Just got back from a 50 mile ride! Actually, 50.98 according to Strava, lol. I averaged 15.4mph over that distance, and placed in a bunch of Strava circuits that I didn't even know existed.
I've been getting into doing longer rides, and this is my longest yet! Previous was 42 miles on my slick tired mtb. That was a killer.
Since then I bought a Ridley cross bike, and recently put 28c street tires on it.I rode the Ridley today. Overall, a much better riding experience than the MTB for that distance.
Except for a slightly sore lower back, I feel great. I'm thinking I need to play around with my cockpit setup to get rid of the back pain. Just not sure exactly what I need to change yet.
My main problem was that I didn't bring enough food. I brought one protein bar, which I ate after the first hour, but before the 2nd hour I was feeling hungry again. I was going for distance, so I kept going.
I also ran out of water, I either need to wear my camelback (don't really want to on the road) or get a 2nd bottle mount.
Next time I'll fix the water and food situation, and hopefully go even longer. My goal is to be able to do a century by the end of the summer.
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