Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
Brewers of Hardy Rides.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday Riding

Most excellent Mowers Rd.

Peaceful, no cars, no people.

Gumby and the Pre-fab that he lusts for

Crossbikes Galore.

Gumby and I got out on Sunday morning for a long one. We decided to take the crossbikes since there was going to be a combo of surfaces to ride on. I got up really really early and met up at 6:00 for the long one. I took the Gunnar Crosshairs. Packed up 3 bottles, was wearing a light jacket and had the rain jacket packed in a Thomson bag and strapped to the frame. We ended up riding 94 miles. With about 20 miles worth of bumpy gravel. Got chased by a fair amount of doggies. Route basically went to Steward, Franklin Grove, Oregon and then back to Sycamore. Route will be on Mapmygayride. When we left Oregon I had 4 full bottles and Gumby 3+ We drank a lot of electrolytes and kept the nutrition up. I had no cramping at all and Gumby a bit that soon went away. Drinking lots of fluids is key to making rides in this range.
Nutrition for the ride

6 20 oz bottle 2 with Carbo rocket, 4 with Camelbak Elixir tablets
4 packs of No caffeine Gu
1 pack of keebler Cheddar Cheese Crackers (79 cents)
1 cup of coffee for breakfast
2 slices of Multigrain toast with Smart Balance Spread with 3 slices of Cheddar Cheese.

Drank lots of fluids when I got home but was not very hungry. Gunnar worked flawless. Been running a Speedmax in front and a heavy-duty Vredestein Spider Commuter tire in back 700x40c.

Noxzema withstood the whole ride with no irritation or discomfort. Feet got a bit hot since I did not use powder.

No hat under helmet keeps head cooler.

Sorry for the personal notes,


1 comment:

michael said...

Sweet ride. I want in.