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sscyco 07-21-02 06:50 PM

First double century
 
Completed my first double century yesterday, Midsummer Nightmare - 200 (209.5 actual, the guy I was riding with went off the course for a "more scenic route") miles. Approximately 4500 feet of climbing, most of which were done on a 13 mile grade. The furthest I have went on a bike before this was 100 miles. Ride stats - 11.5 hours on the bike, 13 hours on the course - 18.2 MPH avg. - one flat. It was all done on an 44X16 single speed cyclocross bike. The guys that heckled me at the start I finished ahead of. Oh, and yes it hurt.

ljbike 07-21-02 07:05 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!:beer:

Impressive time!

mechBgon 07-21-02 07:08 PM

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The guys that heckled me at the start I finished ahead of.
Bwahaha! Nice job! :D

WorldIRC 07-21-02 07:52 PM

im doing a CANADIAN double century on wednesday. Im going from Toronto - London.

sscyco 07-21-02 08:02 PM

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im doing a CANADIAN double century on wednesday. Im going from Toronto - London.
Awsome - I'm not sure if this is your first or not, but drink plenty of fluids. I probably over did it at first (pee'd 4 times the first 80 miles), the whole ride I consumed 4 camel backs full and 5 water bottles plus what I drank at the food stops but felt great the rest of the ride - other than 90 degree heat and sore legs.

WorldIRC 07-21-02 08:05 PM

ive done double centuries b4 on my mountain bike and ive done many single centuries. this will be the first on the road bike and yup im prepared

Chris L 07-21-02 09:12 PM

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Originally posted by sscyco
Completed my first double century yesterday, Midsummer Nightmare - 200 (209.5 actual, the guy I was riding with went off the course for a "more scenic route") miles. Approximately 4500 feet of climbing, most of which were done on a 13 mile grade. The furthest I have went on a bike before this was 100 miles. Ride stats - 11.5 hours on the bike, 13 hours on the course - 18.2 MPH avg. - one flat. It was all done on an 44X16 single speed cyclocross bike. The guys that heckled me at the start I finished ahead of. Oh, and yes it hurt.
That'll teach the hecklers!

RonH 07-22-02 07:51 AM

Congratulations!!! :beer:

I'm not sure I could average 18.2 mph doing a century. But a double century. WOW!


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