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Old 05-17-07, 03:01 PM   #1
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My first TOSRV back to back Centuries

Last weekend in Ohio I was one of many bicyclists who did the TOSRV..Tour of Scioto Valley. Ohio's oldest tour. There might of been many bicyclist who were age 56, and there still might of been some that this was their first back to back Centuries and then some others might have been only biking like me for a year but not many can say they had 4 stents put in an artery a year ago ! Well it didn't kill me and I felt pretty good the first 105 miles but the return trip into a head wind was grueling. I finished the return leg in 10 hours and 10 minutes averaging 12.7 mph. I'm glad to say I did it... one of those things you want to check off in life as you go. Next year I think I'll do the half TOSRV so I can party in downtown Portsmouth on Saturday night! By the way my Giant OCR 3 was a better bike than I was a rider. Giants are terrific bikes! Wardie
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Old 05-17-07, 03:20 PM   #2
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10 hours 10 minutes for a century !!!! not bad going at all. And the second one of the weekend too!!!!!

Glad to see the OCR3 stood up to the test. Now try it on a 40lbs mtb with knobblies and you will realise why you got a decent road bike. You got a good bike for a good ride and glad to see neither of you let each other down. You have just proved that there is life left in the 50+ forum and have set a new standard for a lot of us.
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Now I wonder if my OCR3 will do Mt. Ventoux twice on consecutive days in a months time? The bike will but I have doubts about the rider.

Well done.
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Old 05-17-07, 03:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Back-to-back centuries is fantastic.

This was one of few weekends for this tour where the weather has been decent for both days.
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A tip of the helmet to ya, wardie. Well done.
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Nicely done. My OCR2 comp has gone from SF to LA -- twice and getting ready to go again, with no problems. I use the same line -- it's a better bike than I am a rider. Giants Rule!! (Oh, boy. That oughta start some trouble. I meant no disrespect to any other make of bicycle, real or imagined.)
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WOW-good job!
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Old 05-17-07, 07:47 PM   #7
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You rode back to back centuries, and the second one was into the wind?

I'm not even able to wrap my mind around such a concept. You, sir, are incredible!
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You da man. Back to Back. Wow. After doing one I am pretty stiff the next day. I can't imagine doing another.
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I did TOSRV once. It rained half the first day and there was headwind the second day. The road past the dump was especially nice, with its uniques smells and pipes burning off waste methane. Chillicothe was closed and locked up; a ghost town, abandoned, lest the hordes of cyclists overrun the businesses. Further south, one guy in my group was hit with a water balloon from an oncoming car. In Portsmouth the party at the park was nice. The rest of the town seemed to be like Chillicothe: they'd closed the town and rolled up the sidewalks for the night. The only signs of life outside the cyclists were the 3 or 4 churches offering pasta dinners in their basements. I decided there were better rides to do.

Glad to hear you didn't have rain this year. That must be about the first time in its history. The headwind is no big deal, it just slows you down a bit.
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Well done! That is impressive. You've given me another image to shoot for.
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REEEEMARKABLE! I am very impressed. Congratulations on one hell of an accomplishment.
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Old 05-18-07, 09:40 AM   #12
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Excellent!! Results like that deserve a couple extra slices of pie.
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Old 05-19-07, 05:39 AM   #13
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TOSRV 2007 Update

Thanks to everyone who responded. I wasn't able or wanting to do any bike riding till Wednesday following TOSRV. I did the Ride of Silence on my old Le Tour. Today I am leading my first club ride about 27 miles. Looking foward to a great day, hope all of you have the same. Wardie
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Old 05-19-07, 07:53 AM   #14
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Excellent!! Results like that deserve a couple extra slices of pie.
+1. Actually, you should get the whole pie for that.
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