Cycling Thread 2.0

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#5284

Neil from gcn mtb or whatever it’s called has properly smashed himself up… On a road bike

Not sure what happened - a car may have been involved. Get well soon to him :kissing_smiling_eyes:


#5285

overshot a corner and hit an oncoming car (according to one of his posts), could easily have been worse


#5286

Day 1 of my English channel to Spain cycle. Weather beautiful. No wind. 65 miles in the bag. Roscoff to Rosternen.


#5287

nice flag


#5288

I dunno, it looks a little cross.

HA LOL FLAG JOKE.


#5289

I have flagged this post
#flagjokes #isthatevenajoke #dontcare


#5290

There’s a lot I dislike about Switzerland

but their flag’s a big plus

#flagjokes


#5291

I’m getting saltired of your bullshit, @Japes!


#5292

For FAO of @plasticniki

Came across this account of LEL – looks fun! :grimacing::smirk:

https://www.facebook.com/GinaCleere/posts/481683412192798


#5293

She had a bloody support vehicle!!!

Srsly though, I can’t really imagine riding for hundred of miles in one go on no sleep. I kind of did it when we did London - Paris I think I got maybe 30 minutes sleep on the ferry but I felt like a zombie afterwards.


#5294

Is that not the done thing?

Is it a pannier wanker thing, then?


#5295

Well in the true spirit of audax, they’re meant to be unsupported events.

LEL is a bit different because the controls are pretty decent, there are showers and beds and food, and also a bag drop service. For LEL you can also pay to have a registered support vehicle which is allowed to meet you at controls. They’re not meant to meet you anywhere else, but obv they do.


#5296

It’s a horrid feeling. The last three legs of my 5 peaks ride were horrid. Dozing off whilst on the bike the bike is not fun. A lot of these ultra distance rides are completed through camaraderie and mental fortitude.


#5297

I am severely lacking in this.


#5298

Please be careful around water.


#5299

It’ll come. The more long rides you do, the easier it becomes. But there is no replacement for how tough it is getting on your bike again to ride another 250-300km after doing 700km in 3 days on 6hrs sleep.


#5300

Yeah, I know. It’s just quite funny thinking I’d like to do it when I found Tour de Luxembanter mentally hard.


#5301

First proper multi day trip though.


#5302

that sounds like hell, not for me clive!

i understand why people would wanna do it but no waaaaayyyyy do i wanna intentionally sleep deprive myself. it’s the worst


#5303

Less than 9 days. JFC.