|Fixed Gear Century ride Calling All Wisconsin riders!||Trevo|
Dec 4, 2003 2:45 PM
|I been wanting to start riding more, way more! I want to plan a century ride this spring. I want to invite anyone from Minnesota or Wisconsin to join me and my land lord. It'll be my first century ride and I wanna share it with people. Fixed welcome, thats what I'll probably be riding.
I also need some advice on how to plan a century ride.
|No FIBs allowed? (nm)||TFerguson|
Dec 4, 2003 4:49 PM
|No FIBs allowed? Whats a FIB? NM||Trevo|
Dec 5, 2003 2:59 PM
|You must live a long way from Illinois...||TFerguson|
Dec 6, 2003 2:15 PM
|Something like Friendly Illinois Brothers, only the first and last words aren't so nice.
|To get ready ...||Humma Hah|
Dec 4, 2003 5:17 PM
|... ride some 50-milers. If you can ride 50, you can ride 100.
You need food and fluids on a century. While doing your 50's, try various foods and beverages to see what your body does well on. For me, Ensure Plus and fruit/cereal bars, and a diluted sports drink. I'd plan on consuming around 200 calories per hour ... any more than that probably turns to gas. I can't digest a big meal on a century ... I eat light and often.
That's about it. A century is just a nice, long bike ride.
I can't make any comparison of a fixed-gear century to a geared century. I've done about 9 centuries to date, most singlespeed, one fixed. I don't recall ever riding a geared bike more than about 60 miles. I'm guessing gears are probably nice to have on steep hills, and the fixed will not be the optimum choice for mountains.
|To get ready ...||big andy|
Dec 5, 2003 10:53 AM
the url above is a tried and true system to get up to speed. It's more about being comfortable sitting on your bike that long then anything else.