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    Default Re: Planning for a cycle tour

    Quote Originally Posted by sraghu73 View Post
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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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    Default Re: Planning for a cycle tour

    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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    Raghu

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