When you can get three Double Raspberry Magnums for £2 at Tesco to eat at leisure post-ride, that would be enough to persuade me to buy something transportable at a control....an interesting Audax conundrum. At the controls you need to buy something to get a receipt. This is normally food, so you then have to eat it. At the last control, I bought a Magnum lolly. Which I then had to wolf down as quick as possible, which meant I had to set off with one of those "eating ice cream too fast" headaches.
Who, er, cares?Went out on a charity ride today, horrible in the rain, many people had punctures. I was lucky and when I got home found out my official time, and posted it on line for other cycle friends to see. A group of other cyclists were 30 minutes behind me because they kept stopping for rests and one puncture. They then all posted their times via strava, showing that they got home at least 20 minutes before me.
What a con and very misleading Strava is. You could stop many times, have food and rest, in reality take a very long time but using Strava claim you took no time at all. Its your total time that counts, stops and all, specially on organised, chipped tides.
Indeed it can - many's the time I've finished a ride, looked at the stats, and thought "I can't even beat that fat b*****d!"I hate to say this, but comparing with oneself can be stressful as well.