Archive: October 2013

Post ride beer

So, I did the Exmoor Beast with my Brother-in-law Matt on Sunday (figure 1). We were both down for the 100m, but Matt had just completed an ultra-marathon the week before – 50k along north Devon coast, and I didn’t want to get too wet so we were always going to decide the route length at the split, around 40 miles in. Start line We arrived early to meet up and register in time to start as near to 7am…

The New Forest Sportive to a Devon rider is viewed as pancake flat. An opportunity to crank up the average mph. Also a rare opportunity to do long miles on the fixie Having easily completed the 60 mile route on a fixie in 2012, we decided to go for the 100 miles on a fixie for 2013. We actually did some training as we knew we would need extra flexibility, extra ability to over come lactic acid and extra hard arses.  We…