Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
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.