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Old 05-14-11, 07:50 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-14-11, 08:19 PM   #2
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Wow, way to go!!! That's incredible progress after only 2 months.
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Old 05-15-11, 05:41 AM   #4
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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.
Photos or it didn't happen.




That's a joke. Congratulations on your great ride!
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Old 05-15-11, 06:40 AM   #5
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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 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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