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    I gotta brag

    I did 100 miles. It took me all day. The last 25 miles were killers. +100 deg and into the wind, and no one to draft.

    At mile 78. There is "GOOD LUCK" painted on the road. I thought that was so nice. As in "way to go, you are almost there..." No it is "Good Luck You don't know what you are getting yourself into".

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    Way to go Scubagirl!

    A century is a great achievement. Now, shorter distances will seem... well... shorteer...
    when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

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    Scubagirl, Congratulations!

    As to the temps, I read it was 107 at the worst of the
    day, I saw 104 on a bank as I was driving outta Wichita
    Falls.

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    Congrats, scubagirl! I know how wonderful it is to complete your first century! And, shoot, don't worry about taking all day...in the long run, you will remember you did a century, not you rode for so many hours! Keep up the fine work...it just keeps getting better!!
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    I'm not only impressed by the fact you finished your century. I'm totally impressed by the fqact your spent the next 4 hours walking around in that brutal heat looking for your dog.

    We did the 50 and crashed and burned for the 2 hour nap afterwards.
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    You RULE girl.

    Sorry I sounded sorta disconfigured when we spoke on the phone......but I was standing there neked and wet from the shower.
    I can't ride and Frown!

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    Nifty. Now on to that double-century you've been aching to do...
    "The real race is not on the hot, paved road, the torturous off-road course or the smooth-surface velodrome. It is in the electrochemical pathways of your mind."
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    With enthusiasm like yours I know it won't be your last! Congratulations!:fun:
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    Hey, it's not bragging when you can back it up. Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Congratulations on your great achievement! Keep it up and keep us posted!
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    Originally posted by scubagirl
    I did 100 miles. It took me all day. The last 25 miles were killers. +100 deg and into the wind, and no one to draft.
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    You GO, Girl! Great accomplishment! Did you wear your BikeForums jersey?
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    FOBGOB:

    "Fantastic Omnipotent Boss Guy On a Bike"

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    100 degree heat? Headwinds? You are to be congratulated for conquering the Century AND overcoming the adversities Nature threw at you. WELL DONE!
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    :thumbup:
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    :fun: :thumbup:
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    Very well done girl!!

    Being an English gentleman I doff my hat to you (well cycle helmet)!!!

    Having completed my first ever century on my road bike recently I know what a proud moment it is.....

    Regards Willi`c

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    Scubagirl.. That is great. Especially in the heat. Heat effects me more than cold- as a deterent to getting in my ride. And you did it in the heat. Congrats..
    September- that is the hottest month here too. I can get out of if is below - oh, 97 degrees. Worries me- stops me from doing my work commute once a week..
    you have done a century- welcome to the ranks of serious riders...

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    Congrats Scubagirl!!!

    Mind if I ask you how you trained for it? I will attempt the 75mile ride next weekend, but don't think I'm ready for a century yet.

    But 100 miles in 100+ degrees is something to brag about!

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    I swear I have no idea how any of you finished that ride! Totally mazzo! Way to go Scubagirl!

    I actually felt the same way recently when I finally tackled a local hill, sort of infamous among local cyclists. NO way would I have been able to to it early in the season, but I've been practicing and waiting until I thought I had a chance in hell of at least making it part of the way up. I finally tried it a couple of weeks ago, on a day when it wasn't too hot and I made it. I would have made it all the way in one shot but my shoe slipped out of my pedal and I had to wait for a traffic light- which was fine with me because I was starting to feel like I was barfing up a lung.But it wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be. Its reputation precedes it, like Mont Ventoux or the Arenberg forest. But felt like I had to brag, only there really wasn't anywhere to brag, since everyone else has done that hill a million times, so big deal! But I felt pretty good anyways (once I recovered, LOL).
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    Sort of related to Scubagirl's accomplishment. This morining it was mid 90's here. I don't like that. So way to keep you committed to your ritual ride... Get dressed for the ride as soon as you get up and before you have coffee. no way, I am dressed to get on the bike and not actually do it... Excussess like it is too hot don't work. you are committed. No going to waste a clean pair of cycling clothes.. The wind of the ride makes the heat normally acceptable..

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    You can brag as much as you like, you're entitled to. Well done Scubagirl. A great acheivement. Take care now.

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    Originally posted by wabbit
    . . . But felt like I had to brag, only there really wasn't anywhere to brag, . . .
    Sure there is, and you came to the right place. Congrats, wabbit, on beating that hill! WTG

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    100+ degrees and you rode a century wow!
    I've done a century or 2 but never in that kinda heat I can't imagine.
    Did you get anything to remember it by? if not order yourself an inscribed medal and go get some zzzzzzzzzz:sleep:

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    Originally posted by earleybird
    Did you get anything to remember it by? if not order yourself an inscribed medal and go get some zzzzzzzzzz:sleep:
    They give out a small pin at the finish line. Its really neat
    when they do, although mine was almost too heavy to
    carry (and I only did the 100k )

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