list innit?


#3600

Weirdly I really don’t want any food now. I need to have some dinner and I didn’t eat loadson the ride and surely have a calorie deficit today, but I just… Have very little appetite? Should be chowing down on a massive takeaway. Probably just make some shite pasta.

Anyone else get this?


#3601

yeah i never feel hungry immediately after a ride. takes a couple of hours to kick in.

dude running my audax yesterday made lasagne and curry for everyone finishing and it was great but i couldn’t even finish it


#3602

Yeah I can never eat after a big effort. Can smash down a recovery shake or something but eating when you’re hot and have mentally stopped is genuinely an uphill task sometimes. Eat like a pig the next day though!


#3603

We finished like 3 hours ago :pensive:

I reckon it’s the heat. It’s like 28°c inside our flat.

Anyway: AWESOME RIDING