Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
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Seasons First Century
Tomorrow will be my first Century of 2011. This has been an interesting spring of getting ready. My Century bike has had a mechanical issue that took a long time to find, and I hope I have found it. The issue was a dry bearing surface in the free hub, the symptoms made the problem illusive. I have lost all the winter weight + a few extra pounds (earliest I have gotten that done since it became a problem several years ago), and I have done a lot of cross training and interval training which I usually don't do until a little later.
Last year the first half of this century was done in the rain, tomorrow the forecast is for good weather. So since Thursday I have been resting and eating a little more than usual so that tomorrow morning I'll feel on top of the world and ready to burn through a fast 100. The terrain will prevent a 5 hour century but 5 1/2 hours should be possible.
Today I do some light yard work and just take it easy overall. I'll clean and lube the bikes - check things over closely and then do some shopping.