so two saturdays ago i had the bright idea that i'd try my first century. i took a light backpack with snacks and a sandwich, a thermos with water and a spare tube. i also had a waterbottle filled with water, a pump mounted to my bike and a bag under my seat with another tube and some tools and patches. i rode 30 miles and stopped in a small town to rest and eat my sandwich. then i decided to turn around. the thought of going another 20 miles before i had to turn around wasn't too pleasing considering how tired i was at that point. i did manage to do 60 miles in 5 and a half hours though. my legs hurt all last week from that ride.