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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:

    strava.jpg

    Slow, Flat, but still a 100k :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstruse View Post
    So i did it and im very proud of myself for reaching this goal.
    Here's the proof:

    strava.jpg

    Slow, Flat, but still a 100k :-)
    Congrats!!!!!

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    May have been flat, but definitely still a century by our standards. Congrats!

    (This would mean I've done a "metric" century too hehe...!)
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    Congrats

    Now take that same route and plan on doing it again but this time PLAN for it. Do a search on Century Rides and you will get good advice to help you.

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    congrats !
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    Way to go!

    "Coke and a Snickers" my go to "finish the event" fuel

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    Sweet! Seeing progress on the bike is a great payoff for all the long hours of training.

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    Congrats. Next time be prepared for it and enjoy.


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    Congrats

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    props

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    Good job. 22.7 km average (14.1 mph) is good, too.

    We get kind of used to riding long distances, but riding 100 km is quite unbelievable to a non-rider.

    You were almost home at 75 km, too. It's easy to bail out and take the short way home.

    On one of my first long rides, I rode to the group ride start, then (slowly) home afterwards. Nearing home, I was at about 60 miles, 96.5 km, and just couldn't / didn't want to go even 2 miles / 3 km more to get my first 100km.

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    Great job. Congrats!
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