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Old 07-02-06, 09:35 AM   #1
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In honor of TDF I pedaled 100 miles (and I have proof)

Well in honor of the start of the Tour de France I pedaled 100 miles yesterday. My legs are doing pretty good today, but my butt is killing me! I'll spare you all the details of my butt pain. It's not pretty!
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Old 07-02-06, 02:01 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the century. Was then done on your Felt?
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Old 07-02-06, 03:27 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the century. Was then done on your Felt?

Well done for a youngster. 100 miles is an achievement in any ones book. Now try it offroad.

Sounds as though I am putting your achievement down but I am not. 100 miles is a ride you have to gear up to- you have to train for and you have to feed for. Unfortunately there are plenty of older riders that have the time on their hands- and the experience to do this as a matter of course. So when do you do it again? or will this be your last for a while? What training did you do to be able to do it? and how much did you enjoy it?
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Old 07-02-06, 06:48 PM   #4
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I really only do one century a year. And it kills me every time. I do it every summer, just to know that I still can. My only preparation is to consistently ride two or three times per week, throughout the year, with my typical ride being about 23-30 miles. The first 50 miles for me are generally easy. But by mile 70 I'm starting to feel it. By mile 85 I'm ready to collapse. And by mile 92, I'm a corpse on wheels. By that time it’s very clear to me that it’s all mental. By the way I tried to eat and drink a lot on the ride, but I was pretty light headed for the last 5-10 miles which probably accounts for the mental suffering, which means I probably didn’t take in enough calories. Well hopefully my butt is better because I’ve got a 60 mile ride scheduled for the July 4th, but I’ll to the 28 mile option if I’m not feeling perfect. Then, my next century won’t be until summer of 2007.
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good job, nacho! will we see you at "conquer palomar" in a couple weeks?
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Neato

I wonder what 50miles pulling a 32lb kid with 10lbs of misc items in a trailer counts as?
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I wonder what 50miles pulling a 32lb kid with 10lbs of misc items in a trailer counts as?
50miles pulling a 32lb kid with 10lbs of misc items in a trailer, of course.
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I wonder what 50miles pulling a 32lb kid with 10lbs of misc items in a trailer counts as?
In part, it counts as excellent parenting.
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good job, nacho! will we see you at "conquer palomar" in a couple weeks?
Looks fun, and I've been wanting to climb Palomar for a long time now, but I'm not sure I can make it. If you're going, have a great time! i plan to get there sometime soon, hopefully this summer!
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In part, it counts as excellent parenting.
Thanks!
I have a feeling my kid will be along with me when I break my daily mileage record. All of 60 miles in one day.
Wouldn't it be something if I managed to pull my first century while pulling a kid in a trailer?
That would freaking hurt.
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50miles pulling a 32lb kid with 10lbs of misc items in a trailer, of course.
d'oh!

Nah, it's just a really short century.

Okay okay. It's a half century.

Except the part near golden colorado had some nice grades. Nothing like a killer grade while hauling the kid.
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