It is several months overdue, but I finally did my first metric century. I needed pretty good distance ride in today to go ready for my first imperial century in three weeks. A friend of mine and I decided to go ahead and make a metric out of it. The weather was spectacular. We started about 9:30 with temps in the low 40's and ended with temps around 60 and relatively calm winds. We left from my hills and road up into the hills in southern Tennessee and circled back down. It was beautiful ride through some wonderful back roads. One of these days I am going to take a tip from the Historian and actually remember to bring my camera along. Total distance was 64.64 miles with an average speed of 15.1 mph and with an on bike time of 4:15:10 and a total time of 4:31. The high point was passing a section of road that I remember passing a cyclist on when I was driving about a year ago. I remember thinking then that there was no way that I would be able to make it up these hills in that area.