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2014 In Numbers – Up To August:

Distance

17,764 miles

Elevation

320,366m / 36 x Mount Everest

Moving Time

1012 hours
Life’s as unpredictable as the weather, that’s why we should never be afraid to ride in the rain.
The important thing is to replicate the amount of time you will be spending in the saddle. If you plan to ride the Etape in six hours, get at least one six-hour ride in over the next couple of weekends.
From my experience, recovery doesn’t start the moment you step off the bike and head inside. It’s a continual process that should be taken into consideration throughout the day.
Mike Cotty, The Recovery Cycle