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    Rode my first century!!

    Metric, but century none the less. We had this planned out for the last couple weeks but at that point I knew I'd be in shape for it. About 2 weeks ago I had some surprise medical issues that took me off the bike for a couple weeks. Needless to say I was a little nervous.

    It was a little windier than we had planned on and the direction sucked. We had a stiff headwind and crosswinds on all but a 10 mile stretch. We ended up at 65 miles in 4 hrs 45 mins. I'll take it, I was cussing the last 15 miles of the ride but felt great when it was all said and done. No doubt I'll be able to make it through the 3 tours I've been roped in to this summer now!

    It's an awesome feeling to finish 65 miles after my 5 mile initiation just 2 months ago.

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    Congratulations!

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    Wow, way to go!!! That's incredible progress after only 2 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpowers View Post
    Metric, but century none the less. We had this planned out for the last couple weeks but at that point I knew I'd be in shape for it. About 2 weeks ago I had some surprise medical issues that took me off the bike for a couple weeks. Needless to say I was a little nervous.

    It was a little windier than we had planned on and the direction sucked. We had a stiff headwind and crosswinds on all but a 10 mile stretch. We ended up at 65 miles in 4 hrs 45 mins. I'll take it, I was cussing the last 15 miles of the ride but felt great when it was all said and done. No doubt I'll be able to make it through the 3 tours I've been roped in to this summer now!

    It's an awesome feeling to finish 65 miles after my 5 mile initiation just 2 months ago.
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    That's a joke. Congratulations on your great ride!

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    That is great progress, 100 miles will soon follow.

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    Well done, congrats on a great achievement!
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    Great job!
    Hope to join the club this summer.
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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone, we had an awesome time and a little too much sun!

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    Sorry Historian, this is all I could do to try and appease you!


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    Congrats on the accomplishment!

    Do you remember what your average speed was during the ride?

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    We ended up at 14.4, it's a fairly hilly ride and we battled some winds so overall I was pretty happy with it.

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    Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hydraulic View Post
    Congrats on the accomplishment!

    Do you remember what your average speed was during the ride?
    Math is your friend... 65miles/4hrs 45min = 13.68mph

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    Nicely done!

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    Well done. Makes you feel good, huh?

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    That's wonderful! Congratulations!

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