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    First Metric Century

    A 31 mile out and back between my in-laws and my parents through rural Indiana. It was hot!!! This is as sore as I've been after a ride in a long while, but I feel great overall. I even did it in just under 4 hours (on the bike, there was a break at mom's for water).

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    Cool beans! Good job, Dave!
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    excellent job.
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    great Job brother!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDave
    A 31 mile out and back between my in-laws and my parents through rural Indiana. It was hot!!! This is as sore as I've been after a ride in a long while, but I feel great overall. I even did it in just under 4 hours (on the bike, there was a break at mom's for water).
    Wonderful. And, as usual here, motivation for me.

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    Ditto! Great job! keep it up!

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    62 miles in 4 hours means an average speed of 15mph, which seems like a really good pace to me.

    I did my only metric century at an average of 12mph and I was really pleased with that.

    I was riding a hybrid and boy was it hilly, I must have spent about 30 minutes climbing a hill in the lowest gears. I'm now looking for a flat 100 miler.

    Well done to you sir, what's next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve2k
    62 miles in 4 hours means an average speed of 15mph, which seems like a really good pace to me.

    I did my only metric century at an average of 12mph and I was really pleased with that.

    I was riding a hybrid and boy was it hilly, I must have spent about 30 minutes climbing a hill in the lowest gears. I'm now looking for a flat 100 miler.

    Well done to you sir, what's next?
    Well, if you want to visit the US, there's a really flat Century in Northern Ohio in September! Several Clydes are going to it that I know of, myself included!
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    Congrats and good job. You were much faster than I was on my first metric century. I think I did it between 13 and 14 mph. If you're going to do more, just remember to keep hydrated and increase your distance a little at a time as you get stronger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve2k
    Well done to you sir, what's next?
    My home to where I grew up. It is about 80 miles by car, but most of that is interstate highway, so I anticipate a longer route in the saddle. If it comes down to it, I'll make it a century just for the sake of a century. I hope to do this in about a month.

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    Congrats and good work! The average speed is downright rockin' for such a ride. I'll need to get mine soon, so I can finally join the century club

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    Well done, good speed and good luck on your next long distance ride :-)

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