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    What have I let myself in for?

    Ok, I know what I have let myself in for.

    81 Miles at an average of 14 mph up and down the Scottish highlands.

    Now I just have to get fit for it
    "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

    #2
    Originally posted by DaveB View Post
    Ok, I know what I have let myself in for.

    81 Miles at an average of 14 mph up and down the Scottish highlands.

    Now I just have to get fit for it
    Best of luck with that DB
    Where are we going? And what’s with this hand basket?

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      #3
      Originally posted by DaveB View Post
      Ok, I know what I have let myself in for.

      81 Miles at an average of 14 mph up and down the Scottish highlands.

      Now I just have to get fit for it
      Good work!

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        #4
        Originally posted by DaveB View Post
        Ok, I know what I have let myself in for.

        81 Miles at an average of 14 mph up and down the Scottish highlands.

        Now I just have to get fit for it
        Is this by car or motorbike?

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          #5
          Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
          Is this by car or motorbike?
          It's by pushbike.

          Talked into it by my younger and fitter brothers, one of whom has just competed in the UK national road racing time trials.

          They got me because it's in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support who helped my Mum and Dad enormously during Dad's last months in the hospice.

          I know I have 10 months to prepare for it, but quite frankly I'm terrified by the prospect atm

          The furthest I've ever ridden on my road bike was 20 miles and I was knackered after that!
          "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

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            #6
            Originally posted by DaveB View Post
            It's by pushbike.

            Talked into it by my younger and fitter brothers, one of whom has just competed in the UK national road racing time trials.

            They got me because it's in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support who helped my Mum and Dad enormously during Dad's last months in the hospice.

            I know I have 10 months to prepare for it, but quite frankly I'm terrified by the prospect atm

            The furthest I've ever ridden on my road bike was 20 miles and I was knackered after that!
            You can do that, easily. I got a new road (cyclocross) bike at the end of April - and after 3 months, I'd take on an 81 mile ride. 10 months is ample time. Start gradually, maybe 2 10-15 mile rides a week, then up it to 3 or 4 15-20 mile outings a week, and then see how far you can go (work out a route) on Saturdays. You'll get a feel for your pace - I can average about 20 mph over 15 miles, then I have to ease off.
            You'd be surprised how quickly the body adapts to exercise.

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