Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-17-07, 05:38 AM   #1
BigDave
Biking Gunslinger
Thread Starter
 
BigDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Indy
Bikes: 62 cm Surly Cross-Check
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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).
BigDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-07, 05:45 AM   #2
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool beans! Good job, Dave!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-07, 07:41 AM   #3
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
excellent job.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-07, 06:22 AM   #4
JOHN J
Senior Member
 
JOHN J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: upstate NY (eastern side)
Bikes: giant ATX 760, Falcon Road Bike (ss) custom marinoni tourismo (full dresser) ,
Posts: 600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
great Job brother!!!
JOHN J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-07, 06:46 AM   #5
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
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.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-07, 10:45 PM   #6
chunkyd
Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot
 
chunkyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Texas
Bikes: 09` Motobecane Cx - 07` Dawes LT1000 - 82` Trek 412
Posts: 354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto! Great job! keep it up!
chunkyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-07, 06:37 AM   #7
steve2k
Senior Mumbler
 
steve2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: England
Bikes: Ridgeback Voyage (for touring and commuting), unknown beach cruiser (for smiling)
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
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?
steve2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-07, 07:42 AM   #8
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-07, 12:46 PM   #9
Marylandnewbie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Bikes: Fuji Supreme
Posts: 1,701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Marylandnewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-07, 05:49 AM   #10
BigDave
Biking Gunslinger
Thread Starter
 
BigDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Indy
Bikes: 62 cm Surly Cross-Check
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
BigDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-07, 08:32 AM   #11
bdinger
Chubby super biker
 
bdinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nebraska
Bikes:
Posts: 1,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
bdinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-07, 08:59 AM   #12
Black Shuck
cycling n00b
 
Black Shuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Coast of Finland
Bikes: EAI Brassknuckle fixed Sannino fixed, Thorn Club Tour, Soma Smoothie
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well done, good speed and good luck on your next long distance ride :-)
Black Shuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:31 PM.