Went out on Saturday for a club century ride on Saturday. This ride was rescheduled from last weekend, due to the weather. There were only three of us that ventured out for the rescheduled century, and as far as rides around here, a pretty mellow rolling hill kind of route, with only one climb to speak of, fortunately that was right before lunch, so it worked out well to refuel after the climb. Total climbing of just over 2000 ft for the entire ride.
The big problem of the day was flats! With all the rain we've had over the previous week, and another shower the night before, the roads were definitely not cooperating with my tires. Between the three of us, we had four flats for the day, and I'm ashamed to say three of them were mine! Guess it wasn't a good day to be my rear tire! Fortunately, I had enough spares to cover me, and just for good measure stopped in a bike shop and picked up some more spares after the last flat (I still had a couple of patch kits with me, so I wasn't too worried about not finishing).
With the extra time for fixing said flats, and a bit of a longer lunch than expected, we didn't make it back until well after dark, good thing I packed my lights (and yes, even spare batteries). Total rolling time of 8hrs, so not the fastest century on the books, but then again, we weren't out to break any speed records this ride, but one thing for sure, definitely the earliest in the year I've ever done a century!