This weekend is the running of the 5C: the Clandestine Clenbuterol Century Challenge Classic.
I'm the only one who calls it that. It's part of the Mad Dog series, sponsored by the local bike club, one of a year round series of centuries. They promote this as the "easiest century ever" because there is almost no climbing involved, just lots of wandering about in our fair city.
I was looking in the roadie forum for inspiration and was reading about one person's epic century at the age of 51.
Someone mentioned the http://www.granfondony.com/, which according to the web site will be a gran fondo in the best Italian tradition: so much so that they had Italian translations at the bottom of the pages.
A little pretentious, I think.
So, it looks like a great ride: competing with 10,000 cyclists (most of them pain in the ass Yankees) for 100 miles. I could talk my wife into NYC, I'm sure. Maybe there is a Motel 6 in lower east side we could stay at on the cheap.
Anyone heard of this? Maybe thinking about doing it?