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    Sizzling Century Report and Video!

    OK, now that I can think straight! As I said before, the ride and general organization was great! The route was fun and for the first half, the weather was great except for that pesky headwind.....which switched to a headwind on the way back, incidentally! I also got rained on......the Voler Wind Jacket is nicely waterproof, by the way and ventilates nicely too! I got video up to the second SAG stop at Adams mills and the covered bridge, after which I ran out of batteries for the camera. The Samsung S800 is a bettery hog, by the way! Great image resolution and MP4 format, but the color balance is a bit on the green side and I still am dependent on Windows Movie Maker for video editing.

    Well, here's the view from my viewpoint of the Sizzling Century. Guys and Gals, you all need to come to Kokomo to do this ride next year! Enjoy the videos and the AC/DC!

    Part I
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    Part II
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    Part III
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QtZcpKYnCnA
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    The rain wasn't too bad. It was actually quite refreshing as it came during the time when I was with the group of fast riders and I needed every form of cool down I could get.

    Bummer that the camera ran out of battery right at the bridge. I think I caught up with you guys not far away from that point.
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    Thanks for sharing. Watching now ...

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    Good tunes too! Dang, I wish I could have gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner Fan View Post
    Good tunes too! Dang, I wish I could have gone.
    I'd have loved to have seen ya there as well! Ah well, next year!
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    Man where did my Amazing Sprint go?

    Man I got some white chicken legs!
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    Very nice! I want to ride there!! Are there really as few stop signs and as little traffic as it appeared in the videos?

    Who were the guys in the orange/blue jerseys? They looked like they were really struggling with that tire.
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    Nice! At some points it looked like "The Highway to Hell" with ruts and grass, at others it looked like smooth asphalt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyW View Post
    Very nice! I want to ride there!! Are there really as few stop signs and as little traffic as it appeared in the videos?

    Who were the guys in the orange/blue jerseys? They looked like they were really struggling with that tire.
    Those were some of the guys with the Breakaway Bike Club, helping Chris out. Airing up his tire with a minipump, one of those guys accidentally snapped the presta valve on Chris' rear tire. **NOTE** Don't use a minipump on a Presta Valve unless it has a hose!
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    Hmm.. i'm using a minipump on a Presta valve... so far so good. It just takes a huge amount of concentration and strength to keep the pump steady, contributing more exhaustion to an already mangled body
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    Hey, what's the "sizzlin" refer to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Hey, what's the "sizzlin" refer to?
    You ever see 'Hot Shots' where he cooks bacon and eggs on the woman's stomach? That's how sizzlin' the ride is
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    hah, kick ass! Man, that looks like it was a LOT of fun, I have to ride with you guys sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
    You ever see 'Hot Shots' where he cooks bacon and eggs on the woman's stomach? That's how sizzlin' the ride is
    A ride with lotsa beautiful women--alright!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Hey, what's the "sizzlin" refer to?

    It is usually very very hot for the ride. This year was nice besides some of the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhulce View Post
    It is usually very very hot for the ride. This year was nice besides some of the rain.
    By the way, Ryan, your sprint is in the middle of Part II.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    By the way, Ryan, your sprint is in the middle of Part II.
    It was so weak I must have missed it
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    Looking good. I thot about going but chickened out Saturday night. So far I have been riding 10-12 miles and am no where near being ready to try 100.

    That said, I know those roads well. I paddle my canoe on the Wildcat and Deer Creek and that route follows both valleys. A good friend of mine (Garry "Muskrat" Hill) laid out the course.

    Looks like I missed a good ride, maybe I'll be ready next year.

    Not sure about the music, ACDC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoz View Post
    Looking good. I thot about going but chickened out Saturday night. So far I have been riding 10-12 miles and am no where near being ready to try 100.

    That said, I know those roads well. I paddle my canoe on the Wildcat and Deer Creek and that route follows both valleys. A good friend of mine (Garry "Muskrat" Hill) laid out the course.

    Looks like I missed a good ride, maybe I'll be ready next year.

    Not sure about the music, ACDC?
    Seemed appropriate for a Century ride. Good beat and a lot of raw......
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    Bdinger - The deepV held up great..since its a new wheel hand built i need to have it retensioned and trued, slightly..but it feel solid!! so far so good! - hey man let me know when there is a decent ride in your area and i'll roll out that way.

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    That soloist is oh so hot hot hot...

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