I'm in! 70 miles for me. Just getting going on a road bike, and mine should be all built at the LBS tomorrow, so I need to continue on in my training, but really looking forward to the summer to do that.
This will be my first real ride...I'm pretty pumped!
Forecast: 100% chance rain, 18-20 mph winds, high of 57. My first ride of this length. Done some 30 milers, a 40 and a 50, but not 70 yet, and not with 1300 ft of elevation, and not with rain the whole time. Whew!
I'm in, came up from LA to do it, so I'm riding it. Supposed to do the 100. We shall see what happens though. I picked up some killer rain gear today, state tax free. What a great state, no sales tax and they pump your gas for you!
I am doing medical support on the 100 miler again this year. Of course with the weather forecast it will be very tempting to pass up the Hag lake section of the ride. I did put some fenders and road wheels on the CX bike but fenders only help so much. Oh well never rode a century in the rain there is a first time for every thing. Everyone be careful and ride safe! I really prefer riding to working.
Wow, that was something...wet, cold, and generally just ugly. My first 'big' ride ever, AND my first ride ever in the rain. I first got on a road bike in March, and have lost 53 lbs since February, so this was a big challenge I've been looking forward to all summer long. Here are my specs:
Total time on route: 5:07 hrs Total moving/riding time: 4:30 hrs Total distance: 69.5 miles Avg speed: 15.4 mph Max speed: 30.3 mph Elevation gain: +4,540 feet (according to Motionbased upload - another one says 3100) Avg Heart Rate: 148 bpm (zone 4) Avg Temperature: 49 degrees (max 50) Avg Wind Speed: 10 mph, max 14 Calories Burned: 5100 (yeah, baby!)