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    1st Century of the Year

    Well, the 2009 Tour de Cure Hampton Roads, VA has ended. I completed the 100 mi. route which basically doubled my mileage for the year. I'm proud to say I completed it with little training and smart enough (hopefully) to train more for future events. Was able to raise $1,150 for the ADA

    I could not have completed it without the encouragement and fellowship here. Thank You !!

    OK, the details....

    The 7:30 am start was comfortably cool, no wind and a beautiful sunny morning. Rode the first 11 miles with my bro-in-law Kevin who traveled from Michigan for the event. Since I'm a ' half-fast ' cyclist, he took off & I met up with him again @ mile 52 -- lunch. (He finished a good 2 hours ahead of me.) The afternoon was warm, upper 70's, low humidity, not a cloud in the sky. An absolutely gorgeous day--thank you Mother Nature!
    Some stiff headwinds on miles 75-85 made me question my sanity but the strong tail wind for the about last 5 miles was a bonus!!!

    Numbers:
    Distance 102.63 miles ( about 1.2 miles high -- the cycle computer may need calibration)
    Max Speed 21.48 mph
    Ave Speed 13.21 mph (may actually be a bit lower due to calibration) My goal was at least 13.0 mph
    Ride Time 7hr 45mi 48sec (yea, that is a long time on a bike.......seriously) I wasn't the last to finish, but was close. However, I rode every mile!
    Crashes / Falls 0 (Well, almost 1 fall, but I made a good save !)

    I'm already planning for next year's ride.
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    Remember, hard work pays off later but procastination pays off now!

    My Rides: '06 Giant OCR Limited & '95 GT OUTPOST

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    WOW! Congratulations on a great result.

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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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    Outstanding (If you've ever been in the military, you'll come to marvel at how often that word is attached to pain. )

    Great job!
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    Headwinds and hills in those last few miles always make for a great ride. Excellent job on your first century!
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    Wtg!
    I'll be needing that for squirels and such....

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    Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Outstanding (If you've ever been in the military, you'll come to marvel at how often that word is attached to pain. )
    Roger that !! USN(Ret) here
    You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin Williams

    Never be frightenend to walk out of step with others because you will walk on ground no one else touches

    Remember, hard work pays off later but procastination pays off now!

    My Rides: '06 Giant OCR Limited & '95 GT OUTPOST

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