IM Louiville

IM Louiville
Bikes racked at Ironman Louisville 2010

Friday, June 29, 2007

Upcoming Ride - Tips Needed!

I'll be participating in an organized ride on the 4th. It's a metric century, or 62 miles. What's different about this ride is that my brother will be joining me! Now, here we have a kid who doesn't own a road bike, just started riding about a month ago on an old, ratty mountain bike and probably hasn't put in any rides over 25 miles.

I think I've got him covered for the essentials, but I'm wondering if anyone can offer any tips for him. Sometimes I forget to mention things to newbies (like mentioning to our newbie Luna Chic that the Subaru bike course was TWO loops!).

What did you wish you did before your first long ride?
What did you wish someone told you before your first long ride?
Anything you wish you HADN'T done before or during a ride?

Stuff like that. I think I've dumped a bunch of this on him, but I know he reads the blog and your tips would be helpful. And if you're going to be sarcastic, Mike is just as sarcastic, so bring it. If I'm lucky, we'll turn him into a triathlete (or at least a cyclist!). He told me he loves wearing spandex.


Anonymous said...

Umm, tips for MIke
#1 don't do endurance stuff with your sister. It is painful and not fun.

#2 See #1


Anonymous said...

if its big enough to matter,
Keep on the side of the natural curve

Anonymous said...

Nice picture! I can drink beer on this bike ride, right? That may be the only way i'll get through this.

~Your brother