Fifty Plus (50+) - Her first Metric Century
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10-28-07, 12:35 PM
My wife completed her first ever Metric century today. She has faithfully followed the training program that I set up for her the last 10 weeks. We had ridden some 60+ milers in training so she knew she would finish. But we pushed it pretty hard today and she finished much more quickly than she expected: 4hr5min for 64 mile course. I am proud of her accomplishment. Thanks for listening.
10-28-07, 12:49 PM
Send her a heartfelt congradulations from all of us! Now she can get ready for the standard century!
10-28-07, 12:55 PM
A big congratulations to your wife! Getting that first metric century under her belt is just the beginning:)
10-28-07, 01:47 PM
Did you have a pie waiting for her???
Congrats to you both!
10-28-07, 02:30 PM
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Where's the pics
Not much more I can add but that first metric is always something special so hopefully she did not cook dinner that night.
Does the "Florida to Oregon in 2007" mean that's how far you're riding this year, or you are moving to Oregon?
If you are moving to Oregon, what part (see my "location" info).
P.S.: Congrats to your wife on her ride...were you riding also, or doing support in a car?
10-28-07, 08:24 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! Time for PIE, :beer: some beer, and a nice dinner from the training coach, and then more pie after the dinner
10-28-07, 09:01 PM
Well done. Bet she feels pretty cool right about now. Did he have fun?
10-29-07, 05:35 AM
The Florida to Oregon was my cross-country ride for this year. Started at my home in Melbourne, Fl. and rode to Eugene, Or. We aren't moving.
I am encouraging my wife to join me on a cross-country ride and the metric century is an important waypoint in long distance riding.
That's quite a 'ride'...quite a few 'metric centuries' in there!
She's got a lot of riding to do to catch up, but I suppose Florida is a good place to start since it's pretty flat.
She can work up to some hills after she gets some miles on.
Did you post any reports of your ride here on the 50+ forum?
As they say....Pictures...
Wonderful!! Could it be considered a birthday ride for her as well by chance (ride at least your age)??
10-30-07, 06:35 AM
I did not post any account of my ride here in this forum. Mostly I hang out in the Touring forum. You can find my tour stuff here:
The wife rode in excess of her age. She will qualify for this forum next month.
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