The Barlow Trail Century is this Sunday and I am trying to set a time goal for myself.
For reasons ranging from pride to peer pressure, a 5-hour century has my goal on a flat century. However, living in a hilly part of Portland, I have nothing but hills and hills. In other words, all my centurys have always been over 6K of climbing. The Barlow Trail ride is 100 miles with about 7K of climbing (it's a modified version of the ride that I have in my signature.) One month ago, I did 107 miles with 10K feet of verticle in 6:50 of ride time. Caveat: that was with dozen of stops for photos, taking gravel roads and going solo. If I were to translate the Barlow Trail Century group ride into a flat-century time... what would be your best guess/approach?