I finally got a metric century out of the way.
I had been building up for it the last few weeks. I had a 40 mile ride two weeks ago, 53 total last weekend and of course my usual 10 mile exercise rides during the week.
The weather was good here, (cold in the morning, but warmed nicely). I rode west of Winston-Salem through the rolling farmland of Yadkin County. I had some headwind on much of the outbound route and consequently I had some tailwind on the return. Beautiful country on a quiet Sunday, (Pastor Bob, my church has a Sat evening service, so Sunday rides do not preclude church).
The ride itself went well. In retrospect I think I should have stopped to eat more. I had a good breakfast, left the house at 9:00. On the ride I had a Golden Delicious apple, PBJ sandwich, Quaker Granola bar with Choclate. I also had three bottles of water, but feel I must have more.
By the end of the ride I was feeling too hungry and thirsty. Not alot of convenience stores out this way to resupply. I chalk it up to experience. Next trip, a little more food and also force myself to stop. I tend to get going and say to myself, "don't stop here, wait until the next turn off, or meadow, or whatever" the result is I keep on riding when I should take a short break and eat something.
time 4:12 riding, 5:20 real
Avg Spd 14.9