Got in from work a touch late ;-( got changed and took Milo out for a quick run 😉
|Avg Pace:||9:56 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||131 ft|
I felt completely recovered from Sundays big ride today, I am still amazed at how quickly the body adapts and recovers, I think I would have been OK yesterday if I had eaten properly on Sunday’s ride, and more importantly if I hadn’t thrown up what little I did eat when I got back home Sunday!
Late last year I stumbled across a challenge published and sponsored by Raleigh, here… to celebrate Tommy’s achievement by completing just a single ride that matched Tommy’s daily average for over a year, a mere 205 miles!
I plotted a route that was reasonably well known to me and more importantly reasonably flat and hence quick! It was just unfortunate that the planned day of the ride was also a windy day! great for the first 100 miles unfortunately the second 100 was damn hard work!
What did I learn from this, well I can cycle over 200 miles and still enjoy cycling, I could set my sights higher and do 400K, 500K ,600K Audaxes, but I still think 12 hours in the saddle is enough for one day! so although I am more than capable of longer distances I wouldn’t enjoy it! could I do 205 miles every day for a year…definitely NOT, Tommy Godwin was a legend and deserves to be remembered.
His record of 75,065 miles in 365 days is phenomenal, having ridden just one of his days millage is a target so high that its almost unfathomable, it pales my 53,000 miles in 7 years into insignificance! and I thought I cycled a lot!