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    Default Re: Planning for a cycle tour

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    8. Let me start increasing my distance first before I increase from 2-4 days. I need to lose some weight and hence cant reduce running / gym. May be after a month i will start increasing my distance.
    9. Another idea is to do 3-5 day ride covering 250-300 km before I attempt chennai - Kanyakumari ride. I hope this wil make me understand the ground reality.
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    9. Splendid idea. After 3 months you can do a shorter ride to gauge your cycling level. It will give you a good idea of what you need or don't. Do it any earlier than 3 months, and you wouldn't have enough miles in your legs and the torture of riding might be a killjoy for the travelling.
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    Here you go. Did a 30 km ride last weekend. Some pain in the thigh. Post stretches became ok next day.

    Ride close to 90 minutes. Drank about 500 ml of water. Couple of questions
    1. How much water to drink? Also, some websites are suggesting that i drink water with electrolytes if ride is more than one hour. Some suggest eating gels (not sure what they are) or energy bars. Are these necessary?

    Going back to my earlier list:
    10. I read multiple suggestions regarding frame ( steel or aluminum), suspensions ( front / both or none), brakes (disc vs v brakes). Too much confusion. Any suggestions?

    11. There are also difference in tyres which am not able to understand- 26/ 29er / 700c etc. Any explanations or pointers to where i can get these clarifications?

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    Default Re: Planning for a cycle tour

    Quote Originally Posted by sraghu73 View Post
    Here you go. Did a 30 km ride last weekend. Some pain in the thigh. Post stretches became ok next day.

    Ride close to 90 minutes. Drank about 500 ml of water. Couple of questions
    1. How much water to drink? Also, some websites are suggesting that i drink water with electrolytes if ride is more than one hour. Some suggest eating gels (not sure what they are) or energy bars. Are these necessary?

    Going back to my earlier list:
    10. I read multiple suggestions regarding frame ( steel or aluminum), suspensions ( front / both or none), brakes (disc vs v brakes). Too much confusion. Any suggestions?

    11. There are also difference in tyres which am not able to understand- 26/ 29er / 700c etc. Any explanations or pointers to where i can get these clarifications?

    Thanks
    Raghu

    1. Drink as much water as you feel you require. The human body is pretty darn good at knowing what it requires. Don't force yourself to drink, nor should you deprive yourself. Electrolytes is useful, since the rider sweats a lot and loses precious salts. Electrolyte helps maintain that balance. But you should not overdo the electrolyte. What is recommended and what I do is to have two bottles of water, one with plain water the other with an electrolyte mix. Gels and energy bars are for athletes not for people like you and me

    10. Most Hybrids at your price point will be aluminium, which will do the job. You don't need suspension for touring. V brakes are more than enough.

    11. Hybrids will run 700c tyres, so that is another thing you don't have to worry about!
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    Default Re: Planning for a cycle tour

    Though this is a super late reply, adding one more resource that you can refer apart from the gyan shared by The Monk.

    Solo Bicycling: From Chennai to Kanyakumari - Team-BHP

    Cheers!

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