Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: '07 IRO Mark V, '01 Cannondale Jekyll 3000, '07 Rivendell Atlantis
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Thanks everyone! I'll get back out there as soon as my tendon is less grumpy with me.
Originally Posted by The Historian
I'm glad you rode 50 miles, and had a good time doing so. You are fortunate you planned for a rescue; you could have been stranded.
Assuming dinner at 5:00 PM, that was nine hours for a hilly century on a bike carrying a load. Plus you didn't plan the route in detail and it was three times the distance you'd recently ridden. You don't do things by halves, do you?
No... halves are not my strong suit.
The route wasn't planned in detail but I did have maps with me and a general knowledge of the geography of the area. I took a hilly and somewhat out of the way route (about 95 miles vs 80) to avoid metro areas, busy roads and general cycling unpleasantness, upon further reflection I don't know that it was that bad of a route relative to the alternatives I found while poking around online last night.
Amusingly enough upon checking out elevation info on Bikely I realized that I had just crested the highest point on the trip right before my dad picked me up.
Hoping to tackle this one later this summer. How long do centuries (or near centuries) generally take? I know it would depend heavily on the terrain.
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
Ice down that Achilles Tendon and take some Ibuprofen to ease the inflammation (Assuming you aren't sensitive to it.....).
I know this from experience with both knees and Achilles Tendons as well as other joints and tendons.
Thanks for the advice Tom! I iced it down last night and it felt a lot better, pretty sore this morning but I'll pop some more ibuprofen and hopefully that'll help.
2009 Bike Friday Season Tikit (commuting folder)
2007 Rivendell Atlantis (touring, general riding, errand runner, stuff hauler)
2007 IRO Mark V (SS)
2006 Rockhopper Comp Disc (Icebike)