Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Sun 3rd Feb 10:08pm

It's on, I guess. First of March. Anyone here done one?

I'm fit enough, I think. This was pretty easy:

https://www.strava.com/activities/1968783596

Which is the longest i've spent on the road bike in one go. Aside from MTB rides like the following one (which is obviously very different), I don't really know how I go in the saddle for 10+ hours.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2005704431

Keen for advice on food, hydration, pacing, breaks, anything I'm forgetting.
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 5th Feb 6:42pm

Like any endurance cycling, eat often , small amounts and from the start of your ride. I reckon that water bottles are the way to go for water / fluids, as it is easier to see how much you have drunk/ not consumed.

Have plenty of food choices I have enjoyed cured meats, light fruit cake, bananas, brownies, hot chips, subway sandwiches as a part of a mixed diet whilst riding bikes for longish periods.

Have a different set of shorts you can change into, just in case your position causes sore points, and use a good chamois cream

That's all off the top of my head.

Make sure your position on the road isn't too aggressive, especially if you haven't ridden it for longer than a few hours previously
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Tue 5th Feb 10:20pm

You've probably already read this, but if not, here's one man's story. Lots of advice. Seems like the mental aspect is really important.
http://sifter-writes-bikes.blogspot.com ... s.html?m=1
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Wed 6th Feb 10:54pm

That link is actually pretty useful, thanks. Some relevant tidbits there.

Went for a longer ride today to figure out what I want to eat, how the bike feels etc. Felt good, happy with how it went. Weighed myself down with a pack, slowed myself down with mtb clothing, did a couple hundred km in the hills. Not very good at organising myself to eat on the bike, and needed to stop plenty to pee, so ended up with 9h saddle time on 10h total time. Suspicions were confirmed that I enjoy bananas, OSMs and pies :) Still had plenty of go left at the end of the ride and wasn't dehydrated, will sort some salty sport sachet shit to dump in my bottle if i'm sweating it out, wasn't a problem today cos it was windy and cold as fuck.

I'll continue to go without chamois cream, nethers are still excellent after 9h but will deffo bring a spare pair of shorts - the stitching that goes straight down the front of my Macpac liner caused some issues today :blink: and highlighted the potential for issues.
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 7th Feb 9:40am

AgrAde wrote:nethers are still excellent

How many will you eat for the full event?
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Thu 7th Feb 3:35pm

Oh I'll be bringing a bunch of fruits :rolleyes:
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby Rik on Fri 8th Feb 8:27am

On the moral support - let us now where and when, If I can I'll happily ride an ascent or two with you.
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Fri 8th Feb 5:49pm

Chur!
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 8th Feb 6:58pm

Yup deffo keen for a heckle
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby mfw on Fri 8th Feb 8:37pm

AgrAde wrote:It's on, I guess. First of March. Anyone here done one?

Yay go for it! Looks like you've done some good preparation so you should be good to go :thumbsup:

I did mine in 2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/271426891
http://mtbmartin.blogspot.com/2015/03/c ... kyard.html

Your faster speed / fitness gives you some nicer options with regards to start time though (can miss riding the zombie hours during the night).
Chch legend XCguy (Craig Tregurtha) is the guy to speak to for a faster Everesting advice, he held the world record for a while, and has done 3 (or 4?) of them Subject: Everesting - new world record

Good luck!
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Sat 9th Feb 11:29pm

You beast! That was a long one!
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Fri 15th Feb 10:17pm

Done a couple longer rides. Not heaps of vertical but pushing on the pedals for a decent amount of time. Feeling good, still lots of energy at the end of the ride and I'm not keeping my output in check like I will be with the everest.



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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby Conners on Sun 17th Feb 8:07am

Spooky elevation match!
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Sun 17th Feb 4:22pm

Yeah, got a laugh out of that one.
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Re: Everesting Advice

Postby AgrAde on Wed 20th Feb 9:41pm



Gosh.
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