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    First Metric Century!

    Just got back from the "Spring Fever" ride in Sulphur Springs, Texas, where I did my first-ever Metric Century. And yes, my legs are tired. And no, I didn't win the race. (It's actually a race, but that only matters for the fast people in front, otherwise, it's just a ride). 66 miles, about 4:50 total time. (Edit: Checked the speedometer just now, it shows 4:30 ride time, 14.7 mph average speed). With all the cookies and stuff at the rest stops, I'm not sure if I lost weight or gained it in the process. The course wasn't too hilly, but had some long barely-sloping areas coupled with winds that were enough to slow me down on a good bit of the course.

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    Great job! That's a nice average speed.
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    Good job! Congratulations!

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    Very nicely done. Congratulations.

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    Wonderful! I can't wait 'til my first metric

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    "Is that a Workman cycle?"- Yes indeed, the straight frame Industrial Cruiser.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    On a Worksman to boot! NicE!
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    Based on the width that those tires look and the average speed, consider me impressed. Good job!

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    A single speed, I really hope the course was really flat, or all down hill.

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    Wow, outstanding! I feel like a total wuss now!

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    Congratulations -- well done!

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    Jeeze, got you on a lightweight road bike and you'll be doing double imperial centuries

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Great job. And on such a heavy bike too. I'm looking forward to trying my first metric in the summer.

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    Congrats StephenH

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    Well done StephenH. Now I feel like a wussy-boy for wimping out and doing the 41mi route on my carbon fiber Fuji Team Issue, regardless of the flat I had 9mi in! I do recognize the bike, but I don't remember exactly where I saw, it, be at the start, one of the rest stops, or at the end, or a number of those. Think I managed to give myself a cold yesterday as I've had a sore throat and other symptoms since the end of the ride yesterday. None the less I just got back from getting some of those miles I cut short yesterday.
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