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    as I used to be NotAsFat's Avatar
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    My First "Real" Unsupported Metric Century

    I've ridden organized metric centuries, and I've ridden laps of the local MUP totaling 100k, but today, I rode my first unsupported 100k ride on "real" roads. Probably the most climbing I've done in one day, too. Tulsa to Mannford to Sapulpa to Tulsa. Went through two bottles of water, a camelbak that holds about 3 more, and a 44 oz. Powerade slush. You can see the full report, w/map, here.
    Starve a terrorist - ride a bike to work. It's not just good for the environment, it's good for civilization.

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    Way to go. I don't care what anybody says, that's a long way to ride a bike in a day.
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    Congrats! After I did my first one I realized the only limits on where I could take my bike were in my head.
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    Nice ride report.

    I'm sure I wouldn't be able to ride in those temperatures
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    Way to go! Now there's no excuse for not riding these kinds of rides on a more regular basis. Liberating, isn't it?
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan
    Way to go! Now there's no excuse for not riding these kinds of rides on a more regular basis. Liberating, isn't it?
    SSShhhh. He hasn't heard about the 100k/ once a week rule yet.


    Good ride and good distance on a good route. well done
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    Congratulations!!! I can only imagine your sense of accomplishment.
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    Congrats!!!!!! A very nice Read!!!!!!!
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    Excellent! The organized metric should seem much, much easier.

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    I don't think it was that big a deal to be honest.



    Just kidding. I'm still working up to my first 50 miler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    SSShhhh. He hasn't heard about the 100k/ once a week rule yet.


    Good ride and good distance on a good route. well done
    Thank you. I think that one 100k/week is more than sufficient, at my current fitness level. I rode 20 miles, this morning, and could barely manage 15.5 mph average on a flat course with only a couple of little hills. Legs weren't strong enough to get my heart rate up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAsFat
    Thank you. I think that one 100k/week is more than sufficient, at my current fitness level. I rode 20 miles, this morning, and could barely manage 15.5 mph average on a flat course with only a couple of little hills. Legs weren't strong enough to get my heart rate up.

    Great ride,but you should get some rest for your century next week.
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    Congrats. I'm still looking forward to my first. I thnk it will be this year also.
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    Nice ride and report. Congrats on the accomplishment.

    I bought my bike in your fair city. I need to get it back over there for a little tune up.

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    Congratulations Now its time for a recovery ride, PIE,and some beer
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    It had been many years since my last metric century.
    Almost did one last year on the Platte River / Highline Canal / Cherry Cr loop.

    I've done two this year.
    First was a loop from my house NW to I25 & Big Dry Cr trail.
    SW to Standley Lake
    W to Little Dry Cr Trail & W to Highway 93.
    S to Clear Cr trail in Golden
    E to Platte River Trail
    NE to Spratt Lake & Grange Hall Trail
    N to some local trails & a little detour to finish off the 100K.

    Two weeks ago I biked down to the Platte River trail - S to Littleton & Prince St.
    & back up to Niver Cr trail to my work - 8 hours on my feet before heading home to complete the 100KM ride.
    (Had to run an errand & didn't want to pay for the gas!)

    Now If I could get rid of about 50 pounds, it would make things a lot easier...
    I would probably need a downhill route to average 15.5 MPH.
    Usually more like 11 MPH average on my MTB
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    Great accomplishment. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAsFat
    Thank you. I think that one 100k/week is more than sufficient, at my current fitness level. I rode 20 miles, this morning, and could barely manage 15.5 mph average on a flat course with only a couple of little hills. Legs weren't strong enough to get my heart rate up.

    Look- You did a good ride and deserve all the credit you are receiving but beware on those recovery rides. If you cannot get your heart rate up there is a reason and the body is telling you to slow down. Not that I check on it much nowadays but towards the end of a gruelling ride- my HR can drop by as much as 20. That is telling me that I am Shattered. Same on your 20 miler. If the HR won't rise- come off the 15mph and get down to 12. You will still get the recovery ride in- but you won't feel as tired the next day either.
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