I normally do my best to avoid hills if I can!! I did do L2B a few years ago and managed all but the biggest hill which I got half way up and mainly failed due to knackeredness and volume of riders/walkers!
ditching beacon can be a bit of a bug*er I imagine! It is hard when there are other people going really slow and weaving around the road - discovered that on the great notts bike ride!
oh, unless they make big changes to the bike route you should be fine
TBH I was too tired to try too hard! But yes the people just made it easy to give up
I have to qualify what I said - I haven't actually done Outlaw myself, just live locally and know that it isn't very hilly
that's good enough for me!! I live off the A42 so not a million miles away but I have NO idea at all so your thoughts are appreciated!
when they release the bike route probably a good idea to head over here and practice sections of it if you aren't too far away then, you'll get to know where any inclines are, any dodgy bits to look out for (I know at some of the junctions they put bits of fake road down so the outlaws skip traffic lights etc, if you know what I mean - makes it safer too), and on the day you will generally feel better knowing where you are
will have to try that for sure - any idea when they release the bike course?
I'm assuming the run is laps of the lake - will I need a head torch? Do they give you bands after each lap so I don't have to count?
Oh another question .... if I'm aiming to finish I believe I need to average 13mph. So what speed should I be looking at in training??
I think the run is laps of lake and round to coounty hall, otherwise it would be a lot of laps
no idea really about your other questions - someone else on here will have some answers
My inability to count is one reason why I justified my new garmin - so it can tell me exactly what to do and when!
I beleive that this is last years profile
OMG! Help it's so long ..... oh yeah that'll be because it is long!! thanks!
so the main pain is that lump *coughs* at 20m but at least you only do that once!!
That "lump" at 20 miles looks like a vertical climb. How's that flat
never managed more than 12.5mph training for my first on the long rides but managed the 14mph I needed on the bike at IMCH on the day..........my area is hillyish though so harder to get a higher MPH than a flatter spot
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