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Old 08-27-12, 07:45 PM   #1
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62 mile ride today in fine weather

Reached a new plateau of performance by riding 62 miles with only brief 5 minute breaks. That's pretty good since I was not even sure I would ride again after last Fall's injury. We did stop to take a few photos but only snacked along the way (well we did have half a slice of pizza each) but no real rest breaks of any length. He (son-in-law) left me on the hills as I knew he would but always kindly waited for me to catch up.

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Old 08-27-12, 10:30 PM   #2
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Great job!
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Excellent. Last week my gf and I did a metric century and that was the most I'd done since my last century about 25 yrs. ago. We rode with a group of 12 and averaged 15.3 mph. It was relatively flat for around here but still a good days' work. Congratulations on your ride.
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Good for you.. .62 is a long ride for sure.
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Congratulations on the new milestone! A 62-mile ride is getting up there (it is one mile short of being a metric century, or 100 km). It sounds like you did it at a really good pace. Well done.
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nice work. I'm jealous. haven't seen anything over 48 miles in a looong time
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Congratulations on the new milestone! A 62-mile ride is getting up there (it is one mile short of being a metric century, or 100 km). It sounds like you did it at a really good pace. Well done.
Actually, 0.14 miles short(or a bit more exact, 0.1371 miles) according to conversion of 100 km to miles.
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Actually, 0.14 miles short(or a bit more exact, 0.1371 miles) according to conversion of 100 km to miles.
Darn! Wasn't thinking about a metric century. As it was we were only supposed to go for a 50+ ride and it got to 57 so I suggested that we round it off at 60; that moved up to 62. Had I been thinking of a metric century I certainly would have wanted to go the extra distance. Our average speed was nothing to brag about: 12.2 mph. That was my fault as my son-in-law could certainly have done much better. It was a somewhat leisurely ride with a few slow paced exploring detours to look at the ocean from different perspectives.
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62.13712 miles equals 100 km according to the conversion I just looked up. Since my actual mileage was 62.1 (something) I think I will give myself the benefit of the doubt and just call it a metric century.
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62.13712 miles equals 100 km according to the conversion I just looked up. Since my actual mileage was 62.1 (something) I think I will give myself the benefit of the doubt and just call it a metric century.
The last metric century I did on August 3rd I rode 62.5 miles...there was no doubt it was long enough to be a full 100km.
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