Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bikes: '71 Raleigh Sports, '84 Schwinn LeTour on the trainer (and available for hill repeats), '06 Scott CR1 SL (Ksyrium SL), and a yet-to-be-determined TT bike.
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Originally Posted by wrafl
Thank you VV. And I rode on a Dahon D7. Didn't realize you were looking over my shoulder as I was posting. You can do it with will and determination.
Isn't that a folding bike?! If so, your near-metric-century ride is even more
As far as my riding my age, well, I only have a "few" extra miles to go.
I do want to achieve a metric century by the end of the year. Currently, I ride 10-mile time-trials (same series as that of jppe and his brother), and my training doesn't require distance riding as much as 20- to 35-mile routes on which I simply push myself to go faster. But, I do
want to do a metric century, so I will start increasing my time in the saddle by adding up to 10% more miles on one of my rides every week. I'm in no hurry, though, as I don't want to risk injury that would keep my off the bike: riding is not only great physical exercise, it's also essential
for my emotional well-being at this point.