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I have no idea how to train for a 1,100 mile tour(6 posts)
|I have no idea how to train for a 1,100 mile tour||stinkfoot247|
Jul 22, 2003 12:57 AM
|I would like to do a loaded tour around the perimitter of PA next spring. I would like to do about 90-100 miles a day. Does that seem like a rediculous goal? I know how to gradually increase miles, but how do I train for all those miles with 50lbs of weight on the bike too. Sand bags? haha.|
|#1 Ride lots. #2 Use a trailer. nm||MB1|
Jul 22, 2003 1:52 AM
|re: how can i get faster?||JS Haiku Shop|
Jul 22, 2003 5:27 AM
|to ride faster, ride faster.
to ride longer, ride longer.
to ride 1100 miles in <2 wks pulling a 50lb trailer, ride lots pulling a 50lb trailer.
you must first do in training what you wish to do in application.
|I'm not so sure it applies to touring.||dzrider|
Jul 22, 2003 6:20 AM
|Essentially riding a loaded bike feels no different to my legs, heart, and lungs than any other bike. I just use easier gears to climb and accelerate. The handling is different and takes a day, at most, to acclimate. The training I would recommend is doing back to back long days on weekends to get some confidence that you can do a long ride when you're starting out tired.
The other suggestion is easier gears. If the 50 pound load increases the weight of the bike and rider be 25%, increase the teeth on the largest cog you actually use on hard climbs by 25% and you should be in the ball-park.
|I'm not so sure it applies to touring.||ukiahb|
Jul 22, 2003 7:41 PM
|I agree...my first loaded tour was 1200 miles and I did all my training without a load...but still did well on the tour as I had suitable (very low) gearing.|
|This should help....||coonass|
Jul 22, 2003 4:31 PM