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Old 09-10-07, 09:32 AM   #1
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First Century

Did my first century here in Ct on Saturday. I originally planned it for Sept because the weather is usually cooler now. Wrong! It was one of the hottest and most humid days we had all summer. Well at least I finished and no cramping up.
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Old 09-10-07, 09:34 AM   #2
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We need stories of pain and suffering and overcoming obstacles against all odds. Please expand.
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Old 09-10-07, 10:23 AM   #4
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Way to go!
Except it doesn't count unless there are pictures and pie

I'm hoping to join the century club next month, after a successful ride with my son up the Maine coast on Oct. 6 (hopefully the weather will cooperate)!
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congrats!
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Great job !!!!!
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Congratulations Axeldrozd!

Your first century is alway special. Now that you're not a century virgin any longer, it's time to start planning your first double metric (124) and your first double century!

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A first century, and it looks like he has a new bike too ... a 2008 Giant FCR1. Congrats on both!

And, please, more details about your struggle in the heat and humidity.
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Congratulations! Any pictures???
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Were there any tornado sirens going off? Or at least some severe weather watches or warnings?

Ahh, what the hell. Congratulations! It's a great feeling is it not?
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90 degrees with 80% relative humidity. My body couldn't sweat fast enough! No pics. Stayed on the bike as much as possible to get it done. 15.6 avg. Now guess which bike I used since someone noticed my signature.
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Alex, well done! That's a fantastic time for your first century. To me it looks like your rode smart and paced yourself well in the adverse conditions. ANd you get double reward points for the horrid weather. I'm not sure how you can redeem the points, but I award them to you nonetheless

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Well done, and congratulations on the first century!
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Congratulations! Very, very well done!
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Congratulations on a job very well done on a day not well-suited for that type of ride. Just for that, I think you should count it as a double century. (The winkies are to say I'm kidding!!!)


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Now guess which bike I used since someone noticed my signature.
I'm hoping you'll say the FCR1 cuz I'm thinking of getting one....
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Congrats! I'm kind of surprised at how many of us old geezers have managed to do centuries this year. Great job under adverse conditions.
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90 degrees with 80% relative humidity. My body couldn't sweat fast enough! No pics. Stayed on the bike as much as possible to get it done. 15.6 avg. Now guess which bike I used since someone noticed my signature.
Yeah, I don't sweat as much on a cool day like that either.

Great job! Now that century number one is behind you, the count gets higher each time you do one. (?)
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Congratulations on a job very well done on a day not well-suited for that type of ride. Just for that, I think you should count it as a double century. (The winkies are to say I'm kidding!!!)




I'm hoping you'll say the FCR1 cuz I'm thinking of getting one....


Jen, thank you for clarifying w/the winkies!! Wouldn't want to start off a hailstorm of controversy w/your humorous post!
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Old 09-11-07, 09:31 AM   #19
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Yen,

It was the FCR1 and my wife just bought the FCR2. Most comfortable bikes I have ridden. Love them. I decided against the bent because I thought the heat and the hills would slow me down too much.
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