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Raph Festive 500

The head cold that’s been threatening for the past day finally emerged full bloom this morning, so when I read about Rapha’s Festive 500, I literally feel sick about it. 500 km (300 miles) from Christmas to the New Year? In the cold and rain?

Still, it’s a neat idea. The head cold will be done by Christmas so maybe I’ll go for it, and you can win nice Rapha stuff for participating. Via Andy on Twitter.

7 Comments

  • Andy
    December 15, 2010 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t done many winter rides other than the daily commuting, but this will be my motivation! Under about 20F and I don’t do so well for more than 20 miles. The forecast here (though not incredibly accurate that far out) calls for 28-41F, so that should be doable. I’ll probably just do multiple 2 hour rides on the days that I can and warm up in between.

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2010 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the heads up. I think I’m going to do this if the weather holds out.

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2010 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the heads up. I think I’m going to do this if the weather holds out.

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  • December 17, 2010 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm. That’s an aggressive goal. I might just have to take the bait on this one.

  • December 17, 2010 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm. That’s an aggressive goal. I might just have to take the bait on this one.

  • Daniel
    December 24, 2010 - 5:40 am | Permalink

    yep I am doing this also! But today WILL be a challenge its 3 degrees out and dropping… plus its raining. I will update my blog tonight :) http://tinyurl.com/2e46dwg

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