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    Completed my first 50 mile ride...

    This past Saturday, I did my first 50 mile ride - the Cross Timbers Classic held out of Texas Motor Speedway Ft. Worth, TX. It actually ended up being right at 52miles according to our computers. I completed the ride - with 2 stops - in 3hrs 34mins. Had some cramping in the quads from about miles 43-47, but they went away.

    Did anyone else participate in this ride?

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    Im not in the area but GREAT work!!
    I hit my personal best of 40 miles this last weekend too!
    Doesn't it feel good to beat personal records?
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    Congrats, now go for the big "C"!

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    Congratz. I'm hoping to complete my first half-century probably in the next 2-3 weeks. 42.5 miles is my longest so far...

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    You could go for the mc first before the c...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iqbal624 View Post
    You could go for the mc first before the c...
    This.

    I'm gonna do the 100K at Hotter N Hell this year. I could probably train hard and complete the 100miles, but, being my first time at HHH, I would like to enjoy it as much as possible.

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    Job well done! I got calf cramps the first couple of long rides I did. Made a slight cleat adjustment, and make sure I get lots of fluids the first part of the ride. After a couple hours, it's too late and almost impossible to catch back up if you are behind on fluid intake.

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    Congratulations! I'm training to do the 100k at the Tour de Cure in July starting at TMS (the ride starts with a lap around the oval behind a pace car - I want to see how high up the banking I can ride ). I'd then like to do the 100 mile ride at HHH. Of course I've only done a 40 mile ride so far so we'll see how things go. I'm planning on doing a 45 mile ride this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engstrom View Post
    Congratulations! I'm training to do the 100k at the Tour de Cure in July starting at TMS (the ride starts with a lap around the oval behind a pace car - I want to see how high up the banking I can ride ). I'd then like to do the 100 mile ride at HHH. Of course I've only done a 40 mile ride so far so we'll see how things go. I'm planning on doing a 45 mile ride this weekend.

    Good luck on the 100 miles. I will be there - but only doing the 100K.

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    MrClyde is correct - stay on top of the fluid intake. If you get behind, cramps are inevitable.

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    Congrats on the ride, just curious as to how many us camelback type hydration as oppose to bottles

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    It may be posted elsewhere, but what are your stats? Weight,height, bike, time to train, etc.

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    I`ve added longer cranks,190mm, and new saddle, new shorts, and my bottom still seems to be the deciding factor on length of rides. I guess it just takes time. Right now a 20 mile ride, rolling hills mostly, is about all I want. Going tomorrow to have lbs to fit bike now that I`ve added new components. Hope this helps with ability to ride longer. Still pretty happy with current distance. Heat is also a pretty big factor.How long did it take for you to accomplish your 50 mile ride, was it solo or group ride?

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