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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-29-10, 07:21 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-29-10, 07:26 AM   #2
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Good job.

Which century? Webpage? Route? Elevation profile? Photos?
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Old 03-29-10, 07:33 AM   #3
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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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Old 03-29-10, 08:23 AM   #4
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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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Old 03-29-10, 09:47 AM   #5
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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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Old 03-29-10, 10:17 AM   #6
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Well done! It is a great feeling to accomplish that 100 mile mark.
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Old 03-29-10, 11:20 AM   #7
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congrats.
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Old 04-01-10, 03:15 PM   #8
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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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Old 04-01-10, 03:17 PM   #9
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Very cool - excellent job.
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Old 04-01-10, 04:36 PM   #10
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Great job! Next thing we'll be hearing about you doing double centuries.
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Old 04-01-10, 07:36 PM   #11
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Old 04-01-10, 11:01 PM   #12
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