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Old 12-22-11, 03:01 PM   #1
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Should tomorrow be a recovery day? (Rhetorical question)

A beautiful day today - in the high 40's - and I hadn't ridden in 2 days. Set off to be a nice couple hour ride but it warmed up so I was feeling good.

Long(!) ride and story short I accomplished one of my 2012 goals... My first century. (well 104 according to map my ride)

Things I learned...

o 100 miles is a LONG WAY!
o Enjoy the downhill bits as much as you can. Seems that for every 1/4 mile down there is a 1/2 mile uphill.
o You can't have enough Cliff Bars. I burned 6000 Calories according to my HRM
o Snot will fly out of your nose at an alarming rate at anything over 20 mph when it's cold.
o Did I mention 100 miles is a LONG WAY?

100 miles, 4579' elevation gain is just under 7 hrs.

For those of you that can ride faster than that I tip my bike helmet to you.

Now, time for a nap.
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Old 12-22-11, 04:45 PM   #2
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If by recovery you mean another 100 miles, I say go for it!
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great job!
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Long(!) ride and story short I accomplished one of my 2012 goals... My first century. (well 104 according to map my ride)
Can't count as a 2012 'accomplishment' It's only 2011. I think you'll need to re-do the ride next month.

Maybe we need to submit this to the judges.
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Wow, very impressive. My longest ride so far is a bit over 60 miles. I have some suprize good weather tomorrow after the forecast told me it was rain all week. Haven't been in the saddle since Monday, so I think I am going to ride a good long day as well. I don't think I will do 100, I have to save a bit in the tank for Christmas. I am giving my son a Specialized Allez for his gift and I anticipate putting in a lot of miles.
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Can't count as a 2012 'accomplishment' It's only 2011. I think you'll need to re-do the ride next month.

Maybe we need to submit this to the judges.
Dag Gum! Reckon I will have to do it again in 2012 - mayhaps in a bit faster time.
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Wow, very impressive. My longest ride so far is a bit over 60 miles. I have some suprize good weather tomorrow after the forecast told me it was rain all week. Haven't been in the saddle since Monday, so I think I am going to ride a good long day as well. I don't think I will do 100, I have to save a bit in the tank for Christmas. I am giving my son a Specialized Allez for his gift and I anticipate putting in a lot of miles.
Being in Atlanta should bring some nice ridding.
I'll bet the son will be one happy kid.
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Nice! I've done some riding around Cumberland, and it seems like it would be a challenge to do over 100 miles and not go above 5K of climbing. That's some hilly country!

Oh, and why wasn't I invited??
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Nice! I've done some riding around Cumberland, and it seems like it would be a challenge to do over 100 miles and not go above 5K of climbing. That's some hilly country!

Oh, and why wasn't I invited??
Thanks.

I'm an hr east of Cumberland near Antietam battlefield. Not sure I could handle those Cumberland hills since I'm still way(!) overweight, old and nowhere close to having lungs.

As for not being invited... didn't know you wanted to go and I didn't know I'd be gone for more than 30 miles.
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Congrats. Nice time and elev gain BTW.
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Being in Atlanta should bring some nice ridding.
I'll bet the son will be one happy kid.
I sure hope so. I have found since we bought the bike (in Oct) and now that he really dislikes riding in "cold" weather. We bought him some radiator tights and gloves, etc. and I am hoping that the new clothing along with a shiny beautiful new bike is going to change that. He THINKS he is getting a new laptop, not that we have told him that....
We have been riding together for several months now in an attempt to find an activity that we can enjoy together and spend more quality time with each other doing something we both enjoy. Up to this point he has been riding a MTB with smooth tires. It is going to be quite different with him actually being able to keep up with me going downhill, that was the only thing that kept me anywhere near him.
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