My third PBP qualifier was the 400, and on paper it looks ‘easier’ than a 600 right? I mean, it’s 200km less, and it’s only one day not two.
Turns out that it’s not quite as easy as I expected though. I felt pretty good up to about 360km… and then my body just wanted to stop riding. That last 40km really was the toughest 40km of the entire PBP journey so far, and my face at the end of the ride really showed exactly how rough it had been.
So how did I go from this:
Here’s the run down:
Thanks again to Ties Urie Photography for editing and producing this video.
- Distance: 405km with 2601 vertical
- Elapsed time: 19 hours 7 minutes
- Moving time: 16 hours 27 minutes
- Average speed: 24.6 km/h
- Average heart rate: 137
- Calories burnt: 6218
- Average temperature: 14 degrees