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I finally bonked!! For years and years I have heard of this fanominon<? Today I rode Devil's punchbowl, I have been on the bike now for four official rides, "I'm back at it " Well after 3 plus miles I dropped into a heavenly downhill of boo-koo downhill switchbacks, all down and was freakin forgetting life as we know it. At 5 in I was on my way back and forgot that we must go back uppppp! Gel packs did nothing, I was spent and was on survival mode trying not to cramp up while walking it 90 % of the climb. OMG that was biitcheen. I should be on the beer forum. Sorry for the rant but I'm on a 02 HT specialized stump pro. Cramps tonight for sure can't wait!!!
 

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Did you bonk while typing too? Lol.
 

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jimbowho said:
I finally bonked!! For years and years I have heard of this fanominon<? Today I rode Devil's punchbowl, I have been on the bike now for four official rides, "I'm back at it " Well after 3 plus miles I dropped into a heavenly downhill of boo-koo downhill switchbacks, all down and was freakin forgetting life as we know it. At 5 in I was on my way back and forgot that we must go back uppppp! Gel packs did nothing, I was spent and was on survival mode trying not to cramp up while walking it 90 % of the climb. OMG that was biitcheen. I should be on the beer forum. Sorry for the rant but I'm on a 02 HT specialized stump pro. Cramps tonight for sure can't wait!!!
Phenomenon.
 

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pop_martian said:
Phenomenon.
Thanks for the spell check.

I'll try again. Just getting back on after a juicy get off in 02, I'm good to go now! So there's one good place I know of out here called Devil's punchbowl. It's a mile climb to the trailhead! From there I went left to devils chair and back, maybe four miles total. I felt good and went on Burkhart trail next! It's incredible scenic switch backs with a little of everything. About three miles in, it comes to a funcity section of all downhill stuff with switch backs, small rock sections, and very phew climbs. I have heard the term Bonk! And I have surely been wiped out many times. But this old fart was spent half way back! I was cramping up, walking the majority of the climbs in survival mode. The yuky Vanilla, then Mango gel packs were a tad sticky without any more water. Got a little light headed once I got to the truck. So I figured this must be bonking! Two beers and I was fine. I plan on riding a ton, I'm sure this will pass.
 

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mmm, 3 to 4 miles and a bonk. That is maybe an hour into a ride, with the climb. If you haven't ridden since 2002, this may just be an indication of your fitness level or altitude. Take it easy and build up slowly, especially if your over 40 and haven't ridden in 8 years. Before you know it, you will be jonsing for your first 24 hour race.
 

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mcmurv said:
mmm, 3 to 4 miles and a bonk. That is maybe an hour into a ride, with the climb. If you haven't ridden since 2002, this may just be an indication of your fitness level or altitude. Take it easy and build up slowly, especially if your over 40 and haven't ridden in 8 years. Before you know it, you will be jonsing for your first 24 hour race.
I'm 50. To be realistic! Up & back, 11 miles. You bet I'm out of shape, that took me three hours, but not in any hurry though. I read somewhere on here some guy brings a book on his adventures. I snooped around and found a winter series in Fontana! Think I should put 50 hours in the saddle first. 24 HR ! LMAO
 
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