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Old 07-16-07, 06:59 PM   #26
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Most excellent & congrats. As a fellow DC'er, let me know (or tlc20010 - the Grampster) if you ever want to go out for a 45 mile ride in the Maryland burbs - my wife would like some more female company.
That would be fun, but your wife is probably a lot faster than I am (see my pitifully slow century time above.) I do like riding up in the Riley's Lock/Dickerson/Poolesville area. It's hard to believe one can find farmland so close to the city.
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Old 07-16-07, 07:02 PM   #27
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WOW. Fantastic. My personal best is 64 miles in one day, you've
made that seem like a warm-up ride. My hat is off to you.
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Old 07-16-07, 07:06 PM   #28
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That would be fun, but your wife is probably a lot faster than I am (see my pitifully slow century time above.) I do like riding up in the Riley's Lock/Dickerson/Poolesville area. It's hard to believe one can find farmland so close to the city.
We do a lot of riding around Poolesville. Beautiful countryside, nice hills. We're not riding this weekend the following one we will be. And don't worry about speed - anyone who does a century can ride with us anytime!
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And you did it without the tornado assistance that gave Terrierman such a big boost on his century.
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Sounds like a great ride and a fulfilling day. I remember my first century and thinking I'd never do another one. In the dead of the winter after that first century I was so tired of being snow bound that a century seemed like it would be welcome relief. Since then, each century has gotten just a bit faster than the last one. Congrats on your first one!
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You woulda been faster without that headwind. Heck, a lot of people would have been looking for a short cut back to the start. Way to go!
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Congrats! I bet that was a real pretty ride.

I love riding centuries to the point that cgallagh & I make up our own unsupported 100-mile ride when we can't make an organized ride. You make a good point about your speed; I was averaging over 17 mph before I took on my first century, and we have an average close to that on the tandem. I don't know that I could stand riding a bike for 10.5 hrs., either. I lift an adult beverage in your honor for your stick-to-it-tiveness.
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Old 07-17-07, 11:18 PM   #33
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Why is it your last? Maybe pick a less windy day or place next time. Now that you know you can do it, get stronger and ROCK ON!
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Old 07-18-07, 05:59 AM   #34
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Way to go! I'd bet you will do another century though, even if you say you won't at this point. You da sister!!
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Congratulations! I have to tell you every time I ride a Century around the 60 mile mark it becomes a mental challenge to finish, tired and butt sore. Add in head wind and heat it becomes monumental. No matter how the ride is advertised the weather, elevations and how the engine is running that day all play a role. Don’t worry about the speed. I hope you will ride another. There is nothing like (for me) the feeling I have after a Century ride post shower.
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