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    Aluminum Convert jbman100's Avatar
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    Well now I've gone an done it.

    I signed up for the Deer Creek Challenge Century. More climbing than I've ever done before and I'll be doing it on my own. My regular riding partner will be at another event. Call me crazy if you will but for some reason I just wanna get that jersey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbman100 View Post
    I signed up for the Deer Creek Challenge Century. More climbing than I've ever done before and I'll be doing it on my own. My regular riding partner will be at another event. Call me crazy if you will but for some reason I just wanna get that jersey.
    Must be good looking... got a picture for the group?

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    Everybody should be impressed when you wear that jersey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Must be good looking... got a picture for the group?
    Cant find one on the site. The jersey for the Century is slightly different than the event jersey as it states that you completed or finished the Century and not one of the shorter routes. Not that those are anything to be ashamed about. And it's FREE if you make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbman100 View Post
    Cant find one on the site. The jersey for the Century is slightly different than the event jersey as it states that you completed or finished the Century and not one of the shorter routes. Not that those are anything to be ashamed about. And it's FREE if you make it.
    Now we now the real reason for you not doing a shorter route.

    Just take those hills a bit steadier than usual- Don't mean slow but think about them. No pushing on for a few miles before the slopes- recover once over the top before using energy to get down the other side--And enjoy the ride.
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    12,750 feet in 106 miles. Tough ride, I hope you like climbing.

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    Did it last year. My Garmin reported 103.24 miles and 12,531' of climbing, avg speed 16.4 mph, max speed 36.4 mph avg HR 121 bpm, avg cadence 80, fwiw.

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    All that and free beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Did it last year. My Garmin reported 103.24 miles and 12,531' of climbing, avg speed 16.4 mph, max speed 36.4 mph avg HR 121 bpm, avg cadence 80, fwiw.
    Color me impressed! I did a ride last November with half that much climbing and while my max speed was 43 mph my avg was closer to 12 mph. But then again my avg climbing for 50 miles is less than 500ft
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    All that and free beer!
    Not to look a gift horse in the mouth but the beer wasn't that good. At least none in our party of 4 liked it. It was too dark, bitter and heavy as a post ride brewski.

    I might add that when I did it, I had just flown up the day before from living at sea level for a number of years. The altitude had less an effect than I expected. I just got winded faster and went a bit slower.

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