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    Ninja don't wear flipflop king-tony's Avatar
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    Wish me luck...

    Going to try my first century tomorrow and have to drag my 100 kg over this course (around 13,000 ft of climbing)


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    Wow. Good luck. Eat all you can tonight.

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    WOW. Good luck.
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    Good luck on a successful ride.

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    Ouch, that looks painful. Having said that, it'll be interesting to hear about your experiences. I'm hoping to do a similar ride sometime next year, after I have built up some base miles.

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    Luck, and carb u[p before the ride, start out well hydrated and have a blast making yourself hurt so good!
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    Good luck! That's a lot more climbing on one ride than I've ever done! Go get 'em!

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    Good luck. And remember, we want pics!

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    Yo, Tony! Eat some pasta befo' you head out.
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    Wow...that's quite a ride. Well out of my range. Good luck from a fellow king, king-tony.

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    Go forth and conquer. Enjoy.
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    :speechless: You seriously rock. Wow.
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    Well, I survived. I rode very strongly until Unaka Mtn which is just brutal. I decided to take the 80 mile route rather than the full 107 at the third rest stop. I felt ok, but at that point, I was simply ready to get it over with and apparently 90% of the field felt the same way. Overall, I felt very good and used the Hammer Nutrition fueling plan: no breakfast, I used my first hammer gel 5 minutes before the start and then made sure that I consumed Hammer Gel, Perpetuem, and Heed in 15 minute increments throughout the ride. As best I can tell, I probably took in 1050 calories during the ride.
    Stats:
    Distance 78.2 miles
    Ride time 4:36
    Avg Speed 17.0 mph
    Rest Time 13 minutes 14 seconds (about 5 minutes was spent waiting on a train to pass)
    Fluids consumed 104 oz.
    Avg HR 128
    Max HR 167
    Max Speed 56.4 mph
    Ascent: 11946 ft
    Start Temp: 44f
    Finish Temp: 78f
    Wind, light to start, gusting to 15mph by the finish

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    WHOA, that's unreal! You are a beast... 17mph average.. .just.. wow.

    Rock on.

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    That is amazing. Congratulations to you. That is so far beyond my ability that I can scarce imagine it.

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    Crazy! I just did 50 in the flats and I was tired. Sure there was plenty of wind but not 13k of climbing! Make good use of the rest stops and you should be fine.

    Good luck.

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    I have take a shower to clean the wimp off. Wow.

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    Wow! great ride. Looks like I need to give the trainer a good workout. I have some work to do!

    Most impressive!

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    Holy mountain goats, dude! That's awesome. I'm training my way up to doing some ultra-hilly ultra-distance rides, and I'm always happy to see another role model in the Clyde forum.

    Might I also add:
    Max Speed 56.4 mph Do you need a special saddle to accommodate your balls of steel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Holy mountain goats, dude! That's awesome. I'm training my way up to doing some ultra-hilly ultra-distance rides, and I'm always happy to see another role model in the Clyde forum.

    Might I also add:
    Max Speed 56.4 mph Do you need a special saddle to accommodate your balls of steel?
    Honestly I don't even remember it. According to my GPS, it happened on the descent of the 3rd major climb and the road is pretty good with a couple of really long straights. One of the guys I rode with said he was in the 60's and I do not doubt it. I am not the most aggressive descender, but I was probably in oxygen deprivation at the summit and had no idea what I was doing anyway

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