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    Grandpa with spunk Randy Bosma's Avatar
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    Kankakee, IL Two Rivers Century Ride (flat!)

    Anyone 50+ from northeast IL or northwest IN plan to riding the Two Rivers Century from Kankakee, IL on August 8, 2010?
    Event is described on this page: http://www.kvpd.com/Special-Events/special-events.htm Route map is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...27032891450738 (remarkable for it's 436 feet of climbing; midwestern flatlandia).
    Looking forward to my first century; I'm pedaling like crazy (a.k.a. training) and praying for low humidity.
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    Looks like it's a metric century. Not in my area unfortunately.... but knowing that part of Illinois, I would pray for overcast sky too. Good luck!

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    Grandpa with spunk Randy Bosma's Avatar
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    BillyDonn,
    At the SAG stop at mile 48 1/2, you loop back to the northeast and do that ~40 miles again before the home stretch leg to the south. Looks to me like the organizers found a way to make very efficient use of volunteers: only two physical locations for 7 SAG stops.
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    Grandpa with spunk Randy Bosma's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    ... but knowing that part of Illinois, I would pray for overcast sky too. Good luck!
    Prayers for overcast skies were answered. Skies were clear when I left home at 6 - a full overcast had developed when we started riding at 7:30 and held all day. Temps rose from 70 to 80 as the day progressed, and afternoon southwest winds brought a fresh load of humidity from the gulf.

    I finished with 85 miles on the trip odometer. A cooler fall ride with the dewpoint below 60 will make a full century a reality this year. With so many to choose from, which one to pick??
    Last edited by Randy Bosma; 08-09-10 at 11:00 AM. Reason: added detail
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