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    We finished our first century!!!

    On Tuesday my son (age 23) and I (age 48) rode 100 miles in one day for the first time!!! It was slow, but we did it. It took 13 hrs 45 minutes including stops, but at least now I can say I've finally done it. It was tough to do for me (my son could have finished much faster), but it feels great to know I did it.

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    Great work guys!! Do Yall live in Texas? Im in Bossier City and am planning to do the HTH 100 in Wichita Falls Aug. 25.

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    AWESOME! Any details or pictures you would like to share? How are you feeling the day after?


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    Yes, we live in Texas.

    No, unfortunately we don't have pictures. The ride was Waco to Corsicana and back, so it was one hill after another most of the way. Kinda like a self-powered roller coaster.

    On the day after (Wednesday), my legs felt tight, but not sore. My wife and I went to Six Flags that day and I walked around a little bit. My back did get a muscle spasm, but I'm not sure whether or not it was related to the bike ride. On the whole, I think I'm finally ready for the "big ride" -- 180 miles in 2 days, rest a few days, then back home.

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    That is great! Although, in Texas I thought a Century was 101 miles, since everything was bigger!

    Too funny you spent 13 hours going on roller coaster hills and the next day you went on a roller coaster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    That is great! Although, in Texas I thought a Century was 101 miles, since everything was bigger!

    Too funny you spent 13 hours going on roller coaster hills and the next day you went on a roller coaster...
    Well, maybe it was...
    Following our rest stop at the 70 mile point, I got on my bike, started down the road, and after I had rode for a short distance I realized my cyclocomputer wasn't registering. I pushed down to re-seat it, and it started working again.

    And BTW, here's a funny story: When we arrived in Bellmead around 10pm someone was shooting off bottle rockets. Since it wasn't the 4th of July or New Year's Eve, we figured they must be celebrating our accomplishment! Of course, we don't live in Bellmead, and we don't know anyone who does, but that's doesn't make us appreciate the accolades any less!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas48 View Post
    Yes, we live in Texas.

    No, unfortunately we don't have pictures. The ride was Waco to Corsicana and back, so it was one hill after another most of the way. Kinda like a self-powered roller coaster.

    On the day after (Wednesday), my legs felt tight, but not sore. My wife and I went to Six Flags that day and I walked around a little bit. My back did get a muscle spasm, but I'm not sure whether or not it was related to the bike ride. On the whole, I think I'm finally ready for the "big ride" -- 180 miles in 2 days, rest a few days, then back home.
    We were at 6 flags this past sunday. The Titan is one awsome coaster, along with all the other rides. My ex lives in Burleson, so sometimes I take the kids or pick them up and we do 6 flags.. Congrats again on the century.

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    Excellent job!
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    Congratulations, that is a major accomplishment.
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    Outstanding!

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    Wow, cool! 48? Goes to show it's never too late! And just think of how many young pups you've outdone!

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    Congrats on your first century! I'm working toward the same goal in another two months.

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    Way To Go!!!!!

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    Thanks for all the notes of congratulations everyone.

    Tom Stormcrowe -- I enjoyed the graphic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas48 View Post
    On Tuesday my son (age 23) and I (age 48) rode 100 miles in one day for the first time!!! It was slow, but we did it. It took 13 hrs 45 minutes including stops, but at least now I can say I've finally done it. It was tough to do for me (my son could have finished much faster), but it feels great to know I did it.
    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas48 View Post
    Thanks for all the notes of congratulations everyone.

    Tom Stormcrowe -- I enjoyed the graphic!
    Well, feel free to save, print and hang it up, that's what it's for!

    I do that for milestone accomplishments of our Clydes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Well, feel free to save, print and hang it up, that's what it's for!

    I do that for milestone accomplishments of our Clydes!
    Sniff. Well, for some of them anyway. Sniff, sniff. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Sniff. Well, for some of them anyway. Sniff, sniff. :-)
    Did I miss you? Yikes! I'll have to fix that! Things have been crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Did I miss you?
    For everything I've done while on Bike Forums. That includes the 1000 mile mark and the metric century. But who's counting? :-)

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    Look at your first metric century thread, I was working on that as you posted...
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