So being new here, reading people's success, and enjoying cycling myself I signed up the other day to do a Century ride in the Chicago area. I have a little under 5 weeks now, just completed a 60 miler in under 4 1/2 hours (including rests and traffic lights) this past Saturday, and planning on another this coming weekend.
This forum, and this sub-forum, have been a great source of inspiration for me. While still young at 28, the 240 lbs needs to get shaked down to 210-215 and figured there is nothing better than training for a century.
And if anyone is in the Chicago area and/or riding the North Shore Century, hit me up! Looking for people to ride with. Nothing like a "herd" of Clydesdales doing a 100 miles on their bikes.
Basically wanted to thank you folks for your push to get me to do it, I wouldn't have considered it if I hadn't been on this site!