What's your next Audax?

Ming the Merciless

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Now I'm craving Chinese food. What distances do you class as longish and short distances for your prep?

I washed my bike, degreased it and lubed it before my audax, I hope I done it correctly!
Longish is 4 hours and up. So today was 122km and a bit under 6 hours. Done non stop. I won’t do non stop on the 200km as that’ll bite me in bum later into the ride. More likely stop for a 10 min snack once every couple of hours. I’ll look to cover around 80km on Wed but anything over 3 hours would be fine. My short rides will be a couple of hours stretching up to 3 hours if time permits. I try and do routes that circle round where I live, so I can cut short or extend as little or much as I like, depending how I feel as I go round.

Well you successfully got round your audax ok, so the bike must have been just right. Get into the habit of dealing with any new noises on the bike sooner rather than later. Then a bike shouldn’t need special prep before an audax.
 
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oreo_muncher

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Since my audax on Saturday, I haven't been cycling even once :sad: Just feel like every day is a struggle, a bit fed up with uni and sort of giving up on everything.
 

Ming the Merciless

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The DIY 200 went well and even back before sunset and out ran most of the rain. The heavens opened and haven’t stopped whilst I was drinking first cup of tea after shower. Stonking headwind for 100km though. Never felt so good to turn out of it and have normal air resistance on last leg home. That’s the RRTY still in motion.
 

oreo_muncher

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The DIY 200 went well and even back before sunset and out ran most of the rain. The heavens opened and haven’t stopped whilst I was drinking first cup of tea after shower. Stonking headwind for 100km though. Never felt so good to turn out of it and have normal air resistance on last leg home. That’s the RRTY still in motion.
What did you eat to fuel yourself?
 

Ming the Merciless

Formerly YukonBoy
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What did you eat to fuel yourself?
Every hour for first 6 hours I had a short bread finger. Then at 140km I had two chilli chicken wraps and a large bag of wotsits. In the last 30km I had Jaffa cakes. Drank 3 litres of water. Right side of hydrated but an extra 500ml would have been good. I was keen to get back before the heavy rain moved in, so didn’t do a long stop.

Evening before Lasagne and garlic bread followed by ice cream.
 
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oreo_muncher

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Every hour for first 6 hours I had a short bread finger. Then at 140km I had two chilli chicken wraps and a large bag of wotsits. In the last 30km I had Jaffa cakes. Drank 3 litres of water. Right side of hydrated but an extra 500ml would have been good. I was keen to get back before the heavy rain moved in, so didn’t do a long stop.

Evening before Lasagne and garlic bread followed by ice cream.
What is a bread finger? How many hours did it take for you to complete it?Encounter any difficulties?
 

Ming the Merciless

Formerly YukonBoy
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What is a bread finger? How many hours did it take for you to complete it?Encounter any difficulties?
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An image is just a search engine away 😀

Approx 10 hours elapsed I think. I haven’t loaded up GPS data yet. But based on roughly when I got back and had showered and sat down with tea and toast. No difficulties, just a 20 mph headwind most of second half. The smart charger I bought has sorted out my AA rechargeable. They are still showing 4 out of 4 bars on GPS after today’s 205km. So I’m expecting to get 600km out of a single pair between charges like they used to..
 
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oreo_muncher

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Approx 10 hours elapsed I think. I haven’t loaded up GPS data yet. But based on roughly when I got back and had showered and sat down with tea and toast. No difficulties, just a 20 mph headwind most of second half. The smart charger I bought has sorted out my AA rechargeable. They are still showing 4 out of 4 bars on GPS after today’s 205km.
So you mean shortbread? I don't know how you cycled by just eating 1 of those per hour for 100km! So what's the next audax plan? Are you going to organise an audax yourself for other people to do any time soon?
 

Ming the Merciless

Formerly YukonBoy
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So you mean shortbread? I don't know how you cycled by just eating 1 of those per hour for 100km! So what's the next audax plan? Are you going to organise an audax yourself for other people to do any time soon?
My next calendar events will be end of March.

In terms of RRTY another DIY 200km in November. Then there’s this event in December https://audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8593 which I might be tempted to enter for a bit of winter company.
 
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