I had a few minutes to kill and took a look back at my cycling log at different rides I've done since I started riding. Here are the number of 100k's (62-90+ miles) and 100 milers+ that I've ridden over a span of 5 1/2 years since I've started riding.
Obviously there was quite a jump in the number of longer rides-especially the 100 milers- I did last year. Currently I'm on pace to exceed the 100 milers this year by a ride or two.
Most Memorable Century: My first one-MS ride to the beach in 2002-113 miles and avg'd 18.3 mph
Longest Century: 118 miles-2005 Assault on Mt Mitchell-also longest time-wise and most painful!!
Favorite Century: Bridge to Bridge-102 miles with the finish on Grandfather Mountain-Great views and very nice crowds cheering you on!
Fastest Century: (Tie) Bikefest in 2005-102 miles in 4hr 50 mins; Fletcher Flyer in 2006-102 miles in 4hr 50 mins
Year 100k's 100 Milers
2001 3 0
2002 8 1
2003 23 3
2004 26 3
2005 28 13
2006 15 9
Total 103 29
My next project is to look back at my records and do a time comparison on organized rides that have used the same route that I've done for several years.
What memorable rides come to mind for you?