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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Yep Pilgrims Way in Wrotham... me, you, Harry and a mate of mine.


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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Cool, looking forward this ride (even got long sleeve this time lol), I will see you all at 9am
ps hope your hardtail is ready for those downhill steps! :D


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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:10 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Hi yes pilgrims way,Wrotham well i hope so,bugeye sent the link he is meeting a mate there as well .
So i guess there will be at least four of us.

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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:11 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Lol didn't see the previous reply .

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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:52 pm 
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Well it was a good day :) The loop is pretty good with a lot more riding in it than the 22.5 miles would suggest, it's not 'oh my god I'm going to die' hard but you know you've been on a bike ;) A few really good down hill runs with some nasty climbs to get the heart beating :wtf:

I'd say the Ightham loop is nicer ( apart from the climbathon start ) as it seemed to flow better. This loop was a bit more of a sequence of runs joined together if you see what I mean.

The two loops together would make a monster day, worth it I think, but would really need good weather or it would be pretty grim.... we were lucky with just one shower.

If Ightham was an 8/10 then this is a 7/10.

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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:06 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
It was a good day guys.

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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:17 pm 
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I wanted to come down, but some of that climbing would have killed me..!!
So it's probably better I stayed at home and cleaned my loft.. :lol:
I'll deffo do it one day... :crazy:

When's the next Epping ride.??

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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Cool run today guys. Sorry about my near collapse at the end...not exactly sure wether it was my general lack of fitness or inadequate rehydration (thats what my moneys on) but cramp totally got me :oops: .
Going to sleep well tonight thats for sure. C u all soon on the next run :)


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 Post subject: Re: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:22 am 
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Pretty sure the main problem was lack of water and something like High5. I don't know how much you drank and everyone is different but I drank about 2lts, about 750ml was High5.... little and often is what they say ;)

Must admit it's the first time I've seen someone stuck on their bike :lol: ;)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/high5-zero-electrolyte-drink-tablets/rp-prod42650

Here's the Penmachno ride Stormy was talking about.....

Total for the weekend was 50 miles and 5562ft climbed... my legs weren't working for a few days after that :lolno:

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 Post subject: North Downs Part 2... 17th August
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:01 pm 
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As they say hydrate or die. Your body needs to reclaim some of the lost salts and fluids when cycling, and if a bit windy you don't feel the sweat as much. Dehydration is not a good thing to get and I have witnessed this a few times happen. Drink a little and often is the key as Martin has said. Drink before a ride and constantly when on it. Taking more water on a ride is a good thing,


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