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Old 07-12-09, 04:06 PM   #1
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Holy Hundred Batman!

well I did it, my first century...

took 6h18m riding time although it was about two hours more total time, I stopped at nephews for a burger and a few beers and rode a short ride with him as he is just starting to ride. Sister came over too so I had a good visit with family while there so all in all a good day!

At the 80 mile mark I stopped at Berts Diner for a softserve ice cream cone, man it was good too. The last 20 miles were into a headwind but not too bad as it was more or less flat coming in.
Funny thing, when I got home my oldest brother had called and said he had a flat and no pump and wasted two co2 bottles trying to fix flat. He had to call wife to pick him up. I have not told him about my ride yet. I was only about 20 miles from his house when I was at nephews too.

Anyway that was my Sunday and I am glad I did it. Was not really planned as a century but it turned out good.
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Old 07-12-09, 04:23 PM   #2
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Congrats! Even with a couple beers that is a fairly fast ride.
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Good job

I never drink and ride - I don't think my system could take it.
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Old 07-12-09, 04:41 PM   #4
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Thanks, I pretty stoked about it. Legs aren't though
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Congratulations on the century
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Ibuprofen tonight!! Great ride. That's fast.
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Great ride and great ride time. How many feet of climbing (altitude gain)?

Plus, remember, centuries are great training rides for double centuries!

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Congratulations on the century.
I don't think I've ever drank beer during a century ride, but I have had a few afterwards several times.

Not that it matters, but people typically give the total time (including stops) for a century. But then, those times don't usually include visits with family. On the other hand, avg. speeds are usually reported for riding time, excluding stops. What a system!
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Congrats on your 1st century . Thanks for sharing.

Isn't that Soft Serve great stuff for fueling the last leg of the journey?
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Congrats. Way to go. Double metric next?
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Great ride and great ride time. How many feet of climbing (altitude gain)?

Plus, remember, centuries are great training rides for double centuries!

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Wish I know the altitude gain but I don't. I could use mapmyride but sort of lazy. I may do it later though so I can see. Just a wild guess I would say somewhere around 2,000 ft?

I have no idea how you can do a Double Century! Man o man that is crazy long!
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Isn't that Soft Serve great stuff for fueling the last leg of the journey?
Soft Serve is great anytime!
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Congratulations on the century.
I don't think I've ever drank beer during a century ride, but I have had a few afterwards several times.

Not that it matters, but people typically give the total time (including stops) for a century. But then, those times don't usually include visits with family. On the other hand, avg. speeds are usually reported for riding time, excluding stops. What a system!
This was first time I have drank a beer while riding and it was an hour before I started riding again, well close to it anyway. It more than likely will be the last time I do it too. After is another story.

Thinking about it I may have slowed my riding time if I had not stopped that long at family but then again maybe not. Bottom line is I rode 101 in a day! woohoo!

Thanks everyone for the congrats, like I said I am stoked and I guess I will do it again sometime.
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A pretty good time especially for a first time. Your version of powerbars: beer, burgers and ice cream may just catch on.
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