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Old 06-14-08, 07:57 AM   #1
richjac
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Trek 100 ride report

I completed a metric century last Saturday in the Trek 100 ride, which is my longest ride yet. Lance Armstrong was there, but I didn't get a chance to say hi

I just didn't have enough prep time to try the full 100 miles, and I'm glad I didn't try for two reasons:

1) I finished at noon, and by 3 PM or so the tornado warnings and severe storms started to roll in (didn't stop for two days) - I believe they cleared the course before all riders finished. The morning was beautiful, although hot, humid, and a tad breezy.

2) I started cramping up in my calves during the last 10 miles, to the point that I had to stop twice to stretch, and took it fairly easy for the final miles.

This was my first experience in a large group ride, and I did average about 1 mph faster than in my normal training. Although I drank a ton and ate a bit at each rest stop, I'm thinking that the cramping was probably more nutrition related than anything else - will have to work on that before riding a century in the fall. Overall, it was a lot of fun!!

Some observations:
- I was amazed by the amount of food they offered and at one stop they had full sub sandwiches - I couldn't imagine packing away that much and riding another 30 miles.

- The start was supposed to be at 7:30, I got there at 7:00, and passed the start line around 8:00.

- Did I mention that it was fun?
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