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Discussion: Optimize

in: iansmith; iansmith > 2020-06-28

Jun 28, 2020 9:18 PM # 
And follow through on your plan to get the luggage off your back and onto the bike.
Jun 28, 2020 9:27 PM # 
Maybe, but the bladder is excellent for steady hydration, and the total mass of the backpack was quite manageable at about 5 kg. I have considered moving the bladder to a frame bag that would still allow for easy drinking, but baby steps.
Jun 29, 2020 12:03 PM # 
“...tortilla sandwich.”
I’ve heard good things about these tortilla sandwiches.

Nice ride!
Jun 29, 2020 9:14 PM # 
It probably depends on your goals, the nature of your bike, and various other things, but if world record setters in HPV's, that aren't as restrictive in construction as standard racing bicycles, are to be considered as role models, you can't spend a lot of minutes stopped time in 24 hours trying to reach that elusive 1100 km mark! It is interesting to notice that the fastest average time for 24 hours from a standing start is held by a woman, by the way!
Jun 30, 2020 1:21 AM # 
How much less time did she do 24 hours in than the fastest male?
Jun 30, 2020 1:33 AM # 
I can do 24 hours in 23 hours. Maybe even 22 hours. But not on average.
Jul 1, 2020 4:55 PM # 
@acjospe - I see where you're going with this, but my hypothetical tortilla sandwiches have a tortilla containing stuff, but in a flat form factor. Completely different from the more popular cylindrical shape and more convenient for storage.

@Others - interesting points; I'm curious what the optimal bout/break structure is for me personally, not for the world record etc. For instance, I might be able to ride further with 4 hrs on /1 hr off than trying for 24 hours continuously. This warrants experimentation.

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