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.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!
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.