Posted: 14/04/2015 at 15:59
Cougie - I did my winter training on the turbo and now I'm doing the commute to work twice a week (24 mile round trip). This is fairly flat so I try to go fast and do the odd sprint and then I go long on a weekend. I've just entered my first ever "Gran Fondo" on April 25 and its profile looks like it could be a decent training ride:
Mouse - Thanks, I'll definitely try putting my weight on the pedals. My Dad is flying over in May to give me an intense course in bike handling and maintenance so that'll be very helpful
Meldy - yes, great advice on here and I'm quietly optimistic now! As for pedals I've swapped over to being clipped in
MD - I've got a compact so it make it easier getting up hills, I don't know what a 11 - 28 is. I've got a garmin and I'm on strava so I do get to see what my ride looks like, and what I thought was a decent ride for Austria turned out to be nothing like as it was uphill all the way for the first half and then all downhill
Rafiki/Symes - will try not to!!!