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    Broke my cherry today 1st metric century

    Rolled 65.5 miles am so happy . Just wanted to share
    Rode 3\4 of the firefly route today ride is march 16
    80 miles looking forward to it
    Just wanted to share
    In loving memory of my son "Tyler Bruce Arnold"
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    From here, 80 miles will be easy.
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    Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post


    From here, 80 miles will be easy.
    I agree. 80 miles in March will be no problem. So, are you shooting for a century (imperial) sometime later this year?
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    Congrats!

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    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgraham111 View Post
    I agree. 80 miles in March will be no problem. So, are you shooting for a century (imperial) sometime later this year?
    Yes , the firefly full route is 80 on March 19
    Thinking maybe then I'll push for the full century
    In loving memory of my son "Tyler Bruce Arnold"
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    Once you hit 80, a century is totally doable. In fact, I think once you hit 80... everything becomes easier. Century will be doable. It's all about eating and drinking and on-bike comfort after that.

    Very exciting! Good luck this summer! (Georgia.... up here in Michigan I'll be excited for even one ride outside by March 19th.)
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    Nicely done! The 80 mile route will be easily doable now. I did 4 metric plus rides last year. Shooting for at least 6 this year plus two imperials. Likely won't be outside until April though.

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    Well done!

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    Classy thread title! Congrats, nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassjones View Post
    Nicely done! The 80 mile route will be easily doable now. I did 4 metric plus rides last year. Shooting for at least 6 this year plus two imperials. Likely won't be outside until April though.
    I'm starting to feel that my location and the accompanying weather allowed me to overachieve in 2015-- I had seventeen rides of 100km or greater, and two imperials (109 and 115 miles.) This year I'm shooting for a minimum of 2 metrics per month.
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    As far as metrics go it'll be the firefly and the twilight gambler around my area without traveling
    I tried to kill it on a short sleet ride in ga yesterday and only got to an 18.4 avg @17.5 miles , was disgusted !!!!
    I DEFINATELY want to improve on my avg on my metric rides , but happy I can be on the bike
    In loving memory of my son "Tyler Bruce Arnold"
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    Good job. Be sure to get your cherry fixed though, otherwise it might cause a rash.

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    First congratulations!

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    well done! I am looking to do my first half century this year

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