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    Fool O' crap sscyco's Avatar
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    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.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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

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

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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.

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    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

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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!
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    Congratulations!!!

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