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    Grizzled Curmudgeon keithm0's Avatar
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    Another First Metric Century

    This seems to be "first metric century" week...

    My wife, Kasia, and I participated in the Flying Wheels Summer Century this past Saturday. We were not quite prepared for the full century, so we did the 70 mile ride (which was closer to 65 miles, but we rode to and from the start/finish line, so we ended up with about 71 miles).

    We completed the route in about 7 hours (5 hours of saddle time). There were four large-ish hills (large enough to be listed on the tick sheet) and numerous smaller hills. Luckly, Mother Nature cooperated and kept the rain away. It got a little windy towards the end of the day, but not too bad.

    All in all, I'd say it was a total success. The ride was well organized, and well supported. (Many times we saw the "support team" cars providing mechanical and medical support. Luckly, we needed neither.)

    Here are before and after pictures. The full photo album is here. It's in Polish, but you can probably figure it out. (Note: the photos are rather "raw"; some could use a bit of Photoshop Lovin'.)

    Next big ride: Seattle-to-Portland!

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    "Purgatory Central" Wino Ryder's Avatar
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    Looks like you had a lot of fun.

    Whats up with the chicks in the skirts??
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    Grizzled Curmudgeon keithm0's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wino Ryder
    Whats up with the chicks in the skirts??
    That was the "Cascade Challenge Race in the Little 100", part of the finish line festivities. It was a basically a bizarre relay race in equally bizarre costumes.

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    Biking Gunslinger BigDave's Avatar
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    Nice work. I can't wait to do another (my legs can, but the rest of me can't!!!).

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    That is great....congrads..

    Nice pictures too....looks like a fun time...


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