The Demon's Double (with some hell in between)

'I've ridden the first 140km of this ride before, how hard could it be to add one climb of Mt. Donna Buang to that? After all I did a Triple Donna just a few weeks ago!' All of that was true, but it didn't make the ride any easier. In fact, if you erase the 3 Peaks Challenge from my cycling memory, Saturday would probably be the hardest ride I've ever done. Read more “The Demon's Double (with some hell in between)”

Double Donna, Triple Donna, Quadruple Donna?

As a recreational cyclist that's spent the past few years getting stronger and faster on the bike, there's a question that keeps resurfacing in my mind: 'What's the limit of my cycling ability?' I suspect it's a question that most (if not all) cyclists find themselves asking at one point or another and for me, trying to answer that question is one of the biggest appeals of cycling and sport in general -- how far can I push myself before it becomes too much? Read more “Double Donna, Triple Donna, Quadruple Donna?”