Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Ibex Corrida LT 4.4 (2003), 2006 Bianchi Vigorelli (Red)
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I made it. I'm in the club.
Completed my first century yesterday. I rode the Tour de Palm Springs. Actually it was 104.49 miles according to my computer. I did it in 8 hours and 20 minutes riding time. (9 hours and 50 minutes by the clock)
The ride was much better organized than my last one, the Rosarito to Ensenada. There were five SAG stops with water, gatorade, bananas, oranges, protein bars, and sandwiches.
I did pretty good on the forst half. Miles 60 through 75 were the toughest. For the last 25 miles I don't think I got over 11 MPH unless I was coasting downhill.
When I got home I plunked myself into a hot bath for half an hour, got a little something to eat and then went to bed and slept for 10 hours straight. This morning I felt like a new man (except for the sore wrists, knees, and butt
) Recovery day today,
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. - Bob Seger