I'd be interested in hearing the comments from those of you who rode your first century alone, not as part of an organized ride, and not with other cyclists along for the ride, so to speak.
How long had you been active in cycling before making your first attempt at a century?
Did you train for it?
Did you plan it very carefully or pretty much wing it?
What would you have done differently if you were to do it again?
How long did it take?
How would you describe your course (hilly, flat, out and back, round and round, etc.)?
Any other pearls of wisdom?