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    Finished my first century yesterday!

    I was a little nervous about it, but I made it through. after 85 miles, my butt was killing me! lol

    I started with a group that was a little too fast for me, and got dropped at about the 80 mile mark ( we had a 19.7mph avg at that point - a bit rich for my blood). got picked up by a slower group, and I finished up with them. At 95 miles, got a BAD cramp on my inner thigh, and had to pedal very slowly for a few minutes for it to go away, and then limped to the end by myself. But I did it!

    Total was 102 miles in 5hrs29min (just under 6hrs actual time - breaks and all)

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    Good job.

    Which century? Webpage? Route? Elevation profile? Photos?

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    Im in Miami, so its a very flat, pretty windy ride.

    this is the club that organized the ride:

    http://www.evergladesbc.com/

    its the "Snowbird Century"

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    Outstanding! I couldn't stay with a group doing 20 for a mile In fact, my last century (a very flat one) took me nearly 7 hours of saddle time, over 8 hours total.

    Congrats!
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    Excellent job!
    Even on a flat century I would have a tough time hanging with 20mph. My best 200k was 8h 29m (total); calculation adjusted for 100 miles even, that's 6h 48m total time, or a pokey 14.7 overall average.
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    Well done! It is a great feeling to accomplish that 100 mile mark.

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    congrats.
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    Hey, thanks for the support guys!

    I am going out to San Fran in August, and will be doing a napa valley century with my bro-in-law. There is nothing in miami to prepare me for the climbing (which Im told is very tame for Cali standards), so I figure my only hope is miles, miles, miles!

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    Very cool - excellent job.

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    Great job! Next thing we'll be hearing about you doing double centuries.
    Make mine a double!

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    Congrats.

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    Way to go!
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