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Old 03-09-14, 05:45 PM   #1
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At last!

Finally, I got out to do a decent ride today. My first 100k of the season. It was a little over distance and I cycled to and from the event, so bumped my longest ride of the year from 40 miles to 112 miles. Woot!
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100k or 100 miles? You English with your mixed standards. Don't get me started on stones either.

But I digress -

Your avatar has been amusing me for three and a half metric years now, also
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100k or 100 miles? You English with your mixed standards. Don't get me started on stones either.

But I digress -

Your avatar has been amusing me for three and a half metric years now, also
Both... the organised part was a nominal 100k (but slightly overdistance so actually a little shy of 120k), and because I cycled to and from the event my total for the day was 112 miles, or about 180km.

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Awesome! Nice distance.
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Finally, I got out to do a decent ride today. My first 100k of the season. It was a little over distance and I cycled to and from the event, so bumped my longest ride of the year from 40 miles to 112 miles. Woot!
I watch a lot of youtube riders in the UK and I don't understand why they use KPH but talk about miles?

But I know what you mean. This was our first day above freezing since summer last year....ok that is an exaggeration but you get the point! I rode to work and was WAAAYYYYYY too over dressed...sweated my family jewels off!
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...sweated my family jewels off!
This would concern me! Use velcro to reattach until things sort themselves out.
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I watch a lot of youtube riders in the UK and I don't understand why they use KPH but talk about miles?
We're somewhere between imperial and metric. I prefer imperial myself but randonneuring uses metric so I set everything to metric and mentally convert to imperial on the fly.

Normally at least we'll use one or the other - kph and km, or miles and mph. Since I was riding to and from a brevet (in km) but prefer miles I mixed-n-matched a little. So I did a 100k brevet which was actually 120k and by the time I'd gone there and back it was 112 miles. If you prefer it was 180k all in

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But I know what you mean. This was our first day above freezing since summer last year....ok that is an exaggeration but you get the point! I rode to work and was WAAAYYYYYY too over dressed...sweated my family jewels off!
When I set off I was considering wearing a warmer jersey, and by about 11am I was wondering if I should have worn a lighter jersey. On balance I think I made the best choice - I was hot for parts of the ride but opening the zip and letting the wind cool me on the descents was very nice
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