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Festive 500?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭ saccades

    8.5km today with #1 child in the woods messing 😎

    Want to get 70km in on NYE to round out to 300km. Happy enough with that all things considered. Have ordered mudguards and turbo axle adaptors for the next time, would have made it much more possible this time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,531 ✭✭✭ fat bloke

    Man. Hardest ever 67k today in 2 hours on the rollers. First time ever doing more than hour. God, the second hour was hard going. It's just too long to be stuck in one fixed position.

    So I've 125 left now and 2 days to do it, which should be a piece of cake. Hopefully break the back of it tomorrow, or even stretch it out and finish it altogether.

    It's a hard challenge, no doubt about it. I did 3 consecutive 100k days there which is something I'm totally unused to. I so rarely cycle on consecutive days at all of any distance, let alone "long" spins.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,217 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino

    Got it squared-away today with a 120km spin, though the heavy rain, flooded roads and an endless supply of prickish drivers took the gloss off somewhat.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,966 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    Still at a big fat zero. Having a very lazy festive period.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,979 ✭✭✭ cletus

    At least I'm beating you, so. Leisurely 22km spin with the wife yesterday, on what turned out to be a very pleasant afternoon

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ Morris Garren

    Knocked out 110km in lashing rain but felt a lot better than 2 days ago which was interesting. I'm only starting to warm to it now, just have 40km each-way left for tomorrow and I will have hit the 500! Shoes/socks taking a terrible hammering this week, one more day of sponge-like conditions, hope they hold up now

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,985 ✭✭✭✭ dahat

    103km left with a approx 50km on Zwift later with the rest done tomorrow on what looks like a good day.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,312 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    I did a 30 minute workout on Zwift on Stephen's Day...

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ Morris Garren

    Is Nameless Phil home outta that rain yet, 220 will do it. Its a bit like the darts here, treble 20 × 3 + double-top = checkout 😀

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  • Registered Users Posts: 842 ✭✭✭ sy_flembeck

    Big fat zero here too. Getting Covid on Christmas Eve helped mind you. Although I won't get that excuse again!!*

    * I hope

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ Morris Garren

    Marvellous. Great route planning by the sounds of it

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,096 ✭✭✭ NamelessPhil

    Finished the Festive 500 off with a 12km ride home from Connolly station. 5 days of activity, three days off.

    Fair play to anyone heading out today to finish it off, or even finding the mental strength to face into a turbo session.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭ Large bottle small glass

    I'm still scratching my head at someone who has made a fine art of the kal-koo-lation with regard to audax time limits when hungry, wet, lost and 100km from home making such a simple error earlier when rested, at home, not hungry and dry😊

    That Belfast route sounds great, is a briliant website

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ Morris Garren

    And I made it--- treble 14 + double 20 gave me the 82km I needed!

    I was lucky that today was a beautiful day for end of December, probably the best of the whole week.

    First time doing it. Lovely antidote to Covid chat and a good challenge 👍

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  • Registered Users Posts: 158 ✭✭ Radial

    A 106 km spin around Kildare and back to Dublin (via Blessington) to finish this today, a total of 538km.

    Overall, I enjoyed this years Festive 500, the weather was mild compared to previous years. Well done to all those who complete the 500.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,985 ✭✭✭✭ dahat

    All done today with a 50km plus spin tjst was nothing more than a cruise about locally.

    I also discovered that I rode most of it on a saddle that was 4cm lower than my usual height. My glutes have been in bits for days so putting it down to this.

    One benefit of this festive 500 has been no weight gain over Xmas and given my already bulky A3 racing frame I’m more than happy with this.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,447 ✭✭✭ lennymc

    After an interruption due to pints, I completed the remaining 119km today on the turbo. Woohoo.

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ Morris Garren

    That's some penance; hope you had the requisite chamois supply..... and well done soldier 👏

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,682 ✭✭✭ Fann Linn

    Tour de Connemara is now open for the few remaining places. Just got in there'at midnight myself.