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Old 08-29-12, 03:30 PM   #1
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Metric century

How often and how long ? I ride 3-4 times a week and each ride is a metric century . It takes me about 4 hours to do it .
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Join two together and get a decent ride in

Most weekend rides are around 50 to 60 miles but with that milage at that speed- you never get time for Pie.
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It takes me about 4 hours to do it .
Don't worry, the speed will come.
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How often and how long ? I ride 3-4 times a week and each ride is a metric century . It takes me about 4 hours to do it .
THat's quite an accomplishment, but most of us prefer to mix it up a little. Some shorter rides, some longer rides. If I'm in good shape (which I'm not) I'll probably get above 60 miles 1-2 times/week. I can't remember when I ever did it 3 times. Maybe if I were retired....
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I ride 600 miles every day. Takes me about 45 minutes including two five minute rest stops.
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I don't do metrics often, but the last one I did, on Aug 3, I did 62.5 miles in 3 hours, 29 minutes. I ride 6 days/week unless weather interferes and at least 5 of those days I do 40 miles and the 6th I do 30 or 40.
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You didn't mention your age. When I was a youngster (58 y/o) I rode more miles and faster than I do now.
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4 hours for 62 miles (assuming you are talking overall time) is not bad for an average cyclist. It is certainly fast enough for fitness.
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I ride 600 miles every day. Takes me about 45 minutes including two five minute rest stops.
Pfffft. Twice a month I hop on my G6 and head over to France where I ride the course of the PBP. It can take up to 5 hours, longer if I stop to have carnal knowledge along the way.

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You didn't mention your age. When I was a youngster (58 y/o) I rode more miles and faster than I do now.
just turned 53 this month .
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4 hours for 62 miles (assuming you are talking overall time) is not bad for an average cyclist. It is certainly fast enough for fitness.
4 hours included all the traffic lights in the city . Once in the rural area is all clear to put down the hammer .
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I ride 3-4 times a week and each ride is a metric century
You're slacking! Last month you posted that you do a metric everyday. You also posted that you are real bad when it comes to climbing. You should cancel a couple of those metrics and go for a couple of 30 milers with some good climbs. That would improve your cycling ability and experience as far as fun factor.
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How often and how long ? I ride 3-4 times a week and each ride is a metric century . It takes me about 4 hours to do it .
Anyway, as president of The Club I invite you to join the Strava 50+ers. Secret code is 1952. Once you join I'll send you my Paypal details so you can send in your dues money.
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longer if I stop to have carnal knowledge along the way.
I didn't know they had carnals in France. ARe they like the carnals in Venice?
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just turned 53 this month .
I think you may be my son!! There was that time in San Antonio when I was 20 . . .
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I'll second that motion.
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