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Old 10-12-08, 05:15 PM   #1
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Ride 51 My First Century Pine Mountain Challenge

OK So – Day 2 of my 3-day Ride/Camp weekend was a Century! I figured – a plain ole Century – I mean last weekend I rode 80 miles at 15+ so man I was ready, right? Well – I did not know it was a mountain! My friend had told me about the 3 day BRAGFEST weekend –camp and ride – and oh on Saturday we can do our first century! So I’m in… Not that I think I am a camper – but I am loving cycling and figure – I’d meet great folks and have great rides! Well if you read my ride 50 report – ya know I crashed the day before…so woke up with my leg a little (alot) bruised...but was fine otherwise...) so after a night in the tent with a total of 12 trains roaring buy and whistling or whatever they do… we woke up – and got ready…Ok I started off.. with my spiffy fixed bike…. I had had the computer sensor moved to the correct side of the bike and facing the right way the day before as well as brakes adjusted , wheel trued up and new awesome pink wrap put on the bike after my mishap yesterday...

So I am off on my gorgeous bike with the pink wrap (people complemented the bike – Riders are so nice!) Anyway I fiddled with the computer and caught up to my friend. She had invited a friend of hers along the friend was on a Hybrid – and they were traveling slower than I wanted for my first century. My friend – was very into being sensible and pacing herself…but nope we decided they would ride together and I would go on by myself. I think she truly did not care- but when we saw each other at rest stops she seemed to talk to me a lot about hoping I wasn’t overdoing…In any case not to be deterred. I rode a little faster(NOT MUCH MIND YOU) and caught up with 2 guys that said they’d be happy for me to join them… so we rode off.one was 54 and on his first centrury - the other the strongest rider was 74!

Man o Shevitz there was a lot of ups….I did not think I was riding fast –so I was pretty much set – but it was hard ridings up so many hills. And then my first mountain on a bike. Now for those of you in Colorado - you are laughing at my mountain ride... But it was tough! 104 miles in all at about 12.7 mph avg. A long time to be on a bike. I tried pedaling up faster than my usual - trying to get better ont he bike and challenge myself (AS if riding a hilly century was not challenging enough


I am very grateful to Clyde and Tim whom I joined! We had a great time. My freind also finished up not very far behing me - maybe 20 minutes or so...They had a great time as well and the woman on the Hybird - was phenomenal...Rode up those hills like a champ!


Ride Distance 104.1 Miles
CAD Avg 67
Ride Time 8:13:36+- (including the walk to my tent)
Avg Speed 12.8
Calories 3477 (ish)
Climbing – 6800 feet (ish)

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Old 10-12-08, 05:19 PM   #2
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Wow, what a great achievement! It took me a lot more than 50 rides to do my first century. Many congrats to you on this milestone.
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Wonderful! Bet it feels good to knock out that first century!
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Thanks guys! After 3 days of riding - feels kind of strange to be at work and not riding the bike! I am sure my butt thanks me though. A mountain - ok a hill to you guys..but really I am happy about all that! YAHOO!!! Who knew?

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Congratulations! Quite the accomplishment! Feels good doesn't it?!?

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I have been very impressed following your biking progress. You've outpaced me considerably, and took much less time to do it (I'm still gunning for my first century). Keep it up!
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Great work Bumble, and 6800ft of climbing was no slouch century either!

Awesome job, do you think your going to do the entire BRAGfest next year?
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Great work Bumble, and 6800ft of climbing was no slouch century either!

Awesome job, do you think your going to do the entire BRAGfest next year?
THanks bauteri - Maybe - I may see about RAGBRAI instead with a group form Georgia - for some reason I hear that may be the one to do!!
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Congrats Missbumble! Did you ride all 3 days? First BRADfest I've missed since beginning to ride in '05. I missed it! After my 1st century I slept in and didn't ride at all. You Go Girl!
It took me both Sat. and Sun. to get my 100 miles that weekend.
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Congrats Missbumble! Did you ride all 3 days? First BRADfest I've missed since beginning to ride in '05. I missed it! After my 1st century I slept in and didn't ride at all. You Go Girl!
It took me both Sat. and Sun. to get my 100 miles that weekend.
Hey DanoC - I did ride all 3 days!! What a hoot. The first day felt pretty easy - it wasn't, it was hilly - but I was feeling good. Second day was big - but manageable..and thid day - well if I could have weaseled out I might of!

It was definitely a great experience.
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