Cycling Thread 3.0


#961

yep, that’s the plan (once the room’s clear of our living room furniture)


#962

#963

Glad you enjoyed Scotland the best :+1:


#964

re: it not seeming like a big deal

i think it’s one of those achievements where even people that don’t know about cycling can appreciate what you’ve actually just done. like you tell them you’ve done 200km or 400km it doesn’t really mean anything (unless you ride bikes) but a normie can picture cycling from one end of the country to the other


#965

thanks for using the title

really great read, well done again!


#966

That’s a brilliant piece nikster!! I can’t imagine doing the distances you were doing every day!

And you didn’t really get to see the best parts of Scotland!


#967

How are you doing?


#968

Brilliant, how are you doing?


#969

Uncomfortably warm and sweating. Ride going ok?


#970

Cycle is going great!
Today I did three Cols.
Col De Mente, Col de Portet d’Aspet (pretty short at 4.5km climb but very steep, 9.7% average) and Col de la Core (14.5km uphill!).
Staying in Oust tonight.

Weather stunning, scenery stunning, legs knackered, body dehydrated.


#971

Mate, they’re all huge TdF climbs. Smashing it :muscle:


#972

I have COMPLETE respect for those guys!! Dopers or not!


#973


#974

You’re a machine.


#975

So I’m no longer doing the OFFICIAL Thighs of Steel ride as they wouldn’t let me do the whole seven weeks (max was 1 or 2 weeks) and I would have missed a friend’s wedding. So now I’m going to do the ride on my own separately but still raise a bit of cash for the same charity. Might also end up in Istanbul instead of Athens but that is yet to be decided. Link to donate is here if any kind DiSers (like the wonderful @plasticniki, my first donor) want to chip in:

I’ve bough so much shite I didn’t think I’d need, and the list still goes on. Bike is going to be so, so heavy :frowning:


#976

Will do next week (payday innit)


#977

You’ll be grand! What an adventure.


#978

I couldn’t even fasten the medium! Going to see if I can swap for xl


#979

:+1: good luck


#980

crazy