Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes: 2009 Trek 7.3 FX, 1980 Gazelle Sprinter Race, 2013 Koga Roadchamp
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I did my first metric century, Yay!
So i did it and im very proud of myself for reaching this goal.
I didn't plan to ride a century and was not really prepared to do it.
I used to be a quitter and now i have transformed to a winner amd it feels amazing!
I planned doing a 60 k ride on sunday and i totally overslept. Woke up around 11:30 and wasn't really in the mood for a ride.
But i felt guilty so got on the bike anyway. Didn't plan for a long ride so only took 1 bottle of water and a granola bar and that's it. It was really hot 25 C but the wind made it doable.
The ride went really smooth and after 55k i stopped at my parents house to refill my water bottle i was very thirsty because of the heat. Had a small sandwhich and got back on the bike planning to ride home (+- 7k).
But the ride was so nice i thought i make a bigger loop to home.
So when i was almost home i checked Strava and it was on 76k. So then i thought; come what may i will ride a 100k today!
So i kept on pedaling. At 85k my ass and legs where on fire and i just wanted to quit. So i stopped at a gas station and bought a coke and a snickers. I thought i deserved it. After the break i got on the bike and started pedaling and just pushing through the pain, at this point it was quite bad. But before i knew it i was back home and finished my first century!
Conditoning wise i could go on, but my ass was completely done. It's still tingeling a bit today.
Here's the proof:
Slow, Flat, but still a 100k :-)