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    First Metric

    I completed my first metric century today, part of the reston century. I did it in ~3:45 with a flat, and two rest stops. It was great! After i was done it took me a couple of hours for the adrenilen vent and make me realize that i was infact tired I would will need to train for a real century becuase i dont think i can handle the down after the ride. Well.. i thought i would let you all know

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    Nice job man. I did a 52 mile group ride, partly group ride actually, yesterday. Always good to go longer than you normally do.
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    Thanks Tri, yea, i would venture to say that anything over 30 is a lot for most people. Until yesterday i had never don over 45 miles, and while 63 is not too many more its still a lot.

    52 on a group ride... damn! here i think the AA's may do 40, but no more than that. Thats a lot of miles.
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    Congrats, Ross!!

    I have not made it to the metric century mark. I did finish 49 mi of hills (near Bloomington IN) a week ago.

    Maybe with new wheels ('04 Giant OCR2) it will be easier.

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    Congrats on the Century.

    Sounds really intimidating to the uninitiated,
    sounds really easy for the folks here,
    in reality its somewhere in between.
    Do I hear an Imperial coming down the pike?


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    Good going, Ross! The first benchmark is the hardest--100 miles will seem like a snap, now.

    Paul

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