Let's do a Century
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
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2 Days, 2 Polar Bear Rides
We had our two annual Polar Bear rides around here this weekend. The one yesterday north of Charlotte was 62 miles and drew over 600 riders. The one today was west of Charlotte and drew about 200 riders. The weather was very un-Polar Bear like with the temps yesterday in the mid 60's and today over 70.
Yesterday I rode over to the ride from the house and wound up getting in 80+ miles. Plus, we rode really hard and my legs were really feeling it. I did my usual horrible job of just not drinking enough along the way.
My wife questioned why I'd go back out and ride the next day limping around the way I was. I fully intended to just sit back and ride the 50 miles today enjoying the scenery using it as a "recovery ride". That lasted about 4-5 miles.
I hooked up with about 6 guys and probably pulled them around about 35 of the 50 miles. Surprisingly there was a lot more left in the legs than I thought. In fact, we averaged about 21 mph today in some pretty good wind. I know it's not the best thing to do but hey, we had one heck of a time and it was fun!!
No pie to celebrate with but we did enjoy ourselves immensely at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.
Any Polar Bear rides in your neck of the woods?