Let's do a Century
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
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Last 100 miler for 2012-5th in Five Weeks
Yeah!! It's done!!
After checking tomorrow's weather forecast I decided to do the 100 miler today instead of the usual group ride tomorrow. Today was supposed to get to 52 degrees with little wind. Tomorrow is 70% chance of rain and even cooler. I dressed thinking it was going to get to 52 degrees a few hours into the ride. Here I am after the ride and it's still only 43 degrees. When I started it was 27 degrees. So, I guessed wrong and was cooler riding that I would have preferred-just about all day. In fact I couldn't really get comfortable so I stopped at 40 miles and got some hot chocolate and that helped a LOT. Well, at least for about an hour.
Today was one day it felt a lot nicer just to rider slower. A couple times I got above 30 mph it was much cooler than I preferred. So I really rode slow. Seemed like I was out there forever but what the heck.....more calories burned.
I had no legs today...zero. I walked 18 holes of golf yesterday-we got a record rainfall here on Wednesday so carts were on the path so I thought walking would be about the same. Guessed wrong on that one as well.
It's been a good month for longer rides. Still a few days left but seriously doubt I'll do another 100 miler before 1/1/13.
Ride your Ride!!
Last edited by jppe; 12-29-12 at 08:12 AM.